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Veterinary Surgeon

Midforest Veterinary Practice, Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Midforest Vets, Lyndhurst
Salary up to £75,000 per annum depending on experience
Welcome Bonus and Relocation Allowance available

Join an established Small Animal Practice

Join our team at Midforest Vets and become a part of our 35-year legacy of providing exceptional care to small animals. With opportunities for growth and development, a supportive work environment, and a chance to strike the right work-life balance, this is a perfect opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career.

We are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our Lyndhurst branch within the beautiful New Forest, with the option to also work at our Totton branch, you'll have the freedom to choose a location that suits you best.

The role provides a mixture of consulting and operating with an interesting and varied caseload. We offer 20-minute appointments to ensure our patients receive high-quality care and our team have sufficient time to provide thorough work-ups and excellent client communication. There are occasional periods of sole charge at Lyndhurst so would suit a Veterinary Surgeon with some confidence in routine procedures.

Clinical freedom with Midforest Vets

In our practice, we encourage clinical freedom and case continuity and invite you to develop your own clinical interests and career advancement with the support of our experienced team. 

We have various in-house diagnostic equipment to aide you including ultrasonograpy, radiography, dental radiography, Vetscan laboratory machines, as well as an endoscope available at our Totton branch. We have a local IVC referral centre to offer support for more complex cases. 

Rota Patterns that work for you

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 are looking to fix or flex your work patterns, we can find the right solution for you and would welcome both full and part time applicants.

We can offer flexible rota patterns within our opening times of 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday, with Saturday mornings on a 1 in 5 rotation with TOIL given in return. There is no on-call as our OOH is covered by VetsNow. 

Join our supportive and experienced team

Our dedicated practice manager and supportive colleagues will ensure that you have all the resources and support you need to excel in your career. You will be joining our experienced team of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 5 RVNs, 1 SVN and 5 receptionists/administrators. The opportunity for CPD and further learning is important to us, therefore we actively encourage and support this. One of our vets is currently undertaking a dental certificate and we have a radiology certificate holder along with active interests in dermatology within the team.

About us

Maintaining a good working environment for all our team is of high importance to us. Located in the beautiful New Forest with its ponies, plenty of outdoor pursuits and stunning landscapes, our practice offers a peaceful and scenic work environment. You'll have easy access to nearby cities such as Bournemouth and Southampton, and don’t forget the opportunity to explore the rest of the South Coast. With excellent schools and family-friendly communities, this is the perfect location for those looking to settle down.

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 of holidays 
•    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
•    All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund for patients in need

•    £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

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 

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 reference BH11756 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the Apply now button.


Midforest Vets is a friendly independent practice based in Totton and the New Forest offering veterinary care to companion animals (dogs, cats, rabbits and children’s pets).

We have modern and up to date facilities and a caring and professional team. 


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