The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly caring team at Bourne Vets. We feel it is important to try and keep the day as varied as possible, therefore, the day-to-day duties include an equal amount of general first opinion small animal consulting and operating. We provide ample opportunity for you to work up your cases and build long lasting and strong bonds with our patients and clients.

The role is full time working 40 hours a week over 4 days between 8:30am-19:00pm with 1:4 Saturdays. We would consider part-time job share for the right candidate.


Salary for the role is up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience, plus a competitive bonus scheme.

About Us

Bourne Veterinary Practice is a purpose designed modern small animal practice situated in a delightful rural farmstead within 4 miles of the historic cathedral city of Canterbury with easy access to both London and Europe via the Channel Tunnel. There is also a diverse coastline with nature reserves and a wealth of cycle routes and trails too to enjoy. The practice has a separate ISFM Silver accredited Cat-only Clinic and a Rehabilitation Clinic with an aqua treadmill all on the same site. We have wonderful clients with a higher-than-normal percentage of insured pets, and we offer 20-minute consultations as standard.

Team and Culture

The practice has 4 full time Vets, 10 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 ANAs, 6 Receptionists and a Practice Manager. We have visiting specialists for orthopaedics, cardiology, and ultrasound.We have a caring and supportive ethos in practice, which provides a thoroughly caring and enjoyable working environment. We care, we listen, we strive to improve work-life balance and are always keen to embrace initiative and staff wellbeing.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate will need to be RCVS registered with great communication skills and willing to embrace the practice ethos of offering the best clinical standards and pro-actively contributing to the progression of the practice.

Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs
  • As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.