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Small Animal Vet Oakham Veterinary Hospital Small Animal Oakham LE15 7QH, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 6 Sep 2023

Veterinary Surgeon required at Oakham Veterinary Hospital

Job Description

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Oakham Veterinary Hospital

The salary for this role is up to £63,000 (pro-rata for part-time) depending on experience

Negotiable relocation allowance

We have an excellent opportunity for a Small Animal Vet to join our fantastic team! Your primary responsibility will be to deliver a first-class, first opinion veterinary service supported by our experienced, fully qualified nursing and clinical teams. With the clinical freedom to follow and work up cases to a high standard, you will make a positive impact from day one and will be keen to contribute to our continued growth. Our ideal candidate will be a team player who has an interest in future progression.

Work life balance that works for you

The role is permanent and full-time (part-time will be considered) working 40 hours per week, across 4-5 days. Consults are offered 7 days per week and the post-holder will be expected to participate in an on-call rota for in-patients only, with support from our permanent Night RVN team, one night per week and 1:5 weekends (Fri- Sun, with time off in lieu). VetsNow provide all other OOH cover.

Our practice

We offer wide and varied surgical and medical caseloads which are supported by laparoscopy and endoscopy equipment, digital radiography and CT. Team members include certificate holders in cardiology, surgery/orthopaedics, dentistry and internal medicine. Through our teaching associations with the University of Nottingham Vet School, you will have opportunities to work alongside leading surgeons and clinicians. Situated in the rural East Midlands, Oakham is a pleasant market town with excellent road and rail connections, good schools and a wealth of leisure activities on our doorstep.

Join our experienced and collaborative team

The best part of joining us is our fantastic practice team, made up of 8 vets, including certificate holders in cardiology, surgery/orthopaedics, internal medicine, dentistry, 1 graduate vet, 10 registered veterinary nurses including 3 night registered veterinary nurses and advanced certificate holders, 2 student nurses, 3 hospital assistants supported by 12 customer care staff.

CPD is encouraged and provided in order to maintain our delivery of the most up-to-date animal care, within a practice which fully encourages and supports your development

Because our employees 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

  • 6.2 weeks annual leave
  • 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


  • 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

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch with Jim Dixon Talent Partner, or call 07890610129.

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