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Veterinary Surgeon

Kirks Vets Ltd
Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £50,000 depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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The Role

Kirks Vets are looking for a dedicated first opinion vet to work alongside 6 other vets across their two busy practices. We are happy to accept applications from both recently graduated and experienced vets who are looking to work as art of a supportive team! The successful candidate will be involved in all general veterinary duties, both medical and surgical. Our team agree that the successful vet needs to be an exceptional communicator with a strong customer focus.

Based in our Sleaford practice, we offer a flexible shift pattern ideally working a 4-day week with 10.5-hour days. 1:6 weekends and no out of hours!

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

About Us

Our modern practice is based in Sleaford, with local links to the city of Lincoln and train links to London. We offer the perfect opportunity for someone looking for a country setting with links to the busy shopping and nightlife. We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care, to help us do this we have excellent facilities including digital x-ray, internal lab, and ultrasound machines. We have an amazing team around us, that supports and builds one another up - we are a busy first opinion practice but get through the day with laughter and cake.

About the Team and Culture

Across both sites we have a total team of 8 veterinary surgeons, 10 registered veterinary nurses as well as student veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants, supported by a full team of support staff for either reception, admin, finance etc. We have certificate holders in cardiology and have vets studying towards their surgery and ophthalmology certificate. The candidate will have a great opportunity to learn, be supported and be encouraged to fulfil their potential. We work closely with the RSPCA, CP and local wildlife and small animal charities.

Applicant Requirements

Qualified and Registered Vet. We are happy to accept New Graduates for this role and we have a very successful mentoring system for new grads.

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 of annual leave
  • 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
  • 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
  • RCVS fees


  • 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. Please quote BH6001 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


The practice has been in existence for around 100 years under different ownerships and names. Jim has been practicing in Sleaford since the 1960's under the name Frost & Kirk. Jim became sole proprietor in 1990 and changed the name to J O Kirk & Associates. Angus his son joined the practice and became partner in 2001 launching the new name of KirksVets, to coincide with the building of a new £500,000 surgery on the outskirts of Sleaford. The practice also has a site at Grantham which was opened in 2011.

All the staff at Kirks Vets are dedicated to animal welfare and take a pride in the service we provide. We use the best equipment available on the market and our buildings are designed for a modern veterinary practice with plenty of free parking.

As well as the veterinary services, we have a Pet Shop at each location offering a wide range of food and equipment, Grooming facilities from a bath to a full make over, Puppy Parties to set your new puppy on the right path, Weight Control clinics and many other services to provide the best care for your pet.

Find Us
01529 303344
2 Lions Way
NG34 8GN
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