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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-7200)

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Veterinary Surgeon

£38,000 - £50,000 Commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

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

This is a full-time position, and the Vet would be joining a large team of 13 Vets. The rota comprises of a mixture of shifts. There are three shifts from 9am - 7pm, one 9am - 4pm shift and one 8am - 12 noon shift. There is 1.5 Saturdays in 5 and 1: 5 Sundays. The Vet receives the following Friday off work after working a Sunday allowing for a lovely long weekend. The practice is flexible on working patterns so would be also happy to discuss a 4-day working week with typical hours of 9am - 7pm.

There are no OOH requirements however the Vet would be expected to take part in the second on call rota which is one night per week.

The Hospital is well established and has offers a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities. It has a large and loyal client base, along with a great reputation and its tier three hospital status. The have a large supportive team of Veterinary Nurses as well as friendly nonclinical support team. Some of the Vets are certificate holders in Ophthalmology, Surgery, Medicine, Imaging and Dermatology.

The practice is committed to forming great relationships with all clients and use a teamwork approach to delivering a high standard of veterinary care. They ensure an excellent service is provided and are compassionate to all cases.

Collectively they provide a supportive working environment.

Who are they looking for

  • The Vet will have a minimum of 4 years' experience within a small animal practice
  • If the Vet has an advanced Veterinary Certificate this would be an advantage
  • The Vet will enjoy working within a team
  • They will be confident and enthusiastic and dedicated to providing a high standard of care
  • They will have a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: Monday - Friday mixture of shift times
  • Weekends: 1.5 on 5 Saturdays and 1:5 Sundays
  • Lieu: Following Fridays off after working a Sunday
  • OOH: None
  • Team: 13 Vets and large Nursing team
  • Sole Charge: None
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes
  • Computer: Bespoke
  • Branch work: Yes across their two sites

About them:

  • Tier Three animal Hospital
  • State of the art facilities
  • Will support as surgical bias and certificate
  • 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 have a minimum of 4 years' experience
  • A surgical bias would be advantageous
  • 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
  • Digital radiography
  • Endoscopy
  • Keyhole surgeries
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Digital X- Ray
  • Dental X-Ray
  • In House laboratory
  • Nurse Clinics


  • Salary: 38,000 - 50,000 Commensurate to experience
  • 2,000 CPD allowance 5 days to attend
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Certificates supported and funded
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Cycle to work scheme

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / 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 VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 7200

T: 0333 014 7374

E: info@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk

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Vet Seekers established in 2016 and are a Multi-Award Winning Specialist Veterinary Recruitment Agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and act as an employment business & an employment agency for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and Overseas.

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