Permanent full time experienced Large Animal Veterinary Surgeon Ashford Kent - Kent

£35,000 - £45,000 - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 4883 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Feb 2020
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A large animal practice located in Ashford are looking to recruit a large farm animal veterinary surgeon on a permanent basis to join their growing team.  This role would ideally suit an experienced veterinary surgeon perhaps looking to relocate and have a new challenge.

Key Details:

  • Type: Large / Farm Animal  
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
  • Weekends:  Saturday 9am – 5pm –
  • OOH: Maximum 1: 5 – during lambing and calving season the vets double up. Ooh will reduce as the practice expands further.
  • Lieu: Yes, time off in Lieu when worked a weekend on call and a second on call is rewarded with a day working from home.
  • Sole charge: Some
  • Team: 6 Large Animal vets supported by 2 administrative assistants.

About them:

  • Modern and spacious purpose-built practices
  • Fully equipped facilities and services
  • Delivers a high standard of clinical care and uses evidence-based medicine
  • Multi vet practice so plenty of support is given to the right candidate to develop their knowledge and clinical skill further.
  • Career development opportunities into management for the right candidate
  • Varied case load from dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, camelids to smaller holders with smaller animals multi species open and pet farm animals.
  • Offers routine fertility work, health planning and individual animal work
  • Has a high surgical caseload
  • If you do have a passion for teaching the practice does take on rotating university students
  • Part time hours are also considered.
  • Certificates can be funded and supported.
  • Car, Laptop and Phone provided
  • Award winning practice
  • The practice supports all veterinary surgeons and are committed to their wellbeing and always tries to promote flexibility support and teamwork.

About You:

  • You must have a strong work ethic and provide an excellent high standard of clinical service
  • You will need to be confident in sole charge work
  • You must be competent in all areas of large / farm animal work
  • Experience in TB Testing experience is advantageous
  • You will be a forward-thinking vet, compassionate and enthusiasm with a positive attitude.
  • You would be qualified in fertility, cattle health and production, foot care and mobility, youngstock and farm management


  • Salary: £36,000 – £45,000 DOE     
  • Holiday allowance: 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension: Contributory pension scheme available
  • Company car and phone and laptop provided
  • Private health insurance
  • Certificates are funded and supported
  • CPD: Generous Allowance 5 days £1,000
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Rewards: Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with High Street retailers and restaurants
  • Memberships: Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS and BVA)

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 1 years’ post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. 

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