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Veterinary Surgeon

Unicorn Vets - Park Surgery
Ashurst, Southampton
Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Unicorn Vets, Fairfield or Park
Salary up to £70,000 DOE plus up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance plus up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus

Develop your career with Unicorn Vets

Unicorn Vets is a group of three practices (Fairfield, Park and Ashurst) that has been in the Southampton area for over 30 years. You will be based at our Fairfield branch however you can work between Fairfield and Park if this is of interest.

At Unicorn Vets, every day is different, you’ll have a nice mix of consults and surgery so you get the best of both worlds. Case continuity is encouraged, as we recognise how rewarding the development of the client/pet/vet bond can be. We strongly encourage career development so if you wish to pursue a specialism or certificate, we would be delighted to discuss this with you.

Fix or flex – work-life balance that works for you

Typically, the full-time position is 40 hours per week, spread over 5 or 4 days with a mix of earlies and lates (latest finish is 7pm). You will have a 1:5 share in the Saturday rota (finish at 12.30pm) and there is no out-of-hours. However, we know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you need to do the school pick-up, need reduced hours during school holidays or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern, we can look to fix or flex our patterns to suit you. We would also welcome part-time applicants.

Join our long-established practice located in a great part of the world

The Fairfield surgery is on the outskirts of the idyllic South Downs with rivers and forests to explore. Our Park branch is a stone’s throw from Southampton Common where’s there’s seasonal fairs, park-runs every Saturday morning and not to mention Race for Life. Both practices are close to the beautiful New Forest with easy access to the South coast, the idyllic South Downs, 20 minutes’ drive from Winchester and a little over an hour’s train ride to London. The area is home to excellent schools and is a lovely place to set up home.

Fairfield branch is officially a cat-friendly clinic and the Park branch is currently in the process of achieving cat-friendly accreditation. 

Our Facilities

Both practices are equipped with digital x-ray, in-house haematology and biochemistry including SDMA, T4 and other extended panels, endoscopy, ultrasound with echocardiography, capnography, tonometry and ECG. Fairfield has a K-Laser.

Become part of a trusted, rewarding team with Unicorn Vets

You’ll have the support of a fantastic, full team of Veterinary Nurses, SVNs, VCA’s and not to mention our exceptional office and reception team. Across the group, we have 5 experienced Veterinary Surgeons.

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 -

(Subject to pro rata)

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

- £1,250CPD allowance
- 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

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 BH11892 when applying for this role

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


Unicorn Vets have been in existence over 20 years in the city of Southampton and we were previously known by our three separate surgeries: Park, Fairfield and Ashurst.

Our vets are friendly and highly experienced, with an excellent support team of nurses and receptionists - all of whom are dedicated and committed to providing a high-quality service.

Our aim is to ensure that, when clients leave our surgeries, they feel that both themselves and their pets have received the best care and attention possible.

Company info
023 8034 3434
84 Burgess Road
SO16 7PP

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