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Maternity Cover Veterinary Surgeon

Hillman Vets - Cannock
Cannock, Staffordshire
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
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Maternity Cover Veterinary Surgeon
Hillman Vets, Cannock
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus benefits 

Find a supportive team and a world of opportunity at Hillman Vets! 
Day-to-day duties would include consulting and operating. We have 15-minute consultations between 9-11 am. Operating would be between 11.00am and 1:30pm. You would have the support of an experienced veterinary nurse and would be expected to perform routine neutering in dogs and cats. We would be happy to support you with larger bitch spays if necessary. 
Other surgeries would include dentals, x-rays and simple lump removals but we would of course be guided by your experience and are happy to offer support and training within our experienced team when needed. Consultation then begins again at 2:30pm until 3:30pm with a short break until 4pm. The evening consults are then offered between 4pm and 6:15pm. The working day would end at 6:30pm. Any patients who need overnight care will be transferred to a local Vets now. 

About the rota

The rota would include working 4 days a week between 9am and 6.30pm and Saturdays are 1 in 7 working only from 9am until 12.30pm. However, we would also welcome applications from those who may be looking for part-time hours or to work around family commitments, we're dedicated to tailoring a role that fits your unique needs.
There are no out-of-hours with this role, as we use a dedicated provider; Vets Now. 

Find a place to grow

Hillmans is a 100% SA clinic based in the West Midlands.  The maternity cover role will be based at our Cannock branch, it’s handy for shopping, the new designer outlet, McArthur glen Outlet is just 10 minutes away, and Cannock chase is also on your doorstep, ideal for relaxing family rides through the picturesque forest to the dedicated single-track or follow the dog and the monkey Trail.
As a practice we have many certificate holders, in surgery, diagnostic imaging and ophthalmology and small animal practice.  We have vets with special interests in cardiology, dentistry and dermatology.  We offer laparoscopic bitch spays and laser therapy.  

We have a strong team of 11 qualified RVNs, we are also a training practice with 2 SVN’s and we have 9 FTE vet surgeons.
Our caseload is varied as we have many interests within our team. These include Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Exotic medicine. Laparoscopic bitch spays are also offered at our Arboretum branch. Our nurses run our laser therapy sessions which is an area that is extremely successful. This helps our arthritic patients but also speeds up wound healing and helps manage pain and inflammation in gingivitis cases. We are always discussing cases amongst our team to ensure the best clinical outcome is achieved. We often have audits and are involved in benchmark projects to ensure we keep up to date. Most things we can manage within house,  however, we have a good support network outside of our practice if we need it with some of the local practices in the area and also with Pride referrals when necessary.

Hillman Vets - Cannock

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
•    £1500 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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
For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


We have been looking after pets of the Walsall, Lichfield and Cannock area for nearly 30 years, and although much of the technology has changed in that time, our dedication and commitment hasn’t changed a bit. The size of our practice means we have nurses and vets with expertise and experience in all aspects of veterinary care, from orthopaedics to weight control, acupuncture to pet behaviour. But we remain a family-oriented practice; we know your pet is a member of your family so pride ourselves in treating every patient as an individual.

In addition, our excellent support, reception and admin staff help us provide consistently high levels of care for our clients.

Company info
85 Cannock Road
WS11 5DA
United Kingdom

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