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Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal

Straid Veterinary Clinic
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Up to £75,000 DOE
Closing date
16 Oct 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary up to £75,000 DOE, up to £5000 Relocation Allowance plus up to £5000 welcome bonus

Here at Straid Vets, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our established and supportive team. There will be a mix of consulting and operating, we try to make sure all vets have equal time in theatre. We encourage innovation and initiative so if you have a keen interest, we are keen to try and make it happen! We are a small practice and would like to offer more services.

Rota patterns that work for you

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.

We are open to flexible working across 4 or 5 days. Our Vets currently work a range of shifts for example 8:00am-4:00pm, 9:00am-5:00pm, 11:00am-7:00pm, these shifts vary day to day to allow for all Vets to have some early and some later start times. It also allows flexibility to request a certain shift on a certain day if you have any personal matters to attend to. The weekend rota is usually 1 in 4 working Saturday 8am - 12:30pm and weekends can be swapped if needed. There are no out of hours.

Want to know more about us?

We are a small practice in the heart of Beaconsfield that prides ourselves on our community feel and ethos. We have been open for 100 years and have many loyal clients, as well as staff members. We have a family-like approach to our team and like to build strong working relationships and friendships.

Beaconsfield is a buzzing town with many shops, cafes, and bars/restaurants. We have the advantage of being close to London and other nearby towns but also the countryside is on our doorstep! The train station has direct, fast links to London.

The practice has 3 consultation rooms, 1 prep/dental area with dental Xray, 1 theatre, 1 x-ray room, ultrasound, in house laboratory, separate dog and cat wards.

As well as routine surgery, we perform orthopaedic and some more advanced soft tissue surgery.

We promote clinical freedom as well as innovation and are keen for more services to be offered in house - we are happy to discuss any interest in a certificate etc.

About our team and culture

We currently have 4 Vets, 4 Nurses/Animal Care Assistants and 4 receptionists.

The successful candidate would become a vital part of our team as we are a small practice so every person is key to our success. We are a welcoming bunch and easy to get along with! We enjoy monthly team meetings, and daily break times chats with snacks!

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

*Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday


*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


*£1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata

*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.

Up to £75,000 DOE


The roots of this clinic began in 1923 when the patients of Veterinary Surgeon Mr Hancocks MRCVS, were mostly horses and farm animals. These days dogs, cats and other companion animals can be seen in the waiting room and our three partners all have many specialist interests.

Company info
01494 673101
121 Station Road

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