Veterinary Surgeon

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 10, 2024
  • Expiration date
    June 10, 2025

Job Description

” Out of Hours Veterinary Surgeon required to support small animal team in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire”

Our client is a Tier 3 hospital status practice, partnering with Vet Partners since March 2019. Operating as a hybrid between a first opinion and a referral clinic, they boast a fantastic local reputation. Currently, they are seeking an Out of Hours Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.

The successful candidate will become an integral part of a dynamic team, providing essential out-of-hours care for small animals. They will collaborate closely with experienced professionals, contributing to maintaining the clinic’s high standards of patient care. The role involves working at their main hospital and supporting neighbouring practices.


  • Provide out-of-hours veterinary care for small animals.
  • Participate in the on-call rota, ensuring availability during designated shifts.
  • Conduct consultations, examinations, and treatments as required.
  • Perform emergency surgeries and procedures when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, providing updates and advice on their pets’ conditions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure seamless patient care and continuity of treatment.



  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeon with relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and bank holidays as part of the on-call rota.
  • Commitment to upholding professional standards and delivering compassionate care to patients and clients.


Shift Schedule:

The shifts are as follows and commence each Monday evening:


  • 6.30pm to 7.00pm: Handover from day hospital vet
  • 7.00pm to 8.00am: Out of hours service
  • 8.00am to 8.45am: Final calls to clients
  • 8.45am to 9.15am: Handover to day hospital vet

Tuesday to Saturday morning follow the same shift patterns.


  • 5.45pm to 6.15pm: Handover from day hospital vet
  • 6.15pm to 9.45am: Out of hours service


  • 9.45am to 10.00am: Handover to day hospital vet
  • 5.45pm to 6.15pm: Handover from day hospital vet
  • 6.15pm to 8.00am: Out of hours service

Additionally, there is a second on-call rota available should assistance be required during the night. Accommodation is available for the weeks the candidate would work, so if they’re not local, that shouldn’t deter them.


An attractive package awaits the successful candidate, including:

  • Competitive salary ranging from £56,000 to £65,000 depending on experience.
  • Support for EEC certificate or other suitable qualifications.
  • CPD allowance of £1,750 and/or 5 days, with training and support.
  • Subscriptions to RCVS, VDS, and one other of their choice.
  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and surrogacy pay.
  • Company pension scheme, Healthshield scheme, and sick pay scheme.
  • Generous staff discount scheme and discounted veterinary fees.
  • My Perks programme offering discounts and cashback on various purchases.
  • Cycle to work scheme, among other benefits.


If you seek a supportive, friendly, and professional environment where you can flourish, alongside a team that prioritizes mutual support, this role may be the perfect fit for you!

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