Veterinary Surgeon - 1 Year Maternity Contract

Dover, Kent
£60,000 + Benefits
04 May 2022
04 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

The role:

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our small animal, exotic and zoo team at Medivet Dover (Burnham House)!

This role is currently a 1 Year maternity cover contract 

Medivet Dover also has excellent facilities, brilliant nursing staff and a friendly and supportive team. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to consolidate their skills in domestic species, whilst expanding their knowledge of our more unusual patients.

This role will be based at Dover, plus a shared consult rota at our smaller branches which are a mere 10-15 minutes away from the main practice.

The successful candidate will work 40 hours a week over 4 days, plus a 1 in 5 weekend on call rota. An interest in exotic animals is useful, but experience is not essential as we are happy to teach!

Salary & Benefits:

A very competitive package of up to £60,000 per annum (depending on experience), which includes accommodation allowance and a vehicle or vehicle allowance

You will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:

5 weeks' annual leave 
4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay 
CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave per annum (FTE)
RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid 
Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle 
Accommodation allowance 
Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays. 
100% attendance bonus schemes
1 day 'Pet'ernity Leave 
Certificate funding 

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 40 miles from your current home address. 

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.


Our Dover practice has a wide range of diagnostic, surgical and post-operative services and facilities including ultrasound, orthopaedics and physiotherapy.

With a friendly and experienced team

They also have full indoor and outdoor hospitalisation facilities for all exotic species including vivaria, incubators, aviaries and isolation facilities; as well as accommodation for aquatic species. Many of our vets and nurses are qualified in exotic animal care. Our vet Jeremy has worked with exotic species for over 25 years and is a member of the British Zoological Society (BVZS) and the Association of Avian Veterinarians.

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