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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-4058)

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Veterinary Surgeon

From £35,000 commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting for a permanent veterinary surgeon to work full-time at this hugely successful small animal practice based in Portsmouth.

About the practice

This is a growing and thriving practice and have a caring team of people who are passionate about the pets that they treat and offer high quality affordable veterinary care to all customers without ever compromising on standards. they are a progressive forward-thinking practice, and they value all team members and actively encourage and support career progression and development.

It is a full equipped purpose-built clinic offering a wide variety of modern veterinary services with all the latest toys. They have an exciting case load with some more complex cases both surgically and medically.

By joining this well established and successful small animal practice, you will be part of a social team dedicated to teamwork and providing a superb standard of client and animal care.

About the role:

The position offers working a 4-day week with a generous 1:4 weekend rota. This averages out at 37 hours per week. They believe in the importance of a good work / life balance and offering the continual opportunity to progress and develop your clinical skills.

This role would suit a candidate with at least 2 years UK experience. The Vet must be passionate and dedicated to providing high quality veterinary care.

You will be an ambitious surgeon who wishes to continue to develop your professional knowledge and clinical skill set. Areas of special interest will be supported, and certificates funded. Excellent communication skills and customer service skills are vital.

Key Details:

  • Hours: Full-time (37-hour week)
  • Monday- Friday: 4 days a week, Shifts between 8.00am-8.00pm each day
  • Weekends: 1 : 4 on a rota basis
  • Sole charge: None involved with this role
  • Branch work: None involved with this role
  • OOH: None involved with this role
  • Team: 2 Vet 2 Nurse 1 SVN and supporting staff

About you:

  • You will have a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • You will actively input into the progression and growth of the practice
  • You will be passionate, and a dedicated veterinary surgeon committed to delivering a high standard of veterinary care
  • You will have excellent communication and customer service skills
  • You will have a caring attitude and strive to continually improve your professional knowledge.
  • You will be ambitious and looking to progress.


They offer a bright, spacious, air-conditioned surgery that is built to industry leading standards and is fully equipped with all the latest technology. They offer a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities including orthopaedic services and surgery. Other facilities include:

  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • In House Laboratory
  • Separate dog and cat wards


  • Salary: 35,000 onwards commensurate to experience
  • Career development opportunities
  • 1500 funded CPD allowance per annum
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • 33 days holiday per year (including bank holidays)
  • RCVS & VDS Fees paid
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Free food Fridays

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Excellent communication skills

4+ 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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