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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-7513)

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester


Veterinary Surgeon


Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Our small animal clients with branches in East Manchester are currently recruiting for a veterinary surgeon to join there team permanently. Due to the strength in the team, they are open to recently graduated candidates, those with a few years experience or a candidate looking for a senior role.

This is a full-time position working 4 days per week with a 1 in 8 weekend rota comprising of both days 9:00am until 3:00pm and a 2 in 8 Saturday morning rota 9am - 1pm.

The practice are willing to be flexible on discussing part time hours too and would consider you apply with the view to discussing this.

About the role:

The practice has a large veterinary team comprising of 10 Vets which is split across its 4 sites. They have a range of specialist interests and 4 of them are certificate holders and 2 more are currently undertaking a certificate. They also have a visiting orthopaedic surgeon who comes twice a month.

With the large highly experienced team the role offers the surgeon opportunities to further their career by developing their clinical skill set and knowledge and work towards a certificate. They offer an excellent work / life balance with a generous weekend rota and no ooh. A competitive package is also available with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Certificates and CPD are actively encouraged and funded.

Key Details:

Type: Small Animal only

Hours Mon-Fri: 4-day week, working 8am until 6pm OR 9am until 7pm

Weekends: 1 in 8 full weekend rota (9am-3pm both days) and 1 in 4 Saturday morning rota

Lieu: Time off on lieu after working a Saturday

OOH: None required (outsourced)

Sole Charge: None required

Team: Large multi vet and nurse team along with support staff

Consultations: 15 Minute appointments

About them:

Established Small Animal practice

4 Branches

Provides state of the art equipment and facilities with veterinary expertise in internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, rehabilitation, surgery and more.

Offers a varied Case Load each day to work up from start to finish

Career development opportunities with exposure to more complex cases

Large, friendly supportive team

Offers a competitive package

Supports areas of special interest and certificates funded

Facilities and services:

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


Blood pressure monitoring


State of the art surgical suite facilities

Digital X- Ray

Dental X-Ray

In House laboratory

Nurse Clinics

Hospitalisation Facilities

Nurse Consultation


Salary from 35,000-60,000 per annum

5 weeks plus bank holidays (if working bank holiday then a day off in lieu)

CPD is very much encouraged and funded - 1000 plus per year and 3 days paid allowance OR funding towards a beneficial certificate.

Staff discounts available

RCVS paid for by the practice

VDS paid for by the practice

BVA paid for and one other subscription paid for by the practice

Pension provided

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / 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 VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference:

T: 0333 014 7374

E: info@vetseekers.co.uk

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