Small Animal Vet (Great Team Culture, No OOHs, 4 Day Week)

Location Norwich
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £38-£60k + Benefits & Amazing Team Culture!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGNORMF
Published: about 1 month ago

​We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and passionate Veterinary Surgeon to join a wonderful team of vets, nurses and support staff.

We are individually owned and run, based in Norwich. Norwich is a lovely city to live and work in line with what is thought to be the right mixture of city and countryside. Based 30 mins from the beach, 15 mins from the broads yet only 5 minutes drive away from the city centre. In Norwich City centre they have an amazing array of shops for those that enjoy their retail therapy. They also have a wonderful cathedral and some beautiful architecture that you really should visit if you can.


They have a supportive, experienced team and across the Norwich group with certificate holders in surgery and ophthalmology and four other vets currently studying for certificates. Having brand- new ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy, tonometry, slit lamp, multi parameter units for both theatres and full in-house lab.

Both practices are very busy small animal first opinion practices. Having access to a large area of free parking. And, have a variety of shops next to us including The Range, M+S Food, Starbucks, Next, Sainsburys and a Gym.

Both Partners have a love of orthopaedics and surgery and regularly does Cruciate and Patella repairs along with fracture fixations.

There is 4 consulting rooms, a theatre, prep room, imaging room, dog and cat wards, isolation and lovely new reception area with separate cat and dog waiting areas. They are currently looking at extending one of their surgeries to include a CT scanner within approximately the next 18 months.

  • They have a varied caseload with the ability to work up cases in house and clinical freedom to do so.

  • Appointments are 20-30 minutes in length with an hours admin time each consult day to allow time for call back etc.

  • They have recently appointed a mental health first aider and are implementing the BVA good workplace guide.

The Ideal Vet:

  • A full or part time veterinary surgeon. We are flexible with the hours.

  • Someone confident with all routine first opinion work, however, there would always be support available for those needing support in some areas.

  • Positive team player.

  • Organised and structured

  • Good ability to manage time well.

  • Passionate and the willingness to provide excellent patient and client care.

On Offer:

  • Ideally for a full time position a 4-day week and a set day off each week but are happy to discuss other options.

  • 1:4 weekends (Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm)

  • No Out of Hours

  • A positive, happy and supportive working environment.

  • Salary range £38000-60000 (FTE)

  • A wonderful team of 4 vets, 4 RVNs, 2 students RVNs and lots of support staff.

  • Zero tolerance policy on inappropriate behaviour and language from clients and staff.

  • 20-minute appointments slots for all types of appointment.

  • Good work life balance

  • Strongly promotes recycling

  • Open to part time working

  • Regular pay reviews

  • Regular career development reviews

  • Generous CPD per annum of £1000 with added support towards certificates.

  • Excellent Clinical Support

  • Free In house Learning and Development CPD Portal

  • Regular Vet and Nurse Clinical Club meetings

  • Certificates and Special Interests supported and encouraged.

  • Encourage non-clinical CPD (leadership and development)

  • Encourage feedback and ideas to move the business forward

  • Paid membership for RCVS, VDS

  • Companion Pension Scheme

  • 40 % veterinary staff discount and 20% Pets At Home staff discount

  • 5 weeks holiday per annum, increasing to 6 weeks after 1 full years’ service

  • Your birthday off as an additional days holiday (or within a month of that date)

  • 1 weeks full pay sick pay after 1 full years service increasing with length of service

  • Exclusive colleague discounts including High Street retailers and restaurants.

If you are a recent graduate veterinary surgeon or an experienced small animal vet looking for a new exciting opportunity - Get in Touch with Sophie today

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 on 028 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. ​

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