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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-37826)

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Veterinary Surgeon

£45,000 to £66,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon or soon to be?
  • Are you looking to join an established small animal practice?

Are you looking for...

  • A role with no OOH work?
  • A better work-life balance?

We are recruiting on behalf of a practice in Salisbury for a Permanent Veterinary Surgeon. This role is full time with shifts from 9am to 6pm, along with Saturdays on a rota. There will be no OOH work or any other emergency duties.

The role would be ideal for a Vet who is perhaps looking to move away from city life to move into the country. It is ideal for a relatively recently qualified Vet who is looking for a supportive role where they gain confidence in procedures and medical cases.

This is an established practice with a lovely loyal client base. They are fully equipped with facilities including dental and digital x-ray along with ultrasound and an in-house laboratory.

The practice has recently gone through a refurbishment, so it provides a lovely modern new environment. They are happy to say they are a close knit and supportive group and provide a harmonious working environment and a good work-life balance.

Who are they looking for:

The right candidate will have good experience in a small animal practice. They are looking for a vet who will be able to perform spay and castrate surgeries but also someone who is looking for a supported role to gain more experience and confidence and help build up to be able to manage cases by themselves.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, shifts from 9am to 6pm
  • Weekends: Saturdays on a rota
  • Sole charge: Some
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: None
  • Computer system: RX Works
  • Consultations: 15 or 30 minutes
  • Team: 1 vet, 2 RVNs, 1 SVN and support staff

About them:

  • Can provide a positive, happy and supportive working environment
  • Recently refurbished practice
  • Offers further progression with possible part ownership opportunity in the future
  • Offers a good work-life balance
  • Offers a wide range of modern veterinary services
  • Supportive and friendly team and practice
  • Offers flexible working hours
  • Offers funding for a certificate and supports areas of special interest
  • Part of a large nationwide network of practices
  • Fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge with the varied case load
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development
  • They offer care for physical and mental health wellbeing

About you:

  • You will be comfortable with routine spays and castrations
  • You will have an approachable, empathetic, and caring attitude
  • You will be passionate about all aspects of your Veterinary Work
  • You will be happy to share knowledge and mentor others where required
  • You will be able to establish good working relationships with clients and be confident in all consultations
  • You will contribute to the practice with ideas enabling them to stay at the forefront of clinical thinking whilst also maintaining the ethos of providing a high standard of clinical care to all pets.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop a great rapport with both clients and staff.
  • You will be a strong team player
  • Ambition to pursue an area of special interest would be supported


The practice offers a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities, including:

  • Emergency cover
  • Ultrasound
  • Operating theatres
  • Digital X-ray
  • Nurse clinics
  • Isolation unit
  • Ultrasound
  • In-house laboratory
  • Dentistry
  • Separate cat and dog wards


  • Salary: Up to £66,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holiday: Generous annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: Professional fees paid
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary
  • 1 weeks full pay sick pay after 1 full year of service
  • Certificates encouraged and supported
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Staff discount

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: 37826

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, 2022, 2023) 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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