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Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-39265)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Veterinary Surgeon

£45,000 to £65,000 pro rata

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

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

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon?
  • Are you looking to join an independent practice?
  • Do you enjoy ECC work?
  • Are you looking for a role that offers full or part time hours on a varied rota?

We are recruiting a Permanent Night Veterinary Surgeon to join an independent small animal practice in Newcastle on a full or part time basis. The practice can provide flexibility and are happy to consider different variations of the nights on and nights off rota.

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


  • Week 1: Week of nights, 6pm to 8am (Monday to Friday)
  • Week 2: Off
  • Week 3: Week of days, 8am to 7pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Week 4: Week of days, 8am to 7pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Week 5: Off

On average, over the 5-week shift pattern, this equates to a 35-hour working week.

Who are they looking for:

The role is either full time or part time with the night rota negotiable. The Vet will have excellent client facing skills and be comfortable dealing with emergency situations and confident in their clinical decisions. They will work well both as part of a team but also within a sole charge capacity. They will ideally have a special interest in ECC work and have some prior night work experience however this is not essential, and support can be provided.

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.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full or part time hours, nights on and nights off TBC
  • Weekends: Part of the OOH rota, negotiable
  • OOH: Yes

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. They are fully equipped to deal with a variety of emergency cases.

About you:

You will be a qualified veterinary surgeon with a desire to work with a forward thinking, fast paced veterinary practice. 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. You will have a passion for emergency work and night work - perhaps even looking to study towards an ECC certificate.

The role is open to all qualified veterinary surgeons who are registered with the RCVS, and the practice is open to various levels of experience. For more experienced Vets ideally, you will have a couple of years' experience to be able to hit the ground running. Driving license is essential.


  • Salary: Starting at £45,000 pro rata, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • 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: 39265

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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