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Veterinary Surgeon

Robson & Prescott
Morpeth, Northumberland
Salary of £38,000-£48,000pa for an experienced vet.
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Animal Health, Mixed Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Robson & Prescott, Morpeth Whorral Bank Hospital! Your job will be split between the main hospital site and one branch surgery. The 4-day week rota is fixed ensuring continuity to clients and staff. Most working days are between 8.30-6 pm. Occasional evening shifts will be rewarded with time off during the day. The out of hours work is all based at our main hospital in Morpeth. We are staffed 24/7 with nurses on site. OOH shifts included a weeknight every other week and weekend work on a rota shared between all staff. The weekends are shared between 3 on-call vets.

About Us

Our purpose-built main hospital is based on the outskirts of Morpeth. We have a lovely facility with huge waiting room, 6 consult rooms, laboratory, cat, dog, small mammal, and exotics wards. We have 4 large operating theatres with separate radiography, dental and ultrasound suites. We also have an onsite hydrotherapy unit. Our equine and farm departments are based out of the main hospital making it a busy and sociable workplace. We are a supported by a large and dedicated staff of nurses, nursing assistants, reception and a hydrotherapist. We have 7 branches based across Northumberland. We are located about 15 minutes north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in a beautiful market town. We are 10 minutes from amazing beaches, hills, castles, shopping, and nightlife - all of which add to the social lives of our staff and help achieve that all important work life balance. We aim to provide a supportive and progressive working environment to allow the right candidate to excel.

We have 25 vets, 22 vet nurses working to complete our varied caseload. We have certificate holders in exotics, surgery, medicine, cardiology and behaviour to support and encourage development in the team. The right candidate will benefit from using these supportive and knowledgeable staff to develop their skillset or to add additional breadth to our senior vet team. We have our own R&P social group who organise events for fun and charity throughout the year. Our team is very close and the working day is filled with plenty of laughs and pizza!

Applicant Requirements

We require a small animal vet to join us. We are able to accommodate either a senior vet wishing to develop their skillset or a younger vet wishing to benefit from access to experienced, knowledgeable and supportive vets. You will need to enjoy working as part of a team and also be able to do some branch work as the sole vet (a receptionist and at least one nurse will always be present). The benefit of our large team is that we can tailor this role to suit the correct candidate; either consulting based, or surgical roles can be created.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)       

.        Up to £5000 relocation allowance and up to £1500 welcome bonus     

·         Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

·         CPD paid days and allowance

·         L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

·         Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

·         Private Medical Insurance

·         BVA Membership paid

·         VDS cover

·         Birthday leave

·         Discounted veterinary fees

·         Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

·         Cycle to Work scheme

·         Service-related company sick pay

·         Sponsorship for overseas employees

·         Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

·         Relocation packages

·         Career progression opportunities

·         Free flu jabs


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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

Please quote BH3944 when applying for this role.

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Trusted and respected, with professional, dedicated and knowledgeable staff, Robson & Prescott has been part of the fabric of Morpeth since 1938, making it the longest-established veterinary practice in the area.

Every member of the Robson & Prescott team is totally committed to giving each animal they see the best possible care.

Robson & Prescott has 8 different branches. Our main hospital is at Whorral Bank, Morpeth. Our branch surgeries are at Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Seaton Delaval, West Moor, Kirkley Hall and Morpeth town centre.

Our state-of-the-art facilities at our Whorral Bank Hosptial include four operating theatres, a dental suite, fully-equipped diagnostic laboratory, X-ray room, ultra sound including doppler and endoscopy facilities. There are separate wards for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and exotics, a physio and hydrotherapy suite, and six consulting rooms.

Find Us
01670 512275
Whorral Bank
NE61 1TD
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