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Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Rota Patterns That Work For You – 4-Day Week

Alma Veterinary Hospital
Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HE
Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience Relocation Allowance up to £5,000
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type

Senior Veterinary Surgeon required at Alma Veterinary Hospital 

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon (surgery certificate holder) to complete our team of 5 experienced Veterinary Surgeons (including 2 medicine certificate holders) and 9 RVNs. We will also be joined by 2 new graduates shortly which is exciting.

Many of the team are keen cyclists and a bike rack is available. We also have gym bunnies, judokas, horse riders, triathletes, gardeners, rug makers and ice skaters on the team.  

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what the team have to say about working at Alma:

“I have enjoyed working at Alma for over 30 years as partner, Clinical Director, and now a more part-time role of Senior Veterinary Surgeon. We have a very well-equipped surgery with a great team of experienced vets and nurses.”  Paul – Vet

A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with Alma Vets has great workload variation with a balance of clinical work, coaching and developing colleagues and contributing to the organisation and financial performance of the practice.

You will work in collaboration with the Clinical Director, Senior Vets and Practice Manager to ensure we reach our goals. Case continuity is encouraged, as we recognise how rewarding the development of the client/pet/vet bond can be.

Rota patterns that work for you – 4-day week

Our full-time vets work 4 days per week and a 1:3 Saturday morning. Typically, you will work 3 days 8.30am – 6.30pm and 1 day 8.30am – 7pm however we are open to a discussion and always design our rota around our vets with their input. In addition, our vets cover an average of 1 night per week on-call for inpatients in the Hospital only.

Our local Vets Now clinic cover our emergencies from 7pm-8am Monday to Friday and from 1pm on Saturdays.


Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience
Relocation Allowance up to £5,000 

About Us

We are a small animal veterinary hospital based in the royal town of Windsor. We are located close to the M25, M3 & M4 and have excellent transport links to London and Heathrow. Windsor is a beautiful riverside town, combining gorgeous countryside and a vibrant town centre all in one location.

Our facilities have been recently refurbished and we are well equipped with all the usual toys including a fully equipped laboratory, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, rigid and flexible video endoscopes, a bronchoscope, and laparoscopic surgery. We also have a brand- new ultrasound machine with full cardiology capability, dental suite, separate cat and dog wards and a cat waiting room.

The practice is air-conditioned throughout. TTA and TPLO are currently performed by peripatetic surgeons.

Applicant Requirements 

It is essential that candidates for this role have an RCVS- recognised certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

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


  • £1,200 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata 
  • 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 or you would like further details then please get in touch and quote reference BH9106.

To apply, please send your CV to Megan via Apply Now or call 07977 242413 for more information


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