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Veterinary Surgeon

Cornwall Animal Hospital
Truro, Cornwall
Salary of £42k - £45k circa FT
Closing date
25 Jan 2022
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Job Details

We have a vacancy for a full or part-time vet to join our fab team, min 30 hours pw with 1/3 Saturday mornings. We are open 8.30am – 6.30pm Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 12.30 pm Sat with No OOH.

The Practice

CORNWALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL is an independent charity SA practice located in beautiful mid Cornwall, 10 minutes from the coast. Exciting plans passed for rehab unit incorporating hydrotherapy pool, treadmill and training suites. Large car park with 27 spaces set in semi-rural location close to main A30 road. Small friendly team who put animal welfare their top priority.


The practice is set in an acre of grounds within a semi-rural location. Nearest town is Redruth which is 1.5 miles away however within 3 miles there are many industrial estates and national shops. The north coastal towns of Portreath & Porthtowan are only 10 minutes away.

The practice site, which is wholly owned by the Charity, is basically an extended detached dwelling which has been used as a Veterinary centre for over 25 years has a large patio area to the front and extended gardens. There is a large car park with 27 spaces. The site, set within its own grounds, Is in an excellent location. Two operating theatres, 3 consult rooms, laboratory, large prep room, x-ray suite and recovery room, separate cat unit.

The Role

We are seeking a veterinary surgeon who can take sole charge if required of a small animal first opinion practice. They will be working in a busy practice and must be a good team player within a small team of vets, nurses and ancillary staff. It would ideally suit someone that has been qualified for more than 2 years. Your role will be to safeguard the health and welfare of small animals. You will use your practical skills and knowledge of animal physiology, nutrition and medicine to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medicine and perform surgery.  

Successful Candidate

They must be a good communicator and customer focused providing a pet comes first attitude towards their work. It is important for them to be able to slot into a small animal environment in a friendly and polite manner.

The Package

£42k - £45k circa FT salary, RCVS & VDS annual fees, up to £1000 pa towards CPD.

is a large car park with 27 spaces. The site, set within its own grounds, Is in an excellent location. Two operating
We are offering a very competitive salary to attract the most likely candidates. Salaries are reviewed bi-annually.

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We are a Cornish based charity focused on improving the lives of sick or unwanted pets. At the Cornwall Animal Hospital we take care of pets of all shapes and sizes. We make sure that animals can get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford to pay.

We understand that caring for an unwell pet can be very expensive. The Cornwall Animal Hospital helps pets whose owners cannot afford private fees. All of our clients are on means-tested benefits or state retirement pension, and we also help members of the community on a low income at our discretion.We have a Veterinary Clinic based in Redruth. Surviving on donations alone we have a dedicated team of fundraisers that arrange numerous events throughout the year, and a retail operations manager that oversees four shops throughout Cornwall.

Find Us
01209 313214
Cornwall Animal Hospital
Treleigh Cottage
TR16 4AY
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