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Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover - Cheltenham Vets4Pets

Vets for Pets
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary up to £60,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
Closing date
21 Apr 2023

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Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover

If you are an experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking to join a warm and friendly team, then we would love to hear from you!


This is a fixed term maternity cover position for 6 months with potential for a permanent position for the right candidate. This role is full or part time with 1 in 5 weekends and with time off in lieu the week before and after.

  • Team work is our speciality. We have a fantastic team spirit and we work hard to ensure that we are all looked after and feel appreciated.
  • We close daily for lunch, enabling the whole team to rest and eat, and we have a pantry box available so that there is always something to eat even if you forget your lunch, we frequently have Friday treats, fruit or pastries according to preference!
  • Vets have specific diary time for phone calls, lab results etc.
  • We all make an effort to ensure the whole team leaves on time at the end of the day and if a late finish is needed for a patient, or you miss a lunch break for an emergency, then you will get that time back in lieu.
  • We have fortnightly practice meetings that the whole team contribute to, and clinical vet meetings too for case discussion and clinical development.
  • Our CPD budget is unlimited, we have a Medicine certificate holder and nurses with certificates in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Feline Nursing and Feline Behaviour.
  • Rather than have an annual review we have monthly 1-2-1 chats to check in.
  • We work with a peripatetic imaging specialist and surgeons as needed.
  • We are proud of our RCVS Practice Standards accreditation, Silver RWAF rabbit friendly award and Silver accredited ISFM cat friendly status.

In return for working in a great practice with loyal clients and supportive colleagues, we are looking for an experienced, forward thinking team player with great communication, general surgical and medical skills.
The practice is based within a busy Pets at Home store on the mezzanine and includes all the state-of-the-art equipment you'd expect from a thriving GP practice and offering separate cat, dog and isolation wards and a dedicated nurse consult room.

In addition to this rewarding role, we are also offering:

  • Salary up to £60,000 FTE, commensurate with experience
  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Compassionate Leave Day if you lose a pet
  • Extended compassionate leave for family bereavement
  • Private Health Cover
  • Life Assurance 4 x Annual Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • No OOH
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Colleague Assistance Programmes - Retail Trust, Port of Call and MHFA
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and Vet Group

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare, great customer service and would like to join our team we would love to hear from you.

We want our colleagues to be as diverse as our clients. Our team is inclusive and celebrates differences, so if you meet our role requirements, we'd love to hear from you.

For more information and an informal, confidential conversation, simply contact or click the apply button to submit an application.

Location: GL51 9RR



As the Companion Care Vets and Vets for Pets network of surgeries grow, we are continually looking for great people to come and be part of our exciting team. We have permanent employment opportunities available whether you are interested applying for a vet surgeon, vet nurse, administration or reception position.

At Companion Care and Vets for Pets we are very proud to have superb surgeries and wonderful opportunities to help develop your career. It’s by recruiting, rewarding and training the very best people, and by working together as a team, that we have grown to what we are today!

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