Veterinary Surgeon

November 14, 2023
£70000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 14, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £70000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 31, 2034

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. This position would suit a small animal vet who is confident in carrying out a mixture of consultations and operations. They are keen to develop their employees where possible and you will be expected to lead areas of specialism including consults for illnesses, injuries and vaccinations. There will be support from their experienced Vets for professional development, in working up cases and improving surgical skills. The caseload is varied, and this is a great role for Certificate holders or those wanting to start a certificate in the near future.

About the Role:

They offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. They can offer flexibility that actually works for you.

The role includes working 40-hour week, 10 hours per day. The shifts are from 8:00am-6:30pm with a fixed day off each week. There will be 1 in 4 weekends for which you receive TOIL and no out of hours.

About the Practice:

They have been established in the local community for over 60 years. 5 years ago, they underwent a major refurbishment and now offer a purpose-built surgery with modern facilities. This enables them to provide a wide variety of services including 2 operating theatres, diagnostic imaging, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, cardiac imaging, ultrasound, orthopaedics, and dentistry.

They are within easy driving distance of the modern and historic city of Norwich (named by The Sunday Times in 2021, as one the best cities to live in). The city has excellent transport links by air, rail and road to Europe and the UK. They are within easy reach of the Norfolk Broads, beautiful surrounding countryside, and a coastline of wonderful beaches. Their staff are a mixture of those who prefer to live in the city and those who prefer a more rural environment.

Currently they have 22 small animal Veterinary Surgeons across 4 branches with many of those moving between branches. They have 20 small animal Registered Veterinary Nurses across 4 branches with 7 being at Long Stratton.
Their team has certificate holders in medicine (2 in the group and 1 at Long Stratton), surgery (1 – works from Long Stratton) and dermatology (2 in the group and 1 works at Long Stratton). They help and support a number of local and national animal charities including the Dogs Trust centre at Snetterton.


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 with 5 days 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
  • RCVS fees


  • 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.