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Veterinary Surgeon - We Build The Job Around You

Kirks Vets, Sleaford Surgery
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 8GN
up to £65,000 depending on experience + Relocation Allowance up to £5,000 if required.
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Veterinary Surgeon required at Kirks Vets, Sleaford

The Role

We are a first opinion small animal practice and are looking for a vet to join our fun, supportive and experienced team. We are looking for someone to consult and undertake surgeries but are completely open to different ways of working – we currently have a vet who runs vaccination clinics for us part time.

We are currently open between 0800 and 1900 five days a week, plus Saturday mornings. We can offer complete flexibility, and can build the job around you, not the other way around. We currently have a vet working 3 x 6 hour shifts every other week. We want to make it work for you. Our team’s happiness and wellbeing are our driving force.

We split between consulting and surgeries but are genuinely flexible in how this works – you tell us.

Our biggest USPs are our flexibility and our awesome nursing team. We factor in good consulting time and regular built-in breaks.

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

About Us

Sleaford is a pretty market town in beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, but with all the advantages of great transport connections. We are only 25 minutes from the beautiful, vibrant and historic city of Lincoln, and roughly the same travel distance to Grantham, from where you can get a train in to central London taking only an hour. 

Purpose built small animal practice with high standards of clinical care. In our practice we have 5 consulting rooms including a brand-new cat room, 2 theatres and lots of toys.

About our team

We have a certificate holder in cardiology and receive referrals from the surrounding area for this. One of our other vets is currently studying towards her certificate in ophthalmology. Our nursing team is one of our biggest assets. They are incredibly experienced (one has a surgical certificate too) with many years of general practice experience. 

Applicant requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated veterinary surgeon who can thrive in our high-quality practice. Confident and professional, you will be able to work with sole charge. You’ll fit in seamlessly alongside our friendly practice teams as you work with team to provide a quality experience for pet owner and pets alike.

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 
  • 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 40 hours 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 BH8449 when applying for this role.

To apply, please send your CV to Jim via Apply Now or call 07890 610129 for more information.


Kirks Vets are one of the leading veterinary surgeries in South Lincolnshire, established over 90 years ago with practices in Sleaford and Grantham. We provide a complete veterinary service from routine checkups and vaccinations to surgery and aftercare treatment.

We are a small animal first and second opinion practice based in Sleaford, near Lincoln. The building is purpose built and very well equipped. You will have huge support from our fantastic team.


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