Two x Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Charity Hospital Portsmouth - Hampshire

£33,000 - £44,000 - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 5445 Date Posted: Thursday 06 Feb 2020
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We are recruiting two x permanent veterinary surgeon to join a large charity hospital in Portsmouth. This is a full-time role comprising of 37.5 Hours per week with no weekend or on call. The Hospital comprises of 7 vets, 7 nurses and 8 VCAS. The hospital has also recently undergone a refurbishment in the front of house and the consultation rooms and has a new ultrasound machine, endoscopy and digital x ray. It sees a variety of cases each day, so the vet is open to more complex cases. The ethos of the charity is to continue to promote animal well being and preventative healthcare, so it is important that the vet also shares this ethos and has a genuine passion for animal welfare.


Key Details:

•             37.5 Hrs working week

•             Veterinary Surgeon's typically work incremental shifts from 8am-4.30pm to 10am-6.30pm and vet nurses from 8am-4.30pm to 9.30am to 6pm.

•             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

•             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


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 into the help improve the lives of every pet.



•             Salary - £33,281 – £43,421 pro rata per annum

•             Hours 37.5 Hours per week full time permanent

•             CPD is encouraged and self-development is actively encouraged

•             Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours

•             Excellent career opportunities/development

•             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)


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.  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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