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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon New Grad Cheltenham (VETSEEK-3149)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Veterinary Surgeon

Up to £35,000 Package

Full time / Permanent

Job description

We are recruiting a permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join an independent, small animal practice in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A new graduate would be welcome and well supported, or our client would welcome someone with a bit of experience who feels that the corporate outlook is not for them.

This is a permanent working up to 40 hours 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 8;30am - 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 4 Vets along with a great team of nurses. 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 with any level of experience, new graduates are very much welcomed to apply. 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 8:30am - 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: 4 Vets and additional nurse/support team

About them

  • Independent and forward-thinking Practice
  • Fully equipped with modern facilities such as ultrasound, ECG, Digital X-Ray, Endoscope and in house laboratory
  • Accommodation is available and a relocation package will be included
  • 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 - Package up to 35,000
  • 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 and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Excellent communication skills

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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