Veterinary Surgeons for Independent Practice in Surrey - Minimum 6 months experience


Steph Ward
Fancy working for a fabulous independent Hospital in the heart of Surrey where development is encouraged and certificates funded?

Then look no further, our fantastic client are looking for a couple of small animal veterinary surgeons to join their team due to growth. All the team ask is that you have a minimum of 6 months experience in general practice and are willing to work hard and be great team player.

This is a group of 7 branch practices plus a Tier 2 Accredited RCVS Hospital who are proud of their independence. They are currently a team of 15 vets and invest in their practices according to their clients needs and can immediately develop services and facilities in response to local issues, client feedback and advances in veterinary medicine. In addition having a number of local branches means the team can bring their expertise into communities knowing that their main site is not far away should a pet need hospitalisation, advanced surgery or more extensive diagnostics.

The team sees a varied caseload and a range of surgical procedures. At the hospital they have full facilities including an in-house X-ray machine and ultrasound and carry out advanced surgical and medical work-ups including cardiology, key hole surgery and orthopaedics. They are lucky enough not to refer much out as the team have Certificate Holders and Advance Practitioners based here.
Amongst the team they have certficate holders in surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging and vets currently working towards certificates in surgery and cardiology. This is a team who want you as an individual to learn and grow your skills and are happy to invest in your progress.

This is a full time role based over a 4 day week, working 8.30am-7pm, with 1 vet working until 9.30pm every evening. This late shift currently falls every 1 in 9 nights (moving to 1 in 11 nights from 2022 as the team grows) and allows you to see some emergency work and grow your skills set in this area. The weekend rota currently falls on a 1:9 rota (Sat 9-5pm and Sun 9-4pm), again moving to 1:11 weekends from 2022.

The role will involve some branch work and somes days at the hospital, the team are happy to discuss with individuals which branch site would be best depending on location. You will be working alongside 2 other full time experienced vets and a team of supportive nurses. You can request to follow your own cases to the hospital if staffing allows.
Ideally you will have a minimum of 6 months experience in first opinion practice. You will be capable to do routine consults and surgeries as well as being an organised individual and confident with clients.
There are no OOH's with this role as Vets Now work from the main Hospital site and take branch inpatients over night if necessary.

The location of the practices in this group allow easy access to the Capital, approx 40 mins by train, whilst enabling you to live and work in the affordable leafy suburbs of Surrey.

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.