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Veterinary Surgeon

Shield Veterinary Centre Ltd
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
2 Jun 2022
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The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join us at our Hedge End Veterinary Health Centre, you will be working on various caseloads whilst utilising your surgical skills. There is scope to develop your own interests and we pride ourselves on continuity of care for our clients, there are some great learning opportunities with full support from experienced and enthusiastic vets and nurses. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing high quality clinical care to all pets, providing an outstanding client experience and help to create and maintain an efficient clinic. 

We are looking for a qualified Veterinary Surgeon to work full or part time with us. You will be required to work 2:5 Saturday mornings (pro rata for part time) but there is no out of hours work. Salary up to £60,000 DOE

About Us

Our Hedge End branch is between Portsmouth and Southampton and is well equipped with ultrasound, digital radiography, digital dental radiography, endoscopy and Idexx laboratory machines (Catalyst and Procyte) and we have two consulting rooms as well as dedicated theatres.

However, the best thing about our clinic is not our equipment, it is our fantastic team, our veterinary surgeon team consists of great clinicians from 3 years qualified to 36 years qualified, a superb nursing team to support, a great Practice Manager and team of support staff to match.

If you like walking and cycling, there is no place better than the New Forest, more into paddle-boarding? We have excellent rivers to do so and the ocean!

Applicant Requirements

An experienced Veterinary Surgeon is required with RCVS membership. The right to work in the UK is essential. 


Work life balance

•             6.6 amount of holidays 

•             Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

•             Your birthday as a paid day off


•             Private medical insurance

•             Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

•             Cycle to Work scheme

•             Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

•             Non-accidental injury support


•             £1200 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata plus additional day for management training

•             Certificate support 

•             Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy 

•             Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider

•             All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

•             All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

•             Infection Prevention and Control Programme 

•             Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

•             BVA membership

•             VDS cover


•             Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers

  •         Relocation allowance up to £4000

•             Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer 


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The Centre was established in 1986, as David Frere-Cook fulfilled his long held ambition of setting up and running his own Veterinary Practice.

Still living today in the house in which he was born; David qualified from Bristol University in 1981 and immediately joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for a three year short service commission. He then spent two years as an assistant in a small animal practice in North Hampshire before putting up his plate, as the first residential practising veterinary surgeon, in Bishop's Waltham.

The rest, they say is history. The Practice has grown steadily over the last twenty years. A major structural expansion and upgrading of facilities in 1997 coincided with the shedding of the equine side of the practice and it's evolution into an entirely small animal practice.

Find Us
01489 896734
Victoria Road
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1DJ
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