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Veterinary Surgeon - Northamptonshire *Relocation Assistance*

Spinney Lodge Vets
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Veterinary Surgeon required to join our team at Spinney Vets, Northampton.

Are you an experienced Vet looking to join a supportive and progressive team?

Join our friendly, experienced, supportive and dedicated vet team at Spinney Vets. We provide an excellent rota which gives our associates a great work/life balance to explore the fabulous countryside around the historic town. Northampton is a large town with great road and rail links to both London and Birmingham within one hour. Beautiful countryside on the doorstep and the town is surrounded by pretty villages with an abundance of country parks and pleasant places for dog walking, running, hiking or cycling. There is also a wide range of pubs and restaurants in the local area too.

You will be working with our team of well-established Vets, Nurses, Customer Care team and Patient Care Assistants. Spinneys Vets has two branches, a large, well-equipped RCVS accredited hospital and recently expanded GP accredited surgery.  We have certificate holders in Surgery and ECC and vets with special interest in Orthopaedics, Laparoscopy, Dentistry, Rabbit medicine, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. As a team we are always happy to collaborate with each other with complicated cases, or support a colleague should they want to progress more in a certain role.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident in both general surgery and medicine with exceptional communication skills. Someone who is friendly and keen to be part of a great team is essential. We actively encourage all of our associates to take CPD in their chosen area and we have lead nurses now developing the nursing roles in the team which is something we are extremely proud of.  For all your hard work, we offer generous time off following in patient duties.


  • 4 day week
  • No OOHs calls (provided by Vets Now) 
  • Inpatient rota includes:
  • 1:8 weeknights
  • 2:8 Saturdays
  • 1:8 full weekend 

What we offer:

·         Generous holiday allowance of up to 5 weeks (pro rata) plus a day for your birthday 


·         Competitive salary depending on experience 


·         Enhanced equal parental leave and sick pay 


·         Shared rota of surgeries and consults 


·         All the usual equipment including Doppler ultrasound, digital x-ray including dental x-ray, monitoring equipment and in-house lab 


·         Professional membership fees paid (RCVS,VDS,BVA) 


·         Discount for your own animals 


·         Generous CPD allowance, encouraged to certificate level 


·         Relocation package 


·         Generous associate discount 


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. 

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. 

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


We are an RCVS Approved Veterinary Hospital (the only one in Northampton) with a team of 12 Vets, 13 RVNs, 6 SVNs, 8 Receptionists and a Practice Manager providing the highest standard of care for our patients.

Based in Northampton, Spinney Lodge Vets is a well-established, first opinion practice with an ethos of being committed to excellence. Our small animal practice has three branches all located within a few miles from Northampton town centre at Spinney Lodge, Wootton Fields and Abbey Centre.

Our extensive facilities include Digital Radiography, Dental Radiography, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ECG, 'In House' Laboratory, 24 hour hospitalisation. Our vets regularly perform Laproscopic surgery, Orthopaedic surgery and Cardiac Scanning.

We are also an Approved Veterinary Nurse Training Practice (TP), and offer our clients a wide range of preventative healthcare services at our Nurse Clinics and within our Pet Health Club.

Find Us
01604 648221
Spinney Lodge Veterinary Hospital
491 Kettering Road
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