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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-36466)

Bristol, Bristol

Veterinary Surgeon

£40,000 - £60,000 pro rata per annum commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

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Job description


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Bristol, Bristol

  • Are you a qualified or soon to be RCVS registered veterinary Surgeon?
  • Would you like a consulting only role?
  • Would you like a salary up to £60,000 pro rata per annum commensurate to experience?

We are recruiting on behalf of a small animal practice in Bristol, Gloucestershire for a full time Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. This is a consulting only role offering between a 3-5 day working week between 9am and 3pm. There are no weekends required unless the Vet would like to take part in the weekend emergency team.

Key details

  • Type: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons
  • Hours: Full or part time 3-5 days per week 9am - 3pm
  • Weekends: None unless requested.
  • TOIL: N/A
  • OOH: None
  • On call: None
  • Computer System: Merlin
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes
  • Team: 10 Vets and large nursing team and supporting staff.
  • Salary: Up to £60,000 pro rata per annum commensurate to experience

The role

  • Full or part time - 3 - 5 days per week. 9am - 3pm. No weekends and no OOH.
  • Consulting only role.
  • Flexible rota is available however mornings are required.
  • Further coaching and development is available and certificates are funded. The current team are happy to train others in hospital work, ultrasound, dentistry or surgery etc. They have a team of certificate holding surgeons and other surgeons currently studying towards certificates.
  • Flexible working and rota patterns available to accommodate a good work / life balance. EG Rota to work around the school run / holidays /lifestyle.
  • The Vet will be responsible for providing a high standard of veterinary care and customer service.
  • The Vet will be responsible to ensuring that there is excellent communication between themselves and the team and with clients.

About them:

  • Small Animal Hospital 1st opinion and referral.
  • Large team of 10 Vets, including certificate holding surgeons along with a large supportive nursing team and non-clinical team.
  • They fully equipped with diagnostics including CT, endoscopy, MRI, ultrasound, digital and dental x-ray, in house laboratory anaesthetic monitoring equipment and separate dog and cat kennel.
  • The practice support further education so there is support available for a Vet who would like to specialise in a certain area or develop surgical and ultrasound skills.
  • The pride themselves on offering case continuity and maintaining strong clients relationships.
  • They support personal development with a generous CPD allowance and encourage and support certificates and additional training.
  • The practice provides a high standard of care and customer service to all its patients and clients.

Team culture:

  • Wellbeing is important within the practice and they ensure that all the team have their lunch breaks and are able to leave on time. They allocate time for administration tasks within the rota to allow for a supportive culture.
  • The team work together to support one another and enable each other to achieve goals and continue to develop their clinical skills and knowledge.
  • They understand the difficulties that the vet industry can face, and they ensure that each member of staff support each other and strive each day to provide a positive and encouraging work environment.

Who are they looking for

  • The practice are looking for a Vet who enjoys consulting. The Vet will enjoy both the emergency and routine side of consulting. They will easily build rapport with clients and have an empathetic attitude.
  • The Vet will be confident in both routine and more complex appointments.
  • The vet will have excellent communications skills and a compassionate attitude along with excellent client facing skills.
  • The Vet will work well as part of a team.


  • Salary: Up to £60,000 pro rata per annum commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 6.6 weeks annual leave incl bank holidays increasing with service and birthday off
  • CPD: £1,250 allowance with 40 hours paid
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid
  • Medical insurance
  • Certificates supported
  • Workplace pension
  • Family friendly policies
  • Company sick pay
  • Pay reviews
  • Employee wellbeing programmes
  • Ongoing learning and development platforms available
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Cycle to Work 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: 36466

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk


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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) 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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