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Veterinary Surgeon

Sheerness, Kent
Salary package up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
11 Dec 2023
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About us

We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.
Our mission to deliver progressive, around-the-clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available.
We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The role

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Medivet Sheerness. 

Our Vets are responsible for directing the practice and its staff in providing the very best care to clients and pets. You’ll also have an engaged interest in the running of the practice and be rewarded for its success.

The ideal candidate should be competent in practice with a minimum of 2 years experience (UK or equivalent).

This candidate should be a motivated individual who possesses leadership qualities, excellent communication, and a passion for patient and client care. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part within the team. 

This role covers 40 hours a week, spread across 4 working days per week, providing a great work-life balance. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays or 1:6 Full weekends

Full-time salary package up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience to include:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • - Certificate funding if desired 
  • - 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after every 5 years of service)
  • - Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • - £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE)
  • - RCVS, BVA, and VDS fees paid
  • - Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
  • - Accommodation allowance
  • - Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • - Access to a wide range of discounts for days out, high street, and holidays
  • - 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • - 1-day' Pet'ernity Leave
  • - Weekend work on a fair rota basis with time back in lieu

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK

Key Accountabilities

  • - Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all clients and their pets/livestock
  • - Assess and examine and diagnose patients’ medical issues
  • - Perform surgery, dress, and treat wounds
  • - Perform diagnostic laboratory, imaging, and ultrasound testing where required
  • - Prescribe medication
  • - Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations
  • - Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices for pets/livestock
  • - Euthanise patients
  • - Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures

Skills and experience

  • - Registered with the RCVS
  • - Qualified MRCVS
  • - Commitment to animal welfare
  • - Ability to keep on top of practice protocols and procedures
  • - Excellent organisational skills


Sheerness is a town next to the River Medway on the northwest corner of the Isle of Sheppey in north Kent.

We are a small, friendly team who work well together.  The practice is equipped with an in-house lab, standard x-ray, and ultrasound with Colour Doppler. Martin, our Lead Vet has an interest in Cardiology and is enjoying getting to know our new ultrasound! 

Residents of Sheerness and the surrounding areas can enjoy life by the seaside while still being approx. 1.5 hours from exciting London. 

For more information contact Nabi – – 07961834919

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