Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Torquay

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary and Benefits DOE

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

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  • Job ref:

    JN -122022-27407

  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Torquay

Type: Small Animal

Location: Torquay

Practice Type: Part of a group

Team Info: Currently a 2 vet team (core team of 2 vets has 19 and 10 years experience respectively), 4 nurses, 1 student nurse, 2 veterinary care assistants, 3 receptionists, 1 practice manager. Multiple certificates are held within the practice and one RCVS advanced practitioner in surgery.

Role: An exciting opportunity has arisen at our client's small animal practice in Torquay for an enthusiastic RVN to join their friendly and welcoming team.

Duties: They are a very close-knit, collaborative team with a great sense of humour. The practice is independently owned. They have no targets. What they do have is complete clinical freedom. They focus on doing quality work rather than quantity with an Average of only 12 consults per vet per day with a reasonable procedural load.


  • Ideally, this is a full-time role, however, they’d be happy to discuss other alternatives with you to achieve a good balance between home and work. 
  • They currently work 2 shifts 8:30 – 16:30 or 11:00 – 19:30, with an average of 3 early shifts for every 2 late shifts
  • Just 1 in 4 weekends, with time off in lieu for the hours worked. 
  • Although 808:00-19:00 are considered the paid work hours at the weekend, you’ll only need to be in the practice from 08:30 – 14:00 on Saturday, only coming in in addition to this if there are emergency callouts. 

Skills/Exp: They are looking for someone who aims to be a good all-round GP with a surgical bias but all interests would be considered for the right candidate. They prioritise personality over experience although some experience would come in handy. They focus on making sure they have an excellent quality of work rather than quantity and have an average of only 12 consults per vet per day with a reasonable procedural load.

Salary: The salary is open to negotiation - will be reflective of skills and experience


  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Life Assurance 4 x Annual Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Paid Memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • CPD encouraged including support towards certificates or equivalent
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • No OOH
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Colleague Assistance Programmes – Retail Trust, Port of Call and MHFA
  • Exclusive company discounts and reward

Ref: JN -122022-27407

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