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Hospital Veterinary Surgeon - Award winning practice


Steph Ward

Our client is an accredited veterinary hospital within 30 mins of Birmingham, with an award winning team who are looking for a Hospital Veterinary Surgeon. The client is an Independent Small Animal, First Opinion and Referral Practice with a strong vet team of 15+ including 5 Certificate holders (Cardiology, Soft tissue/Orthopaedic Surgery, Medicine, Dermatology, and Advanced Veterinary Practice).

The ideal candidate will have a Certificate in Medicine or Critical Care or be actively working towards one OR be a senior vet with 5+ years’ experience in first opinion practise. Applicants with less experience but a keen interest in medicine are also welcomed to apply, with the role being adjusted accordingly.

Applicants should be enthusiastic in all aspects of 1st opinion general practice veterinary care, including emergency care and consulting. Be highly organised, a powerful team member and in receipt of excellent communication skills with clients, team members, and suppliers. With five first opinion branches transferring into the hospital plus 24/7 out of hours care there is a variety of case load to support clinical progression and be the master of your own development.

Priding themselves on being family vets for family pets, they have constantly pushed the boundaries on delivering the highest pet care through the calibre and qualifications of their Vets and Nurses and through the friendliness and professionalism of their support staff. Big enough to offer award winning care, facilities, small enough to care for client and employees alike treating them as unique individuals - family matters to them.

The package

  • Starting Salary - they will not be beaten on salary
  • Pension
  • Health Plan
  • CPD allowance per annum for relevant external CPD
  • Certificate funding if needed
  • RCVS/BSAVA/VDS membership funded
  • Staff discount on pet care
  • Staff discount on Petplan Insurance

In role benefits

  • Access to state of the art diagnostic equipment, and 11 operating theatres (CT scanner soon)
  • Support of 15 vets, 24 RVNs on a ratio of 1:2, and the Client Care team on a ratio of 1:5
  • 15 minute consultations
  • High % insured client base with dedicated Insurance team of 7 to process claims and provide guidance.
  • 4 or 4.5-day week (part time considered)
  • Superior care and professional satisfaction of providing our own in-house OOH, while on attractive rota of approx. 1:10 weekends with a 4-day weekend the following week.
  • Overnight weeknight on call 1:10, fully supported with back up from our 4 partners
  • On site accommodation for on call OOH if required


  • Access to and support from our 5 Certificate holders, with an established mentoring programme
  • Weekly in house CPD during normal working hours
  • Team buddy in addition to mentor to support your integration to the team
  • Case opportunities from across the branches
  • Long term career opportunities, Certificate, and Branch Management are all possibilities.
  • Off rota induction programme
  • Sabbatical opportunities after 24 months

Rewards and perks (The client will not be beaten on salary)

  • Assistance with relocation if required
  • Annual leave of 33 days per year (including bank holidays)
  • Regular colleague and family social events for those who want to be involved
  • Internal recognition scheme

If you would like to apply then please contact [email protected] 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.