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Veterinary Surgeon - Hatfield, Herts

Bishops Veterinary Surgery, The
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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Bishops Vets in Hatfield, Herts are looking for an enthusiastic and confident Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in surgery to join our friendly and welcoming team.

You will get the opportunity to operate every day as well as consult and we are looking for a candidate with a surgical bias to complement the rest of our veterinary team. We are a small practice, which allows for good case continuity and the opportunity to develop productive relationships with clients.

This is a full time position and our rota provides a good work life balance with an average 41 hour week (consisting of 4 weekdays 9am-7pm with 1 day off each week), 1 in 3 Saturday mornings and no on call. There will be occasional sole charge.

We are a busy and well-respected single site practice with a good local reputation - a lot of new clients find us by word of mouth. Our small and friendly team of part and full time staff is comprised of 3 vets, 3 RVNs and 2 SVNs as well as 4 reception/administrative staff. We are a Training Practice and are really invested in the development of our own SVNs as well as vet students on EMS as this is so important for the future of the profession.

We are proud to be a silver accredited ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic.

We are a well-equipped practice with recently upgraded digital x-ray facilities (including dental), ultrasound, Idexx blood machines and separate dog and cat wards. We are lucky to have a nice spacious building close to local amenities.

We are located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire which has swift mainline train links to London and is conveniently placed for both the A1(M) and the M25. There is onsite parking and close local amenities such as restaurants + an ALDI supermarket.

A number of our staff have outside interests in various animal charities and volunteer or raise funds for them, such as Street Vet, the RSPCA, Cats Protection and London Colney Hedgehog Rescue. We also participate in the C4 neutering scheme for cats. Our ethos is to provide tailored clinical care to our patients while also encompassing empathetic and personalised care to our clients in a friendly and fun working environment.

This role would suit an RCVS registered vet with a surgical bias who is confident with routine surgical and dental procedures as well as non-routine soft tissue surgery. We want you to be a motivated team player who shares our values of providing good quality care to our clients and patients, with the ability to offer flexible treatment options as needed. We would be happy to support a surgical certificate for the right candidate.

Benefits (subject to pro rata):

•             5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•             5 days paid CPD leave
•             £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
•             Private Medical Insurance
•             VDS Membership paid
•             BVA Membership paid
•             Service based holiday entitlement increases
•             Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•             Enhanced paternity pay
•             Birthday leave
•             Discounted veterinary fees
•             My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•             Cycle to Work scheme
•             Pension
•             CPD/training support
•             Paid bereavement leave
•             Company sick pay
•             Employee opinion survey
•             Free uniform in a number of roles
•             Annual pay reviews
•             Social events
•             Sponsorship for overseas employees
•             Academy & Leadership courses
•             Focus on employee wellbeing
•             Relocation packages
•             Career progression opportunities
•             Free flu jabs

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 get in touch.

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The Bishops Veterinary Surgery was set up in 1991.  At Bishops, we are here for you when your pets need us the most - when they are unwell. We have experienced, qualified staff who will do their utmost to get to the bottom of the problem and come up with a solution. However, we're not just there for the bad times. We also like to promote excellent, affordable preventative health care. We are proud of the fact that our long standing staff enjoy a close bond with both our clients and their pets and believe that by working together with you, we can help your pets enjoy happy, healthy lives.



We are based in Hertfordshire: Hatfield, Herts, close to the Galleria shopping centre. The practice is RCVS approved and purpose designed to offer complete medical and surgical facilities.  Car parking is available in a public car park in close proximity and the first hour is free of charge on display of a valid ticket.




We specialise in companion animals (dogs, cats, rabbits and small mammals) and also have substantial experience with exotics (such as parrots and reptiles). Staff members with special interests in dermatology (skin diseases) and exotic pets are available to provide advanced care in those fields.


Find Us
5 Parkhouse Court
Business Partk
AL10 9RQ
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