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Veterinary Surgeon

Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon

Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, Chipping Norton

Salary up to £68,000, plus benefits, depending on experience.

Here at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, we are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in medicine to join our team. The role includes assisting with the organising and running of our Radioactive Iodine Unit, carrying out routine consultations, operating and diagnostics.

More about our fantastic hospital and team

Our RCVS-accredited tier 3 Veterinary hospital is growing, so we are looking for an enthusiastic experienced small animal veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in internal medicine to join our fantastic team of 15 Veterinary Surgeons, 14 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 5 Student Registered Nurses, 5 Animal Nursing Assistants in our purpose-built, excellently equipped hospital on the edge of a lovely Cotswold market town.

Among our Vets are a Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, and Advanced Practitioners in Small Animal Medicine and ECC. Plus, we have regular visits from a referral dermatologist. We receive referrals nationally for exotic pets and for radioiodine therapy of hyperthyroid cats and locally for outpatient CT scanning, and for some internal medicine and orthopaedic-surgery cases. 

Full lab facilities, a DR x-ray system, dental x-ray, 64-slice CT scanner, a wide range of flexible and rigid endoscopes, ultrasound scanner with colour Doppler, full orthopaedic kit, slit lamp, tonometer, etc.

We care about your work/life balance

The full-time rota is 8:30am -7:00pm, 4 days a week, with 1 in 5 Saturday shifts from 8:30am -2:00pm, and 1 in >10 on call.

However, 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 during school holidays or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern we can fix or flex our patterns to suit your needs

 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 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support and encouraged
  • 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 £1250 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 you’ve got this far, thank you for your interest! To be part of our exceptional team or discuss any of our clinical vacancies please contact Peter Kettlewell or Martin Whitehead or Michael Middleton, Talent Partner for a confidential chat on the contact number provided. Reference BH12127. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital is a truly mixed practice, treating an unusually wide range of animals. The Hospital staff have extensive experience in treating dogs, cats, all species of smaller domestic animal, all farm species, camelids, horses, pheasants and other game birds and a wide range of exotic species including reptiles, parrots, birds of prey and zoo animals.

Our staff have clinical experience in all areas of veterinary practice and have special interests in internal medicine, critical care, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry and radiography and ultrasound imaging for all domestic species.

Our main hospital is in Chipping Norton and we have branch surgeries in Burford and in Bloxham near Banbury.

In 1976 we were one of the first practices in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons RCVS ´Hospital status´ (now called Tier 3). We are proud to provide veterinary care of the highest standard for all species.

Our staff are all highly motivated and well trained to provide you and your pet with a caring, efficient and highly professional service.

We are a RCVS registered veterinary nurse training practice and affiliated with the University of Bristol Veterinary School to provide extra-mural study (EMS) experience for veterinary students.

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Banbury Road
Chipping Norton

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