Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon- Salary up to £65,000 plus Relocation Allowance up to £2,000!

Location Manchester
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £65k
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SG2461
Published: about 1 month ago

Our client who we are pleased to be working with have an exciting opportunity that has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their amazing team.

This practice currently has eleven veterinary surgeons, ten registered veterinary nurses, three trainee veterinary nurses, seven auxiliary veterinary nurses, eight receptionists and a practice manager. This role is for cat and dog work. You will be working alongside colleagues from diverse backgrounds with many years of experience and qualifications– 3 exotic cert holders, 1 currently sitting ECC cert and 1 sitting ophthalmology cert. They actively encourage career progression and would happily support further accreditation in your chosen field.

About them:

This practice has been very proudly caring for the pets of south Manchester for the last 50 years and is fortunate to have a lovely client base and good reputation. They are lucky enough to have a wonderful cohesive team.

They are a supportive, caring, busy practice with fantastic team work. They have great clients and a wide variety of patients! Their aim is to provide a high standard of veterinary care, and they have a great local reputation.

They are RCVS silver accredited, and rabbit welfare silver accredited. They are staffed 24 hours a day for improved patient welfare and client care (they have a dedicated OOH team of vets/nurses, as well as auxillary nurses who look after thwir in-patients OOH).


The rota is based on a 4 day a week, 1 weekend (mornings only) in 5 – 6. Shift patterns on weekdays are a mix of 9 - 4 and 9 - 7. There is a separate out of hours team, but you will be 2nd on call one day a week and one weekend in 5 primarily for advice for the out of hours vet or nurse.

The rota is designed to give a great work life balance, based on 40 hours and a 4 day week. Should a 5 day week be preferred to suit your lifestyle better, or Part Time, then they would happily accommodate this.

Ideal Candidate:

They are seeking a friendly, organised, adaptable, and dependable individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and can work and lead within a large supportive team as well as independently.  What matters most to us is your attitude and your commitment to delivering the highest standards of patient care and championing their values.


​Up to £65,000 DOE, plus Relocation Allowance up to £2,000

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

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Private medical insurance

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

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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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