Skip to main content

This job has expired

Veterinary Surgeon

Three Rivers Veterinary Group - Norwich
Norwich, Norfolk
Salary up to £63,000 DOE plus £5,000 Relocation Allowance
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
Phone number

Job Details

Three Rivers Vet Group are looking for an experienced consulting veterinary surgeon to join our team on a permanent basis at our Norwich branch. This role involves performing a wide variety of first opinion consults without the added pressures of in-patient care or surgery which allows you to concentrate solely on excellent client care. We have an experienced operating vet on site 3 days a week so support is on hand, emergencies and in-patients are diverted to our main hospital in Beccles. Scheduled admin time is factored into your rota to ensure sufficient time to fully complete your cases and leave on time!

Flex your work-life balance
Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career. This role is for 3 days per week, from 8.30am – 6.30pm with a 1-hour lunch factored in and there are no OOH or weekend requirements however, additional hours are available if desired.

About Us
Three Rivers Vets is a six-practice group, (PSS RCVS accredited). Based in the city centre with excellent transport links and staff parking available, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Norfolk Broads National Park with stunning coastline within half an hour’s drive. Our Norwich branch has a wide range of equipment including a multiparameter, Bair hugger, in-house lab equipment, x-ray, and dental facilities. We operate 3 days a week and run nurse consults all day. Our main Beccles branch has more facilities, such as CT, endoscope and k-laser and a larger nursing team. We are passionate about developing our staff and the care we can offer our patients and clients.

Our Team and Culture
Our exceptionally friendly team across the wider group consist of a mixture of 16 small animal vets, 14 registered veterinary nurses, 3 animal nursing assistants and a large team of reception and admin staff. Many of our staff have worked here with us for 25+ years, we pride ourselves on our team spirit and culture and hold various staff events. Our ideal candidate is an experienced vet who is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and clients.

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


  • £1,200 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

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 get in touch. Please quote BH11053 when you apply. 

To submit your CV, click the apply now button.


The practice was originally established in a private house on London Road, Beccles in 1935 and was originally known as J.C. Taylor and Partners.

In 1977, with Mr Roe and Mr James at the helm, the practice moved to the purpose built premises in London Road on the southern outskirts of Beccles. Since that time three large extensions have been added as the practice has grown. The Beccles surgery is an RCVS accredited practice for small animals and farm animals.

As one of the larger practices in East Anglia we also have five other busy surgeries in Loddon, Poringland, Kessingland, Norwich and Mulbarton. The latter two surgeries were previously run by Tony Stokes and came on board in 2012. They underwent extensive modernisation at that time. There are 10 small animal vets, headed by the clinical directors – Tessa Renton and Matthew Cooper.

The large animal side of the practice covers most of East Anglia from the North Norfolk Coast to Essex in the south and over to Cambridge on the western edge. There are 5 large animal vets headed by the clinical director Will Stevenson.

In addition to our Veterinary Surgeons, there is a comprehensive team of nurses and receptionists. We also have a to Practice Director, Heidi Purdy, who is based at our Beccles surgery and responsible for the day to day running of the practice.

Company info
The Veterinary Surgery
70 Hall Road

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert