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Veterinary Surgeon

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
24 Mar 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to take your career to the next level?

At Loughborough Vets for Pets you will be part of a practice where you will be well cared for and part of a friendly, fun and passionate team. Where you will be supported to reach your veterinary career goals.

Luke, the Practice Partner, and his wonderful colleagues are looking for an ambitious Vet with great interpersonal skills and a drive for excellence to join their team. You will join a practice where we can offer exciting new challenges and professional development. So, if you are an experienced Vet looking for your next leap or a newly qualified Vet breaking into the industry then we may just have the job for you!

Our stand-alone Practice is situated on the outskirts of the university town of Loughborough in a busy residential area with on-site parking; great motorway and train links to Nottingham, Leicester, the Peak District, Birmingham & London and being centrally located to the rest of the UK.

What makes this role different?
We can offer a friendly, inclusive work environment, and are happy to support individuals’ areas of special interest. You will be joining a bubbly, hard-working team who are dedicated to providing outstanding pet healthcare and fantastic, caring customer service.

We see a wide range of medical and surgical cases. Our Partner, Luke Knowles, who qualified at Bristol, in 2003, has a post-graduate surgery certificate which offers our clients more in-house complex and orthopaedic surgeries, and opportunities for our Vets to develop their surgical skills. The surgery offers state of the art facilities including digital x-ray, digital endoscopes, ultrasound, lab and an array of surgical and orthopaedic equipment.

Our benefits include:
•Rate of pay is negotiable - Range from £35,500 (for a newly qualified graduate Vet) to £70,000 (for a more experienced/senior Vet)
•A full time four-day week and one in four Saturday rota (9-12pm).
•No out of hours (part time hours will also be considered for the right candidate e.g., someone looking to return to the veterinary profession)
•Welcome bonus payment of £2,000 for applicants that apply directly to Vets for Pets (T&Cs apply)
•Enhanced annual leave of 6.6 weeks including bank holidays
•Contributory pension scheme and life assurance of 4x annual salary
•Excellent career opportunities and development due to our varied and busy case load
•20-minute pet consultations, as standard
•Generous CPD budget including up to 5 days of paid CPD, including funding of certificates
•Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS, BSAVA)
•Exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and Vet Group
•Generous in-house discounts for veterinary care of colleagues’ own pets

For more information or an informal chat with Jo, our Practice Manager, please call the Practice on 01509 238340. Alternatively you can contact Jo by email at

If you'd like any further information about this vacancy, the practice or our company please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email; for an informal and confidential conversation.

Alternatively, you can submit your application directly to us now and somebody will be in touch with you to discuss this further. We look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome bonus payment only applicable to candidates that apply directly via Vets for Pets. Bonus payment excludes candidates that are joining the Graduate Development Programme. 100% of bonus payment will be made upon successful completion of candidates probationary period.

Location: LE11 2HN

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer!

Pets just see people. They aren’t biased and they don’t discriminate. We take our inspiration from pets, and we value and respect difference in all its forms. Our aim is to reflect the diversity of the communities we operate in, and every colleague can help us achieve this. We encourage our people to be themselves so even if your skills and experience don’t perfectly align, if you think you can make a unique contribution through your values and behaviours, we want to hear from you!


Locally owned practices with a world of support

At Vets for Pets we’re a network of practices that are owned and managed by the practice owners that run them. Because they’re locally owned, each practice has the freedom to serve patients and clients the way it thinks is best. 

But crucially, being locally-owned also means enjoying a truly team-spirited atmosphere. We want all our colleagues to build lasting relationships with practice owners and team members as well as patients and clients.

And because we’re also part of a wider group, you’ll get all the support you need when you need it. That means state-of-the-art facilities, high quality CPD, financial stability and a real sense of job security.

With our framework, we’ve made it simpler and easier for you to help patients and clients live happier, healthier lives together. It’s about making the most of your expertise and bringing this to life in practise while being safe in the knowledge that you’re looked after too. Simply put, we offer locally owned practices with a world of support.

Flexibility & Wellbeing
You tell us which hours you want to work, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. With us, you could enjoy a better work-life balance where flexibility and wellbeing come first.

Training & Development
We offer great training programmes, plus fully funded CPD, leadership courses and access to our group’s learning curriculum. We’ll also support you if you’re interested in owning a practice. With our wealth of resources, it’s easy to build your skills and develop your career.

Local Practices
With us, no two practices are the same. We’re deeply rooted in our local communities and we want you to really get to know your patients and clients locally.

Being part of the Pets At Home Group
Being part of Vets for Pets means you’ll be part of our network of locally owned practices. Our practices are located across the country and are owned and run by our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs). Our Joint Venture Partnership model is unique and gives everyone the best of both worlds. Working within one of our practices you’ll get to work with the JVP who has the clinical freedom and autonomy to do things their own way.

As we’re part of a large respected organisation you’ll also enjoy the benefits of being part of a wider PLC Group. This means we can give you greater stability and job security during these uncertain times and beyond. 

What’s more, we’ve worked hard to make sure everyone in our group can take part in a fun, friendly, professional and inclusive culture that allows you to bring your whole self to work and be at your very best. 

Company info
Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue
United Kingdom

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