Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon- Join an established, friendly, and supportive practice!

Location Hitchin
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £63k
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SG2470
Published: 24 days ago

Our client who we are thrilled to be working with a practice who have an opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis. This role would suit an experienced vet who is confident with a mixture of both consulting and operating.

Work life balance:

They are all about ensuring their staff get the perfect work life balance that suits their lifestyle which is why they allow their Vets, where possible, to choose their day off allowing 4d weekends to be taken without using any holiday up! Their weekend rota is completed 6-12 months ahead and daily rotas are available 5 weeks in advance, so their staff can plan their time off. 

Their full-time vets generally choose to work a 4-day week (10-hour days on shifts between 8:00am and 7:00pm) with some Saturday mornings and weekend work. There is no standard OOH or telephone duties for this role although occasional requirement to care for low dependency boarders on a Sunday (not on Bank Holidays). They are also happy to accommodate part time applicants for this role who are looking to work 2 or 3 days per week.

About them:

They are an established, friendly, and supportive practice in North Hertfordshire with direct rail links to London. They are a very experienced team including several certificate holders, full RVN team and support staff with a strong team ethos.

Equipment/service includes laparoscopy, digital radiography, echocardiology and comprehensive in-house lab. The practice has an active program of Quality Improvement driven by in-house analysis of working practices.

They are a busy practice with a high and varied caseload, which would suit someone who is keen to undertake further development. 


​Up to £63,000 DOE plus up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance

In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from;

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

  • Private medical insurance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata

  • Certificate support

  • BVA membership

  • VDS cover

  • RCVS fees

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 8765 8068.

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