Veterinary Surgeon

October 3, 2023
£63000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    October 3, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £63000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 18, 2034

Job Description

Our client is looking for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. They would consider a consulting only Vet if this was desired but would equally like someone with orthopaedic experience. The role would be split over both sites, Haughley and Thurston.

About the Role:

Their people are at the heart of everything that they do, that’s why they know that work-life balance is vital in supporting their people to be their best selves. Their flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career and life. They are looking to fill 40 hours, but this could be a mixture of part-time or full-time hours as they understand the pressures of family life and personal time. They work a 1 in 6 Saturday split over both sites. There is no out of hours requirement as this is covered by a local practice.

About the Practice:

They are a small animal practice, first set up in the mid-1980s and a firmly established part of the villages they are based in. Due to housing expansion and changes in local competitors they have seen a huge increase in client numbers and need to expand their vet staff to meet the demand. They are situated between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket with easy access to the A14 and good rail services to Cambridge or London. They have the usual range of equipment, Ultrasound, digital x-ray, in house bloods etc. They do try to provide any other equipment Vets feel they need  (within reason!).

They have a mixture of experienced and younger Vets. Currently they have 4.5 FTE with one returning from maternity leave at the end of the year they recently had a new graduate join the team too. There is a range of skills, experience, and interests within the team, and they try to encourage people to follow what they enjoy and are passionate about as much as possible. Their nurse team has grown, and they have 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Student Veterinary Nurses. Their support staff is made up of 6 very experienced members of staff who hold the team together. They have some visiting specialists, orthopaedic surgeon, and ultrasound. They are currently working on a wellbeing project within the practice alongside the IVC Positive Pawprint to improve their environmental impact.


Because their employees matter

They recognise that their people are fundamental to the success of their business. Investing in their people, premises and processes is at the heart of what they do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, they are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, they are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.