Consult Only Veterinary Surgeon - Full Time

Location Leicester
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £36k-£55k
Contact name: Paul McCay

Contact email:
Job ref: PMC4071
Published: 4 days ago

​Our client are looking for a new colleague to join them in a consulting only role. 
They are a first opinion small animal practice, consisting of 3 Vets, 3 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 4 receptionists, and a practice manager. They are an RCVS Accredited practice, and ISFM Cat Friendly.
They are striving to establish a passionate team, all working towards the same goals of patient care and offering a wide range of medical and surgical options.


Their routine appointments are 15 minutes, and for more complicated cases or euthanasias, we allow for double appointments. Their reception team are very good at their jobs, and are able to triage calls effectively. 
There will be time allocated to call clients, deal with enquiries and follow up on own case load, however the rest of the team will be able to help with any cases that require further investigations or admitting as in patients. 
They have some lovely new equipment in practice, including microscope, diathermy (with monopolar and bipolar capabilities), and hand held dental x-ray, and are looking to upgrade their current ultrasound machine, orthopaedic kits and in house urine analysis. 
They also have the latest in house Idexx analysers, including haematology, biochemistry and Snap test machines, and are able to deal with most things in practice.

Ideal Candidate:

As a first opinion practice, they would like someone who is happy to deal with all initial and follow up consultations, and be someone who truly sees the advantage of case continuity. Their other vets or JVPs are always available for assistance with cases, or just to have someone to bounce an idea off, so you would never be left in the lurch! 
Although their practice is not the largest, their consult rooms are spacious, with plenty of storage for your favourite tools of the trade, and all have their own scales, sinks, vaccine fridges and heater/air con! 

Working hours:

The position is for a 40 hour week, over 4 or 5 days, with a 1 in 3 Saturday. They are open Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. They do open on Bank Holidays, 9am-5pm which are shared on a rota.
They do not do any OOH work, as this is covered by their local OOH service provider. 
They are keen to find the right person to join their team so they are more than happy to discuss rotas and individual needs. 

They do provide the usual ‘pizza lunches’ etc. for when they want to celebrate something, but they would rather show their appreciation with a fair and competitive salary, open discussions and job satisfaction. 
Their standard holiday allowance is 224 hours per year, including bank holidays, and this increases to 264 hours after being with them for 2 years.
RCVS and VDS fees are paid for by themselves, and CPD funding is also available on top of the in practice sessions, with both monetary contributions and allocated days. 
As well as a contributory pension scheme, there are additional benefits including high street discounts and colleague discounts.

The salary for this position is £36,000-£55,000, dependent on experience and eventual rota needs. 

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Paul on 07936947875 or email a CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.

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