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Veterinary Surgeon

Carmel Vets, Penn Fields
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Salary up to £50,000 depending on experience
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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Why Choose Our Practice?

We believe that feeling happy, valued, and respected at work is vitally important to help you achieve your potential. We care about our team, patients, and clients in that order because we understand that unless you are at your best, the patient care and client experience won’t be the best.
Using Vet led initiatives and building on the friendly and supportive foundation we already have, we are working hard to develop a strong culture of “civility”. We are looking for a candidate with strong interpersonal skills and a core mindset of kindness and respect.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has become available at Carmel Vets for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join their busy practice to cover maternity leave! The role will involve both first opinion consulting and surgery, with some sole charge work during the week and on Saturdays alongside a receptionist and 2 registered veterinary nurses. You will be primarily based at our Penn Fields branch, however, you will also be required to work at our Fallings Park practice from time to time, to cover holidays or sickness.

This is a fixed-term, full-time role position, with a start date ideally around 1st September, but we are happy to consider an earlier start. This will run for approximately 12 months, with the potential to become permanent. The rota involves working 4 days per week between the hours of 8:30 am to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday, with Wednesdays off, and every other Saturday from 8:30 am until 2 pm.


The salary for this role is up to £50,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Carmel Veterinary Centre is an RCVS Tier 2 accredited, VNTP, two-site small animal practice based in Wolverhampton. Both practices are within walking distance of a local park, which is ideal if you bring your dog to work or just to get some fresh air and stretch your legs at lunchtime. Wolverhampton is ideally based to access both city life and the countryside. We are equipped with ultrasound, digital X-ray, endoscope, bronchoscope and full in house Idexx lab machines. We will be purchasing a dental X-ray machine this year and have lots of other plans and ideas for the future.

We are committed to providing the best possible service and will always try to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional client and patient care. We have recently recruited a fantastic Senior Vet to support our part-time CD and to help us increase the services we offer. They are joining our fantastic team of one student veterinary nurse, 2 Animal Care Assistants and a dedicated Clinical Cleaner. Our team are friendly and motivated, and we strongly encourage CPD and self-development. One of our nurses has just completed her ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing and we are working towards our Fear Free Status. Three members of our team have trained as Mental Health First Aiders. It is important to us that we provide a positive and supportive working environment. We have a strong ethos of teamwork and communication.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a candidate who shares our team values, has a strong work ethic and has the ability to provide excellent patient and client care. You must be confident with sole charge, enjoy consulting and be a capable surgeon.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:


Work-life balance

  • 5 weeks annual leave inclusive of bank 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


  • £1,200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid, pro-rata
  • 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
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH6513. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


At Carmel Veterinary Centre we are passionate about animals and offer expert care for every aspect of your pet’s health and wellbeing. Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the quality of our practice means you can rest assured that your pet is in safe hands, even at times when you are bound to be feeling anxious. From preventative measures through to diagnosis and treatment, we are highly qualified, undergo continuing professional development and use excellent equipment. Therefore you can trust us to give your beloved pet the most up-to-date care and look forward to the best possible outcome.

Based near Wolverhampton City Centre, Carmel Vets is well established with over 20 years’ experience of getting to know our clients and their pets. Our customers tell us we’re an approachable team and that entrusting their pets’ health to us gives them confidence. You may find cheaper vets but people use us simply because we are the best; when it comes to your pet’s welfare, excellent care equals excellent value.

We were one of the first practices in the country to be accredited under the Practice Standards Scheme, whereby we all keep our skills refreshed by continual training and testing by the RCVS; this is important because investing in our staff maintains the highest standards of veterinary care, essential for your pet’s health and your peace of mind.

Find Us
01902 342775
Houghton House
126a Jeffcock Road
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