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100% Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Dalston, Carlisle
Salary dependant on experience £35-50k per annum
Closing date
14 Feb 2022

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Role: 100% Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Dalston Cumbria

Hours: Permanent, 4.5 days per week, 1 in 5 weekends, 1 in 6 nights on call

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience -£35-50k per annum, open dependent on experience and skill level

VetFinders are proud to be working in partnership with a leading independent practice in the beautiful Lake District of Cumbria. They are actively recruiting for a Small Animal Veterinary surgeon to join their growing, wonderful supportive team with immediate effect.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Vet to be part of that growth.  Ideally the candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience, although all levels of experience will be considered.

Benefits package: 

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

  • Competitive salary DOE 
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • CPD Paid
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional memberships
  • Indemnity insurance

About the practice:

The practice has been established for over 90 years and were a founder member of XLVets and remain active within that community with all the collaborative opportunities that brings. A proudly independent practice that actively encourages and support their employees to live by the practice vision and values with a positive approach to teamwork as well as supporting their personal development to achieve clinical and business excellence.   

The practice is a well-respected and successfully established within the local area region. 

The team consists currently of 10 Vets, 6 RVNs and a wider experienced team, lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice.

The practice is looking for a team player, who believes communication and trust is very important for owners and therefore will endeavour to excel in this respect.  

The practice is very flexible, they understand the importance of a work life balance, therefore all applications welcomed.  

The practice also offers:

  • Minimum 15 minute consults
  • Beautiful surrounding, in a highly refurbished practice
  • Friendly, experienced and hard-working team
  • A practice that really invests in its people
  • Offering job satisfaction and an excellent work life balance as standard
  • Plenty of rewards on offer for going above and beyond and setting consistent high standards.
  • There is the opportunity to develop diverse skills for example working on sustainability, becoming a mentor or assisting in student training via IMR

The Role:

We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient care. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred.

Work life balance is important to this practice, and as such the hours, you want to work is negotiable, ideally, they require someone who can work 42.5 hours per week however, they would be happy to receive applications from part time applications also.

There is a good split between consults and surgery, therefore we are looking for a surgeon that is comfortable and able to do both. However, there is also the opportunity for a Consults only Vet, if this is something that you would be interested in finding out more about.

This role is very much a team player position, and they have not had anyone leave the team in the last 9 years, therefore this speaks volumes in terms of it being a happy work place and supportive team. The position comes through pure growth.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Set personal high standards in patient care and customer services
  • The ability to want to grow and develop, personal development

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All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VetFinders.


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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