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Hospital Veterinary Surgeon Required At Penmellyn Vets

4 weeks ago
2 months ago

Up to £70,000 (FTE) + Up to 5K sign on bonus

Penmellyn Vets, St. Columb Major Hospital

Maizie Brown

Saint Columb Major, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take……maybe a detour to Cornwall is just what you need?

Penmellyn Veterinary Group has a Hospital Vet position available due to one of our team heading off to explore the world! 


What one of our hospital vets says, defines the role in a nutshell:

 ‘ I enjoy the hospital vet role because you get to see the whole case through, which is really rewarding. Sick animals come in, you work them up and plan (with the help of the diagnostics and surgical team where needed), then reassess them day-to-day and communicate with owners. It gives great patient and client continuity, and it’s also great for learning and professional development. There is a lot of medicine involved, some ECC and surgery, and a lot of teamwork, especially working closely with our nursing team to give our patients the best care possible’.


Penmellyn’s practices are in the heart of Cornwall, this outstanding county, and we strive to provide first class care to our team, clients, and pets alike. With our group of 25 full time Veterinary Surgeons and 50 veterinary nurses across our sites, we have an exceptionally supportive and forward-thinking team whom we are immensely proud of. We have invested heavily in state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment to include a CT scanner, ultrasound, digital radiography. We are excited that we are about to expand our hospital to include 4 modern and up to date theatres, a diagnostics suite, and minor procedures room, cat friendly ward with its own examination room, a large kennel area with 35 kennels, and separate cat and dog isolation facilities.


The role would suit a 2 year + graduate ideally, who would like the opportunity to gain valuable experience with job satisfaction because you can follow cases through from the start to the end of the patients stay. We have a dedicated ‘help hosp vet nurse’ and you have the chance to work-up your own cases and to direct to specific teams for assistance if this is required. It is a rotating position, currently shared by three vets and so would give you the opportunity when not rota’d as the hospital vet, to use your skills in surgery, imaging and consulting.


We are an enthusiastic, progressive and extremely supportive team. We have visiting cardiologists and ophthalmologists on a regular basis, making referrals easy and have our orthopaedic diplomat on hand to assist where needed.


We value your wellbeing and mental health, we provide allocated lunch breaks and time out breaks throughout the day, to rest and breathe. We try to foster an environment where no-one feels embarrassed to ask a question or ask for help. We have regular meetings to discuss cases, to improve and develop and we always have colleagues on hand who are interested, happy to discuss cases and provide reassurance with also the opportunity to also work independently.


Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance



Professional Memberships


As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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. Quote BH7376 when applying for this role. 

Tel: 07977245242
Address: Station Road TR9 6BX, Saint Columb Major, Cornwall, United Kingdom

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