Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Ipswich, Suffolk

Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary of £30-40k per annum
17 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Contact Details

An exciting opportunity to join a friendly team with excellent equipment, a varied caseload and a genuine interest in staff happiness and wellbeing.

An exciting opportunity to join a practice voted by its employees as the happiest place they have ever worked has come up. Situated in Ipswich with easy access to the East Anglian countryside and within walking distance to the train station with a direct 1-hour train to London, the location could not be better. You will be joining a friendly and experienced team of 3 vets (soon to become 4), 5 RVNs, 2 veterinary care assistants and 6 receptionists. You will also have access to excellent facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound and in-house lab equipment, Catalyst 1, Lasercyte and Sedivue. 

The suitable person for this role will have a minimum of 24 months experience (less will be considered) and be comfortable with routine small animal surgical procedures. You must also enjoy building relationships with clients and colleagues alike and be passionate about providing the highest level of care to your patients. In return, you will benefit from an excellent work-life balance with a 4-day week rota, no out-of-hours or sole charge work and only 1-in-2 Saturday mornings. You will get to work alongside an experienced team with interests ranging from animal behaviour to surgery, with one vet working towards her certificate in surgery. You will get access to a varied caseload, including from a local animal rehoming centre, and work with everything from small furies up to large dogs.

CPD study is funded and encouraged, including certificate study if it benefits the practice. In addition, you will have your RCVS, BVA and VDS memberships paid for and have access to exclusive colleague discounts including with High Street retailers and restaurants. Staff welfare and mental health is important to the partners, so there are regular out of work team socialising and staff have access to pastoral care and emotional support when needed.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, simply apply below or contact us for more info.

Key Duties


  • 4-day week with set day off during the week
  • No out-of-hours
  • 1 in 2 Saturday mornings (8:30am - 2pm)
  • No sole charge work

Package and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Generous holiday CPD and holiday allowance
  • Certificate study funded and encouraged if in an area that benefits the practice
  • Exclusive colleague discounts including with High Street retailers and restaurants
  • Pension scheme
  • Pastoral care, emotional wellbeing and support
  • Memberships funded- RCVS, BVA, VDS

Key Skills, Qualifications and Client Requirements

  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years UK experience in small animal practice (less will be considered)
  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • You must be registered with the RCVS to practice in the UK  

What Happens Next?

If you are interested in finding out more about this role please click the 'Apply' button. On submission of the job application form, an email alert is sent to the specialist consultant handling this role to register your interest. 

All dialogue with us is in the strictest of confidence, without any obligation and we will NOT send your details to the relevant practice without your consent.

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