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Veterinary Surgeon - Washington

Washington, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£40,000 - £55,000 per year
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

Medivet Washington in Tyne and Wear have an opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join this talented team.  

To complete this dream team of being a vet practice of three, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with the passion for surgical procedures. Our Lead Vet Hannah is all things dentistry, our Veterinary Surgeon Sarah is all about medicine and are you what this team needs in surgical excellence?

Washington is a friendly practice with a large and devoted client base that has been well established in the area since 1985. It has great facilities including a large waiting room, three consult rooms, a theatre, x-ray, video endoscopy, and a separate cat and dog ward. With a dedicated, large dental suite with dental x-ray. You will be working alongside 2 experienced vets, dedicated RVNs and an incredibly welcoming support team. The Washington clinic has been accredited by the RCVS as a Small Animal General Practice, continuing to offer exceptional care to both our patients and clients.

Washington, Tyne and Wear is well connected by road via the A1(M) Motorway with Newcastle upon Tyne approximately 20 minutes away where you’re able to catch a train into London. The closest airport is Newcastle Airport, or you could fly from Teesside International which is just under an hour away.

We know just how important work / life balance is, why not talk to us about part time hours that can suit you.

This is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career by joining the growing Medivet community. We want to be the best place for vets and nurses to work and we're taking the right steps in achieving this. For more information contact 

Key Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one.
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 5 weeks' annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks with length of service. 
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical based on length of service.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support.

Role Accountabilities:

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients.
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare tailored, accurate treatment and care plans for each patient with clear cost estimates.
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience:

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture.
  • Experience of supporting nurse consults and schedule 3 procedures, with an understanding of how this contributes to clinic performance and efficiency.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us:

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.






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