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Veterinary Surgeon

Blackheath Veterinary Centre
Halesowen, West Midlands
Salary up to £70,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Blackheath Vets, Blackheath near Halesowen, Birmingham
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Up to £70,000 FTE dependent on experience plus a welcome bonus of £5,000 FTE

The Role

Are you a passionate vet who really cares about their patients and clients and wants to be part of something special? Then we have a great opportunity here for you at Rosewood Vets.
Here at Lockwood Veterinary Group, we are looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Blackheath Vets near Halesowen, Birmingham. You will be working alongside a fantastic team of nurses and support staff. 

This is a mainly sole charge role, so you will need to be confident with good general surgical and medical skills. Just a few miles away are several of our other branches where the teams of senior vets and nurses are on hand to provide additional support.

You will have the time and clinical freedom to fully work up and manage your cases with friendly support available at all times. Days are structured to ensure that you will have your share of the consults and operations and enjoy a varied caseload. 

With such a large group, communication is key to ensuring good teamwork and support across all of our branches.  We have a group teams, a weekly newsletter to all our staff which provides any updates or important information. We hold regular practice, group and clinical meetings to discuss cases, any issues and to welcome new ideas to the team. We also have an extensive library of books, journals and online resources.

Work life balance that works for you

We understand that work life balance is more important than ever and we are committed to supporting our teams to achieve this.

Typically, this role would be full-time worked over a four-day week, between 9 am and 6:30 pm plus Saturdays from 9 am to 5.00 pm on a rota basis. No out-of-hours requirements will be needed for this role. – We would also welcome applications for those seeking a part-time or flexible working pattern, we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance, so would be happy to discuss what works for you.

About Us

Blackheath Vets is part of the larger Lockwood Veterinary Group. We are a reputable, friendly, compassionate and progressive group. Established for nearly 30 years, we have 9 branches across the West Midlands, East Midlands and Staffordshire.

Based in an excellent location close to the M6 and M5 motorways, within easy access to Birmingham with its train links and the rest of the country as well as two nearby airports. Birmingham is known for the amazing Bullring and Grand Central shopping centre with diverse high-street fashion & household shops. With a fantastic nightlife scene, great restaurants, attractions, arts and culture and areas of natural beauty, you’ll have everything you need on your doorstep. 

The practice provides a spacious, light and airy perfect working environment with all the usual gadgets including digital xray,(dental radiography at our main branch), ultrasonography (Inc. Doppler), endoscopy, ECG. Additionally, we have a comprehensive in-house laboratory (microscopy, haematology, biochemistry as well as Idexx Catalyst for in-house results fast. ISFM cat friendly clinic and RCVS Accredited. We have a good ratio of registered veterinary nurses also with cert holders in ECC, anaesthesia, Feline Nursing, and behaviour.

We are also a big part of the community sponsoring the towns junior football team and visiting local schools to talk about working in a veterinary practice. Working very closely with local charities, we often host fund raising events from dog shows, fetes at the local animal sanctuary, sponsored runs and coffee mornings in the practice. 

The team and culture

We have a loyal client base, and the practice is highly trusted within the local community for providing exceptional veterinary care. Our dedicated, friendly, experienced team pride themselves on providing the best care for pet and client alike. We have the facilities and resources to enable our staff to work in a low stress, well organised, supportive, friendly, family feel atmosphere. 

Maintaining a good working environment and job satisfaction for all staff is of high importance to us which is proven in our low staff turnover and longevity in service, with some staff having been with the group from the beginning.

We have several vets within the group at different stages of their careers who are always ready to help each other out and share their experiences and vast range of knowledge and accomplishments. Whether you have a complicated case or would like support to further develop your skills, our collaborative team are more than happy to help.

Our surgery certificate holders routinely perform orthopaedic procedures such as TTA and TPLO. In the group we also have certificate holders or undertaking in exotics, ECC, imaging, medicine and a vet with a special interest in Ophthalmology and also a visiting cardiologist working up cases using Echocardiography/ECG.

We love to socialise outside of work too, whether it’s going for a nice meal, a night on the town or like our latest outing to an escape room. Our Christmas parties are legendary with the whole group getting together for a themed party night.

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
  • 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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

Please quote BH11694 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


From a vision to deliver high quality, affordable pet care, the Lockwood Veterinary Group has flourished and grown since it was founded in 1994. Now with seven surgeries we cover a wide area of the West Midlands and Birmingham, with a geographical range to include cover over Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Dudley, Telford, Cannock, Burton-on-Trent and the surrounding areas.

With our team of dedicated veterinary surgeons and nurses, delivering consistently high quality, professional care, teamed with a helpful, experienced and friendly reception staff, our aim is, has and always will be to deliver superior pet care in all situations.

Our outstanding surgeries boast state of the art operating suites with dedicated recovery areas, warm, clean accommodation for your pet, and an exciting range of equipment to assist our team of committed veterinary surgeons and nurses in the treatment of your pet.

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19 Long Lane
West Midlands
B62 9LL

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