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Veterinary Surgeon

Watford, Hertfordshire
salary package of up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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About us:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in our Watford 24-Hour hospital alongside a team of highly skilled certificate holders who believe in going the extra mile, every day, for every patient and client.

Our team of nine vets include certificate holders in Medicine, Surgery, Imaging and Emergency Medicine. Supporting them is a team of dedicated and extremely experienced nurses, many of whom also boast advanced qualifications.

With dedicated night teams, your patients have seamless care around the clock. The hospital provides imaging services (CT and ultrasound) as well as extensive soft tissue, orthopaedic and spinal surgery to our region of twenty clinics.

The role:

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Watford 24-Hour. 

This hospital role would be 2-day consults, a 2-day ward which is a mixture of operating and managing the ward patients.

This varied and extensive caseload would make this the perfect position for someone working towards a further qualification in medicine, surgery or imaging.

Full-time salary package up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience to include:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • - 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after every 5 years of service)
  • - Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • - £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave 
  • - RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
  • - 4-day week with 1:3 half or 1:6 full weekends
  • - Fair share of BH and on-call duties at Watford 24-Hour 
  • - Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
  • - Accommodation allowance
  • - Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • - Access to a wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays
  • - 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • - 1-day' Pet'ernity Leave 


Watford 24-Hour is the hospital for twenty branches across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London.

The hospital is led by our two Branch Partners, Andrea and Candice. It is well equipped with diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, dental X-ray and a full orthopaedic theatre.

Our hospital vet Pablo has his cert in Diagnostic Imaging and Andrea has his PG Cert in Small Animal Surgery and Advanced PG Cert in Orthopaedic Surgery. Many of our vets will book ops in with Andrea until their confident enough to do without support. Our vets also benefit from CT-assisted procedures, which they find really helpful for ops planning.

Not familiar with the area? Watford 24-Hour is based on St Albans Road, just a short walk from Watford Junction Station where you have quick easy access into London. 


We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
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