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Small Animal Vet Plymouth Veterinary Group Colwill Rd, Plymouth PL6 8RP, UK

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

Veterinary Surgeon required at Plymouth Veterinary Group

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon – Full Time/Part Time 

Salary up to £65,000
Up to £5000 welcome bonus + £5000 relocation allowance

What’s on offer? 

Up to 40 hours per week across a maximum of 4 days. Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. We can find flexible solutions to suit your needs and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career. 

  • A salary of up to £65,000 depending on experience. 
  • 6.6 weeks holiday plus a day off for your Birthday
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Support and opportunities to take on additional qualifications.
  • Become a Day Vet at our well-equipped site

Plymouth Veterinary Group is a first-opinion multi-site practice with a flagship Hospital and 4 branch surgeries serving all areas of Plymouth. 

On the doorstep of Dartmoor, South Devon and Cornwall, the practice is well equipped with Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Laparoscopy, and other diagnostic equipment enabling most first opinion cases to be treated in-house as well as accepting referrals for exotics.

You will have a varied caseload to suit your interests, whether this is medical or surgical, working in sole charge as well as within the wider team who hold additional qualifications in Surgery and Exotics with others working towards Dentistry, Imaging and Medicine.

Find a work/life balance with a 4 day working week at Plymouth Vets

Our vets work up to 40 hours per week across a maximum of 4 days with a share of Saturdays or full weekends so there is opportunity to find a pattern that suits your needs. Breaks are also built into the rota throughout the day to allow time for call backs and the follow-up of cases. 

Find support and growth opportunities within our team

Our Vets are supported by a team of registered veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses, animal nursing assistants and reception and admin staff as well as a dedicated overnight clinical team for our Out of Hours Service.

We are looking for someone with a real passion for small animal work who can carry out routine surgeries, client consultations and work up cases with the full support of the wider team. We fully encourage CPD and further qualifications and pride ourselves in fostering a learning environment for all staff to be able to reach their full potential.

Our location

Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City and presents excellent opportunities for land and water-based activities as well as a vibrant cultural scene, with good access to the Southwest or Europe. There are not many better cities in which to live and work so if you are looking to relocate, we can offer you full support with this too.

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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days 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

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 BH10895 when you apply. 

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