Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - North London - Salary up to £70k DOE

Location Luton
Discipline: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Contact name: Julie Powell

Contact email:
Job ref: 7664
Published: 24 days ago
We have a friendly, forward thinking team looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis in Luton, Bedfordshire.

This is a busy small animal practice, with a progressive attitude that takes pride in the high standards of care that they provide. They are in the process of building up their clinical team but have the potential and facilities to become a 3 full time vet practice. They have a motivated and proactive nursing team, consisting of 2 RVNs, 1 SVN and 2 VCAs, who provide high level of support and are confident with schedule 3 procedures and consulting. The nursing team, led by Head Nurse Emily, is particularly keen on pain management and local anaesthesia techniques and is happy to share this with any future colleagues.

They also have a full reception team and Practice Manager to provide excellent client care. Our new team member will be supported, and in turn support other members of the team, promoting wellbeing and a positive work environment.

The practice have recently invested in dental x-ray and a new dental suite, alongside the usual gadgets such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, tonopen, multiparameter monitoring equipment, blood haematology and biochemistry, bair huggers and blood pressure machines.

Ideally this is a full time role but the team are open to negotiation and so would like to encourage part-time applicants to get in touch aswell. This is a 50:50 consulting and surgery role and they are open to discussing different shift patterns, depending on number of days worked per week. There is a share in the Saturday morning rota; currently, 1 in 3. But the practice is only open 8.30am-12pm on Saturdays; along with no Sundays, Bank Holidays, and no OOHs so there is plenty of time to enjoy the weekend and achieve that important work-life balance!

This team know that work-life balance is vital in supporting their people to be their best selves and their flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.  

Applications are welcomed from certificate holders and candidates with all levels of experience. Additional qualifications are a bonus and salary would reflect this. The ideal candidate will be a team player as the wellbeing of our team is very important to us and someone who enjoys a mix of surgery and consultation time. You must have a current MRCVS registration.

Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience plus up to £5,000 relocation allowance.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.