Veterinary Surgeon- (Redditch)

Location Redditch
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Contact name: Paul

Contact email:
Job ref: PMC4128
Published: 30 days ago

Veterinary Surgeon – Full-time – Redditch

“We let people prioritise life before work and make their rotas work around their teams’ lives – that’s what work life balance is for them!” Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

Here Lloyd & Cowan we are working with a practice in Redditch who is looking for a veterinary surgeon to join their wonderful team and in return they will offer you:

  • Very flexible rota 

  • Holidays: 5.6weeks holiday per year, which increased to 6.6 weeks after working two calendar years (January to December).

  • All colleagues are enrolled into a pension scheme and have the option of enrolling into Private healthcare.

  • Annual RCVS and VDS fees are paid by the practice. Also BVA subscription. 

  • Generous CPD allowance, £1,500 with flexibility.  

  • Work Visa/Sponsorship if required

  • They have a practice subscription to ISFM and Vetstream.

The practice is a large purpose-built premises, they are well equipped with an excellent range of diagnostic facilities. It includes five consult rooms, two operating theatres, very large prep room with two tables, a diagnostic suite (with digital X-ray and ultrasound), a dental suite (with dental X-ray), comprehensive Idexx In-house laboratory equipment, tonopen, plus all the other usual tools. They have a separate dog ward, cat ward, small fury ward, isolation ward (this in on a separate floor to other wards).

They are a successful and growing first opinion small animal practice. They pride themselves on providing care to their clients and patients to the same standard that they expect for their own pets. With full clinical freedom, they deliver high standards of best medicine.

They have a strong focus on teamwork and work-life balance. They support Just Culture in a very supportive environment. They continuously and actively update their policies and procedures, to follow the current evidence based veterinary medicine, with all the team encouraged to get involved. They are RCVS and ISFM accredited. They promote continuing training and support anyone wanting to be the best version of themselves.

They know how important work life balance is so their rotas are not only flexible and fair but they continue to review them with their team to make sure everyone's getting what they need!

Full time colleagues work a 40-hour week, with one full weekday off. One hour fully paid lunch break. Long weekend off after working a weekend. Birthday off.

Vets work 1:3 weekends: Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm. After working a weekend, you will have Thursday and Friday off the following week (giving a very nice long weekend!). This means you get 20 hours back after working only 14 hours! This covers for any extra time one may work. It works out that all full-time colleagues are paid for 40 hours a week, but actually on average work 38 hours.
Bank holidays they open as Sunday hours, 10am to 4pm with the bank holidays shared evenly between the team. At the end of each year, bank holidays and weekends for full following calendar year are planned, allowing vets to plan their year.

They run 20-minute consultation appointments, this gives them good time with pet owners, helping them deliver their standards of care. Vets have 1 hour lunch break and 1 hour admin time every day. Though we close at 7pm, our last booked appointment is at 6pm. This allows vets to also have time at the end of the day, to catch up on phone calls, writing clinical notes, etc.  Vets all get shared consultation and surgical time; depending on their interest this may be more one way or the other, or split half a half.

No out of hours. They have an out of hours provider, which they divert practice phones to, when they are closed.

The practice is located in Redditch, just south of Birmingham. The location gives colleagues the opportunity to enjoy both City (Birmingham) life and rural life, being close to both Worcestershire and Warwickshire countryside. 
The practice benefits from being near to main motorways: M5, M40 and M42 and also close to Birmingham International Airport.

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 Paul on 07936947875 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.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.