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Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Part-time) - Biddulph, Staffordshire

Blue House Veterinary Centre
Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary from £34k-£56k (based on 40 hour week) dependent on experience
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Part Time
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Veterinary Surgeon needed for award winning, fabulous practice in Biddulph, Staffordshire

All options for hours considered – 5-40 hours a week over 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. No OOH, 1 Saturday in 4 (8am-1pm) – or just all Saturday mornings if you prefer!

Salary £34k-£56k (40hr FTE)

With the pitter patter of tiny, non-furry (probably) feet on the horizon, we are increasing our vet numbers again with a new permanent role at Blue House Vets.

We’ve done away with full time and part time - we have vets, nurses and receptionists who are all equally part of the team, working a varying number of days and hours. Whatever pattern you need, for whatever reason, we can try to work with you.

We value your skills and want to invest in you – if you have a special interest or skill we will help you to develop it. And of course, even if you work less hours, you still need to complete the same amount of CPD, so you will get a full allowance of money to fund it. (Whilst there is a CPD allowance, if it is useful to the practice we are happy to exceed this and can still fund certificates etc).

We value your time - our aim is to finish on time, every time, and on the rare occasion it doesn’t happen or you work into your lunch, we will of course pay you for it or give the time back.

We know most people don’t want to do OOH, night checks, Sundays or bank holidays, so we don’t ask you to. Saturdays are 1 in 4 currently (soon to be 1 in 5) alongside 2 receptionists, a RVN, and one other nursing team member (student, VCA or RVN) and only 8am - 1pm. But if you love Saturdays or it suits you better – let us know!

We think you deserve to have proper breaks - 2 staff rooms, outside staff area, pool table, massage chair, espresso machine, velvetiser hot chocolate machine, toastie maker if you want to stay in the practice on your break - or head out for a walk, cycle or run and you can use the staff shower when you get back!

We think you should be able to love the environment you work in - there aren’t many practices that look and feel like ours 😊. Have a look at our website for more info Dedicated clinical office, 8 consulting rooms, euthanasia room, cat only waiting and ward (Cat friendly silver status), 2 full theatres plus dental theatre. The environment is planned to emphasise wellbeing of staff and patients – large airy reception, consulting, and operating rooms with natural light throughout.

We think you deserve to be proud of your practice - knowing we provide excellent care, great range and quality of equipment (including slit lamp amongst many others), a knowledgeable team and all for a fair cost to our clients. We were Petplan Practice of the Year 2019, having won 2 previous awards, and our head nurse was also a finalist for Nurse of the Year 2018.

We think you need less stress - a big factor in stress is uncertainty and urgency. By including lots of same day and emergency slots in the diary, we try to ensure there is time to deal with any “extras” that appear.

We think you need time to follow up cases, report results and catch up on your notes. As well as your hour for lunch then is an additional 1hr 40mins of time on the diary each day to make sure you can.

We think you would like to be part of the team - we all work together to get the job done and provide a great service. We are inclusive and supportive - none of us are perfect but we will try to help however we can. If you want to join in on a Go Ape adventure, raise money for charity on a Mud Run, or come out for a meal that’s great – but if you don’t that’s fine too!

But what do you want - what’s important to you? Maybe we could find out together?

Salary from £34k-£56k (based on 40 hour week) dependent on experience

100% SA, single site practice, joined IVC 12 months ago

Experience: As we already have a new graduate with us, we would like at least a year’s small animal experience – however with such an experienced team we can support and appreciate any other level of experience. And if you have special skills, certificates or preferences we are happy to talk it all through.

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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. Level access throughout practice, whole practice is accessible.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Blue House is an award-winning, single site, 6 vet small animal practice in Biddulph, Staffordshire. We have a strong emphasis on work-life balance, with longer consultation times, time for phone calls, no OOH, night checks or Sunday hours, and a cohesive and supportive team to work with. We want our clients and their pets to feel welcome whenever they visit and try to encourage case continuity.

We have had a busy few years, firstly winning Petplan Practice of the Year 2019 and secondly moving into our amazing new building right before lockdown 2020. Our new facility is just amazing and a real pleasure to work in! We truly value our staff and have been doing all we can to protect and support them during the COVID-19 situation.

We could tell you all sorts about our practice – and if you look on our website you will get a much better idea of what we are about - but we think it can be best described by one of our vets:

"Blue House is a friendly, warm and progressive practice like no other with a great big heart at its core. Set in beautiful spacious premises with natural light throughout, it is a practice which feels like home. Complete clinical freedom but support from all sides should you need it, 20 minute consultations as a minimum, competitive salary, great CPD allowance, all the expected kit and qualified RVNs who know how to use it!

Blue House understand the importance of a good work/life balance – 100% dedication and care for our clients but also ample time off and a true appreciation for your hard work.

If you are looking for a job in which you can progress, feel supported, have the time and resources to be the best vet you can be and be surrounded by a great bunch of people who like to laugh then look no further. It really does tick all the boxes!

Take it from me, Blue House is one of a kind.”

We are more than happy for you to speak to any staff members past or present to find out what it is like to work for us!

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01782 522100
Princess Street
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