Veterinary Surgeon - Full Time

Vets 4 Pets
Banbury, Oxfordshire
12 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type

Banbury Vets4Pets

Surgery Information / Job Description

Our team here at Banbury Vets4Pets is looking for a confident, forward-thinking and RCVS accredited Veterinary Surgeon to join our growing surgery. This is a chance to work within a great environment and be a part of a very supportive and friendly team. We are located within the Pets at Home store in Banbury, which is a lively and expanding market town located just off the M40 with easy access to Oxford, Birmingham, London and The Cotswolds. 

Richard Knight, the senior vet and Joint Venture Partner, qualified from Bristol University in 1995 and has 15 years of general mixed practice experience including small animal, exotics, farm, equine and zoo animals. He has also worked within The Vet Group for the last 10 years, the last 6 of which as JVP and owner of Banbury Vets4Pets. Richard’s ethos of providing high standard veterinary and client care is greatly supported and fulfilled by the experienced clinical and non-clinical team.

By joining us at Banbury you will be welcomed as part of a friendly and dynamic team who have a strong relationship with our Pets at Home store colleagues. We work closely together and are keen to share our ideas which enables us to provide exceptional client and animal care. You will bring excellent communication skills, and relish being part of this very friendly, relaxed and progressive team that prides itself on being open to new ways of working. The team currently consists of 4 vets, 4 RVNs, 3 student nurses, 1 veterinary care assistant, 3 client care advisors and a practice manager. 

Person Specification

We are looking for a confident and personable vet with at least 2 years clinical experience in small animal practice, and who is comfortable in sole charge on a weekend rota basis, with additional clinical support as necessary.  Our spacious, three consulting room surgery is equipped to a high standard with a full in-house laboratory, digital CR radiography, ultra-sound, well equipped surgical theatre with diathermy, capnography, multi-parameter monitor and piped anaesthetic gases in all areas of the surgery. We see a very varied case load in lots of species from dogs and cats to reptiles and raptors, from routine health consults and complex medical cases to orthopaedic surgery. Over 30% of our active client base are insured and a majority are on a health plan.

Along with the support of the rest of the team, you will be able to utilise and develop your skills and expertise to provide a high standard of care to meet your clients’ expectations. We encourage ownership of cases, whilst providing good support from all colleagues at the surgery as well as those in the Pets at Home store and our support office.

This position is full time including a 3 or 4 day week (including at least one weekday off every week) with only a 1 in 4 weekend rota (Saturdays 9 am -5 pm and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm) and there will be no OOH allowing for an excellent work/life balance. 


As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a very supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent colleague benefits package.  The salary package is negotiable commensurate with experience and CPD (including possible certificate) is funded and actively encouraged. 

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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