Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Dependent on Experience

  • Contact:

    John Read

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -022018-423

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    John Read

We are currently recruiting for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon who will thrive and enjoy working in a busy independent RCVS Tier 3 accredited hospital supporting local branch structure

The Practice:
As you would expect from a tier 3 hospital, our client is well equipped to deliver high standards of clinical care. Their key services are delivered via equipment that is maintained and constantly modernised to provide 24 hour emergency care of their patients. They possess equipment that provides services such as endoscopy, arthroscopy, ultrasonography, dentistry, digital x-ray & full orthopaedic facilities.

Recently a new exciting addition to the Practice is that of Laser therapy, and their extensive library gives guidance with those complicated rare cases. Their in-house laboratory is extensive and allows the turnaround of quick results for Biochemistry, Haematology, Electrolytes, Hormones, coagulation and blood gases.

The main hospital is situated in Kettering which is an affluent town in the rose of the shires, Northamptonshire. They benefit from many beautiful villages with lovely pubs for eating out, multiplex cinemas, a sports academy, theatre groups and many other leisure and pastimes to take advantage of. Being virtually in the middle of the country Kettering offers good links to the A14, M1 & M6 so that when you are looking to shoot off you can get anywhere quickly by either road, rail or plane, maximising relaxation. London is only 50 minutes by train.

The Role:
This is a full-time role, shifts on a rota. It will involve occasional OOH hours as the hospital operates 24 hours a day although they do have a dedicated team of night vets in place. Vets are required to complete some nights and the client works on an 8 week rota.

Working in a large hospital-based practice you will be presented with great opportunities to develop your skills further.

The Candidate:
Our client offers a very generous salary structure as well as CPD allowance, many of our team have undergone certificates funded by the Practice. The wide range of veterinary medicine allows you great opportunities to develop your own interests and this is actively encouraged.

They are seeking an individual that shares their enthusiasm and passion for delivering the highest standards of veterinary care that comes from the variety of cases that you will see. The role will require loving care of the patients, professionalism, and respect towards the clients and loyalty towards your fellow team members and the practice.

The challenging nature of the role will provide you with the ability to learn and progress quickly as you join us in striving to continually move the practice forward. The environment that you will find yourself in will require you to demonstrate a compassionate and caring nature.

Benefits include: Industry beating salaries, A quick and easy way to achieve above industry standard holidays, Performance reviews, Performance-related pay that is designed to reward you for your efforts, Target linked bonuses and commission if required, Accommodation if required, Structured induction & ongoing in-house training programmes, CPD Accommodation & travel expenses, A genuine passion to develop your own career with certificate and diploma support, Memberships to various bodies such as the VDS, Pension benefits, Staff pet benefits & Uniforms.

You must possess personal attributes that allow you to work in either a team environment or have the confidence to work independently. The most important interpersonal skill you will master with our client is that of communication, vital for the smooth flow and efficient running of any organisation.

Type: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon
Hours: Full time
OOH: Occasionally
WE: Yes
Salary: Dependent on Experience

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.


What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.


To discuss the role in more details:

Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference JR/22924 when enquiring about this vacancy.


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