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Veterinary Surgeon

Midforest Veterinary Practice
Salary up to £63,000 depending on experience
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
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The Role

We are looking for a small animal veterinary surgeon for our Midforest Veterinary team. You’ll work in our Lyndhurst branch with a good balance between consulting and operating. You’ll be working in team with other veterinary surgeons, RVNs, SVNs and our client services members. Good communication skills, team player and “can do” attitude is always welcome.

We encourage our Veterinary Surgeons to have clinical freedom, case independence, and continuity with an interesting and varied caseload. You’ll work in a supportive team environment. We would happily support and encourage you in developing your own clinical interests and career advancement. We of course have the various in-house diagnostic equipment to aide you, along with a local IVC referral centre. 

We are looking for full time applicants with a choice of working over 4-5 days per week with 2:5 Saturdays (pro rata for part time). We would also be open to flexible working for any part-time applicants. There is no on-call, and our OOH is covered by VetsNow.

The salary for this role is up to £63,000 pro rata, depending on experience.

About Us

Midforest Veterinary Practice has been established for over 20 years, with 2 branches, our larger site in Totton, Southampton and the other site is in beautiful Lyndhurst. Our friendly, supportive, experienced team prides themselves on providing the best care for pets and clients alike. Maintaining a good working environment for all staff is of high importance to us, which is proven in our low staff turnover.  We are right next door to the beautiful New Forest with its wild ponies, amazing footpaths and village pubs.  You’d be close to both Bournemouth and Southampton city centres. From Southampton you can easily get a train to the picturesque city of Winchester and it’s on an hour’s train ride from Southampton Central to London.  Don’t forget you also get the rest of the South coast to visit and explore. There are some wonderful local schools near us and in Southampton city, so it’s a great place for family life.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a veterinary surgeon who is confident in all aspects of general practice as there will be the occasional sole charge duties. The successful applicant will be as happy in the consult room as in theatre. The successful applicant will also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team. Developing client bonds and case continuity is very important in this role. There is clinical freedom to work up your own cases and the caseload would support studying towards a certificate, which the Practice will fully support.

Because our employee's 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 of holidays
•    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

•    £1200 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata plus additional day for management training
•    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 £1000 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
•    Relocation allowance up to £2000
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer

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.

If this position is of interest to you then please contact Bartosz Piasecki at the number provided in the contact details. Please quote reference BH11755 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


Midforest Vets is a friendly independent practice based in Totton and the New Forest offering veterinary care to companion animals (dogs, cats, rabbits and children’s pets).

We have modern and up to date facilities and a caring and professional team.

Company info
Kingfisher House
Ringwood Road
West Totton
SO40 7DY

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