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Veterinary Surgeon

Sheriffs Highway Vets
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Salary up to £72,000 depending on experience
Closing date
15 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Sheriff's Highway Vets, Gateshead
Salary up to £72,000 depending on experience plus a welcome bonus up to £5,000 and relocation allowance up to £5,000

Discover a Rewarding Journey with Us - Join the Sheriff's Highway Vets team in Gateshead!

Are you an experienced veterinary surgeon eager to take your career to new heights? Look no further! We're thrilled to offer an exceptional opportunity to become a valued member of our tight-knit, friendly, and supportive team at Sheriff's Highway Vets.

Embrace a Varied and Engaging Role, Tailored to Your Passions

Your role will encompass a dynamic mix of consulting, surgeries, medical procedures, imaging, and dentistry. Furthermore, we're all about embracing your unique interests, providing you with the opportunity to focus on your area of interest if that's your passion. As you split your time between our main hospital in Gateshead and local branches in Tyne, Sunderland, Wickham and Washington (with all branches bar one performing their own operations), you'll truly get to experience the diverse aspects of our practice and their caseloads!

We're seeking a passionate, RCVS-registered veterinary surgeon to enhance our team dynamic. While we highly value experienced applicants and certificate holders, we're also excited to welcome recent graduates who are dedicated to delivering top-tier patient care.

Embrace a work-life balance that lets you thrive!

Contracted to 41 hours per week our vets work on average  37 hours per week across 4 days (Monday-Friday) with an exclusive set day off during the week,  we do our own OOH and have OOH vets for this, however we do have a weekend shared rota of 1:6 full weekend (7:45am-6:15pm) and 1:6 Saturday mornings (9am-12pm)  that you will cover with no nightshift commitments! Weekend hours are negotiable for part-time candidates.

We can consider part-time, shorter shifts, school hours and weekend hours can be negotiable, our flexible approach to rota patterns can truly enrich your work-life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance. Whether you need to do the school pick-up, need reduced hours or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern we can fix or flex our patterns to suit you

Discover the Diversity of Tyne and Wear Through Our Five Vibrant Locations

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Tyne and Wear as we operate across five vibrant locations: Gateshead (our hospital), Whickham, Sunderland, Ryton, and Washington. Whether you're drawn to Newcastle's cultural hub, the picturesque North East coastline, or the serene landscapes of Northumberland and County Durham, our location caters to your every preference.

Rest easy knowing that our RCVS-accredited Veterinary Hospital in Gateshead stands ready with a dedicated night team for 24-hour emergency coverage. This ensures that you can maintain seamless case continuity for hospitalised patients while enjoying a break from night shift rota duties.

Cutting-Edge Environment and a Knowledge-Sharing Team

Step into an environment enriched with modern facilities, enhancing your capabilities as a veterinary surgeon with us. From direct digital radiography and ultrasonography with Doppler capabilities to in-house laboratory services, ECG, dental radiography, endoscopy, laparoscopic surgical equipment, and a comprehensive range of orthopaedic surgical tools.

Collaborate with a diverse team that thrives on knowledge-sharing

Boasting 16 Veterinary Surgeons, 22 RVNs, 3 SVNs, 10 auxiliary nurses, and 11 receptionists across our branches, you'll be immersed in a dynamic learning environment. Many of our vets hold certificates in specialities like surgery, cardiology, and diagnostic imaging. We encourage frequent case discussions, ensuring you'll always have someone to exchange insights with and receive valuable advice. Our commitment to your growth extends to supporting your chosen areas of interest through further study and CPD opportunities.

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
  • 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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid CPD leave
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets and 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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Mike Burrell, Talent Partner, on the number provided. Reference BH11159.

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


Sheriffs Highway Veterinary Hospital was establish in 1948 by Mr Clark and since that time it has developed an enviable reputation for providing an excellent level of care at sensible prices. We are proud to be a member of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme, meaning you can be confident in our commitment to providing the highest standards of care.

We are a well equipped hospital with facilities to allow patients to be kept in overnight with 24/7 staffing. We continue to invest in equipment and training for all of our staff to ensure their skills are kept right up to date.

Company info
0191 487 7319
94 Sheriffs Highway
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom

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