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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-36976)

Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire

Veterinary Surgeon

£50,000 to £74,800 per annum

Full time / Permanent

Job description

Permanent Medical Veterinary Surgeon - Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon?
  • Do you have a medical bias that your keen on to develop?
  • Would you be interested in a consultation only role? Or perhaps would like to focus on medicine cases but still be a general practitioner?

Are you looking for...

  • A great salary of up to £74,800?
  • No OOH work?
  • A 4-day week?

We are recruiting on behalf of a small practice in Newcastle-under-Lyme for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon who has a medicine bias to join their team. This role is full time for 40 hours per week over 4 days, along with 1 in 4 Saturdays. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week over 4 days
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 Saturdays
  • TOIL: Time off in lieu the week after a weekend worked
  • OOH: None
  • On-call: None
  • Computer system: Merlin
  • Consultations: 15 minutes

The role

  • The practice is ideally looking for a vet with a bias in medicine to balance out their surgery specialists
  • They can offer a consultations-only role
  • The role offers flexible working pattern and shifts to suit a good work-life balance - EG to work around school pick up. They are in a position to offer full time, part time or flexi time hours that suit
  • The Vet will be working alongside a 3.5 Vet team, some of whom have a surgical bias
  • The role will offer the Vet the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest
  • 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:

  • Large group of small animal clinics located across the UK
  • Large Veterinary team with various levels of expertise and post graduate qualifications
  • They can offer support for additional post graduate training
  • There is plenty of scope for the Vet to progress
  • The practice where the role is based is fully equipped with facilities including Digital X-ray, Dental x-ray, Ultrasound, fully equipped theatre, digital radiology, laser therapy and an in house laboratory
  • The practice class themselves as a forward thinking practice with an experienced team. They regularly have case discussions and also share ideas on how to improve the practice
  • They understand the importance of mental wellbeing. They hold monthly wellbeing afternoons to do something fun together as a team
  • They offer 2 wellbeing days each year on top of the annual leave allowance
  • Excellent local reputation along with a friendly and supportive team
  • The practice provides a high standard of care and customer service to all its patients and clients.

Team culture:

  • They pride themselves on providing a positive team culture and supporting each other.
  • They understand the importance of wellbeing and have programmes in place to provide support as well as wellbeing group days and additional days off
  • They ensure plenty of cakes, chocolates and sausage rolls are available!
  • They offer a supportive environment where special interests are supported and encouraged in order for a Vet to thrive
  • 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

About you

  • For a consulting only Vet they must also be competent in emergency surgical procedures for when they are in a period of sole charge
  • They will be an experienced Vet with an interest in internal medicine
  • The Vet will be a team player, with good interpersonal skills and be able to establish strong working relationships.
  • The Vet will be capable of using their own initiative and use their time and resources effectively
  • The Vet will be looking to progress and expand their clinical knowledge
  • The vet will have excellent communications skills and a compassionate attitude along with excellent client facing skills and ability to build working relationships easily
  • The Vet will always maintain a high standard of clinical care and always willing to go that extra mile for patients


  • Salary: Up to £74,800 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 7 weeks annual leave, increasing with service and birthday off
  • CPD: Generous allowance of £1,500 with 5 days to attend
  • 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.

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