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Veterinary Surgeon

Animates Veterinary Clinic Ltd
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
22 Jun 2024
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The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time or part-time veterinary surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team here at Animates Veterinary Clinic in Thurlby and Market Deeping.

We are a first opinion general practice, primarily small animal but we do have an exotics department with potential development in this area. Some duties can include but are not limited to, consulting,  operating, in-patient care and general case management where continuity is actively encouraged. 

Flex your work life balance 

This role is open to both full and part time applications with our full time rota being 40 hours per week across 4 days week between Monday and Saturday with 1 night a week on call for hospitalised inpatients (inpatients are cared for by night staff and call outs are rare). Vets Now see all overnight emergencies and cover Saturday night, Sundays and Bank Holidays. We take a flexible approach to rota patterns and we are open to discussions around this on both a full-time and part-time basis.

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. If 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 you.

Salary up to £65,000 dependent on skills, experience and further qualifications, pro rata for part time. Plus, up to £5,000 relocation bonus negotiable.

About Us

We are a fully equipped general practice with spacious premises. We have separate cat and dog wards plus a separate exotic hospital. We carry out ophthalmic surgery in house and we also have a visiting orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeon.

Our Day Manager organises the logistics of the day allowing vets to be vets and focus on their patients, creating a smoother flow to the day. 20 minute consultations are standard and double appointments for more complicated cases also contribute to a manageable workload.

We are in Lincolnshire on the border near Cambridgeshire and Rutland. There is easy access to London, the midlands, and the north via a nearby main trainline and we are within 90 minutes of 2 airports (East Midlands and Stansted).
Lovely rural location a short distance from the historic market town of Stamford and Rutland Water with fantastic loyal clients. 

About the Team and Culture

We have 8 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 RVN, 6 SVN, 4 VCA, 7 support, ECC and Ophthalmology certificate holders and 2 recent graduates. We have an excellent level of experience to support all stages of your career and are also a nurse training practice so teaching and learning are embedded in our culture. The team are welcoming, supportive of one another and genuinely pull together. We work hard but are social too - our parties are fantastic!

Applicant Requirements

We would be happy to consider both experienced and inexperienced applicants. Experience isn't necessary as we are happy to provide support to less experienced members of the team. We are also keen to encourage further qualifications and certificates for those that want to develop. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, with a positive attitude, a team player who enjoys working with others to provide the excellent level of care we are proud of.  

Because our employee's 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 
•    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 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

•    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 and quote reference BH11835. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Animates was established in 2005, and is dedicated to the care of cats, dogs and exotic pets. We provide an excellent service for your pet, within a caring and friendly atmosphere.

Fully equipped, modern facilities include:

  • ‘in-house’ blood analysis allowing same day results for many tests
  • Imaging - digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscope
  • Cardiology - echocardiography, ECG, Blood pressure monitoring
  • Therapeutic laser and acupuncture
  • Excellent theatre facilities at both Thurlby and Market Deeping premises
  • Separate dog, cat and exotic wards

Animates staff provide an out of hours emergency service based at the Thurlby practice.

Exotics clinic at Thurlby premisies run by Sarah Pellett BSc(Hons) MA VetMB Cert AVP(ZooMed) MRCVS. Sarah is happy to see a wide range of exotic animals including small mammals, reptiles, rabbits and birds including parrots, raptors and chickens.

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01778 420462
2 The Green
PE10 0EB

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