Veterinary Surgeon

Job Description

The Role

We are currently looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Dragon Vets in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This is a full-time role working 39 hours per week over 4 days with 1 weekend in four (day shifts) and 3 days off following the weekend worked. There are no night shifts and no on call required for this role.

Our successful candidate will experience a varied caseload of insured clients allowing them to work-up cases to the highest standard. Time will be split between our main practice and our branches with opportunities to follow cases and use all our gadgets.

About Us

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, renowned for horse racing and a thriving bar/restaurant scene, Dragon Vets is the largest and most advanced practice in the area. We have invested in the latest equipment including CT, DR, rigid/flexible endoscopy, high-end Doppler ultrasonography (GE Vivid IQ) and well-equipped operating facilities to provide our clients with the best possible service.
We are lucky to have several RCVS-advanced practitioners in medicine, surgery, and cardiology, meaning that we can manage most cases in-house and provide great support for colleagues interested in improving their skills. With 14 Veterinary Surgeons and 20 Veterinary Nurses there is plenty of opportunities for discussion of interesting cases and socialising.

Applicant Requirements

Candidates must be committed to providing clinical excellence and happy with some periods of sole charge. You will be happy with the investigation/management of common medical presentations and basic surgical procedures.


  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Job Location

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Dragon Vets, Prestbury Park