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Veterinary Surgeon

Taverham Veterinary Hospital, Taverham Hospital Practice
NR8 6HT, Norwich
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon
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Veterinary Surgeon

Taverham Veterinary Practice, Fir Covert Road

Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000

Taverham Veterinary Practice has an exciting opportunity for a GP small animal Vet to join our friendly team on a permanent basis. This role is based at our busy first opinion and referral hospital alongside our fantastic team of certificate holders in multiple disciplines. The role will involve consultations, surgery, hospital and inpatient shifts, and emergency and out-of-hours care alongside the usual first opinion duties. The role will be tailored to suit the successful applicant’s level of experience.

Fix or flex – find your perfect balance

We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you.

Our vets usually work between the hours of 8am – 6.30pm and most choose to work their 40 hours over 4 days, however, we are happy to discuss working patterns as we understand how important a good work/life balance is. There is a share of 1:4 weekends, including out-of-hours work on a rota-basis with our night and twilight team. The successful candidate would be required to work 2 bank holidays per year at the main hospital with time off in lieu for these shifts.

Want to know more about Taverham?

Taverham Vets is an exciting and ever-expanding practice, located in beautiful Norfolk. We pride ourselves on providing great service and care, maintaining high clinical standards and offering a rewarding and progressive career. We accept certificate-level referrals in a range of disciplines and have our own out-of-hours service on-site. We have excellent facilities, including laparoscopy, and have recently completed a large hospital expansion, which includes a CT scanner, dental suite and additional theatres. We also have 2 super branch practices, which offer a friendly local service to their loyal clients.

Come and join our friendly and supportive team!

 We have a large team of 34 Vets with 8 new graduates, 41 Nurses and support staff. We are a nurse training practice and offer a structured 2-year programme for new graduate vets. A number of our vets and nurses have achieved and are training for certificates; there is an emphasis on ongoing development and learning.

The team are enthusiastic and ambitious to continue to improve the services and level of care we can offer. We are a friendly and sociable group who love working together (consistent feedback from appraisals every year is that the best thing about our practice is the fantastic team); we enjoy monthly team meetings and regular social events and activities.

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


  • £1250 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 £1250 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 you’ve got this far, thank you for your interest! To be part of our exceptional team or discuss any of our clinical vacancies please contact Taylor Findlay, Talent Partner for a confidential chat on / 07977 243 724. Reference BH11897. To submit your application click the apply button.





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