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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – Lancashire

JHP Recruitment
Salary dependant on experience
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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This independent, family-run business is a truly wonderful practice who has no intentions of ever going corporate.

The practice is a modern, fast paced, forward thinking, established practice/hospital with an excellent reputation within the community. It focuses on development and boasts excellent facilities and a great team environment.  They deliver the care that their clients want, day and night, 365 days a year. Their dedication to animal welfare is second to none, with each member of the team holding strong traditional values and an attitude that has allowed the practice to flourish in providing reputable veterinary care throughout the North West for the last 28 years. Always keeping true to their core values.

Dedication to maintenance of animal welfare must be your main priority. They are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient care to join this independent, family run team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred. The practice would consider applications from all levels of experience. All suitable applications will need to be able to ‘jump’ straight in and hit the ground running and should be able to work independently.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis at 4 days per week, which includes one evening on call from 6pm, you are then off for the full day following which equates to 4 days per week and 1 in 4 Saturday’s 9.00am- 6.00pm. The working day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 6pm. On call starts from 6pm when the emergency phones switch over to you, on rota. Saturday consults 9.00am-12.30pm, you are then on call until 6pm.

With a large and varied range of both surgical and medical cases, prospective candidates will be able to consult and operate in a very supportive environment with all the expected facilities, which include, all the usual toys plus, a hydrotherapy pool, acupuncture and laser service

Within this role you will be given a good degree of clinical freedom to deal with cases but there is always the opportunity to discuss things with a colleague. Support is available from the team.

Clinically the ideal candidate will be competent in:

  • Consulting every 10 minutes
  • Comfortable in managing medical cases both as inpatients and outpatients
  • Induce, maintain and monitor anaesthesia
  • Spay and castrate of both dogs and cats
  • Obtain diagnostic radiographic images
  • Perform ECG
  • Obtain and run biochemistry and haematology
  • Perform Urinalysis
  • Perform skin scrapes
  • Confident and competent in your RCVS Day One Competencies

Benefits of working for this supportive practice are:

  • If OOH duties are undertaken, you will be rewarded with the following day off.
  • 20 days paid holiday, plus bank holidays (if worked back in lieu)
  • Salary discussed at interview, very competitive rates aligned with industry standard and skill dependent
  • On site accommodation is available
  • Uniform, scrubs and theatre shoes provided
  • £20 shoe allowance provided
  • RCVS Membership and VDS cover is provided
  • Staff discounts on own patient care
  • CPD is encouraged and allowances are given based on individual needs


JHP Recruitment Ltd are a specialist recruitment company working within the Veterinary industry. We are able to supply both locum and permanent candidates of all levels. Our team has many years’ experience within the sector and we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service.

If you are a Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Care Assistant, Practice Manager or Receptionist seeking work in the Veterinary Industry, please contact us today via email or telephone.

We are also seeking candidates who are looking to take the next step in their career and possibly looking at becoming a ‘Joint Venture Partner’.

Find Us
01392 249643
1b Newbery House
Endsleigh Crescent
Clyst Honiton
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