Assistant Veterinary Surgeon Boston - Lincolnshire

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Salary Package: £40,000 DOE - Small Animal - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 1031 Date Posted: Monday 14 Jan 2019
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We are currently recruiting for an Assistant Veterinary Surgeon to join a long-standing team of friendly and devoted veterinary professionals at our clients well-established, small animal practice in Boston. Set in the heart of Lincolnshire’s dramatic Fenland, Boston, a classic gem of a market town, immersed in history and located on the edge of the famous Wash.

Ideally you must have experience in small animal practice and be able to demonstrate knowledge built through experience and education. This role will be well-suited to somebody with extensive knowledge and desire to learn from experienced Veterinary Surgeons.

Key Details:

  • Hours Monday to Friday: Flexible working hours
  • Weekends: 1:5
  • Computer System: RX Works
  • Sole charge: will be expected at the weekends
  • Free parking


  • X-ray
  • Surgical facilities
  • In-house blood tests
  • Ultrasound

Package & Benefits:

Salary:  £40,000 DOE

Fees: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid

Accommodation:  £7,800 DOE

Vehicle or Allowance: If you take a vehicle it’s tax free and worth around £4500 (petrol, insurance, MOT, tax etc are all covered); if you opt for the allowance instead, it’s £2500 in cash, but taxed.

CPD: £1500 per annum plus 3 days off, with extra certificate funding;

Further Training: There are a fantastic team of in-house trainers who deliver customer service and communication training, how to handle tricky situations and giving/receiving feedback training – free of charge!

Pension: Company pension scheme

Holiday: Working life balance is of the utmost importance and offer 5 weeks’ holiday plus Bank Holidays.  Part-time opportunities are available for most roles!

Internal Schemes, discounts etc: Every member of staff has access to great discounts for supermarkets, shops, holidays etc (which can be very substantial!); They have their own staff cost saving scheme for pet treatment, and offer great discounts on pet food. A lot of vets are also on commission, so they actively benefit from the hard-work they put into the practice.

Staff related awards etc: Excellent scheme in place for staff members to accrue points for rewards etc, which can be spent on a variety of goods and services!

Career progression: Uniquely, vets will have the opportunity to become their own bosses in their own clinics, with the benefit of working within a large, tried and tested network!  Vastly improved profits through buying power, whilst also enjoy the tight support network clinically, with access to fantastically skilled vets!  Excellent career paths available employees wanting to take a different direction and progress into roles such as Area Managers, College Lecturers, Regional Directors or, becoming part of the Practice Development team – and so much more!

Wellbeing/Support Management: A pioneering ‘Buddy System’ is in place where every new vet is allocated a Mentor, who will look after them in the first year and ongoing support is provided from a team of close-knit Area Managers and Regional Directors, all of whom who are fully trained in dealing with mental health issues.

Clinical Support: They also have a tight internal clinical support network, with access to some fantastically skilled vets (for example, one of their surgeons is doing elbow surgery that isn’t done anywhere else in the UK), and equipment, such as their own CT and MRI units, and their very own radioiodine unit in London for hyperthyroid cats.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Minimum 2 year's post grad experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered, please apply with your latest CV.  Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities:

T: 0333 014 7374      

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