Veterinary Jobs

Northamptonshire - Northampton

Small Animal Vet Rhodes Vets Queens Cres, Northampton NN2 6LR, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Contract, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 9 Apr 2024

Veterinary Surgeon required at Rhodes Vets

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon
Rhodes Vets, Kingsthorpe
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience plus a welcome bonus up to £5,000 and relocation allowance up to £5,000

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly, supportive, forward-thinking team. This opportunity is open to both full and part time applicants, offering a flexible working approach. There are no OOH and only 1 in 3 Saturday mornings to ensure a great work-life balance. 

You will be caring, hard-working, dedicated to providing the best care for your patients and clients as well as possess excellent communication skills. In return you will get plenty of support from a friendly and capable team, the opportunity to discuss cases, to learn and to further develop your veterinary skills.

We would love to hear from Veterinary Surgeons of all levels, whether you are newly qualified, or more experienced. 

About Us

Northampton is a vibrant town surrounded by beautiful countryside with great transport links to London and Birmingham. We are a friendly, long established small animal practice that has proudly been caring for Northampton’s pets for over 60 years. You will join our 4 other vets, 4 qualified RVNs, a student VN, a Veterinary Care Assistant and dedicated reception staff, many of whom have been with Rhodes for years. 

Kingsthorpe is a large building, and our large RCVS Tier 2 premises was recently refurbished.   With comfortable staff areas (including a Nespresso coffee machine!), large, light, and airy consulting rooms and large waiting areas - separate for cats and dogs. We are well stocked with a brand-new digital x-ray and new dental x-ray, ultrasound, endoscope and in-house lab enabling you to work up to cases to a high level. We have a large kennel area, dedicated dental suite and large theatre with a multi-parameter machine. 

We consider ourselves a small, friendly, and inclusive team. We actively support and encourage well-being, as individuals and as a wider team.
We have regular social events for the whole team, including such things as laser tag, horror mazes and lovely meals out!

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a friendly and approachable person who works well within a team. As there may be a need to travel to our other branch a short distance away, a driving license and own car would be beneficial. 

We would especially love to hear from those who have an interest in exotics and would support those who wanted to further develop skills in this area. 

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • 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
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • Up to £1250 CPD allowance with up to 40 hours paid pro-rata 
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. To apply, please email your CV to Michael at or call 07977242613 for more information. Reference BH11857.

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