Veterinary Surgeon- ​Salary up to £75,000 plus No OOHs!

Location Kesgrave
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £75k
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SG2239
Published: 17 days ago

Our client who we are pleased to be working with are looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their team and participate in the consulting or surgery rota. You will need a full driving license to drive between their main hospital and 2 branch surgeries. 

Their caseload is small animal including dentistry (including dental x-ray), basic orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery, imaging (digital x-ray, new ultrasound machine and endoscopy), medicine, laparoscopic surgery. 

They can be flexible on the number of days and hours per week, dependant on the right candidate.
Shifts are normally 08.30-18.30 however early and late shifts occur during the hours of 8am and 7pm. 
There will be a requirement to work some weekends, but this will depend on the amount of hours worked in a week. Current full-time vets work 1 in 5 Saturdays 8am-12.30pm. There are no out of hours involved in this role.

About them:

This practice is based in and around Ipswich, Suffolk. They have a tier 3 RCVS accredited hospital and 2 consulting only branches. 

The surgery is based in Suffolk, near Ipswich where you will find a good mix between town and rural settings, the beach is not far away as well as being near a train station with a direct route into London. 

Their practice currently has 8 Veterinary Surgeons, 11 Nurses and a number of Support staff working variable hours across their 3 sites. They currently have a number of certificate holders in their veterinary team (or working towards certificates) including Surgery, Dentistry, Internal Medicine, Imaging and Cardiology. Their close-knit team are friendly, career driven and have a focus on clinical standards, Infection Prevention Control as well as driving to lower the use of antibiotics in practice. They encourage CPD and career progression.


​Salary up to £75,000 FTE depending on experience plus bonus of up to £7,500 FTE and a relocation allowance up to £1,000

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

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave pro rata

  • Private medical insurance

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

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata

  • Certificate Support

  • BVA membership

  • VDS cover

  • RCVS fees

If you are interested please email Sophie at or APPLY with your CV.

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 on028 8744 0649.

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