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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-13608)

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Veterinary Surgeon

£35,000 to £50,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting on behalf of a small animal practice in Leeds for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.

This role is full time for 38 hours per week over 4 days, split into three shifts of 9 hours and one shift of 11 hours. There will also be 1 in 5 weekends with 2 days off the following week in lieu.

The Vet will be joining a large team of 13 vets some of whom are certificate holding surgeons and have various specialist interests. There is also a large and supportive nursing and non clinical team. The practice are fully equipped with the latest diagnostics and offer a wide range of modern veterinary services and are also a nurse training practice. Collectively they offer a supportive and positive working environment.

They are looking for a vet who has a good level of experience and someone who is committed to providing a high standard of care.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week over 4 days
  • Weekends: 1 in 5 weekends
  • Lieu: 2 days off the following week after working a weekend
  • OOH: None
  • Team: 13 vets and large nursing team
  • Sole charge: None
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Computer: Bespoke
  • Branch work: Possible

About them:

  • 4 site animal practice across Leeds
  • Expanding and opening a 5th site in 2022
  • Will support areas of special interest
  • Friendly supportive and fun team
  • Offers an opportunity to hear new ideas and ways of working
  • 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 have a good level of small animal experience
  • 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 further and work towards a certificate
  • 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
  • Endoscopy
  • Keyhole surgery
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Digital X-ray
  • Dental X-ray
  • In-house laboratory
  • Nurse clinics


  • Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance of 1,750 plus 5 days to attend
  • Memberships: RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Certificates supported and funded
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Staff discount
  • 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: 13608

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) 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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