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Veterinary Surgeon

Oakham Veterinary Hospital
Oakham, Rutland
Salary up to £63,000 pro rata, depending on experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2024
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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Oakham Veterinary Hospital

The salary for this role is up to £63,000 (pro-rata for part-time) depending on experience

Negotiable relocation allowance

We have an excellent opportunity for a Small Animal Vet to join our fantastic team! Your primary responsibility will be to deliver a first-class, first opinion veterinary service supported by our experienced, fully qualified nursing and clinical teams. With the clinical freedom to follow and work up cases to a high standard, you will make a positive impact from day one and will be keen to contribute to our continued growth. Our ideal candidate will be a team player who has an interest in future progression.

Work life balance that works for you

The role is permanent and full-time working 40 hours per week, across 4-5 days. However, we are in the fortunate position of being able to accommodate part-time depending on your requirements. 

Consults are offered 7 days per week and the post-holder will participate in an on-call rota for in-patients only, with support from our permanent Night RVN team, one night per week and 1:5 weekends (Fri- Sun, with time off in lieu). VetsNow provide all other OOH cover. The weekend consists of Saturday 8:30am-5pm and Sunday 8am-12pm and is a mixture of consults, inpatient checks and emergencies. This gives our vets and patients the benefit of continuity of care without the need to transfer to another site

Our practice

We offer wide and varied surgical and medical caseloads which are supported by laparoscopy and endoscopy equipment, digital radiography and CT. Team members include certificate holders in cardiology, surgery/orthopaedics, dentistry and internal medicine. Through our teaching associations with the University of Nottingham Vet School, you will have opportunities to work alongside leading surgeons and clinicians. Situated in the rural East Midlands, Oakham is a pleasant market town with excellent road and rail connections, good schools and a wealth of leisure activities on our doorstep.

Join our experienced and collaborative team

The best part of joining us is our fantastic practice team, made up of 8 vets, including certificate holders in cardiology, surgery/orthopaedics, internal medicine, dentistry, 1 graduate vet, 10 registered veterinary nurses including 3 night registered veterinary nurses and advanced certificate holders, 2 student nurses, 3 hospital assistants supported by 12 customer care staff.

CPD is encouraged and provided in order to maintain our delivery of the most up-to-date animal care, within a practice which fully encourages and supports your 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

  • 6.2 weeks annual leave
  • 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


  • 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 £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

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch with Jim Dixon Talent Partner on the contact number provided. Please quote reference BH11838 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


We have extensive hospital facilities and diagnostic equipment in both our equine and small animal departments offering a full range of veterinary care from routine vaccines, consultations and healthcare through to specialist referral work.

Yard visits are available for equine and farm veterinary needs and to enhance the service we offer to our Equine Clients north of Grantham we have a veterinary surgeon based in Lincolnshire. We offer our clients in the Northamptonshire area an equine service to their yards. 

Our team of experienced vets, nurses and support staff are continuously updating their knowledge and skills to bring your animals the level of care you would expect from a modern veterinary practice.

We are situated just off the Oakham bypass on Ashwell Road with easy access, and we have separate car and lorry parks.

Our 24 hour emergency service is covered by our own vets from our hospital premises.

In May 2010 we became clinical associates with the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science giving us access to the expertise from leading veterinary specialists and substantially increasing our already 'state of the art' equipment range.

Company info
01572 722646
Ashwell Road
LE15 7QH

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