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Veterinary Surgeon

River Vets
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary of £40,000 to £70,000 for an experienced certificate holder (pro rata)
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

Are you looking to join a new small animal veterinary practice, surrounded by a friendly and supportive team? If yes, please get in touch!

Who are we?

River Veterinary Care is a Small Animal independent practice, located just outside of Newcastle City centre and conveniently accessible from the A1. Over the last year that our surgery has been open, we have swiftly expanded our team and seen our client base grow extensively through word of mouth and our exceptional online reviews, across the Northeast.

Our founder and clinical director, Alex, is the driving force behind River Vets and its ethos. We believe that everyone should receive a gold standard level of care, for patients, clients and staff alike. Alex has a certificate in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, as well as being highly skilled in laparoscopic surgery. While we are a 1st opinion small animal practice, we do offer some referral level surgeries, including orthopaedics, BOAS and laparoscopic.

Our practice has been renovated with state-of-the-art facilities and been purposefully designed to provide the best possible experience for not only clients and patients, both also our team. No expense has been spared to ensure the highest standard of clinical care and we regularly get comments on our aesthetic. Our practice has been designed to stand out from the crowd with a high-end finish, as well as being a calming environment.

At River Vets we prioritise our staff welfare and pride ourselves on being an independent practice where everyone is cared for as an individual. We're a family run business and treat our staff as more than just a number, more like a family, where you are encouraged to achieve your goals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone that puts patient and client care above all else, our gold standard level of care is something we pride ourselves on. It is also important to us that our team takes their time to treat patients, work cases up and see through the surgeries. We offer 20-minute appointments as standard allowing our vets to have the time to provide a personalised service. We are aware of the importance of continuity of care, and we endeavour for our veterinary team to follow cases and have freedom over their patient's treatment plans, while having the support of the whole team behind you.

If you have any specific areas of interest with regards to CPD and certificates, we would love to support the successful applicant. We believe in encouraging our team to grow their knowledge and this will help us become an even more successful team with a greater knowledge base to help our patients.  

What can we offer you?

As an independent practice with our own out of hours, we have ensured our package is reflective of the work.

  • A salary of £40,000 to £70,000 for an experienced certificate holder (pro rata)
  • Full or part time considered with a relocation package for the right candidate
  • Set working days, between 20 to 40 hours
  • Option for progression, and potential for partnership opportunities
  • 6.6 weeks holiday, including bank holidays, with your birthday as an additional day off
  • RCVS fees and VDS fees included
  • Generous CPD allowance, with certificates encourage and funded
  • Christmas party and bonus
  • Staff incentives and staff discounts
  • OOH cover is 1 night per week, plus 1 in 4 weekends
  • OOH call out fee supplement incentive
  • Milage is paid at 45p per mile for any call outs

What do we have?

  • Our newly renovated practice boasts three wonderful consulting rooms, one of which is a dedicated cat consulting room.
  • Alongside this we have separate cat and dog waiting areas, to further enhance the calming environment.
  • We also have separate cat and dog wards, along with an isolation kennel. Our kennels are equipped with glass doors, individual heating and lighting. Ensuring our patients feel comfortable and relaxed in their own space.
  • Our well-equipped glass walled theatre with extensive orthopaedic and laparoscopic kit.
  • Our digital x-ray and bucky table for easy manoeuvrability, along with a separate dental x-ray.
  • Full in-house IDEXX lab.
  • Fortnightly visiting referral ultrasonographer for challenging cases

We’re all looking forward to welcoming a new team member, and hope that anyone who prioritises patient and client care and is excited to join a new practice going from strength to strength, to get in touch, and we’d love to hear from you!

If you're interested in joining our team, or have any questions click the apply button. We're a very friendly team and hope we can find someone as passionate as us to deliver the best care possible.


River Veterinary Care is a new kind of vets for Ponteland.

We're bringing the best levels of care and the latest veterinary techniques to your precious pets, in a fabulous state-of-the-art veterinary practice that has been carefully designed to keep every pet patient calm and happy.

Our head vet, Alex is one of the only vets in the North East able to perform the latest keyhole surgery techniques. No matter the issue, our team have everything available to keep your pet healthy and happy.

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47 Bell Villas
NE20 9BD
United Kingdom

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