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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Lincoln

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary dependant on experience
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Role: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (Hospital based)

Location: Lincoln, North East Lincolnshire

Hours: Permanent, 40 hours per week, 4-day week, 1:4 Saturday mornings 9am-1pm, 1:9 OOH’s for inpatient cover. Part time considered. 

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience £30-60k per annum

Do you want to join a vibrant, successful team of experienced professionals, with certificate holders?

Are you looking for flexible shift patterns and a good work-life balance?

Or maybe looking to develop your skills and experience further with an independent practice that can offer you support, mentoring and guidance? 

VetFinders have a fantastic opportunity in Lincoln for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon. 

This practice is a 100% small animal independent and very proud to be so. 

The role is due to pure growth and expanding the team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Vet with 1 or more years experience (preferred) 

Areas of specialism are welcomed and encouraged

Development and progression really is encouraged. 

This practice wants to speak to likeminded individuals, who are looking for a move to further their experience and knowledge.  

Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

BUPA healthcare 

Income protection 

Pension (5% employer contributions) 



RCVS fees paid 

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays.  

Cost price treatment for your pets 

CPD – £1k per year, more if needed.  


Free parking.

Salary scale from 30-60k pro rata depending on experience.   

The Role: 

We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient and client care. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience, although this is not mandatory. A strong sense of team work is essential, as well as excellent communication skills. 

This role is being offered on a permanent basis at 40 hours per week, with a flexible, usually 4 week-days, plus 1 in 4 Saturday mornings 9-1 and a share of OOH (just for inpatient cover). Shifts vary on a rota pattern which overlap to cover the opening hours, 8-5, 9-5, 9-6, 10-7(on call). Shifts can be swapped amongst vets to suit outside commitments. Don’t rule this practice out if you don’t want a full-time role – as they are very open to flexible working and would consider creating a shift pattern to work around outside interests.   

This role is supported by a wonderful team of RVNs, utilised in their full capacity- the team work extremely hard, and are very experienced, capable and generally excellent.

This practice is looking for someone to join the team who loves being a vet, and who wants to do their best for their patients and clients, who can deliver excellent customer and animal care, whilst doing the job they love.  

About the practice:   

Independently owned and run, for the last 100 years, this practice is respected and established in the area. Currently owned by two vet-mums who want happy staff to enable great patient care .  

The practice is fast paced, forward thinking, and focuses on development, boasts good facilities and a great team environment.  

Some of the vets have their own specific interests, and the practice boasts certificate holders in surgery, feline medicine and ECC, one who has completed her masters in behaviour and has others undertaking their exotics and cardiology certificates. The team regularly share knowledge with daily inpatient rounds, regular vet meetings and in house CPD. 

To this practice, continuity is important for all vets, clients and patients. They understand the importance of a good work life balance, and knowing that staff wellbeing and having time at home to switch off from work is essential. So, they aim to strike a balance – they use Vets Now for OOH cover for any new emergencies, whilst keeping all inpatients on site. It is the nurses that stay on site overnight, and take the phones and will contact the on-call vet as necessary, which in reality means it is unusual to get called in. The vets share a 1 in 9 rota for this. It will be 1 in 10 when you, the new Vet joins.   

The location of the practice is in beautiful, Lincoln, a city steeped in culture and history, and a wonderful place to call home.

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the UK

Excellent communication skills

Be a team player


To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VetFinders. 

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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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