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Veterinary Surgeon - Southampton

Unicorn Vets
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary commensurate with experience - range of £35,000 to £55,000 per annum (full time)
Closing date
11 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Job Details

Due to expansion, we are looking for 2 full time veterinary surgeons to join our team. The roles will cover 40 hours per week across either 4 or 5 days. There will be a mixture of consults only days and operating days. Surgical experience is essential. Whilst you will be joining a large team, you must be confident to work solely at times where required. You will be fully supported by our experienced veterinary nurses and reception teams.
We care greatly for mental health wellbeing and try to ensure you have a healthy work life balance. Out of lockdown we encourage the Unicorn team to join in with team building exercises such as yoga or paddle boarding (and Zoom quiz nights during lockdown!). We are a fun and family orientated team with a mixture of experienced vets and nurses. Within the team we hold a variety of certificates so help will always be available when needed.
Unicorn vets are spread across three branches. We have a branch in Southampton called the Park branch with a local bus and train route close by, another branch is our Fairfield branch. This is located in Fair Oak, Eastleigh and again has local bus routes close by. Our third branch is in Ashurst, in the heart New Forest with the Ashurst train station and scenic walks and nature just a stone’s throw away from the branch. Each branch has Idexx blood machines within a designated lab area, X-rays, ultrasounds, blood pressure machine, tonopen, endoscope and an ECG.
We are looking for a positive and friendly candidate who has experience to join our Unicorn team. You must be confident with sole charge and small animal surgery including small furries. You will be a team player happy to pitch in with all manner of practice responsibilities.
Benefits (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 by clicking the apply button.


Unicorn Vets have been in existence over 20 years in the city of Southampton and we were previously known by our three separate surgeries: Park, Fairfield and Ashurst.

Our vets are friendly and highly experienced, with an excellent support team of nurses and receptionists - all of whom are dedicated and committed to providing a high-quality service.

Our aim is to ensure that, when clients leave our surgeries, they feel that both themselves and their pets have received the best care and attention possible.

Find Us
023 8034 3434
84 Burgess Road
SO16 7PP
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