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Veterinary Surgeon - Kingsway Vet Group

Kingsway Veterinary Group (Skipton)
Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1HJ
up to £63,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital. 

Offering a part time role with a good mix of consulting and operating. 15-minute appointments. You will be joining an experienced and clinically strong team and be fully supported by multi-disciplinary certificate holders. Our staff have access to a wide range of specialists that run clinics in Kingsway. We refer a limited number of cases due to the expertise within the team so if you enjoy working up your own cases and seeing things through to completion this is the perfect opportunity for you.

We understand that everyone’s situation is different. Therefore, we’re happy to consider all shift patterns, with no out of hours.

Salary for the role is up to £65,000 FTE depending on experience + Relocation allowance up to £5,000 if required. 

About Us

We are an expanding Veterinary Hospital who has been providing veterinary care for over 80 years, successfully combining a traditional ethos of care with progressive modern medicine. Kingsway is proud to be a referral centre for cardiology and soft tissue surgery. We have an in-house laboratory, ECG, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible endoscopy, ultrasound with colour flow Doppler, 24-hour on-site nursing care, CPD and further qualifications encouraged. At Kingsway we take pride in caring for staff, as well as patients, ensuring a good work-life balance so there is time off to experience the delights of the Dales on the doorstep.

About the Team and Culture

Our team consists of 7 vets, 10 RVN’s, 2 SVN’s plus supportive administration team including Clinical Director Beth Laycock and Practice Director Susan Pearson. The team are down-to-earth and friendly and look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to the team. You will be supported by multi-disciplinary certificate holders, we have certificate holders in Cardiology and Small Animal Medicine, one of our vets holds Advanced Practitioner status in surgery. 

We encourage our team to be supportive of each other and look out for one another. Our Nurses are on site every day and night taking great care of our inpatients as we are pleased to offer our own out of hours. We’re based in the lovely market town of Skipton which has been consistently voted to be one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Skipton offers a fantastic selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, excellent schools and inclusive clubs for all ages and interests from sports to music. We even have a 900-year-old castle! We also have to mention that we’re surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire Dales with its famous rock-climbing spots, cycle routes and many picturesque walks.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a skilled small animal Veterinary Surgeon who is a great team player with a caring manner. The successful candidate will also be a great communicator both with the team and clients. We actively encourage further development and provide a supportive environment to nurture your interests. Our ideal candidate demonstrates effective team-working abilities, good time management, with a focus on providing gold standard veterinary care. Susan Pearson our fantastic Practice Director is happy to have an informal chat with any candidate who may be interested in finding out more about the practice in the first instance, please don’t hesitate to ask and this can be arranged.

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


  • £1250 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.

Quote BH8704 when applying for this role.

Please send your CV to Marcus via the APPLY NOW button or call 07977 242 350 for more information.


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