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Veterinary Surgeon

Corner House Vets - Kent
Herne Bay, Kent
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
15 May 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Corner House Vets, Herne Bay
The salary for this role is up to £75,000 per annum depending on experience
We will also offer a £5,000 golden hello to the successful candidate
Relocation support of up to £5,000 will also be considered for the successful candidate if needed

An exciting and rare opportunity has become available for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to complete the team at Corner House Vets!

Roles within this well-established team are hard to come by and we pride ourselves on staff retention and work-life balance as these are a couple of our key focuses. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career so our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours will enhance your work-life balance. We work our daily diary for you to have 2 hours for lunch and messages to ensure adequate time to keep on top of your caseload.

There is no OOH and the weekends are shared with the following Friday off in lieu. We are looking for full-time, however, we are open to discuss part-time and flexible working. Feedback from our vets has been very positive following recent diary and rota changes to support work-life balance.

Our practice has recently been refurbished to a high standard and we have an approachable established management team, who love to collate ideas with team members to make sure the practice is working well for us all. 

Our full team of experienced RVNs are confident in nurse led care and will prove to be invaluable in assisting with your diagnostics, patient care and procedures.
Who we are 
We are an RCVS accredited practice and have recently moved tiers from Core Standards and been awarded General Practice accreditation. We are also an ISFM Silver cat friendly clinic. Our facilities include, four consulting rooms, two theatres, dental suite with x-ray, ultrasound, in house lab and digital x-ray. We are an established progressive practice, with a great friendly enthusiastic team. Our USP is that we are a very stable practice that promotes excellent work-life balance alongside a high standard of patient care.

The practice is situated in the traditional seaside town of Herne Bay, a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach, with a great range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Nearby, Whitstable and Canterbury are other popular destinations in the area. There is a direct high-speed train to London as well as easy access to the Eurostar, with the port of Dover just 40 minutes away.

Join our experienced and collaborative team 

We are an established team of 3 Veterinary Surgeons with a combination of 14 years experience, 9 Nurses combining well over 35 years of experience, 1 Head Nurse with over 10 years experience and 4 receptionists with a combination of 20 years experience. We also have a long standing and accomplished Practice Director who wants to continue to develop and grow the practice. We have certificate holders and have the vision in practice of encouraging and supporting more certifications from any who hold interest in further development.

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 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • 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


  • £1,350 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro-rata 
  • 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 £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. Please quote BH11204 when you apply. 

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Corner House Vet Services is situated on the North Kent Coast just 8 miles north of the historic City of Canterbury and close to neighbouring seaside towns of Whitstable and Birchington.

There is parking to the rear and an enclosed, lit walk-way to safely walk your pets to our welcoming and modern waiting room. We have a wide range of veterinary services available at Herne Bay and our dedicated team of vets and nurses are always ready to help.

In October 2018, we were awarded Silver as a Cat Friendly Clinic.

Company info
01227 374858
20 Canterbury Road
Herne Bay
United Kingdom

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