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Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Nailsea, Bristol
Competitive Salary from £45-£60k + pa, depending on experience
Closing date
18 Feb 2023
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Role:              Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Location:      Nailsea, North Somerset

Hours:           40hrs pw. Full Time (Part time considered)

Salary:           Competitive Salary from £45-£60k + pa, depending on experience

Job Ref:         696

At Vetfinders we are helping a practice in North Somerset find their next hire. This is a hospital based independent practice, with 4 branches, located in the popular town of Nailsea. This family feel practice is well established in the local area and boasts a close-knit team of experienced veterinary professionals.

If you are a 5 years plus qualified Veterinary Surgeon looking to join an expanding team, with an ever-increasing case load, with scope to grow and develop with the practice then you might have found that role!   We are looking for a colleague who wants to develop their skills to the full and use the unrivalled facilities on offer to achieve this including developing a leading role in the management and monitoring of the team you are part of.

Benefits package:

The benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

  • Competitive salary, dependant on experience
  • RCVS/ VDS paid
  • Employee discounts
  • CPD allowance 
  • 5 weeks holiday, plus Bank holidays

The Role

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you will need to be confident and comfortable with a mixture of consultations and surgical procedures expected in a high end first opinion practice. There is full involvement in the operational clinical side of the business which includes support of junior colleagues with the objective of optimising teamwork.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, with 40 hours per week but in order to create the ideal work life balance, all aspects of the rota will be discussed and are negotiable to suit you and the practice.

Development and progression are important to the practice, as they continue to grow and evolve, but finding the right person is key. The practice is looking for someone to work with the existing and new clients to maintain the excellent standard of patient care that they have come to expect.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience, but less would be considered for the right person. A bonus would be someone with, in progress or wishing to start a cert in SA surgery.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered
  • Possess the Right to Work in the UK
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Effective decision-making ability Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to solve problems

About the practice:

We are an independent practice with a focus on encouraging and supporting vets to develop their own skills by providing all the facilities they need to work up their own cases in conjunction with our wonderful clients. Our hospital, based at Nailsea, has a fantastic nursing team and all the ‘toys’ needed to provide top quality veterinary services to our clients including our own CT, MRI, Digital dental X rays, Digital X ray, Laparoscopy, Video endoscopy, IR laser and multi probe ultrasound. Our four branches provide routine and preventative health to our clients in North Somerset. We are currently cover our own very light out of hours commitments.

The team consists currently of 8 Vets, 6 RVN’s, 3 SVN’s, 5 ACA’s and a large, supportive team of receptionists; lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice


We are extremely pleased to be working with this practice, to apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV.

Thanks, and good luck. VetFinders



VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love. Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.

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