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Veterinary Surgeon

Salary up to £70,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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Job Details

Do you enjoy variety? Do you want a great work-life balance? If so, this could be the job for you! 

We are seeking a friendly Veterinary Surgeon with great client communication skills and a passion for excellent patient care to cover vet holidays in our region.

This is a 1 year, fixed-term contract, working a 4 or 5-day week depending on your preference - no weekends, on-call, bank holiday or out or hour duties! 

Salary and hours

  • Salary package of up to £70,000 per annum, depending on experience.
  • £1500 CPD allowance of £1500 and 3 days CPD leave 
  • RCVS, VDS and BVA membership
  • Company vehicle - full drivers licence essential!
  • No weekends, OOH, bank holiday or on call duties!
  • 5 weeks' of paid leave and will also have the option to take an additional 2 weeks' unpaid leave

This role will cover one of our Watford regions, during your time with us you will cover holidays in any of these clinics.

The Watford 1 Region is made up of St Albans, Radlett, Hemel Hempstead Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead Risedale, Redbourn Priory, Harpenden, Great Denham and Flitwick and feeds into the Watford 24 hour hospital.


The Watford 2 Region is made up of Bushey, Carpenders Park, Croxley Green, Denham, Ickenham, Langley, North Harrow, Stanmore and Pinner. 

Skills and experience:

You will have more than 2 years' UK experience and be happy working both sole charge and in a team. You will be comfortable performing all routine surgical procedures (including bitch spays) unassisted.


Our clinics are well equipped for primary care, and our vets utilise the facilities at the Watford hospital to hospitalise inpatients, as well as perform laparoscopy, endoscopy, orthopaedic surgery, ultrasound and CT. 

We have fantastic clients and take pride in our collaborative approach! You will have the opportunity to call upon our experienced vets for advice including numerous Certificate holders.

Find out more about our practices below...

Hemel Hempstead Risedale:

Here, we have two Branch Partners, Nicola who handles the general caseload and medicine, and Kyumi who does our advanced surgeries. Kyumi performs laparoscopic and orthopaedic procedures at our Watford hospital and is studying to start performing spinal surgeries.

Hemel Hempstead Marlowes:

This team is lead by Branch Partner, Romeo with additional vet, Shireen. They offer comprehensive general service and Romeo also performs ultrasounds.

St Albans: 

St Albans has an established and experienced team made up of our Lead Vet, Head Nurse and SVN. St Albans offers free one to one consults to improve patients confidence at the vets and at home and is excellently situated for our Watford hospital. 

Redbourn Priory:

Here, we have a 3-vet team including Alex, Lucy and Cat who is working on her ophthalmology certificate. They see a fair amount of exotic work and Alex is hoping to pursue an exotics certificate.


Flitwick is a friendly 2-vet practice led by our Branch Partner, Nicolas. They have a great nursing team made up our Head Nurse and 4 SVN's. Here, we also run Blood Donor Days via our in-house blood donation service, VetBlood.

Great Denham:

This is a brand-new, modern and purpose-built practice! They are a 2-vet clinic led by Branch Partner, Jorge De Nunes Santos with a nursing team made up of 2 SVN's and a Receptionist. 

Watford 24-Hour: 

Watford 24-Hour is the hospital for 18 branches across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London.

Here we have diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, dental X-ray and a full orthopaedic theatre, with a team of numerous certificate holders in Medicine, Surgery and Imaging. Our hospital vets are always on hand to help you work up tricky cases and provide advanced surgical procedures for your patients. 

Croxley Green:

This is a busy clinic very close to the hospital. Our Branch Partner, Fabiana is completing her certificate in medicine. They tend to work up their medical cases to a very high level and do minor and soft tissue surgeries but have complex surgeries and orthopaedics done by the Watford team.

Carpenders Park:

This clinic is well situated for support from our hospitals in Watford and Hendon. Ana is a very experienced Branch Partner. She sees a lot of wildlife in addition to the small animal work.


Branch Partner Magda is very experienced and is completing her certificate in Ophthalmology. She is also very skilled with ultrasound - especially of the heart. She sees ophthalmology and cardiology cases for the other clinics within the group.


Branch Partner, Reena has certificates in medicine and surgery. We also have two additional Vets, Leonie (who is completing a Medicine certificate) and Natalie who is newly qualified. Pinner is a very busy practice and provides a comprehensive service of medical and surgical procedures. Reena is now completing an endodontics course and will start offering complex dental treatments soon.


We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
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