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Veterinary Surgeon

Kettering, Northamptonshire
Salary dependant on experience
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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

Veterinary Surgeon

Salary:            £35,000 to £55,000+ pa DOE

Hours:            40 hours per week. No OOHs

Location:        Kettering, Northamptonshire

Job ref:           552


If you are an individual who is committed to developing and growing both yourself and the clients, then come and join an independent 100% small animal practice in Kettering


  • No OOH
  • Work Pattern: 4 days per week, part time roles can also be discussed
  • Working Time Mon - Fri: 10 hr day shifts over 4 days
  • Weekend rota of 1:8 Saturday & Sunday 10hr day shift, plus 1:4 Saturday or Sunday 6 hr day shift.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated first opinion vet to join the team in delivering the highest quality of care to our clients and patients. The ideal candidate will be confident consulting, performing first opinion surgical procedures, performing diagnostic investigations, and providing dedicated inpatient care.

The weekly rota consists of consults, operations, taking care of in-patients, dealing with emergencies upon arrival.

This practice provides excellence in all aspects of pet care. With many years of experience in the veterinary sector, the team has a genuine passion for animal health. They aspire to create an environment that offers clinical excellence combined with first rate patient care.

This could suit a relatively new graduate, as a minimum of 1-year experience is preferred


  • VDS & RCVS membership fees included
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Generous employee discount
  • CPD: £1,750 and a 5-day CPD allowance (more funding is available for relevant qualifications)
  • 5 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Membership to 1 other professional body
  • Healthshield scheme
  • Discounted Pet Health Club

The Practice

Come and join our wonderful team of passionate vets, nurses, support team and dedicated OOH service, all with varied interests. We promote a supportive and friendly work environment. We are an active training practice, supporting nurses and vets throughout their career progression and strongly encourage further development, with opportunities to advance within the company. Our team consists of 6 Vets, 7 RVN’s, 3 SVN’s & 3 VCA’s. Also not forgetting our excellent support & receptionists’ team.

Situated in the heart of Kettering, close to the A14, our practice is a stone’s throw from all this bustling market town has to offer. From local shops, pubs and restaurants to the museum and train station – which offers direct links to London, Nottingham, Leicester, and Derby in under an hour – all within walking distance from our brand new, purpose-built hospital.      

What make them different...? 

  • We encourage all vets to work cases up to a gold standard and encourage involvement with the case even if support/assistance is required from senior vets so that staff can further develop their skills.
  • We are a 24-hour forward-thinking hospital looking to build our team to the highest level possible.
  • Our brand-new hospital recently opened in September 2021.
  • We are well equipped with digital Xray, dental Xray, ultrasound (with a mobile unit that can be used at branches), flexible and rigid endoscopy, laparoscopy and a CT scanner onsite.

This is a chance to be involved in a growing practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you trained to do

Be 1stApply now!

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Thanks, and good luck, VetFinders.


VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love.  Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.’

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01904 563118
Forest Farm Business Park
YO19 4RH
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