Veterinary Surgeon for SA practice in County Durham - Minimum 12 months experience


Julie Powell
This friendly 100% small animal practice have a large team of experienced vets and nurses and are looking to recruit an additional veterinary surgeon to join the team on a permanent basis in County Durham.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years experience post graduate and be competent enough to carry out unsupervised consults and basic ops like castrates, spays, dentals and uncomplicated mass removals - although help is always available when needed.
The most important attribute is motivation and a positive attitude. An interest in a certificate could be supported.
The team are quite flexible with regards to rotas, all vets work different hours however, the ideal candidate would work 4x 9 hour days and 1 in 3/4 Saturdays. If you would rather work a 5 day week and less hours per day, then the team are also open to this aswell. There are no OOH with this role as Vets Now cover this for the team.

The team currently have 3 vets and 9 RVN's enrolled in certificates. As a team they promote quality and not quantity and feel it is important that all staff get time to do a proper work up, even in the current busy environment they do everything they can to keep the workload under control.

On offer for the successful candidate is a full time salary of up to 50k dependent on experience plus a relocation allowance of up to 5000 and a welcome bonus up to 1500. Plus the usual 25 days paid holiday (not inc Bank Hols), 5 days paid CPD leave and an allowance of 1250 per annum, private medical insurance and VDS & BVA memberships paid.

The practice is located just 10 miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne and with the East coast just a 12 mile drive you will be in a fabulous location to enjoy a great work/life balance.

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.