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Small Animal Vet Eaton Veterinary Practice Cantley Ln, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 6TA, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 21 Nov 2022

Veterinary Surgeon required at Eaton Veterinary Practice

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon with confidence in general surgery and medicine to join our single-site practice.

You will enjoy consulting and working up cases; but also, value developing good client relationships. This role is for a four-day working week (10 hours per day) and a 1 in 5 Saturday morning surgery (sole charge). Saturdays finish at 1:30 pm and there is no OOH. We would consider part-time hours for the right candidate.


The salary for this role is up to £63,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Eaton Vets is located in a village setting on the edge of Norwich. The surgery is purpose-built with a large reception area and 4 consulting rooms. There is a dedicated theatre; a separate diagnostics room with digital radiography, dental x-ray, and ultrasound; and a large prep room with its own dental area. A window in prep allows for easy viewing directly into the cattery to help with monitoring patients and the kennels and isolation suite are nearby. We are fortunate in having a very loyal clientele, many of whom have been with the Practice with generations of pets. Norwich is a vibrant city with good links to both the countryside and beautiful Norfolk coastline, as well as relatively easy access to Cambridge and London.

About the Team and Culture

We are a friendly, supportive team of 5 experienced vets, 5 RVNs, 3 SVNs, a dispenser, 4 receptionists and a practice manager, many of whom have worked here for a long time. We’re a close-knit bunch who genuinely care about giving each individual the best possible care from arrival to discharge.

Consults are 15 minutes long, well-spaced and with time allowed for paperwork and phone calls within the working day. Each of the 5 vets has a fixed ops day and the same day off each week to allow a predictable rota with good continuity. The clinical teams meet monthly to catch up and plan ahead.

We have a great reputation locally for providing excellent care and treating our patients as if they were our own pets and we are looking for somebody with a similar approach to join our team.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a friendly, approachable vet who enjoys consulting and is confident with medicine and general surgery. You will value being part of a team and have excellent communication skills. In return, we can offer a varied caseload, the opportunity to build good client relationships with continuity of care, plus a generous CPD budget in a friendly and supportive environment. You must have at least 5 years' minimum experience. 

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

  • Annual leave beginning at 6.6 weeks, rising to 7.2 weeks depending on the length of service, including bank holidays
  • 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 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

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 BH7557 when you apply. 

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