Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Charity Hospital Gillingham, Kent - Kent

£40,383 - £47,227 DOE - Small Animal - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 4475 Date Posted: Monday 20 Jan 2020
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Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of an amazing team?

We are looking to recruit a permanent Veterinary Surgeon to work within an established charity hospital in Gillingham, Kent. Their Gillingham Pet Hospital has a dedicated and experienced team keen to share the knowledge and experience they have gained from a wide and varied case range. Team work is a big focus at here, with the team often collaborating in clinical discussions, participating in in-house development and of course the odd social event!

Key Details:

  • 37.5hr working week
  • Part-time hours considered
  • Oversees sponsorship available for this role
  • Veterinary Surgeon's work either 9.00am – 5.30pm or 9.30-6.00pm or 8.30-5.00pm depending on rota.
  • No OOH, as this is fully outsourced - Vets Now do night cover on site.
  • The caseload is varied and would make a great opportunity for someone completing a certificate or looking to further develop their skills. 
  • They have the work / life balance sorted with a genuine 37.5 hour working week, no evening OOH (latest finish 6pm
  • Clinical staff typically work 1 in 6 Saturday mornings from 9-12 and receive time off in lieu the following week
  • Pets and people at the heart of what they do UK wide
  • Company car or car allowance – £3156

About the Role:

  • They are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS) for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to all the hospitals clients and to provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.
  • The hospital building is well equipped with plenty of consulting space allowing them to meet the demands of this busy small practice.
  • The caseload is very varied on a day to day basis
  • They are a friendly welcoming team that are very supportive.
  • They aim to promote a healthy life for all their pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion.
  • Responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients

About Them:

  • As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, they strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment.
  • Every year their dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets.
  • Their national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.
  • They believe that they work better together, so everyone from their vets, volunteers, shop teams and to office support colleagues - are driven in to the help improve the lives of every pet.


  • There is an airport nearby which links to major UK cities - and Europe.
  • Gillingham is a town in the county of North Kent in South East England and is within easy access to London whilst still being able to enjoy the local beaches of Whitstable and Margate. The best of both worlds!
  • The town includes the settlements of Brompton, Hempstead, Wigmore, Parkwood, Rainham which has its own significant retail and leisure hub
  • Gillingham itself sits in North Kent with easy access to London whilst still being able to enjoy the local beaches of Whitstable and Margate. The best of both worlds!


  • Salary £40,383 - £47,227 depending on experience
  • Company car or car allowance – £3156
  • CPD is encouraged and self-development is actively encouraged
  • Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • 37.5hr working week
  • 5 weeks holiday per year
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance (after 12 months service)

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, 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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