Permanent Veterinary Surgeons - Sunderland

  • Location

    Sunderland, County Durham

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £42,000 - £60,000 p/a (DOE) FTE

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -052022-25288

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeons, Sunderland

Want the flexibility to work around your lifestyle, with a great work/life balance, clinical freedom, no pressure sales or targets, just provide the best care each individual pet requires? This could be just what you are looking for...

Type: Small Animal

Location: Sunderland

Practice Type: They are an independent busy first opinion practice, that appreciates and values its employees.  

Branch work: Based at one site (so no traveling from branch to branch), allowing for client continuity. 

Facilities: They have - Digital imaging facilities (including dental X ray), ultrasound, endoscope, laparoscopic surgery, diathermy, ECG & BP Monitoring, dental equipment, tonometry, in-house Idexx lab suite.

Team: You will be joining their current team of 1.5 vets, 4 RVNs, 2 SVNs, and 4 support staff

Role: Due to expansion they require additional Full and Part-Time Veterinary Surgeons to join them on a permanent basis

Sole Charge: Currently some sole charge, however diary, and workload are altered accordingly to reflect this.

Hours: They are truly flexible on the hours

  • Full-time - 4 days a week (34hrs, either 4 x 8.5hr days or a mix of 2 x 10hr & 2 x 7hr days, inc paid designated breaks and admin time)
  • Part-time - 2 to 3 days a week (half or full, or a mix of both) 
  • Flexible working - to allow for a good work/life balance, and family commitments, if preferred you can alternate the number of days/hours you work week on week!!

Weekends: Some Saturday mornings (8.30 am till 12 noon) on a rota basis (consults only - currently 1:3, but will decrease as more vets are recruited).

Out of hours: No OOH. No On-Call. No Bank Holiday Working


  • Single Site - no traveling from branch to branch allowing for client/case continuity.
  • One to One support in surgery (if required - with a minimum of two operating days a week for FT working)
  • Opportunity to undertake Laparoscopic surgery
  • Opportunity to pursue areas of interest (as they will support & fund relevant certificates)
  • Opportunity to progress into a more senior role if desired (and/or develop the team and practice in a particular is of interest)

Skills/Exp: Develop your skills, enjoy the clinical flexibility of independent practice, manage and follow through with your own caseload & maintain client continuity, whilst being part of a great close-knit team. They have qualified support staff, an Animana practice management system, and great clients. They would also welcome any candidates looking for a more senior role too.

Salary: Competitive salary of between £42,000 - £60,000 p/a (DOE) FTE

Benefits: Details will be discussed in the interview

Ref: JN -052022-25288

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