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Veterinary Surgeon

Burton Vets
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 0LG
up to £65,000 FTE DOE plus a fantastic Welcome Bonus of £2K FTE
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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The Role

Here at Lockwood Veterinary Group, we are looking for an experienced, dedicated, and enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Burton Vets in Burton Upon Trent. You will be working in sole charge alongside our experienced, friendly team of RVN's and support staff to perform a mixture of surgery and consultations in general practice. Just a few miles away is our Highland vets branch where the team of senior vets and nurses are on hand to provide additional support.

You will have 15-minute consults and clinical freedom to fully work up and manage your cases with friendly support available at all times. You will be actively encouraged to develop your skills and bring new ideas to the practice.
Typically this role would be full-time worked over a four-day week, between 9 am and 6:30 pm plus Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12:30 pm on a rota basis. No out-of-hours requirements will be needed for this role. – We would also welcome applications for those seeking a part-time or flexible working pattern,  we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance.
The salary is up to £65,000 FTE dependent on experience plus a fantastic welcome bonus of £2000 FTE.

About Us

Lockwood Veterinary Group is a reputable, friendly, compassionate, and progressive group. Established for over 25 years, we have 9 branches across the West Midlands, East Midlands, and Staffordshire.
Burton is in the county of East Staffordshire and within close proximity to Derby, Nottingham, and the Peak District, it is a perfect place for shopping, leisure activities and nature. An excellent location close to the M6 motorway and East Midlands airport. Well-equipped practice including full surgery, digital radiography, in-house lab, ultrasound, and dental equipment in all surgeries as well as Dental xray and endoscope at our larger practices. ISFM cat-friendly clinics.

With our dedicated, friendly, experienced team, our practice is highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. We have a family-friendly feel with low staff turnover and longevity in service, some of the team have even been with the group from the beginning.

About the Team and Culture

Lockwood group is made up of experienced Vets with interest/cert studying in surgery, medicine, and ophthalmology. We also have further cert holders in surgery, exotics, and imaging. Good ratio of RVNs also with cert holders in ECC, anaesthesia, feline nursing, and behaviour. We actively encourage certificates, offering funding, CPD and support to all our team members.
Our staff’s well-being is of great importance to us, we have a very approachable, supportive management team who support our team both inside and outside of the workplace. We endeavour to ensure that the practices have some downtime, whether it be closing the doors for a couple of hours for coffee and cake, a meal out or bowling. We work very closely with local charities and the community, sponsoring the town junior football team, visiting local schools to talk about working in a Vet practice and often hosting fundraising events from dog shows to coffee mornings in practice.

Applicant Requirements

As this is a sole charge position, we are looking for a confident, experienced vet who is enthusiastic, positive, and organised with good communication skills. You will be a supportive team player with a high standard of patient care, you will also have a client-focused approach.

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

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • 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


  • £1200 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

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. 

Please quote BH8615 when you apply.

Please send your CV to  Hannah via APPLY NOW or call 07816202696 for more information.


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