Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Up to £70k + Visa

Location South Shields
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Clinical Director, Head Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 DOE
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Published: 25 days ago

We are representing a small animal practice in Tyne & Wear that is expanding its team and seeking a senior veterinary surgeon to join them.

The Practice:

The practice boasts modern diagnostic facilities, including digital radiography, a NEW Ultrasound machine, dental radiography, in-house laboratory, and laparotomy spays. You'll join a team of four veterinary surgeons and a highly experienced group of five RVNs, soon to be seven, who are dedicated to support and mentorship.

The Role:

As a senior veterinary surgeon, you'll work alongside the team leading them to continued success.

With a mix of consults and surgeries, tailored to your preferences. Laparoscopy training is available for those with a surgical bias.

While the practice offers emergency care during the day, there are no out-of-hours duties.


Full-time availability is preferred, but part-time and flexible hours are negotiable. Full-time hours consist of 40 hours over four days per week, with no out-of-hours shifts and only a 1:4 Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm.


  • Coastal Living: Enjoy the beach, water sports, and scenic views.

  • Community Spirit: Embrace a friendly atmosphere and local events.

  • Historical Charm: Explore landmarks and cultural sites.

  • Natural Beauty: Green spaces and coastal walks abound.

  • Convenience: Access amenities, schools, and healthcare easily.


  • Competitive salary ranging from £60,000 - £70,000 DOE

  • 6.6 weeks of holiday per annum, inclusive of bank/public holidays

  • £2,500 CPD allowance per annum, with additional qualifications supported and five CPD days

  • Paid RCVS Membership and two other membership subscriptions

  • VDS cover

  • Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and surrogacy pay

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • Offers, discounts, and cashback on shopping, travel, entertainment, and more

  • Visa support for suitable candidates

If you are experienced and have prior senior experience, send over a CV to Sophie for more info!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 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 on028 8744 0649.

If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.