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Small Animal Vet Albert Cottage Veterinary Clinic Liskeard Rd, Saltash PL12 4HG, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 15 Nov 2023

Veterinary Surgeon required at Albert Cottage Veterinary Clinic

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon

Albert Cottage, Saltash

Up to £63,000 Dependant on experience

Plus up to £5000 welcome bonus + £5000 relocation allowance

Find flexibility in a role with no out-of-hours and 1:3/4 Saturday

Albert Cottage is a self-sufficient, established, single site clinic that provides small-animal, first opinion veterinary care. We pride ourselves on giving high quality care to all our patients and clients. We now have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly team as a veterinary surgeon. There will be access to a varied caseload with a mix of both consults and surgery with no OOH work and 1:3/4 Saturdays. We are keen for you to progress and further training/certificate study is encouraged and supported.

Applicant Requirements

Must be RCVS registered and experience in small animal work is preferred but would consider a new graduate. The ability to perform routine spays, castrates and dentals is advantageous, and a dedicated caring attitude is a must. 

Work life balance that works for you

Albert Cottage is situated in the small town of Saltash, also know as the gateway to Cornwall and is a designated area of outstanding beauty. The practice is on the doorstep to Plymouth, South Devon and Dartmoor. There are great rail links and roads for further exploration. A perfect balance of flexible hours, only a short 20-minute journey for City life or beach life, both countryside and coastal are a stone’s throw away for any outdoor activities or interests. 

About us

We have a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons, with interests ranging from soft tissue surgery and exotics through to diagnostic imaging so there is always someone there to discuss a difficult case with! Our motivated nurses have interests in nutrition, emergency and critical care, dentistry and feline behaviour and enjoy running their daily nurse clinics.  

We are a friendly team who work well together and enjoy each other’s company both in and out of work! Come join us for wild swimming, a pub quiz, an escape room or watching one of the local bands. We also have summer and Christmas events, from Kayaking to tree-surfing, which are also a great deal of fun. 

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 including bank holidays
  • 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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • 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. Please quote BH10521 when you apply. 

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