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Veterinary Surgeon - Kendal, Cumbria

Westmorland Veterinary Group
Kendal, Cumbria
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Veterinary Surgeon to join our team of caring and professional vets and nurses who provide the very best of care to companion animals.

This a full-time role working approximately 36 hours during the week plus a share of OOH rota. 1-in-5 weekends on call (practice closed except for Sat am) and a share of weekday on calls equating to approximately 1 night every 2 weeks. We strive to provide the very best of care to companion animals from our 2 purpose-built surgeries between the Lakes and the Dales.

About Us
Here at Westmorland Veterinary Group we have two purpose-built surgeries between the Lakes and the Dales that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology offering a wide range of medical and surgical treatments. Digital radiography, endoscopy/bronchoscopy, modern operating theatres, in house lab and ultrasound scanners at both sites.

We are a 10 small animal vet team as part of a 17-vet mixed SA and FA practice – SA and FA run as separate clinical teams. We have a team of 10 nurses across 2 sites. Certificate holders in cardiology, orthopaedics, Cert AVP and master’s in animal behaviour. We are located in the South Lakeland between the Southern Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales – a stunning area that is also within easy reach of other areas as we are located close to the M6 and other travel links.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an experienced SA Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in surgery. Opportunities for progression within the practice exist for the right candidate looking for a long-term role. We are looking for a hardworking, friendly, and relaxed SA clinician to join our team to deliver an excellent standard of clinical care in a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming environment in a beautiful part of the country.

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 click the apply button.


We provide veterinary care with specialist, experienced vets for pets and farm animals.  Our team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for animals in a friendly and approachable manner.

We provide the very best veterinary care to animals in Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and surrounding areas from our modern purpose built premises with easy access and ample parking at both surgeries. 

Over 90% of new clients come to us as a result of a recommendation.  

Find Us
01539 722692
Riverside Business Park
Natland Road
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