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Veterinary Surgeon

Holly House Veterinary Hospital
Moortown, Leeds
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
3 Aug 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Holly House Veterinary Clinic, Moor Allerton
Up to £65,000 depending on experience, plus benefits 

Role Overview

We are excited to offer the opportunity for a 1-2 year graduate to join our brilliant team at Holly House Vets! 

While this is a full-time permanent position, we are happy to take applications from candidates wanting to work flexibly. The position is 40 hours over 4 days per week on a rota basis, 1 in 7 on call rota and a share of the bank holiday rota, planned in advance. 

We have 4 practices in the Leeds postcode, 3 in North Leeds and one in Ilkley, which will only require occasional holiday cover. 

The role will work across surgical, medical, and emergency departments. Duties include consulting, client care, routine and complex procedures, triage, routine and complex inpatient care, and running diagnostic tests (lab/radiography/CT) across a range of species (cats/dogs/rabbits/reptiles/birds/small mammals). 

Our Facilities and Environment

As a general practice with mid-tier referral, certificate holder led departments in surgery, medicine, behaviour, dentistry and exotics we have a varied caseload and cases are worked up to a high standard. You would benefit from access to cutting-edge diagnostics such as CT, X-Ray, ultrasound, laparoscopy and endoscopy across our fully equipped practices. Our facilities include purpose-built consulting rooms, an isolation ward, and a spacious prep/theatre suite. We utilise multiparameter monitoring for anaesthesia and a ventilator to ensure the highest standard of care. Handling both first opinion and referral cases, our focus remains on delivering exemplary care to every species.

Location and Team

Conveniently located just off the ring road in north Leeds, near Roundhay Park, our practice boasts excellent transport links to the city centre. Our team comprises 25 vets, 21 RVNs (including our dedicated night nurse team), 8 SVNs, 10 VCAs, and 18 receptionists working to provide 24 hour wrap around care to our patients at our hospital, general practice clinics and exotics only practice. Having been open now for 30 years we have developed a range of annual team events and a full schedule of practice meetings as well as one to one career development and professional coaching available to all staff. We run regular Schwartz Rounds to allow our team to reflect on the emotional and social impact of care. Rotas are carefully crafted to consider work life balance and home time and breaks are prioritised. We want to know what you want from your career, and we will help you to make that happen.

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
•             Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•             Private Medical Insurance
•             Cycle to Work scheme
•             Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
•             Non-accidental injury support
•             £1,200 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
•             Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•             Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
•             VDS cover
•             Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•             Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer

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

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Holly House has been providing North Leeds with quality veterinary care since 1994 and the North of England with dedicated exotic care facilities for over ten years. We also provide our own 24 hour on-site emergency service so there is no need to travel to other branches out-of-hours. Our emergency service can be accessed by calling the usual number at any time, day or night.

In 2010, Holly House succeeded in its dream of becoming the first Veterinary Hospital in North Leeds. The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative set up by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), which aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. The RCVS has inspected us and agreed that our facilities, equipment and also our levels of care and expertise reach Hospital standard.

The practice is owned by Stuart McArthur and run by him and a dedicated team of Vets, Nurses and Reception staff. You can find out more about our staff and the qualifications they hold in our about us section.

Company info
0113 236 9030
468 Street Lane
LS17 6HA

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