Night Veterinary Surgeon for Tier 3 Hospital Site near Bristol


Steph Ward
Our client has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced night Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. If you are looking for a role that will challenge you and give you the opportunity to develop your emergency and critical care skills, then this role is for you.

You will be working in an enriching environment where you will use your clinical skills to provide high standard of emergency and out-of-hours care to a wide variety of cases. You will work alongside the rest of the dedicated EVS team, including another Veterinary Surgeon covering the twilight hours, night and twilight Registered Veterinary nurses, and a dedicated team of Care Assistants. You will be responsible for overnight in-patient care at a dedicated 24-hour hospital, meaning the majority of our patients stay on-site for the duration of their treatment. This provides a real opportunity to work up your own cases and allows case continuity. The team is very experienced with many of the team holding certificates in Medicine, Surgery and Cardiology. You will also care for patients who are hospitalised by the Referral department in a variety of disciplines, including Medicine, Ophthalmology, Soft Tissue, Oncology, and Dentistry.
The rota will include working 7-night shifts on followed by 14 days off. It will be Monday to Friday 6:00pm-9:00am and Sat/Sun from 5.30pm-9:00am.
The salary for this role is up to 60,000 take home depending on experience.

This team has a big focus on coaching and development and has Vets with further training in this area. They encourage personal development, including funding certificates where desired. They encourage a collaborative working culture where they can share ideas and support each other. Several of the Vets have certificates in medicine and surgery, whilst others are currently working towards them. They enjoy supporting new graduates and have EMS students on a regular basis enabling the team to give back to the veterinary community.

This Tier 3 RCVS accredited hospital provides excellent facilities including digital x-ray, dental x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy and more. The team pride themselves on clinical excellence whilst also providing a patient appropriate compassionate service for our clients. You will join a well-established team of over 30 other Veterinary Surgeons across the group, a strong, experienced nursing team and a fantastic support team.

Applicant Requirements
This role would be ideal for an experienced night Veterinary Surgeon, or someone who is looking to take on the challenge of moving from days to nights.
The team are looking for someone who strives for clinical excellence, is committed to client and patient care has a passion to do things right clinically, and importantly is a great team player

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro-rata
Certificate support
Learning and development opportunities
Access to Vetlexicon – an online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
All our Vets get 1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
BVA membership
VDS cover
RCVS fees
Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
Up to 5000 relocation allowance

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [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.