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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Leigh, Greater Manchester

Leigh, Greater Manchester
Excellent Salary dependant on experience
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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Job Details

Role: 2 x Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – (Days or Twilight)

Location: Leigh, Greater Manchester

Hours: Permanent, 4 - day week, 1:5 weekends, No OOH’s

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience -£30-50k per annum, open dependent on experience and skill level

VetFinders are proud to be working in partnership with a leading independent practice in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

As a fiercely proud, family run and owned independent practice, that is well respected and successful in the local community, this practice is looking to expand its team through pure growth and demand.

Are you an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, looking to join a small animal, 1st opinion practice, that endeavours to provide the best care possible to both its patients and clients?

Do you want to work with a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced individuals, that can offer support and mentoring, as well as further personal development?

Or maybe you are looking to make a move to a practice that can offer you a better work life balance?

Benefits package:

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

  • Competitive and generous salary
  • RCVS and VDS paid
  • Substantial CPD paid
  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays

About the practice:

The practice is a forward thinking, established practice with an excellent reputation within the community.

As an independent practice they are able to action ideas which are presented to them which they believe to be of benefit to clients and colleagues alike.  By actively promoting individuals to reach their full potential and follow their own interests.  There is always support available from fellow team members many of whom are working towards certificates in medicine, surgery, exotics and ECC.
Their flexible approach to their team members, offer fantastic work life balance and the opportunity for consideration towards job sharing/part time applicants, or even people looking for weekend work.
We would also consider individuals looking for weekend work.

They have two practices, a stand-alone branch practice with surgical facilities, x-ray, ultrasound, in house diagnostics and dental facilities and a larger hospital practice which has the added benefit of endoscopy, therapeutic light laser, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy (provided by a canine physiotherapist).

The practice also offers:

  • 20-minute consults
  • Flexible approach to hours, part time applications also considered, maintaining work life balance is important throughout the team
  • Friendly, experienced and hard-working team that supports one another
  • Offering job satisfaction and development opportunities
  • The flexibility that comes with being an independent practice

The Role:

We are looking for a highly motivated vet who wants to work in a busy independent practice with a strong support system.  The successful individual will want to build up their own client basis and develop good customer relationships, they will want to be part of an expanding practice and enthusiastic about the care we can provide to our patients. They will be happy to work independently but enjoy being part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team who discuss cases and ideas on a daily basis.

As we are looking for two vets, both roles are offered on a permanent basis,

DAY VET -  4-day working week with 1 in 5 weekends (8.30am – 6.30/7pm), following the weekend you get a day back in lieu making the week after a weekend a 3-day working week.  We are looking for a full-time vet but would consider part time or flexible working arrangements. 

THE TWILIGHT VET - 1 – 10pm shift, the rota for this is very flexible with the current team working a 2 on 2 off, 5 on 5 off rota.  Rota can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Applications from vets with a background in Orthopaedics is advantageous and would be of interest to the practice.

There is a good split between consults and surgery, therefore we are looking for a surgeon that is comfortable and able to do both.

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


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

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VetFinders – we take it seriously.

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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