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Experienced & Enthusiastic Small Animal Vet

My client based in the Southampton area of Hampshire have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon with a genuine passion for what they do to join them on a full time basis. Personality, empathy and communication skills are as important as qualifications, with a wish to work up cases to a high standard. A willingness to learn and work together is important too.

Ideally looking for an experienced vet in general medicine, competent in basic procedures including castration, spays, lump removal, dentals including extractions, anaesthetic, wound repair and x-rays. You must have good communication skills and be fluent in both written and spoken English. The practice has a very loyal client base and they are looking for candidates who are happy to work up cases and build strong relationships with their clients and animals.

Currently a 5 vet practice, including a Cardiology Certificate holder and colleagues registered on medicine and diagnostic imaging certificates, plus 8 RVN's all either qualified or in training, their main passion is providing exceptional client care with a particular focus on preventative medicine.

The practice is looking for additional staff to improve the work/life balance for their team, showing a real commitment to the happiness of their staff.

Weekends on OOH's are on a rota as follows:
Friday working 8.30am - 7pm, then on call 7pm until 10pm then going through to Vets Now.
Saturday working 8.30am-4pm then on call until 6pm then going through to Vets Now.
Sunday 10am - 1pm then on call until 6.30pm then going through to Vets Now.
This would be on a 1:4 rota and then you would get the following Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday off.

They are also proud to be able to offer a generous allowance for CPD/certification with supportive colleagues. Plus private healthcare, pension, gym membership and bonus scheme.

If this role sounds of interest please contact Steph on 01422 433 900 or email your CV through to

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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.