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Veterinary Surgeon – Maternity Cover

Rowe Veterinary Group - Thornbury
Thornbury, Bristol
Salary up to £63,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
9 Feb 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon – Maternity Cover
Salary up to £63,000 FTE depending on experience 

Are you a passionate Veterinary Surgeon looking for a fulfilling part-time role? Look no further! We're thrilled to invite you to become a valued member of our warm and friendly team at our Thornbury Practice to cover maternity leave.
We have an excellent opportunity for a part-time Veterinary Surgeon to shine with us. We understand the importance of work-life balance, so you'll enjoy a flexible schedule that accommodates your commitments. Working Monday and Tuesday with one of these days being your dedicated ops day – initially on a maternity cover basis. We are flexible on hours to fit around your commitments, but on one of the days you would be required to work until 7PM, as part of a fair share of the consulting rota.

What We're Seeking:

We're on the lookout for a dedicated individual who is committed to clinical excellence, exceptional patient care, and maintaining high standards. Being a fantastic team player is essential to us. You'll be immersed in all aspects of first opinion work, supported by an experienced and collaborative team.

Our Support:

We've got your back! You'll have the backing of a 24-hour hospital service within the Rowe family. Our supportive colleagues across all 5 Rowe Vet Group sites, as well as our Referral Service, will be there to assist you. While you'll participate in a 1:8 day weekend rota at the Hospital and a 1:8 branch Saturday morning, there's no on-call or night work required.

Practice Highlights:

Our practice offers the capabilities of a larger facility combined with the close-knit feel of a smaller team. You'll have access to advanced equipment including digital X-ray, dental X-ray, ultrasound, and state-of-the-art anaesthetic monitoring equipment. Our separate dog and cat wards, cat-friendly operating theatre, and acupuncture services make us stand out.
At Rowe, your well-being matters. We believe in work-life balance and ensure lunch breaks are taken and everyone leaves on time. You'll have the autonomy to work up your cases while enjoying support from colleagues with certificates in Medicine, Surgery, and Cardiology.

The Ideal Candidate:

We're looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with excellent consultation and surgical skills. Approachability and a consultative approach are vital for success in this role. If you're interested in further education, our Clinical Lead is here to guide and support you, whether you want to specialize or enhance your surgical and ultrasound skills.

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


  • £1500 CPD allowance 
  • 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

If this position is of interest to you then please contact Maizie Brown on the number provided in the contact details. Please quote reference BH9841 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


We now have four veterinary practices in the North Bristol area, with a 24-hour hospital in Bradley Stoke, branch surgeries in Yate and Thornbury, and a veterinary surgery and MRI facility based in Wotton-under-Edge. As well as providing a high quality first opinion practice for dogs, cats, small furries, birds and exotic animals, we are home to a referral service: Rowe Referrals. We are always there to take care of your pet, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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