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Surgical Veterinary Surgeon

The Island Veterinary Associates - Wombourne
Wombourne, Wolverhampton
Salary up to £63,000 depending on experience, plus welcome bonus
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
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Surgical Veterinary Surgeon 
Island Veterinary Associates, Wombourne
Up to £63,000 Dependent on experience along with a welcome bonus of up to £5,000.

Exciting and rewarding role in a busy practice 

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with a surgical bias to join our friendly team here at Island Veterinary Associates. The role will include a mixture of consultations and operations in a busy small animal-only first-opinion clinic. The candidate would preferably be able to work in sole charge, but this is not essential. 

We would offer support to those looking to start a certificate in surgery or imaging as we have a strong experienced team who are able to support this. The practice has a big client base along with a variety of cases, from basic surgical cases up to more complicated orthopaedics. 

Flexible approach, offering work-life balance

We are open to receiving applications from full-time and part-time candidates. We also welcome those looking for a more flexible working pattern to fit around busy lifestyles and family commitments. Whether you are looking for 14 or 40 hours a week we would love to hear from you. There will be a requirement to work a Saturday on a rota basis, which is once every 4 weeks. However, this is to carry out consultations and emergency cases. You will not be required to work any out of hours as this is covered by a nearby practice 

A well-established client base with case continuity

The practice has the ability to run blood and urine samples in-house with our Idexx labortatory equipment as well as access to a Mylab X5 ultrasound machine. We have a dental machine and the ability to do surgery and have digital x-ray facilities. The practice is close to the countryside and cities such as Wolverhampton and Birmingham providing excellent transport links. We work closely with other branches within our group to allow internal referrals and advice to be gained as and when needed.

Get to know the team 

Our team consists of 3 veterinary surgeons, 5 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 VCAs and 3 receptionists as well as a Branch Manager. We all work very closely together to make our practices work and support each other on a daily basis we enjoy our days working together and also enjoy socialising outside of work as we are all great friends. We welcome new team members to join our team and will support them in their role. We are a training practice so we will quite often have training nurses and vets join us on placement throughout the year they have always made comment on what a lovely team environment we have here and are always asking to return to us on placement. 

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 pro rata. 
⦁    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


⦁    £1,250 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 use BH10800 as a reference when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


The Wombourne practice has been part of Island Vets for nearly 20 years and the aim of our team is to provide a brilliant veterinary service to our local community in Wombourne and the surrounding areas.

We pride ourselves on the professional and caring service we provide to our clients for their pets, after all pets are part of the family and should be treated as such. From our newest trainee nurse to the most senior of our Veterinary Surgeons we believe pets come first and this is demonstrated by our commitment to our clients. All our staff undertake continuing professional development to keep abreast of the latest developments in veterinary medicine. In our line of work we hope to be held in extremely high regard by our clients and provide them with a service second to none.

Our team may be young but the practice has served the needs of the local community for several decades and we continually strive to build and maintain a reputation as one of the leading veterinary surgeries in the Wolverhampton area.

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Wombourne Veterinary Centre
56 Rookery Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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