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Veterinary Surgeon - Gateshead

Vets Now Ltd
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Up to £70,000 DOE plus benefits
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Small Animal, Emergency and Critical Care, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Gateshead – Vet Surgeon

Up to £70,000 DOE plus benefits


Be a part of our outstanding team within Vets Now Gateshead

Boasting one of the busiest and most varied caseloads in the business, Vets Now Gateshead have an opportunity to take onboard another full time Vet Surgeon in order to provide the best possible service to our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside out amazing team of Vets, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants and Receptionists on a mixture of private and PDSA cases.


Progress your career in Emergency and Critical Care

At Vets Now we pride ourselves on the autonomy we give our Vets when handling cases just as much as we pride ourselves on the support we can provide when the situation calls for it. Gateshead has a very well-established clinical team who have a wealth of experience to draw from which is invaluable given how different each shift and each case can be. This ties into the mentorship opportunities we provide both formally as part of your development and organically as a result of working with our Senior Vets on shift.


Work/life balance is at the forefront of our people strategy

As part of our commitment to retaining the best talent on the market we will always work with our staff to find a pattern that works with for them as much as possible. Your work/life balance will take priority at Vets Now, working an average of 3 shifts a week on a typical 1-in-2 weekend rota pattern. Shifts may include:

Nights: 18:00 – 09:00

Saturdays: 12:00 – 22:00

Sundays: 09:00 – 18:00

Backshifts: 12:00 – 22:00

Fair share of Bank Holidays


Your benefits and rewards

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that could include:

  • 7 weeks pro rata annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • £1500 CPD allowance plus 35 paid hours pro rata
  • UK Standard Pension contributions – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Professional membership fees
  • Up to 50% discounted staff pet care
  • Death in service of two times annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes


Additionally we may be able to offer a place on our AdvtanEdge programme as part of your induction to Vets Now. Please get in touch with Kris in our Talent team to discuss this further on 07814080275 or email


Vets Now provides this trusted service to more than 1000 veterinary practices across the UK — from 55 dedicated out-of-hours clinics and three 24/7 pet emergency hospitals. In total, we treat around 100,000 small animals every year — and during seasonal holidays, like Christmas and Easter, our highly-skilled staff answer around five queries an hour from worried pet owners. So whether you’re in Aberdeen, Belfast or Portsmouth we’re there for you and your pet when you need us most.

We’ve also pioneered other ways to help pets, pet owners and the veterinary profession, such as our comprehensive referrals service and providing our staff with industry-leading training and development opportunities. We also support the pet blood transfusion charity, Pet Blood Bank UK. Meanwhile, our three hospitals — in Glasgow, Manchester and Swindon — are home to some of the UK’s leading specialists in the field of emergency and critical care and provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find Us
Vets Now Support Office
Penguin House
Castle Riggs
KY11 8SG
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