Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, Reading

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £35,000-£50,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012022-23505

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon, Reading

Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small animal

Location: Reading

Practice: This is a first opinion small animal practice, their facility is large and modern with 4 consult rooms; a dedicated x-ray and ultrasound room, and a large modern theatre and prep room. This is a unique opportunity to join a super friendly team in an ideal location that is easily commutable from London.

Team: This practice has a 5 vet team, with 2 registered veterinary nurses supported by a wonderful reception team and dedicated Practice Principal. They very much focus on their team's wellbeing and their lovely Practice Principal frequently provides costa coffee and cakes for staff.


  • The role provides a varied consulting caseload that will allow the less experienced to hone their skills and will keep the experienced vet stimulated.
  • Teamwork is key in their team with knowledge sharing on cases encouraged to ensure good patient outcomes.
  • They are supported by VetCT teleradiology as well as unlimited VetCT telemedicine support for those trickier cases.
  • Surgery is on a rotational basis within the team with an interesting mix of soft tissue surgery, imaging, and dentistry planned for surgical days, this is supported by a long-standing and experienced nursing team. They also have the tools for basic orthopedics available for suitably experienced candidates.
  • Time is allocated for admin on a daily basis to allow for calls etc which allows you to concentrate on your patients during consult time without the pressure of needing to squeeze admin in-between.

Hours: You will work a combination of early and late shifts, and they are happy to consider working 40 hours over 4 days with 3 days off. They are willing to consider part-time work for the right candidate.

Weekends/OOHS: Saturdays are on a rotational 1:3 basis. No Sundays and no after hours.

Skills/Exp: If you are a team player who has the motivation and commitment to make a difference then, please get in touch to discuss the role more

Applicant Requirements:

  • Their ideal candidate would be experienced, and RCVS registered.
  • Excellent communication skills are required together with strong surgical skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • They require a motivated individual with a focus on delivering exceptional service to clients.

Salary: The salary on offer is competitive between £35,000 - £50,000 p/a (DOE) FTE

Other Benefits:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

Ref: JN -012022-23505

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