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Veterinary Surgeon

White Cross Vets, Tividale
Tividale, Oldbury
Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
14 Aug 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon - Maternity Cover
White Cross Vets, Tividale
Up to £70,000 depending on experience, plus benefits

About Us

The team and working environment are very important to us at Tividale and we are looking for someone to join us who shares that same ethos. We are a close-knit, team who really enjoy working together. We currently have 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Client Care Coordinators. 

We opened in 2013 and are a small animal only practice. We are equipped with a great quality ultrasound machine, multi-parameter monitoring and digital x-ray (including dental). We have achieved our silver cat-friendly status. The prep area is the heart of the building with separate dog and cat wards, an operating theatre and x-ray/ultrasound room branching off. There are 3 consulting rooms with access to dispensary and our lab area is complete with the full IDEXX Blood and Urinary machine range and microscope. We have a separate team room with comfy sofas so you can relax on your breaks.

To be successful in this role, you must be happy with most aspects of general practice – both consulting and surgery. You must also be confident with sole charge working as although this is kept to a minimum as much as possible, it will be required. In this role you will be required to provide high-quality clinical care to all pets whilst ensuring an outstanding client experience and to help to create and maintain an efficient clinic. The diary is sensibly managed meaning we leave on time with consults finishing half an hour before the end of shift, and there is time factored into the day for case work ups and phone calls.

White Cross Vets is a family. Generally, our people don’t leave us! The wellbeing of our teams is very important. We make time during working hours each month for our team to spend time with one another in wellbeing sessions. Recent sessions at Tividale included playing games, making bath bombs, watching Cool Runnings and up-cycling glass jars by painting them to make tea light holders . We like to celebrate personal wins and reward our people. Your colleague may have had a really tough week so we may suggest a wellbeing day, another may have gone above and beyond, so we send them a treat. Every team member also has 5 nominations called ‘Lolas’ per month to give recognition to colleagues. These add up over the year and rewards are given accordingly.

About The Location

Our Tividale Practice is ideally situated in the West Midlands. With great links to the whole country you are never far from anywhere with places like the Peaks, the Lakes, the Cotswolds and coast driveable in 3 hours or less. The major city of Birmingham, with its vibrant hustle and bustle, is less than 30 minutes journey away by car or train. For those that prefer the outdoors, the countryside is easily accessible in all directions.

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 of up to £70,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience, you will benefit from –

Work life balance
•    7 weeks holiday (pro rata) including bank holidays
•    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
•    Up to 4 days paternity leave for new pets
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
•    Access to Simply Health
•    Non-accidental injury support
•    Private medical insurance

•    £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days 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
•    RCVS fees

•    Relocation allowance of up to £5,000
•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of  retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Five days to volunteer for a charity of your choice
•    Discounted staff pet care – Up to 3 pets are free on our wellness plan (free consults, vaccinations, flea, worm, and more) and 25% off everything else.

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a highly motivated veterinary surgeon who can thrive in our high-quality practice. Confident and professional, you will relate to our core principles of quality, integrity, responsibility and growth, fitting seamlessly alongside our friendly practice teams as you work with your team to provide a quality experience for pet owner and pets alike.

• Experience in a Small Animal practice
• RCVS registered
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• A passion to deliver great clinical quality and fantastic client service
• Desire and passion to care for pets as if they are your own

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.

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.


White Cross Vets has been caring for pets for almost a hundred years.

We have always been built on strong principles, valuing people and pets above all else. But how did our practice begin? And who has been involved in making it the organisation it is today?

To find out, we need to begin back in the early part of the last century, before the second world war.

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01384 884 141
194 Regent Road
West Midlands
B69 1SB

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