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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-4969)

Ferndown, Dorset

Veterinary Surgeon

£35,000 - £50,000 Commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting on behalf of an independent practice in Ferndown Dorset for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.

The role is available on either a full or part time basis and there is a 1:2 Saturday morning rota.

The practice is expanding and therefore they require an additional Vet. Ideally the Vet will be a recent graduate who has some experience with routine surgery and general practice but still requires some support. Alternatively, the practice would accept applications from more experienced Vets who are perhaps looking for a new role and challenge/

This is an independent family run practice where each member of staff are valued and their ideas and opinions are heard. All ideas and skills are rewarded and very much appreciated. They have recently had a refurbishment and are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

The practice provides an excellent support team which hold an excellent local reputation for their kindness and within the practice itself for their support given to all clinical team members both permanent and locum.

The practice value the importance of a good work / life balance. They are located between the beaches of Bournemouth and the New Forest. They offer a competitive salary package with accommodation available for a relocation for the first three months.

Working hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 6.30pm and Saturday 9am - 12pm.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 40 hours per week for full time role 9am - 6.30pm
  • Weekends: 1:2 Saturdays 9am - 12pm
  • OOH: None
  • Team: Large Veterinary Team
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes
  • Computer: Bespoke

About them:

  • Offers an excellent work / life balance
  • State of the art facilities
  • Independent Family run practice
  • Will support newly graduated Vet
  • Latest diagnostic technology
  • Friendly supportive and fun team
  • Offers an opportunity to hear new ideas and ways of working - every voice heard
  • Offers a fantastic work / life balance
  • Offers opportunity for clinical development
  • Offers modern veterinary services and facilities
  • Large loyal client base
  • Offer a competitive salary package!
  • Comprises of a highly skilled veterinary team with various expertise and areas of special interest - certificate holding surgeons
  • Provides a vast range of modern veterinary services and facilities
  • Excellent reputation within the community


  • You will have ambition to develop your clinical skills and work towards areas of special interest
  • You will ideally be a newly graduated Veterinary Surgeon
  • The role is determined on years of experience and be catered to suit but ultimately the Vet needs to be ambitious looking to develop clinical skills and knowledge
  • You will always deliver and be committed to providing a high standard of clinical care
  • You will have an enthusiastic and caring attitude
  • You will have strong communication skills and organisational skills
  • You will have excellent client facing skills
  • You will work well under pressure with a calm and confident manner
  • A kind and empathetic attitude is essential
  • You will be a team player
  • The role is determined on years of experience and be catered to suit but ultimately the Vet needs to be ambitious looking to develop clinical skills and knowledge
  • You will enjoy working in a busy environment
  • 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:

  • Ultrasound
  • Digital radiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Keyhole surgeries
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Digital X- Ray
  • Dental X-Ray
  • In House laboratory
  • Nurse Clinics


  • Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 commensurate to experience
  • CPD generous allowance
  • Relocation payment package if applicable
  • Accommodation available as part of relocation package for three months
  • 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Certificates supported and funded
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Excellent communication skills

1 years' post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

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