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Veterinary Surgeon

Sprinz and Nash Veterinary Surgeons
Thame, Oxfordshire
Salary up to £68,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
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The Role

We are looking for a full-time or part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our dedicated and supportive team. The role involves both consulting with clients and their pets and operating in our surgical theatre. Vets are encouraged to work up their cases to a high level.

Finish times can vary between 5pm-7pm for full-time hours and one Vet and one RVN are on hospital in patient care overnight. Our full-time Vets work a four-day week which allows time to balance the interests of clinical work with study, outdoor pursuits, or relaxation. We currently open on Saturdays 0830-1300 on a 1 in 5 rota.  

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career. 

The salary range is up to £68,000 (FTE) depending on experience with a relocation allowance available. Accommodation is also available if required. 

About Us 

Sprinz and Nash Veterinary Hospital is located in the historic market town of Thame, in the South East of England and is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills. We are within easy travelling distance to London and Oxford. The area has excellent schooling and great for outdoor pursuits. 

The hospital provides excellent facilities, including dental x-ray, in-house laboratory, endoscopy, ultrasound, digital x-ray, separate dog and cat and isolation wards to name a few. We are staffed by a friendly, forward thinking, and supportive team of Vets, Nurses, and support staff.
There is a varied, challenging and rewarding caseload for an experienced Vet and support from our excellent Vet team for someone less so.

About the Team and Culture

Our team consists of 8 Vets (6 FTE), 8 RVNs, 3 SVNs and 3 VCAs as well as a fabulous reception team.
Our Vets are all team players and delight in helping each other with cases. We have Vet and Nurse certificate holders (including medical and dental certificate holders), and we would support someone who wishes to gain additional qualifications. We are involved in supporting and sponsoring local charity events and are currently planning our fund-raising activity for this year.

Applicant Requirements

We would prefer a vet who is confident both consulting and operating and very much a team player. Due to our hospital status and varied case load, we would support someone with specialist interests. In addition to your excellent clinical and communication skills, you will need to be a people-oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.

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 
•    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
•    RCVS fees

•    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. 

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Michael Middleton, Talent Partner, on the contact number. Please quote reference BH11865 when applying for this role. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Reception Service

The reception area is the part of the practice you will be most familiar with. This is where we greet and check in our clients/patients and reunite you with your pets. Our friendly receptionists are always there to help and answer any questions you might have.

Consultation Rooms

If you have ever brought your pet in to see a vet you will also be familiar with our consulting rooms. We have two veterinary consulting rooms and a nurse consulting room. These are each equipped with all the small instruments our vets may need to carry out clinical examinations and primary care treatment. Each consulting room is also equipped with a computer so the vet will be able to access your animal’s medical record easily.

Other Facilities

Out of Hours and Emergencies

Please click here for further information about our Out of Hours Services

Staff Training / Training Practice Status

All of our clinical staff undertake regular additional training as part of their continuous professional development.

In addition, Sprinz & Nash is an approved training practice for student veterinary nurses (SVNs).  Our SVNs undergo a practically-based vocational training, giving treatment under supervision.  This is supported by theoretical study courses at a further education day release centre.  SVNs must achieve NVQ Levels 2 and 3 before being awarded their certificate from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).


Company info
01844 212000
23 Wellington Street

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