The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join the team at Corner House Vets! This role would be perfect for someone who is confident in their consulting and surgical skills and is keen to progress and develop further in a supportive, well established team. Day to day you will be consulting, performing surgeries, and managing cases.

Here at Corner House Vets work-life balance is very important to us. You will be working 40 hours over a 4 or 5 day week. Shifts starting at 8:30m and finishing at 19:30pm, with 2 scheduled hours each day for lunch and message time. This is to allow you adequate time to keep on top of your caseload. Weekends are shared 1:5 on Saturday and Sunday mornings and are consulting only. You will get the following Friday off in lieu so you can enjoy a long weekend. There are no out of hours duties. Our rota is structured to allow a good balance between 15 minute consults and surgery, to allow good case continuity and time for case work up.


The salary for this role is up to £48,000 per annum depending on experience.

About Us

We are an RCVS accredited practice as well as an ISFM Silver cat friendly clinic. Our facilities include, four consulting rooms, two theatres, dental suite with xray, ultrasound, in house lab and digital xray. We are a young progressive practice, with a great friendly enthusiastic team. Our USP is that we are a very stable practice that promotes excellent work life balance alongside a high standard of care.

The practice is situated in the traditional seaside town of Herne bay, a couple of minutes walk from the beach, with a great range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Nearby, Whitstable and Canterbury are other popular destinations in the area. There is also a high speed direct train link to London as well as easy access to the Eurostar in Dover.

About the Team and Culture

We are an established team of 5 Veterinary Surgeons and 9 Nurses with the support of our 5 members on our support team. We have one Medicine certificate holder and have the vision in practice of encouraging and supporting more certifications from any who hold the interest.

Our strongest asset and why people want to work for us is our team. We have a low staff turnover and you will be joining an established team of five vets, nine RVNs and four receptionists. Our full team of experienced RVNs are confident in nurse led care and will prove to be invaluable in assisting with your diagnostics, patient care and procedures.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking someone who has a good grounding in routine surgeries and who is confident consulting. Having an innovative approach to the role fits with our team culture. We hope our newest Veterinary Surgeon will have excellent communications skills and a positive can do attitude. 

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
  • Company bonus scheme
  • 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.

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