Veterinary Surgeon

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team Rugby, Warwickshire. The position is full time, working a 4-day week from 8.30am-7.00pm (with usually the same day off each week). One early finish per week where you finish at 6pm. One full ops day per week and the opportunity to operate on at least one other day. An hour’s lunch is also usually achieved! The salary for the role is £35k – £48k dependent on experience.

About Us

We are a busy, single-site small animal only practice. We strive to provide a high-quality first opinion service, whilst ensuring a rota with provisions made for sensible consulting block lengths (no more than 2 hrs of 15 min appointments) as well as plenty of opportunity for case work-ups and ops. We also have blocks of time ring-fenced for phone calls, lab reporting, research, repeat prescriptions etc. Our single-site location means that the team are all together at all times. This means plenty of opportunity for case discussions and internal support. We have a full range of the usual equipment that you would expect in a practice of this size. Our experienced team of 8 vets have a range of skills including orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery, medicine, imaging and ophthalmology. Two certificates are underway already. Supporting the vets, are a great team of 11 RVNs and 5 receptionists.

Our ethos is that there is still a range of services that can be performed by a GP practice such as our own. We encourage clients to see the same vet as much as possible as this aids case management and builds up a good rapport. We also generally manage to work our own cases up, but with support from the experience from the rest of the team.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for someone with experience who is confident with routine surgeries and consultations. Ideally, the person would have the confidence to work on their own, but with the reassurance of support if needed. An emphasis on client care is required, as we feel that: "As vets, if we do our job properly, communicate with clients and charge appropriately, the money will take care of itself". For more information about the role, including more details about our facilities and team please visit

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

  • 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
  • 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. Please quote BH1234 when applying for this role.

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Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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