Veterinary Surgeon - Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Chester Le Street, Durham
Salary package up to £65,269 per annum full time equivalent (pro rata for part time hours)
01 Jun 2022
01 Jul 2022
Contract Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our fantastic team at Medivet Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

As qualified MRCVS, you will already have good experience gained in small animal practice. You will be competent in clinical examination and surgery, and confident working sole charge or as part of the wider team. Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you will have all the softer skills essential to working effectively, building trusting relationships with your colleagues, harnessing our one team culture. You will also display good communication skills and the desire to share your knowledge and skills by being an outstanding, positive example to others.

Your wellbeing is important to us, and a good work/life balance is at the core of everything we do. Our clinic is here to help you build a bespoke rota that suits the individual’s needs, whether you are raising a family, have other commitments, or working towards a certificate, we are here to find the right balance for you. We can accommodate part time hours with various shift patterns- get in touch today to find out more! 

Full time working pattern is 4 days per week and 1 in 3 Saturdays. 

Salary & Benefits

Salary package up to £65,269 per annum full time equivalent (pro rata for part time hours) to include:

5 weeks' annual leave (FTE)

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)

In-house CPD available as well as access to our online learning platform (FUSE)

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

Full certificate funding available!

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 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.

Skills and experience:

You must be a Veterinary Surgeon who is registered with the RCVS with 1+ years experience in small animal practice.


Medivet Chester-le-Street is a well-equipped clinic situated close to the town centre. It boasts dedicated wards, a large waiting room and spacious preparation area with a separate imaging suite.  

Modern equipment includes digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound, physiotherapy laser, and in house haematology and biochemistry machines.

There is a close knit team of dedicated and passionate Vets, Nurses and Receptionists who are keen to support and mentor a new vet. They excel in offering an exceptional service to a strong client base.

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