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Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Cambridge

2 weeks ago

£45,000 - £60,000 pro rata

Vet Seekers

David Maclellan

Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

We are recruiting a permanent veterinary surgeon to join a small animal practice in Cambridgeshire. This is a full-time role working a 37-hour week. It is divided up between working in one of the branch surgeries and the main 24-hour Hospital.

The position within the branch surgery is a sole charge role so it is important that the Vet is confident in this area.

The role

The role will be fully supported with management and the Vet will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge as well as areas of special interest.

The branch practice is well equipped and also has a supportive nursing team. The Vet will be responsible for the day-to-day Vet work and will help enhance the performance in both the branch surgery and the hospital. The Hospital is a large modern practice with state-of-the-art facilities and also provides referral services to vets in the area so there is plenty of scope for exposure to more complex cases.

The Vet will have excellent customer service skills and build up client relationships easily. They will also be able to work well as part of a team as there is a large team within the small animal Hospital. The Vet must be enthusiastic and dedicated to providing a high standard of clinical care.

Key Details:

Type: Small Animal
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and every 2nd Fridays – 8:30am to 7pm Branch Surgery

Thursdays 9.30am – 1pm at 24hr Hospital

Weekends: 1:2 Saturdays 9am – 1pm at Branch surgery & 1:8 Sundays 7.45am – 8.15pm at Hospital practice.
OOH: None
Sole Charge: Sole charge at branch surgery
Team: Multi Vet and RVN practice with supporting staff
Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

Forward thinking and professional practice
State of the at facilities and equipment
Experienced Vet/ RVN team with certificate holding veterinary surgeons
Well established with a large client base
Practice sees a varied case load – emergency medical cases
Supportive veterinary team.
All staff are motivated and supported and encouraged to develop their skills and work towards certificates
Experienced Nursing team with coaching experience
Supportive and friendly practice.
6 monthly staff reviews are offered.
Ongoing career opportunities are offered.
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 looking to develop your medical and surgical skill set
You will be happy with sole charge work
You will be competent in all areas of routine surgery and medical cases
You will have excellent customer facing skills and be able to motivate other team members
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 diagnostic equipment’s with ultrasound, blood machines, digital x ray, dental – everything that you would expect from a 1st opinion practice


Salary - £45,000 -£60,000 commensurate to experience pro rata
Career development opportunities
Holiday 25 days per annum plus 8 bank holidays and birthday off – holiday entitlement increases with years’ service
Company Bonus scheme
CPD Allowance £1,000 with 5 days off to attend and higher budget courses are also negotiable
Additional CPD allowance for clinical coaches
RCVS and VDS 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



Do you know a Friend or Colleague that may be interested? VS Referral Scheme:

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: Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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