Veterinary Surgeon - Sittingbourne, Kent

Sittingbourne, Kent
Competitive salary, Generous CPD, Exclusive company discounts & rewards
Closing date
12 May 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Would you like to be part of a progressive and growing team? Do you have an interest in orthopaedic surgery and are looking to learn on the job? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you at Sittingbourne Vets4Pets!

Vets4Pets Sittingbourne 1We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our supportive and thoughtful team, who strive to offer the best standards of care to their clients and their pets.

We are a busy first opinion small animal practice based in an up and coming town in Kent, with excellent transport links to London and the south coast, and plenty of open spaces and countryside.

Our bright and spacious surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, ultrasound, in house lab and orthopaedic equipment.

You will be working alongside 2 full time vets, and a visiting vet who performs orthopaedic operations along with other interesting surgeries. Our team are led by Partners Grace Phillips and Rachael Hughes. Grace graduated from RVC in 2015 and worked within a busy small animal practice for 2 years before opening Sittingbourne. Whilst Rachael qualified in 2006 as an RVN and has also worked in small animal practices and veterinary hospitals.

Person Specification
We are looking for someone confident, friendly and enthusiastic with great communication skills. You’ll have good general small animal surgical and medical abilities and a desire to learn and improve. We have a varied caseload and you should be flexible and work well under pressure. Animal welfare is important to us, and you should share the same ethos.

Vets4Pets Sittingbourne 2The role is full or part time due to flexibility within the team and will include weekends on a 1 in 3 rota basis and no OOHs. Flexible working is readily available with school hours an option. There will be occasional sole charge, but only once you are comfortable with this. This role would suit an experienced vet looking to upskill, or a new challenge, or a recent graduate who is looking for a supportive environment and demonstrates eagerness to learn. There is also the ability to be consult only if this is preferred.

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care, we offer:

  • Excellent career opportunities and development due to our varied case load
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Generous CPD
  • Funding of certificates for the right candidate
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, VDS)
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Plenty of tea and cake!

This is a great opportunity to be part of a fun, hardworking and motivated team, offering the chance to develop your own specialisms in a supportive environment. If we sound like a team you’d like to be a part of, we would love to hear from you!

To submit your application, click the apply button.

We are an equal opportunities employer

Location: ME10 2XD


Established in 2001, Vet4Pets and Companion Care provide management services to their network of small animal veterinary practices across the UK.

Practices are located either within Pets At Home stores or as standalone units, both under the highly successful joint venture business model. Vets4Pets and Companion Care form the Pets At Home Vet Group, operated with their Joint Venture Vet Partners.  As at 1st January 2015, The Pets at Home Vet Group operated 308 Vet practices across the UK, including 121 standalone and 187 in-store practices under the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brands and as at 14th November 2014, The Pets at Home Vet Group employed 841 veterinary surgeons and we are now the largest small animal veterinary group in the UK. Each Vets4Pets and Companion Care practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments from vaccinations, neutering, general healthcare and advice to the more specialised services of intensive care medicine and surgical procedures.

The Support Office is based in Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire and employs over 145 colleagues to help support the business needs of the joint venture partners (JVP) and their teams.

Our business is underpinned by core values – “We get better every day”  “We put pets first”  “We take pride in what we do”  “We have fun”  “We do what we say we will do” and “We have fun”!

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that includes; competitive salary, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, Rideaway, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

Find Us
Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue

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