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Vet Opportunity within an Independent Tier 3 Hospital

Prospect Health
Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary of £35k-£60k per year
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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Job Details

Exciting opportunity for a Small Animal Vet looking to progress their career alongside an experienced and supportive team within an independently owned hospital.

Prospect Health are proud to be working with one of the leading independent tier 3 hospitals in the area, who due to continued growth and success are looking for an additional Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly, supportive, and experienced 7-Vet team. If you have been wanting to do a certificate and specialise your skill set, but don't see the caseloads you need in your current job, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Founded over 20 years ago by its current partners, the practice has grown steadily over the years and last year moved into to a much bigger premises to be able to offer a much wider range of services. Almost all cases are kept in-house thanks to the vast and varied experience of the existing Vet team, which includes a partner with over 20 years general practice experience, two advanced practitioners (surgery & medicine) and one vet about to complete their certificate in small animal surgery.

The practice itself is a big spacious premises with five consult rooms and two large operating theatres kitted out with all the equipment you could need, including digital X-ray, endoscope, ultrasound, in-house lab, laparoscopic and orthopaedic surgical equipment as well as a visiting CT scanner. The practice sees an active and varied caseload, which when paired with the support and encouragement for personal development, makes this an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to do a certificate in their chosen area.

The ideal person for this role will be someone passionate about their work and dedicated to providing the best outcome to their patients. Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years small animal experience (though less will be considered) and enjoy the excitement and variety of emergency work. Most importantly you will be someone that enjoys working with others and forming good relationships with colleagues and clients alike. In return, you will receive a very competitive salary, funding, and support towards a certificate, a 4-day week (with 2 long weekends scheduled within a 5-week period!) as well as other company benefits such as professional fees and company pension etc.

If you are interested in this opportunity, simply apply below, or contact us for a confidential chat to find out more.

Key Duties

  • Well established and independent first opinion hospital in Staffordshire
  • Forward-thinking practice with varied caseload
  • Equipment and experienced team allow almost everything to be kept in house including complex orthopaedic and spinal surgery
  • 7-Vet team with a range of experience and interested ranging from new graduates to advanced practitioners
  • 10+ RVNs/SVNs (the practice is a nurse training centre)
  • Dedicated practice manager and reception team
  • Excellent facilities including digital X-ray, endoscope, ultrasound, in-house lab, laparoscopic and orthopaedic surgical equipment as well as a visiting CT scanner
  • 4-day week (rolling 5-week rota with 2 long weekends scheduled for all Vets)
  • 1-in-5 OOH rota - for clients only (usually relatively quiet)

Package and Benefits

  • Competitive salary in recognition of previous experience
  • CPD and certificate study funded and encourage
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • RCVS VDS fees covered
  • Company pension etc

Key Skills, Qualifications and Client Requirements

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • You must be registered with the RCVS to practice in the UK
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in Small Animal Veterinary work, although less will be considered
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and building good relationships with clients while striving to provide the best outcome for your patients

What Happens Next?

Please click the 'Apply' button to find out more about this role. The consultant looking after this vacancy will contact you at a convenient time to share further details on about the opportunity.

All interaction will be in complete confidence, without obligation and we will NOT send your details to any practice unless you give us your permission.


Welcome to Prospect Health’s Veterinary Division. We have access to an unrivalled talent network of Veterinary professionals including high calibre Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses, Vet Locums as well as specialists across the UK. 

We have a specialist team dealing with all veterinary professionals who know and understand what you’re talking about and how to find solutions to your problems. We pride ourselves on building personal relationships as you start your journey looking for a new animal care job or a new animal care professional for your business.

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Prospect Health
2nd Floor Clarendon House
Victoria Avenue
United Kingdom
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