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Veterinary Surgeon - Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Highfield Veterinary Centre
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 May 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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Job Details

The Role
We are looking for an experienced full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our team from July 2021 to cover maternity leave, with probable part-time post available at the end of the fixed-term contract.

Duties will include consulting, care of in-patients, operating and some OV certification (we can provide OV training if needed). Some sole charge in evenings and weekends. A 30-minute break from consulting is included every morning and 15-30 minutes is provided at the end of every consulting session to allow for phone calls, lab reporting and paperwork completion. Working hours and days detailed below.

  • 4.5 days per week
  • 1/5 weekends (Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-12pm)
  • Rota is done several months in advance
  • No OOH

About Us
Probably the friendliest, oldest vet practice in Sheffield although we do keep up to date. We are a very happy and supportive team of 5 vets, 7 nurses, 2 VCA's and 5 receptionists plus a visiting ophthalmologist, cardiologist, and orthopaedic/soft tissue surgeon. We have digital x-ray, ultrasound, in-house blood machines including T4, dental machine, capnography and doppler blood pressure monitoring.

Vacancies are rare here at Highfields – most of our team have long service awards, one vet, the practice manager and several nurses have been here 10+ years and one of our receptionists has been around for 36 years! We work with several local charities, both dog and cat rescues and encourage the 'adopt, don't shop' ethos. We also see plenty of wildlife and have a bit of a thing about hedgehogs. There is homemade (sometimes vegan) cake most days.

If that doesn't tempt you, then we have easy access to the Peaks - several vets are keen fell runners. Feel free to chat to any of our current vets including Amber who will be leaving us temporarily for her maternity leave, or even do a locum shift or 2!

Applicant Requirements
MRCVS required, experienced, ideally OV status although we can provide training. Must be happy with sole charge, routine surgery such as neutering, lump removals, dentistry, diagnostics, radiography (although there is always someone to ask for a second opinion) and some of the more common emergencies such as feline urethral obstruction.

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please click the apply button.


Highfield Veterinary Centre in Sheffield - The friendly vets for family pets.

At Highfield Veterinary Centre, our aim is simple; to treat you as we would like to be treated ourselves and to treat your pet as if it were our own. Your pet's health is our main concern as we all have pets of our own and understand how worrying it is when they are ill. Simply put “The Best Care for your Best friend”.

All of us at Highfield pride ourselves on being understanding, friendly and approachable and will take the time to explain anything a client needs to know about a pet’s treatment. We are a relatively small team at a single site, so it is usually possible for a client to see the same vet of their choice, every time they visit us, to allow continuity of care.

The practice has been established for over forty years. However when it comes to the facilities we offer, we strive to remain bang up to date. In 2009, we opened our brand new sterile operating theatre with "gold standard" anaesthesia and state of the art lighting. We are a Veterinary Nurse Training Centre, and our head nurse holds an advanced diploma in surgical nursing.

Our Practice Preventative Health Plan scheme is proving an absolute winner with all of our pets and pet owners. Since we introduced the plan in early June 2010 the membership is growing every day. 

Find Us
145-147 London Road
S2 4LH
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