Veterinary Surgeon

March 1, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 1, 2024
  • Expiration date
    March 1, 2025

Job Description

Our client is seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon to join their team.

About Their Practice:

They are a friendly, first opinion practice located between Southampton and Portsmouth, just off junction 9 on the M27.

You will be joining their established practice, which celebrated its 20th year in 2020. Their team comprises four veterinary surgeons, supported by seven registered veterinary nurses, two student veterinary nurses, one veterinary care assistant, seven receptionists, and their practice manager. Additionally, six of their team members have over 10 years’ service with them.

Not only will you become a member of their team, but also part of four other locally owned surgeries, with a pool of over 20 veterinary surgeons with various interests among them.

Their practice is built to industry-leading standards and includes standard and dental digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, four consulting rooms, individual cat, dog, and isolation wards, and an onsite operating theatre.

Working Hours:

They would be happy to consider both full or part-time roles for the right candidate.

Full-time: 40 hours per week. They are flexible with a 4 or 5-day working week. Weekends (closed on Sundays for the foreseeable future) are currently on a 1 in 3 rota basis.

Part-time: The role ideally suits someone seeking around 21.25 hours per week, covering Thursday and Friday with a 1:3 Saturday. However, there is flexibility in this, as extra days can be accommodated, so please get in touch to discuss further.

The ideal candidate, the veterinary surgeon, must:

  • Be able to deliver excellent patient and client care
  • Have a desire to learn and develop his/her skills (skill development is positively encouraged and supported by a generous CPD budget)
  • Be a strong team player
  • Be able to contribute to the growth of the practice
  • Be willing to support Junior vets in practice

Compensation & Benefits:

  • No OOH
  • Competitive salary starting from £40k and increasing depending on experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 5.5 weeks holiday including bank holidays, increasing to 6.5 weeks after 2 years of service
  • Birthday leave
  • Lieu time
  • Generous CPD allowance of up to £1,500 over 5 days per year
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS, etc.)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Income protection
  • Sickness pay (based on length of service)
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Instore, online and mobile app discount schemes
  • Your Reward Hub – various company benefits, rewards, and other everyday shopping discounts

Remuneration: Commensurate with the level of experience.

So, if you have an ambition to be part of the future, please apply.