• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Role

We are looking for mixed Veterinary Surgeon to work between our small animal hospital and equine departments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work at our main hospital as well as at one of our 7 branch practices where the workload is varied with both consulting and surgical roles possible. Our equine department is expanding and as such we require an extra vet to contribute to the workload. Participation in the OOH rota is essential although we are happy to be flexible in the exact split of workload between small animal and equine. Our clinical team is extremely supportive, and we aim to offer our clients an excellent service. We encourage case continuity and aim to provide an excellent atmosphere to develop your own interests. Salary is commensurate with experience but for an experienced vet in the region of £38,000-£48,000pa.

About Us

Our award-winning, purpose-built hospital is located on the outskirts of Morpeth and easily accessible with onsite parking. We have branches located across Northumberland. The main hospital has radiography/endoscopy, ultrasonography, dental, laboratory and hydrotherapy suites. We have 4 modern surgical theatres and 6 consulting rooms. Our vets have a wide range of experience and interests and include several certificate holders. We are a nurse training practice and encourage our nurses to continue their education post qualification. We provide our own out of hours service to give our clients an excellent and complete on-site service with 24-hour nursing support. Our equine facilities include 4 stables, stocks examination room, DR x-ray, gastroscope, videoscope, power float for dentals and ultra sound machine. We have an equine nursing assistant to assist with work ups at yards on or site.

Applicant Requirements

Previous experience working in both small animal and equine roles is preferred although a new graduate will be considered. Both senior small animal vets and our equine lead vet, Anna, are willing to support and develop the right candidate if required. You must be an enthusiastic team player who enjoys first opinion practice. We are happy to consider a part time role for the right candidate. Further study including certificates are encouraged and supported. Drivers licence essential.

Benefits (Subject to pro rata)

•25 days paid holiday not including bank holidays

•5 days paid CPD leave

•£1250 CPD Allowance per annum

•Private Medical Insurance

•VDS Membership paid

•BVA Membership paid

•Service based holiday entitlement increases

•Birthday leave

•Childcare voucher scheme

•Discounted veterinary fees

•My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•Cycle to Work scheme


•CPD/training support

•Paid bereavement leave

•Company sick pay

•Employee opinion survey

•Free uniform in a number of roles

•Annual pay reviews

•Social events

•Sponsorship for overseas employees

•Academy & Leadership courses

•Focus 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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