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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-37821)

Dorking, Surrey

Veterinary Surgeon

£42,000 to £52,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Dorking, Surrey

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon or soon to be?
  • Are you looking for a 4-day working week?
  • Are you looking to work in an independent practice?

We have an opportunity for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join an independent small animal practice in Dorking.

The practice is looking for a vet who has good experience gained in a small animal practice, excellent communication skills in order to inform and support clients, competence in routine surgeries and the ability to create evidence-based treatment plans. You must be passionate about keeping up to date with your own professional development. This role will involve working across the practice's 3 branches so you will need to hold a full UK driver's license in order to travel between them.

The role will be full time for 4 days per week, working between the practice's 3 branches on a rota. The shifts will be 1 day of consults from 9am to 6:30pm, 1 day on-call from 12pm to 10pm, 1 day of consulting and looking after in-patients from 8am to 6:30pm, and 1 day operating from 8am to 6:30pm. There will also be 1 in 5 Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 6pm. There will be no OOH work.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 4 days per week, 9am to 6:30pm and 8am to 6:30pm
  • Weekends: 1 in 5 weekends, 8:30am to 6pm
  • OOH: None
  • On-call: 1 day per week, 12pm to 10pm
  • Sole charge: None
  • Branch work: N/A
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Computer system: Animana
  • Team: 9 vets, 8 RVNs, 2 SVNs and 2 kennel assistants

About them:

  • Large supportive team
  • Offers a fantastic work-life balance
  • Offers clinical freedom to a vet
  • Can provide support for new graduate
  • Offers modern veterinary services, diagnostics, and facilities to small animals
  • Large loyal client base
  • Comprises of a highly skilled veterinary team with various expertise and areas of special interest.
  • Can provide ongoing training and development where required
  • Excellent reputation within the community

About you:

  • You will be comfortable in all routine surgeries and consultations - support for more recent graduates available
  • You will always deliver and be committed to providing a high standard of clinical care
  • You will have an enthusiastic and caring attitude
  • Youi will have strong communication skills and organisational skills
  • You will work well under pressure with a calm and confident manner
  • You will have excellent people management skills
  • A kind and empathetic attitude is essential
  • You will be ambitious looking to study towards a certificate or be a certificate holding surgeon looking to progress further
  • You will be a team player
  • The role is not determined on years of experience and be catered to suit but ultimately the Vet needs to be ambitious looking to develop your clinical skills and knowledge further
  • Areas of special interest would be an advantage
  • You will want to be at the forefront of the practice help growing and developing the services and facilities provided.
  • 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 along with state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment, including:

  • Home visits
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • In-house laboratory
  • Blood tests
  • Dentistry
  • Flea and worming treatments
  • Vaccinations
  • Nurse clinics


  • Salary: £42,000 to £52,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance of £2,000
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS
  • Certificates supported and funded
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Staff discount

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: 37821

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, 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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