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Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Salary dependent on experience
Closing date
19 Aug 2021

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Small Animal, Mixed Animal, Large/Farm Animal, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Job Details

Role: Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Ruyton XI Towns/ Shawbury, Shropshire

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 4 or 5 out of 7 days, 1:3 weekends, OOHs 1 night per week

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience £35k+ per annum

VetFinders are happy to be recruiting for a wonderfully independent rural practice, with practices in two beautiful villages near Shrewsbury, the practice has been well established in Ruyton X1 Towns for almost 30 years and now has the opportunity to open a branch surgery in Shawbury which is due to open this summer, hence the reason for the recruitment of a 3rd vet to join our friendly team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a 2 years plus qualified vet, looking to join an expanding team, and ever-increasing case load. If you are a Mixed Vet looking for an independent practice with a supportive team, look no further!

Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience £35-45k+ per annum
  • RCVS/ VDS paid
  • CPD allowance - £1500 per annum
  • Generous holidays (5 weeks per annum)
  • Accommodation could be provided

The Role:

As a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon, you will need to be able and comfortable with a mixture of consultations and surgical procedures of general practice, roughly 70% small animal caseload, 30% large animal including some equine. Confident and competent in the role, some sole charge in OOH’s work.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, hours worked over 4 (10 hrs shifts) or 5 days (8 hours), In addition an OOH rota including a 1:3 rota weekend rota and one night a week.

Development and progression - The practice is looking for the right applicant to join the team to deliver an excellent standard of patient care and client service.

This mixed practice has a number of Alpaca clients, therefore if you also have an interest in this animal, that is only an advantage.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Effective decision-making ability
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • The ability to problem solve

About the practice:

It is a successful and established practice, in rural Shropshire, holding an excellent reputation. This family feel practice is very proud to be independent and their commitment to their quality in service still remains unchanged and unaltered everyday ever since the start. The practice is owner run, and they have built up a team of respected professionals within the local area.

The practice is committed to providing clients with the best possible, affordable healthcare for their beloved pets, whilst delivering an excellent service and experience, that is recognisable from others.  

The team consists currently of 2 Vets, 1 RVN, 2 VCAs and supportive receptionists; lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice.

The practice is looking for a team player.


To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VetFinders.


VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love.  Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.’

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