Veterinary Surgeon - Graduates Welcome to Apply! (Above Market Benefits)

Location Norwich
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £50k + Benefits & Annual Pay Reviews!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGNVP1
Published: about 1 month ago

**Graduates through to a Senior Vet will be Considered - ​Full or Part Time Opportunities**

The Role:

  • We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and passionate Veterinary Surgeon to come and join a wonderful team of vets, nurses and support staff. The branch opened 12 years ago and is a very busy small animal first opinion practice, with a collaborative environment & loyal clients.

  • You will have a varied caseload with the ability to work up cases in house and clinical freedom to do so. There are always looking to improve our standards with regular clinical meetings, journal club and CPD. And, are always striving to improve the work life balance and the mental health of the team.

  • Ideally for a full time position a 4-day week (9am-7pm with an hour's lunch) and a set day off each week but are happy to be flexible and discuss other options.

  • 1:4 weekends and No OOHs!

About the Practice:

  • The practice is one of 3 branches in Norwich, but have our own autonomy and are independently run.

  • 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. Our Joint Venture Partner has a love of orthopaedics and surgery and regularly does Cruciate and Patella repairs along with simple fracture fixations

  • The practice has a brand-new ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy, tonometry, slit lamp, multi parameter units for both theatres and full in-house lab. 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.


  • Norwich is a lovely city to live and work in with what we think of is the right mixture of city and countryside.

  • The practice is 30 mins from the beach, 15 mins from the broads yet only 5 minutes drive away from the city centre. In Norwich City centre we have an amazing array of shops for those that enjoy their retail therapy.

  • The town also has a wonderful cathedral and some beautiful architecture that you really should visit if you can.

  • There is a variety of shops next to us including Gregg’s, Aldi, Homebase, Costa, Asda and a Gym. There is also a lovely coffee shop inside the Aldiss Furniture store next door that do wonderful takeaway jacket potatoes and sandwiches.

The Ideal Team Member:

  • Someone confident with all routine first opinion work, however, there would always be support available for those needing support in some areas. New Graduates through to a Senior Vet is Welcomed!

  • Positive team player

  • Organised and structured

  • Good ability to manage time well.

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

  • Good communication skills.

What is on offer:

  • A positive, happy and supportive working environment.

  • Salary range £30000-50000 (FTE)

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

  • A qualified dog behaviourist who offers in house behavioural consultations and puppy classes.

  • Option to discuss having either a more medical or surgical strong rota.

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

  • Mental Health First Aiders

  • Employee assistance help line

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

  • Good work life balance

  • Strongly promotes recycling

  • Open to part time working

  • Clear job descriptions and expectations

  • Competitive salary scale appropriate to experience

  • 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% staff discount

  • Access to Veterinary Group “discounts”

  • 5 weeks holiday per annum, increasing to 6 weeks after 1 full years’ service(Jan-Dec).

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

  • Enhanced sick pay

  • No OOH

  • Exclusive colleague discounts including High Street retailers and restaurants.

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.comIf this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.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.