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Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

Moorview Vets
Backworth, Tyne and Wear
The salary is £34,000 for year 1 increasing in year 2
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon, Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Role

Small Animal Graduate Veterinary Surgeon position based in Backworth, Tyne and Wear.

Your normal hours of work are 40 hours per week, 4 days a week. Monday to Friday between 8am and 7pm. You will also be required to participate in a weekend rota and/or an out of hours on-call rota which will include working on weekends and bank holidays.

As a team, we ensure our graduates get a high level of support from day 1. Each graduate has a dedicated clinical coach and, as well as clinical time working alongside each other, dedicated catch up time on a weekly basis to discuss any worries and talk though any ongoing cases.  Consults are initially 30 minutes for all appointments to allow plenty of time to perform the consult and seek advice from a colleague if needed. There is never any sole charge when operating and the graduate would only start sole consulting at a branch once both the graduate and their clinical coach were happy with this. Operating is also well supported with another vet having time dedicated to teaching new procedures until graduates are confident and there is always someone around to ask for support.


The salary for this role is £34,000 for year 1 increasing in year 2.

About Us

Our wonderful practice is located in a beautiful part of the North East of England. We are lucky to be close to the captivating Northumberland coast, surrounded by miles of unspoiled beaches whilst also being conveniently located within striking distance of vibrant Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include on-site CT, direct digital x-ray, two dental suites with x-ray, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and ultrasound with doppler capabilities. One of our medicine certificate holders carries out cardiac work-ups including echocardiography and ECG. We aim to keep procedures in house and have surgeons who can perform orthopaedics and major soft tissue surgeries. We have a fantastic nursing team who ensure all anaesthetics are performed to a high standard with routine multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring, use of active warming and IVFT and multimodal analgesia, including epidurals and nerve blocks where appropriate.

About the Team and Culture

Our team is a powerhouse, comprising 18 Vets, 17 RVNs, 4 SVNs, 3 ACAs and 18 dedicated support staff. Our RVNs are well-equipped, trained in schedule 3 procedures, and some have further qualifications in Behaviour, Emergency and Critical Care, and Feline Nursing. We take pride in our multiple certificate holders in ECC, Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry. Plus, we're thrilled to have a Vet who specializes in Advanced Rabbit and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a new Graduate Veterinary Surgeon, eligible to register with the RCVS.


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


•    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


Excellent employee benefits are not new to us. We believe that people can only do their best work when they feel comfortable, nurtured, and valued. 

  • No financial tie in
  • 6.6 weeks holiday every year, plus 1 day's birthday leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Health and wellbeing – you’ll get free eye tests and discounted gym membership 
  • Pawsome benefits and rewards scheme, plus discounted pet care
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We all have times in our life when we need a little extra support. That is why we are here to help.
  • Professional memberships – IVC Evidensia cover the cost of your RCVS renewal fees and other memberships.

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 BH11434.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


We are a veterinary practice based in Backworth just off the main road (A186) between the A19 and Whitley Bay. We also have a branch in the town of Newbiggin By The Sea.

Here at Moorview our team of dedicated and friendly staff take great pride in providing the best possible care for you and your pet.

Moorview Veterinary practice also offers referral facilities and services to veterinary practices across the North of England.

Company info
0191 256 6990
Station Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE27 0AA

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