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Veterinary Night Surgeon - Dorchester 24hr

Dorchester, Dorset
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Salary up to £60,000 dependent on experience

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, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

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.

What we are looking for:

We are currently seeking a Night Veterinary Surgeon to join our close-knit team.This role provides a great work-life balance, as this is a full-time permanent role. You will work 7 nights on and have 14 nights off.

We are a client-focused practice looking for a vet with a passion for providing optimum care to their patients, tailored to the owner's wishes and patients' needs. You will have plenty of time to spend with patients and their owners to ensure the best care is provided. We are the first practice in the area to be installing a CT scanner and are really excited about the development of this in the coming year. Excellent equipment options are on-site including laparoscopy, endoscopy (rigid and flexible), dental x-ray, ultrasound, full lab including iStat, plus hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. Certificate holder in imaging and cardiology and other vets studying for certificates in surgery, dentistry and ECC.


  • Tier 2 visa sponsorship for candidates outside of the UK. 
  • Relocation package of up to £2000 (£5000 if relocating from outside of the UK 
  • £1500 CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year. 
  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees. 
  • Funded certificate opportunities. 
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program. 
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave. 
  • Leadership training. 
  • Pension scheme. 
  • Paid sabbatical after five years’ service. 
  • Annual pay reviews. 
  • Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance. 
  • Colleague purchase scheme. 
  • Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out. 

About this branch:

Southfield Vets is a long-established practice in the heart of the beautiful county town of Dorchester, within a stone's throw of the famous Jurassic coast. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care to our patients from our smart, recently refurbished premises. We are a 24-hour centre so have a vet and nurse on site, awake, looking after our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are the only practice in the area to offer this. We also run our own emergency services clinic with a dedicated night team for local practices' out-of-hour cover. We have CT currently being installed and excellent diagnostic equipment enabling true hospital-level care

This is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career by joining the growing Medivet community, for more information on this role please contact Lisa at 



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