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Locum Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-14454)

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

6 to 12 months

Veterinary Surgeon

£35,000 to £50,000 pro rata

Full time / Maternity Cover

Job description

We are recruiting on behalf of a practice in Cirencester for a Locum Veterinary Surgeon to provide maternity leave cover. This role is full time working 40 hours per week from 9am to 6pm with one regular weekday off each week and 1 in 4 Saturdays. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

The practice is looking for a passionate, forward thinking veterinary surgeon who is looking to progress with their career. The vet will be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated. They will have a good general surgical and medical skills and be confident in their clinical decision making. They will also be confident working sole charge.

They have a large and growing client base with a variety of cases, and they also have a visiting orthopaedic surgeon. They pride themselves on providing healthcare with a low stress methods and are passionate about educating pet owners on their animals wellbeing.

This is a bright and modern practice which is fully equipped with facilities including digital x-ray and dental x-ray, ultrasound, in house laboratory, scenography and separate dog and cat wards.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 Saturdays
  • Sole charge: Yes
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: None
  • Computer system: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 4 vets, 3 RVNs, 1 SVN and a supportive non-clinical team

About them:

  • Offers a wide range of modern veterinary services
  • Supportive and friendly practice
  • Offers flexible working hours
  • Offers funding for a certificate and supports areas of special interest
  • Part of a large nationwide network of practices
  • Fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge with the varied case load
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development
  • They offer care for physical and mental health wellbeing

About you:

  • You will be forward thinking, ambitious and motivated vet
  • You will be comfortable in most routine surgeries and consultations
  • You will have an approachable, empathetic, and caring attitude
  • Ideally will have ambition to pursue an area of special interest
  • You will be passionate about all aspects of your Veterinary Work
  • You will be happy to share knowledge and mentor others where required
  • You will be able to establish good working relationships with clients and be confident in all consultations
  • You will contribute to the practice with ideas enabling them to stay at the forefront of clinical thinking whilst also maintaining the ethos of providing a high standard of clinical care to all pets.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop a great rapport with both clients and staff.
  • You will be a strong team player


The practice offers a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities, including

  • Emergency cover
  • Ultrasound
  • Operating theatres
  • Digital X-ray
  • Nurse clinics
  • Isolation unit
  • Ultrasound
  • In-house laboratory
  • Dentistry
  • Separate cat and dog wards


  • Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 pro rata, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary
  • Certificates encouraged and supported
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with High Street retailers and restaurants
  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Staff discount

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

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