Veterinary Surgeon

November 1, 2023
£65000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 1, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £65000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 31, 2034

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. Their vets share the duties of consulting, operating, and imaging, although they could accommodate someone in a purely consulting role.

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.

Their Full-Time vets work 4 weekdays per week. Start and finish times vary from 8.30am to 8pm. Our out of hours work is covered by Vets-Now.  Their vets also consult on a Saturday morning, either at our Cassiobury or Leavesden site, currently 2:5 Saturday mornings for our Full-Time colleagues, this works out at an average of 40 hours per week. They are happy to consider Part-Time candidates and open to discussing hours.

About the Practice:

They are a busy, Small Animal Practice based in Watford, Hertfordshire, within easy reach of transport links to London as well as beautiful surrounding countryside. They have been established in the Watford area in one form or another for over 100 years. They do also have an Equine department, but this is separately staffed.

The practice is fully equipped, including Endoscopy and Laparoscopy, ultrasound, digital x-ray, and multi-modal monitors. They are currently in the process of expanding our Exotic care.

They have a large and diverse team, with a variety of special interests and certificates, including imaging, surgical, medical, ophthalmology and exotics. They are keen to support their colleagues in their areas of interest and further study.

Their team is made up of 7 FTE vets and 7 RVN’s, along with a great team of student nurses, VCA’s and skilled support staff. Many of their current RVN’s trained there as students. They also have a small satellite consulting only surgery in Leavesden, which their vets cover on a rota basis, which has its own team of nursing and support staff.

Several of their staff have a keen interest in animal welfare, behaviour, and re-homing. They have an onsite behaviourist and run de-sensitisation clinics within their daily nurse clinics.

Every new addition to their team is different, and your role there would be tailored to your current skillset and future goals.


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

•    £1,250 CPD allowance with 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 £1250 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.