Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Sandy, Bedfordshire

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

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  • Salary:

    £40,000 - £70,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jack Stapley

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  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-30822

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Sandy, Bedfordshire

Type: Small Animal

Location: In the Sandy area of Bedfordshire

Practice Type: Independent, small animal-only practice, centrally situated in England between Cambridge and Bedford, with easy access to London by train or car along the A1M corridor. 

Facilities: They are an exceptionally well-equipped, diagnostic-orientated practice. They have a full Idexx in-house lab, ultrasound (4 probes), Laparoscopic surgery, bronchoscopy, endoscopy, DR dental radiography, CR radiography, and everything else you can think of or desire! The practice is PSS and Cat Friendly accredited

Team info: They are a small team who enjoys working together, in a supportive environment. They are an RCVS-accredited nurse training practice and have an amazing nursing team with 4 RVNS, 2 SVNs, and 1 VCA. They also have a great reception team, who together with the nurses, make sure each day runs as smoothly as possible.

Role: They are ideally looking for a vet with some experience to join their team and there is so much opportunity to grow your knowledge and career here. 


  • Their full-time vets work a 4-day week with just 1:3 Saturday mornings (8:30 am-12 pm).
  • However, if you have other commitments to work around or would prefer part-time hours they are happy to chat about a bespoke rota that works for you.
  • Their out-of-hours are outsourced to Vets Now in Barton-Le-Clay, who also look after their in-patients, so your evenings, weekends, and bank holidays are free to enjoy.

Consultations: They have 20-minute consultations as standard and the diary is scheduled to give the vets a break between 2 pm - 4 pm so there is plenty of time to have a proper lunch break, make phone calls, and catch up on admin.


  • They will always encourage you to follow your interests so if you’re looking to take on a certificate or want to expand your skills in a particular discipline they will do all they can.
  • They are forward thinking and use a continuous improvement process so that all the team can put forward their ideas and know their input is appreciated and will be acted upon. They use a card system for non-urgent ideas and issues to ensure things don’t get overlooked. They read out the cards at their regular practice meetings so they can all chat things through and make plans with the support of the whole team.


  • Over the years they have grown into a thriving 5 vet independent small animal practice with a caring, friendly, and supportive long-standing team who enjoy working together.
  • They are currently in the process of expanding into bigger premises and have exciting plans for the future.
  • They are looking for an experienced vet who will enjoy being part of a supportive team.

Salary: They are offering a competitive salary of between £40,000 - £70,000 p/a (DOE)


  • Five weeks' holiday, plus bank holidays
  • CPD actively encouraged – they haven’t ever said no! - with certificates supported and funded
  • Happy to sponsor visas
  • Professional fees paid for RCVS, Veterinary Defence Society, and one other membership
  • Accommodation may be available
  • ISFM practice membership

Ref: JN -032024-30822

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