Veterinary Surgeon - Guernsey

  • Location Guernsey (GB) (GG)
  • Salary Competitive Salary
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • W20.1040
  • Closing date 25th Nov 2020

Surgery Information / Job Description

Do you want to work in a cutting edge practice leading the way in veterinary care?
To work and live where great beaches, great food, great work and a great lifestyle are on offer?

If you are an enthusiastic, experienced veterinary surgeon looking to join a warm and friendly team then we would love to hear from you!

This is a unique opportunity to be able to work on the Island of Guernsey, Channel Islands, that enables the very best in work-life balance. We are a very successful small animal surgery with certificate holders in most fields. The hospital is modern and extremely well equipped, including 16 slice CT, visiting MRI, ultrasound, digital x-ray, full idexx suite of in-house labs, separate dental with dental x-ray, isolation ward, dog and cat wards, 2 theatres and minimal invasive surgery including arthtroscopy /laprascopy/ thorascopy plus separate wellness center with laser and hydrotherapy.

The team is made of up of 25 colleagues including 7 full and part time vets. Les van Blerk has 20 years’ experience and is the partner of Guernsey Vets4Pets. He is a RCVS recognised advanced practitioner in surgery, as well as a certificate holder in advanced soft tissue and advanced orthopedic surgery.

Person Specification

We are looking for a vet who is highly skilled and is either a surgery certificate holder, a RCVS recognized advanced practitioner or working toward surgical certificate. Key to your success will be your ability to embrace all aspects of the role, delivering excellent patient and client care. You will be a strong team player and enjoy the variety the role will bring. Les doesn’t just invest in his surgery and equipment; he actively encourages additional learning and supports colleagues to continue their further education and career through paid cpd/certificate and possible partnership potential in the future. This role is full time, 42 hours per week with a weekend rota.


Great work-life balance, clinical freedom, purpose built practice with a lovely working environment, development of individual interest, 30 days holiday, fully funded CPD including RCVS membership and relocation package.

Island life is definitely slower than the mainland and much more relaxed. Great sandy beaches, beautiful cliff walks and stunning sister islands of Jersey, Sark, Herm and Alderney are easily reached. There are also great connections to the UK mainland and Normandy, France. All in all this is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our team and further develop their career and clinical experience. Click here to find out more about Guernsey

To submit your application click the apply button.


Meet Vets4Pets

We put pets first

Beyond all else, we’re committed to animal health and welfare, and we absolutely put pets first. The most powerful partnerships we have are with pets and their owners. This is at the heart of what we do and always will be.

Vets4Pets Northampton Wins Vet Wellbeing Award

Colleague mental health and wellbeing have always been highly important to Jenny Millington and Sally Courtney of Vets4Pets Northampton. So much so, that during the past 12 months, they and their colleagues have implemented a number of fantastic initiatives to support in this area. These efforts have resulted in the practice recently receiving the 2019 Vet Wellbeing Award, medium-sized practice category, from the Society of Practising Vets (SPVS), in partnership with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative.

We help our nurse colleagues thrive

We know first-hand the tremendous contribution vet nurses make to the smooth running of a practice and to animal health and welfare. We’re therefore committed to recognising and celebrating these contributions and to providing our nurse colleagues with learning opportunities specific to them. Our annual Vet Nurses Conference (a Vets4Pets-only event) offers a full day of industry-leading CPD.

We are very much aiming to be an association where people can seek support for themselves and others and where employers and groups and other associations can seek support from us regarding the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Dan Makin

Apply for Veterinary Surgeon - Guernsey

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your CV must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1MB

4000 characters left

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on vet times jobs you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.