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Hertfordshire - Hemel Hempstead

Small Animal Vet Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre Midland Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 5BH, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 21 Nov 2023

Veterinary Surgeon required at Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon
Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre
The salary for this role is up to £75,000 depending on experience. We also offer a welcome bonus up to £5,000 and a relocation allowance up to £5,000.

Barton Lodge Veterinary Centre has an exciting opportunity available for two Veterinary Surgeons to join our dedicated team, either on a Full Time or a Part Time basis. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service to our clients and their pets and take care of a varied caseload. 

You will have access to a varied case load with the opportunity to work cases up, with the support of experienced colleagues if required, ensuring that our high quality of client care is maintained. Our working pattern allows a good mix of consulting and surgical time. We can also provide you with the opportunity to pursue any specific interests.

Fix or flex – find your perfect balance 

Our flexible approach to rota patterns can truly enrich your work life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you need to do the school pick up, need reduced hours during school holidays or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern we can fix or flex our patterns to suit you

Full time role work a 40-hour week (Monday – Saturday), opening between 8 am and 1 pm on Saturdays. We are very fortunate for being a Vets Now host practice. This means that all our in-patients are well cared for in our own premisses by the Vets Now staff every night, as well as during the weekends and bank holidays, and therefore you will not need to worry about doing any OOH work. 

About our practice!

Barton Lodge is a long established, 4.5 vet, small animal practice situated in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. We are a short walking distance from the town centre that offers a variety of facilities close at hand, and also close to a lovely park for relaxation. Hemel Hempstead is only 30 minutes away by train from London, and 15 minutes from Luton airport.

We are a single site practice, and all our rooms are air-conditioned. We have access to several good referral centres although a lot of complex cases are managed at the clinic, including orthopaedics. Our up-to-date facilities include a dedicated operating theatre, 3 consulting rooms, large prep area, separate dog/cat wards, imaging/ dental area with digital X-ray facilities (standard and dental), MyLab 25 Gold E-SAOTE ultrasound scanner, extensive in-house lab, ECG, and tonometer.

Join our established and supportive team

Our friendly team is made up of 4.5 Veterinary Surgeons, 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, 3 Receptionists and 2 Office Staff. CPD is encouraged and well supported with an excellent CPD budget and additional staff benefits. We are a very friendly, close, and inclusive team that like to promote a supportive culture and discuss cases when necessary. We are very supportive of CPDs if you want to focus on a particular area of care.

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

  • 5.6 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


  • £1,250 CPD allowance 
  • 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


  • 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 with Maggie via email or call 07977242572 for an informal chat.

Reference BH10820.

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