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Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-39266)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Veterinary Surgeon

£45,000 to £55,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon or soon to be?
  • Are you an experienced mixed animal vet looking for a new opportunity in Newcastle?
  • Are you looking to work in an independent practice?

We are recruiting on behalf of an independent practice in Newcastle for a Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced vet who is either looking for a role to develop their skills further or perhaps is looking for a practice where they can work towards a certificate.

The practice pride themselves on providing an encouraging working environment and are committed to offering a high level of modern veterinary medicine and surgery.

The position is full time for 5 days per week with a mixture of 80% small, 10% equine and10% farm work. There is the option to reduce to 4 days per week after 1 year. Part time hours will be at least 2 full days per week, along with weekend cover.

The weekend cover is 1 full weekend on-call every 6 weeks and after a full weekend worked there is no on call the following week and either the Friday or the Monday would be off in lieu offering a long weekend. There is also a 1 in 3 Saturday morning rota and one of these Saturdays would be part of the 1 in 6 full weekend rota. There is a 1 night per week on-call which is supported with another vet. Bank holiday cover rota is equally shared.

There are various packages available depending on the candidate and car, fuel and accommodation can be provided as part of a relocation package. Salary is dependent on experience and is reviewed after 6 months in completion of probationary period.

The practice is looking for a vet who has experience working in a mixed animal practice.

Key details:

  • Type: Mixed, 80% small, 10% equine, 10% farm
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week over 5 days, shifts between 8am and 7pm
  • Weekends: 1 in 6 full weekends and 1 in 3 Saturday mornings, full weekends will be on-call with a long weekend the following week
  • OOH: 1 night on-call a week (with another vet), as well as the weekend rota

About them:

A 100-year established group of practices who provide 24hr emergency care to the local area and beyond. Each practice is equipped with a range of modern facilities that include a full range of diagnostic equipment, in house laboratories, hospital facilities and much more.

About you:

You will be a qualified veterinary surgeon with a desire to work with a forward thinking, fast paced veterinary practice. You will have a surgical certificate or currently/ wishing to studying towards one. You must have a real passion for the industry and strive to provide the highest standards of care. Excellent customer service skills are also essential.Driving license is essential.


  • Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Holidays: 6 weeks annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Annual salary reviews after initial 6-month successful probationary period review
  • Profit sharing scheme available after 1 year of service
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Certificates are funded and supported, in-house CPD events
  • BUPA healthcare scheme
  • Accommodation provided for relocation package
  • Company vehicle or fuel allowance can be provided
  • Mobile phone
  • Full sickness pay after 1 year employment
  • Staff bonus scheme

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.

Please quote job reference: 39266

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk


Please note: All communications and applications are treated in the strictest confidence. When it comes to your privacy, as an ethical veterinary recruiter we do not send your details anywhere without your permission.

Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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