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Veterinary Surgeon

Clifton Veterinary Practice
Clifton, Bristol
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience, pro rata plus benefits
Closing date
10 May 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Clifton Veterinary Practice, Bristol
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience, pro rata plus Benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Clifton Vets, Bristol on a temporary fixed-term contract providing maternity cover. You will see a varied week including consulting, surgery, and diagnostics. You will be confident in all areas of veterinary medicine with dedicated surgery days.  

Rota Patterns that work for you

This is a Part-time position where you will be working 25 hours on average per week, however, we are flexible on this and can discuss what would suit you. These hours will normally be over Tuesday – Thursday between 8:30 am – 6:30 pm, with a 4-hour shift every 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. There are no out-of-hours work required within this role. This is a fixed term 12-month contract with an immediate start required.

About Us

Here at Clifton Vets, we are a single-site, RCVS-accredited, small animal practice in the beautiful part of Bristol, Clifton. We endeavour to set the highest standards and give the best possible patient care and client experience. We are an RCVS-accredited practice with ultrasound, x-ray, dental x-ray, in-house lab, endoscopy, and a fully equipped theatre.

Our experienced team with certificates in surgery and ophthalmology

You will be joining three fantastic vets with certificates in surgery and ophthalmology, all supported by two veterinary nurses, a nursing assistant, and a team of receptionists. We all enjoy supporting one another through teamwork and shared learning.

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 including bank holidays
  • 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


  • £1000 CPD allowance with 24 hours 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 £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

Please quote BH11274 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Our veterinary practice based in Clifton has been standing since approximately 1947, where initial vet, Mr. E Cummins-Summner MRCVS, set up the practice.

In 1984 the practice was acquired by Mr Anthony Kaye MRCVS who renovated the historic building, installing central heating systems and hot running water. Mr Kaye’s young family initially lived over the practice but then later moved out to the suburbs.



The current vet, James Pickering MRCVS, took over the practice in early 2009 and has since renovated the practice further. From basement to roof, James has refurbished the practice with modern equipment in order to ensure the practice is able to provide a full service to you and your pets. From a full operating surgery to X-ray suites and ultrasound imaging to examination facilities, the new equipment has brought the surgery completely up to date.

Our practice can cater for all of your pet's needs, including comfortable hospitalisation wards, pet grooming services, routine treatments and pet accessories and collars.

The most important feature of our practice is our staff. Friendly, reliable and completely besotted with animals, our staff are on hand to cater to you and your pet's needs, whatever the request.




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0117 973 9205
28 St Paul's Road

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