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Locum Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-14480)

Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire

6 months

Veterinary Surgeon

Up to £60,000 pro rata

Full time / Fixed Term

Job description

We have an opportunity for a Locum Veterinary Surgeon to join a small animal practice in Stoke-on-Trent on a fixed term basis for 6 months.

The practice is looking for a surgeon who has good experience working in a small animal practice, excellent communication skills in order to inform and support clients, competence in routine surgeries and the ability to create evidence-based treatment plans. You must also be passionate about keeping up to date with your own professional development. Your daily duties will involve consults and surgeries and you will work alongside two other experienced vets.

The role will involve working full time for 4 days per week from 8:30am to 6:30pm, along with 2 in 11 Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. There will be no OOH work and no on-call duties.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 4 days per week, 8:30am to 6:30pm
  • Weekends: 2 in 11 Saturday mornings, 9am to 1pm
  • OOH: None
  • Sole charge: None
  • Computer system: Robovet
  • Branch work: None
  • Team: 2 vets, an experienced nursing team and a supportive non-clinical team

About them:

  • Large supportive team
  • Offers a fantastic work-life balance
  • Offers clinical freedom to a Vet
  • Can provide support for new graduate Vet
  • Offers modern veterinary services, diagnostics and facilities to small animals
  • Large loyal client base
  • Comprises of a highly skilled veterinary team with various expertise and areas of special interest.
  • Can provide ongoing training and development where required
  • Excellent reputation within the community

About you:

  • Various levels of experience will be considered
  • You will be comfortable in all routine surgeries and consultations - support for more recent graduates available
  • You will always deliver and be committed to providing a high standard of clinical care
  • You will have an enthusiastic and caring attitude
  • Youi will have strong communication skills and organisational skills
  • You will work well under pressure with a calm and confident manner
  • You will have excellent people management skills
  • A kind and empathetic attitude is essential
  • You will be ambitious looking to study towards a certificate or be a certificate holding surgeon looking to progress further
  • You will be a team player
  • The role is not determined on years of experience and be catered to suit but ultimately the Vet needs to be ambitious looking to develop your clinical skills and knowledge further
  • Areas of special interest would be an advantage
  • You will want to be at the forefront of the practice help growing and developing the services and facilities provided.
  • You will have excellent customer facing skills
  • You will work well within the team alongside other veterinary specialists and clinicians
  • You will be a passionate and motivated veterinary surgeon with a genuine interest for animal welfare


The practice offers a wide range of modern veterinary services along with state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment, including:

  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • In-house blood testing
  • Dentistry
  • Digital x-ray
  • Digital ultrasonography
  • Laser treatment
  • Neutering
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Home visits


  • Salary: Up to 60,000 pro rata, commensurate to experience
  • Holiday: 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance of 1,750
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Certificates supported and funded
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Health Insurance 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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