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Small Animal Vet Avon Lodge Veterinary Centre Wells Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2PP, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 23 Sep 2022

Veterinary Surgeon required at Avon Lodge Vets

Job Description

The Role

Avon Lodge Vets are looking for a dynamic, small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join their hardworking team! You will have a varied caseload covering both first opinion consulting, and surgery. 

The rota will include working 40 hours per week over 4 days. There will also be 1 in 4 Saturdays and no out-of-hours. If you are interested in joining us on a part-time basis, we are happy to be flexible and work together to find a rota that would work. 

The salary will be up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are based in South East Bristol with good commute routes to our main practice. Our practice has all the usual equipment as well as separate cattery and kennels for our day patients.

Currently we have 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a dedicated Reception Team who are supported by our Practice Director and Senior Vet.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a warm, friendly Veterinary Surgeon who would like to offer care that fits with our ethos. The successful candidate will be capable and confident in all routine surgery and medical cases. We are looking for someone with great communication skills - both with clients and the rest of the team. There is very much the opportunity to develop the role to suit you, we encourage CPD and for you to develop your own areas of interest.

Benefits Veterinary Surgeon

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


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata 
  • Certificate support 
  • 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
  • Relocation allowance

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. Please quote BH7065 when applying for this role.

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