Weekend Veterinary Surgeon

November 15, 2023
£75000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 15, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £75000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 31, 2034

Job Description

Our client is looking for a vet who would like to work at the weekend in their very busy small animal hospital.

About the Role:

Working 9 hours on Saturday and Sunday, the successful applicant can choose the weekend frequency to fit in with their commitments. From every weekend to once a month, let us know what suits you. They are flexible in how they run their weekend days, so if you’d prefer to consult rather than operate, they’d be happy to discuss any scenario.

About the Practice:

Based in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, they are  an ideal place to live and work. Close to all amenities and only half an hour from London by train. They are dedicated to providing quality health care with compassion. They like their patients to see the same vet whenever possible. They care for your pets the same way they would want their own pets to be cared for.

They have on-site parking available for their clients, with disabled access to their waiting rooms and consulting areas. Their surgeries are air-conditioned, and they have separate dog and cat areas so that their patient environment remains calm.

Unlike most veterinary practices, they have a nurse awake caring for their patients every night, as well as having a vet either up all night with the night nurse or on call. Their dedicated night nurses ensure that their patients receive the same high standard of care at night as they do during the day, every day of the year. They are the only veterinary practice in the area that employs dedicated night nurses to work throughout the night caring for their patients.

Most of their clients live locally in the Bicester – Aylesbury area, but many of their clients come from nearby towns and villages including Oxford, Kidlington, Thame, Brackley, Banbury, Buckingham, Winslow and Milton Keynes.

They have a wide range of equipment available to you at all times including:

  • Sedecal DR x-ray (purchased this year)
  • Philips iu22 Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Philips ie33 Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Ligasure
  • Range of digital endoscopy
  • Multiparameter monitoring including capnography & blood pressure at all stations
  • Full range of Idexx lab equipment
  • Incubator

They have a team of 11 full time equivalent vets, 13 nurses, two dedicated night nurses and a growing number of Animal Nursing Assistants. One surgery certificate holder and one working towards hers, one GP certificate holder and one working towards hers. They have a culture or excellence where nothing is too much trouble for their clients and their pets. Well-being is very much at the heart of their ethos and that extends to every single member of the team.


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 including bank holidays FTE
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service


  • 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


  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 20 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
  • 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.