Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location Staines-upon-Thames
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £55k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGWID
Published: 7 months ago

We are pleased to be representing an amazing Independent Practice that have a rare opportunity has come up!

This is an opportunity to join an 8 site independent group based around Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey/SW London. They are looking for a candidate with at least a year's experience of UK small animal first opinion practice to join their Exceptional Team.

  • The role involves a four-day week (with a fixed day off) split between the main Staines site and one of the branch surgeries.

  • Days run 0830-1900, or 0730-1800 weekdays and Saturdays 0800-1700.


The surgery is a medical and surgical, Tier Two, Accredited RCVS Practice. The surgery is busy and exciting with plenty of opportunity to hone and develop your skills. The role will involve inpatient care, consultations, and surgical time, supported by the strong nursing and client care teams. We are well equipped, with complete in-house laboratory, laparoscopy, endoscopy (both flexible and rigid), digital x-ray (including dental), ultrasound, CT Scanner onsite and local MRI access too. Our branches are well equipped and supported by the main site. We encourage case continuity and vets would be supported by their senior team.


The vet team is comprised of 13 vets with a range of experience including post-graduate certificates (Surgery, Dermatology) and Advanced Veterinary Practitioner status. Continued Professional Development including certificate study is actively encouraged and they have other colleagues studying for internal medicine, surgery, and cardiology certificates. We pride ourselves in our strong learning culture across the teams.

With the equipment and experience within the team they are fortunate to be able to work cases up to a high level both medically and surgically, making minimal referrals.

A 3rd party group take the phones after 9.30pm and look after inpatients overnight. Evening duties and Saturdays are split on an equal basis with approx. 1/3 Saturdays.


  • Offer up to £55,000 (dependent on experience), per annum

  • Minimum CPD allowance of £1,500, 5 days’ CPD leave, with certificates actively encouraged (subject to funding agreement)

  • VDS/ RCVS/ BVA/ BSAVA membership fees paid

  • Staff Discount Scheme

  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays


  • RCVS Registered Veterinary Surgeon

  • Confident working sole charge

  • At least one years’ UK experience desirable but new and recent graduates please apply - we are enrolled in the VetGDP programme with trained advisors.

If you are a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, with a solid 1 Year of Expereince and Interest in working for a Great Independent Clinic - Get in Touch 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 02887658068.

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