Veterinary Surgeon - Full Time

Abbey Vet Centre
Durham (City/Town)
£37,000 - £49,000
Closing date
22 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a veterinary surgeon to join our great team. Our practice doesn't offer OOH, we use Vets now for that, we have an excellent relationship with surrounding referral practices. We are quite flexible with regards to rotas, all our vets work different hours however, our ideal candidate would work four 9-hour days and one in three or four Saturdays. However, if you would rather work a 5-day week and less hours per day, we are open to this also. The salary banding for this role is between £37,000 - £49,000 dependant on experience

About us:

We are a 100% small animal practice with a team of experienced vets and nurses. We have 9 RVN's and we have three vets enrolled into certificates. We have a lot of staff who have worked here for a long time, and we'd be happy for you to chat with any of our team members to see if this position is for you. We're all about quality, not quantity. It is important that staff get time to do a proper work up. Even in the current quite hectic situation we do everything we can to keep the workload under control and to ensure our staff have a good work life balance. We are an extremely friendly practice and have an excellent reputation with our clients.

Applicant requirements:

We're looking for 1+ years' experience ideally - it would be preferable if you can do basic ops like castrates, spays, dentals and uncomplicated mass removals yourself - of course help is available when needed but some independency is an advantage. Consults will have to be done independently but again; help is available. Most important is motivation and a positive attitude!

Benefits (Subject to pro rata)

  • 25 days 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
  • Birthday leave
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Please quote BH3234 when applying for this role.


Abbey Vets are an accredited Veterinary Practice based in the City of Durham, and in Chester-le-Street.

Christopher Whalley started Abbey Vets small animal practice at Neville's Cross, Durham in April 1994. Since then the practice has grown, offering a professional, high standard, caring veterinary service.

A small branch was opened in Chester-Le-Street in November 1996 and has since developed into a purpose built main surgery on Pelton Fell Road in Chester-Le-Street, which opened in February 2006.

Find Us
0191 3845115
Newcastle Road

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