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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-7439)

Brampton, Cumbria


Veterinary Surgeon

£35,000 - £50,000

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We are recruiting a small animal permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join a mixed animal practice in Brampton, Cumbria.

This is a permanent working 4.5 days per week with a 1:4 Saturday rota. There is one day and night duty in a week and the weekends worked can count as days worked with time off in lieu during the week if required. When the practice is fully staffed however the weekend and night duty become a 1:4 rota.

The working hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, although this may vary slightly due to the covid19 pandemic. The practice offers 10-20-minute consultations. There is no sole charge work involved except when the Vet is on call.

About the practice

They comprise of a team of 14 Vets along with 8 nurses, across the 3 branches. The nurses also do a night shift rota, and they answer the phone and look after in patients.

This is a first opinion practice, and the role will involve a mixture of both consultations and surgeries. The surgeries are mainly routine.

They are fully equipped offering a range of facilities including ECG, Ultrasound, In house laboratory and digital x-ray.

About you

The practice requires a Veterinary Surgeon ideally with good experience however they will consider applications from newly graduated Vets. They must be able to work well as part of a team and have excellent customer service skills.

They must have a caring and approachable attitude and deliver a high standard of clinical care. A vet looking to take their next career step and develop areas of special interest are supported and encouraged.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Monday - Friday / Full time 8am - 6pm
  • Weekends: 1:4 Weekends on call along with weekend on call rota going to 1:4 when fully staffed
  • Sole Charge: Only when on call
  • OOH: Yes
  • Branch work: Possibly some for consultations only if short staffed
  • Consultations: 10 - 20 Minutes
  • Team: 14 Vet 8 Nurses

About them

  • Independent and forward-thinking Practice
  • 3 Branches
  • Fully equipped with modern facilities such as ultrasound, ECG, Digital X-Ray, Endoscope and in house laboratory
  • Accommodation is a practice flat at branch surgery
  • Overnight facility available at main site when on call if required
  • Supportive friendly team
  • Supportive and friendly practice
  • Offers an excellent work / life balance
  • Offers career progression with support and funding in further education
  • Provides a vast range of modern veterinary services and facilities
  • Provides state of the art equipment
  • Excellent reputation within the community
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge
  • Focused on proactive healthcare and educating clients on pet health
  • Friendly and motivated team in place
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development
  • Support for New Graduates

About you:

  • You will be competent in delivering routine consultations & Surgeries however support is available for a new graduate
  • You will always deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • 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 and facilities including:

  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • ECG
  • Dental Suite
  • In House Laboratory
  • Separate cat and dog wards


  • Salary - 35,000 - 50,000 Commensurate to experience
  • CPD allowance
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Certificates funded and supported
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Health Insurance scheme
  • Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

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: 7439

T: 0333 014 7374

E: info@vetseekers.co.uk

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