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Small Animal Vet AAS Veterinary Services Hucclecote Rd, Gloucester GL3 3TL, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
RCVS Fees Assoc. Subs Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 10 Nov 2023

Want to work with a progressive team in a well-equipped practice?

Job Description

Job Title: Veterinary Surgeon

Salary: Up to £63,000 (D.O.E.), plus £4,000 signing bonus

Location: AAS Veterinary Services, Gloucester

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 4 day week (40 hours) 1 in 4 Saturdays, no OOH

Are you looking to work with a progressive and collaborative team in a well-equipped practice?

Is work-life balance and job satisfaction important to you?

Look no further! We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team!

We demonstrate excellence in everything we do for the associate, client and pet and our mission is to be recognised as the leading veterinary provider for all pets and animals across the UK. We do this by investing in our people and infrastructure to deliver the best in care for our clients and their pets. Our size, client base and varied caseload, means we can support a range of skill sets and continued professional development aspirations, be that surgical, branch management or medical.

  • Full-time and part-time applications welcomed
  • Flexible working days and hours
  • Golden Hello or relocation package available
  • A two-bedroom flat available (Subject to T and Cs)

You will be well supported by a skilled Vet team (including exotic, surgical, and imaging certificate holders and dental champions!) and a highly experienced nursing team and have access to the wider Linnaeus team of referral specialists for further support and CPD. Certificate/further studies/CPD are highly encouraged and supported.

We currently have some exotic caseload, with the capacity to grow and develop this discipline if you wish. 

We also encourage a great work-life balance with flexible working hours, scheduled tea and lunch breaks (additional lunch space with air fryer pending!) and there is always time set aside for admin each day. Dogs often come to work, and there are nice dog parks in walking distance of the Hucclecote and Abbeydale branches.

Benefits include

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Recruitment referral reward schemeEnhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme

About us

We are a multi-site practice in Gloucestershire, with branches in Abbeydale, Quedgeley, Stroud and Hucclecote with our vets generally working across 2 of the sites ensuring a varied caseload and support for further career development. We have 25 years of experience in keeping our clients happy and their animals healthy.

Our practices are conveniently located for city or Cotswold country life, with easy access to the motorway network and various airports. The team at AAS Vets are extremely supportive of each other, with a huge emphasis for learning and CPD. We have a great team of experienced nurses including an anaesthesia cert holder. We enjoy social gatherings a few times a year and have an upstairs space for staff to relax, work up cases, complete CPD or just general down time away from the practice.

We have an extensive range of surgical and diagnostic equipment available, including: Superior image quality ultrasound suitable for first opinion and referral level (with both abdominal and cardiac probes + cardiology table), Flexible and rigid endoscopy, bronchoscopy and rhinoscopy, Dedicated x-ray and imaging rooms, Dental X-Ray, Sterile surgical theatre, Separate dog and cat wards as well as,  separate waiting rooms, 2 vet consult rooms + 1 nurse consult room, Upstairs lab room with full in-house bloods including immunoassays, as well as cytology station, Bathroom with shower on-site, Laparoscopy + orthopaedic surgical kits, Multiparameter machines at all practices, Rabbit dental table, Silver Cat-Friendly Practice with expertise on hand when needed.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

We would love to hear from you, for questions or more information please contact Lissa at or call 07523268918.

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