The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our lovely, enthusiastic team. Based primarily at the Fairfield branch in Fairoak, Southampton, you will have a nice balance of consulting and surgery. We welcome a confident vet as there can be rare periods of sole charge. There may be occasional shifts at one of the other branches if cover is required.

No on-call, OOH, or bank holidays.
1:8 Saturdays (9am-12pm or 9am-4pm). Shifts are either 4 days (8am – 6pm or 9am – 7pm), or 5 days with varied shorter shifts (typically 8am – 1pm and 9.30am – 7pm). Flexibility with hours can be considered.

The salary is up to £60k DOE.

About us

Unicorn is a group of three practices with a strong focus on patient welfare and high clinical standards. The practice fosters a very supportive and caring environment where real emphasis is placed on ensuring a great work/life balance for all staff.

The Fairfield surgery is on the outskirts of the idyllic South Downs with rivers and forests, while also being near to Winchester and Southampton. There is easy access to the beautiful New Forest, the south coast and London. The area is home to excellent schools and is a lovely place to set up home.

The practice is equipped with digital X-ray, in-house haematology and biochemistry including SDMA, T4 and other extended panels, endoscopy, ultrasound and echocardiograhy, capnography, tonometry, ECG.

You will have the support of a fantastic, proficient nursing team comprised of plentiful RVNs and SVNs and a very experienced reception/office team. Many of the vets hold post-graduate qualifications (there are small animal medicine certificate holders, many with special interests, and one vet is currently finishing a Masters in soft tissue surgery).

Fairfield is a cat-friendly clinic, and the Park branch is currently working towards cat-friendly status.

Fear-free initiative is employed at all branches

Applicant Requirements

At least 1 year qualified as some sole charge. MRCVS. Interest in learning and progressing clinical abilities a must.

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 LGBT+ 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.