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Two Fixed Term Veterinary Surgeon County Durham

2 weeks ago

£30,000 - £50,000 pro rata

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Consett, County Durham, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for two Veterinary Surgeons to join a practice in County Durham on fixed term contracts.

Both roles are full time and will be on 12-month contracts. The practice is flexible and can be flexible in terms of days work but need a minimum of 25 hours each week.

The Vets work a 4-day week with a 1:7 weekend rota with time off in lieu. The weekend rota of 1:7 comprises of consultations from 9am – 3pm. The practice offers their own on call until 10pm at night and when they have in patients they have a nurse on site overnight.

They comprise of a team of 7 Vets with the small animal Hospital and a supportive team of Veterinary Nurses.

About the role

The roles available can accommodation a new or recent graduate Veterinary Surgeon as there is plenty of support available and Vets with experience in mentoring newly graduated Vets. However, the practice are ideal for an experienced Vet also as there is a large surgical caseload along with a laparoscopic kit which they can train the Vet to use.

The practice works up their cases in house and offer state of the art facilities such as parameter anaesthetic monitoring in both theatres, dental x-ray, endoscopy, tonometry. The team boast certificate holding veterinary surgeons in medicine and behaviour along with a highly experienced nursing team and they are also a nurse training practice.

As the practice are looking for two Vets these positions would perhaps suit a couple who know each other and would prefer some time off together or perhaps relocating to the area. The role are flexible to being around February 2021.

Key Details:

Type: Full time minimum 25 hours per week if required
40 hours per week ideally
Hours: Monday – Friday 4 days per week
Weekends: 1:7 Saturday consultations only
OOH: None
Sole Charge: None
Team: 7 Vets
Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

Forward thinking and professional small animal Hospital
State of the at facilities and equipment
Large multi vet team with certificate holding veterinary surgeons
Well established with a large client base
Supportive and highly experienced veterinary team.
All staff are motivated and supported and encouraged to develop their skills and work towards certificates
Experienced Nursing team with coaching experience
Nurse training practice
Supportive and friendly practice.
On street parking


You will always deliver a high standard of clinical care
You will be passionate and motivated to drive the practice forward
You will be competent with routine surgeries however for newly graduated surgeons there is support provided
You will have excellent customer facing skills and communication 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 boasts a full range of the latest diagnostic equipment's with ultrasound, blood machines, digital x ray, dental, Endoscope, laparoscopic kit - everything that you would expect from a modern small animal Veterinary Hospital.


Salary - £30,000 – £50,000 pro rata
Career development opportunities
Holiday 25 days per annum plus 8 bank holidays and birthday off -
CPD allowance
RCVS fees paid
Exclusive company discounts and rewards
Workplace Pension Scheme
Health Insurance scheme
Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Excellent communication skills

1 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.

T: 0333 014 7374



Office hours are 8.30am - 7.00pm or email us outside of these hours and we will respond ASAP.

Vet Seekers act as an employment business and an employment agency for the supply of Locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry throughout the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0333 0147374
Address: Consett, County Durham, United Kingdom

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