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Veterinary Surgeon

Strachan Tyson Hamilton Ltd
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary up to £60,000 per year
Closing date
22 Dec 2023
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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

About Us

Strachan Veterinary Group is a 2 branch, independent practice located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, with branches in Heaton and Tynemouth. We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team as the practice expands under new ownership.

The practice has served the pets of Newcastle for over 50 years and has a long standing and loyal client base. We are a small but close team, with both long established and newer members of staff, all bringing ideas for the future to the table. It is important for us to have a collaborative approach to our day-to-day work- understanding the challenges faced by our clinical teams and working together to make the days run as smoothly as possible!

We believe that ensuring the sustainability of the profession is key- from training the next generation of Veterinary Nurses, to always striving to improve our colleague’s wellbeing- recognising the real reasons for burnout and addressing these to maintain a positive work environment.

We offer full-time positions worked over 4 days of the week with the aim of providing a better work-life balance and proper time off to enjoy all the North East has to offer. For the right candidate we will consider part time hours, please let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to accommodate this.

It is an exciting time for the practice as we invest in our future and grow the team and the services, we are able to offer. Our facilities include ultrasound, digital x-ray, full in house Idexx lab, species specific wards, and we have more toys to come!  We have a supportive team consisting of 3 Vets, 2 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 1 VCA, 3 Receptionists and a Practice Manager.

Our Heaton branch is located just outside the city centre with excellent road, rail and public transport links. Our branch practice is located in Tynemouth.

The Role

We are looking for a candidate to work as a Veterinary Surgeon across our 2 branches, carrying out routine first opinion consultations and surgeries as well as being on hand to deal with any emergency or more complex cases. There will be some sole charge when working at our Tynemouth branch. Ideally this will be a full-time role, however part-time or flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate. We offer a 4-day working week, with hours from 8.30am-6.30pm, and a fixed day off each week. There will be one Saturday morning in 3 on a shared rota, working from 9am-1pm.   

Successful Candidate

We are looking for an additional Veterinary Surgeon to join our team as the practice grows. Our ideal vet will have a few years of post-qualification experience and be comfortable working both within the larger team at our Heaton practice, as well as sole charge at our branch in Tynemouth. We are continuously looking at how we improve our patient care and are looking for someone to bring fresh ideas and perspective to our team.

The Package

  • Salary up to £60,000 per year
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 4-day week
  • Staff discounts
  • Generous and flexible CPD allowance
  • RCVS and VDS Memberships paid (certificates included)
  • Regular company events and socials

To submit your application click the apply now button.



The practice was established in 1970 in Heaton Park Rd. and soon after moved into larger premises on Heaton Rd.

Hardware was found in an ironmonger's store and software wasn't even a word.

Now we have in house machines for getting blood test results within minutes, ultrasound, x-ray machines and a host of other high tech aids to give a quick accurate diagnosis of your animal's disorder. 

We have grown to a size which is big enough to offer all modern services on site but are still small enough to be personal. 

Our main surgery is situated in the East End of Newcastle and we reach out to our branch in Tynemouth.

Our dedicated friendly team aim to give clients a first class service which is affordable. We are a RCVS accredited small animal practice and these standards are regularly checked with rigorous inspections.

We are not a franchise or part of any large group. The welfare of our patients is still the primary motivating factor for everyone working here.

Company info
0191 265 3998
36 Heaton Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom

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