Emergency Veterinary Surgeon

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Package up to £85k DOE

Posted on 26/01/2024

Help shape the future of Emergency and Critical Care

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital is a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, specialist-led referral hospital which encompasses the culture and values we pride ourselves on at IVC Evidensia. Blaise has added to our extensive referral network, which now consists of over 100 referral sites across the UK & Ireland. In addition to our referral teams on site, the 24-hour hospital is home to our Vets Now at Blaise emergency service.

In partnership with Vets Now, the UK's leading provider of emergency pet care, our out-of-hours team are here to provide an emergency service to local first opinion practices at nights, weekends and bank holidays, and to also ensure continuity of care for inpatients that have been seen by our referral team.

Be Part of an Exceptional Team

You will be working alongside an experienced team of Vets, Nurses and Animal Care Assistants in our new state of the art hospital. As well as being responsible for new emergencies coming in to the hospital, you will work closely with our specialist ECC team on stabilising and monitoring complex cases in the ICU.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives on the variation and pace of an emergency caseload.

Start the rewarding career you deserve

We bring people together to make animal care better. We are building the world's best veterinary group with a single purpose; healthy animals and happy owners. We are committed to investing in the career progression of our people and we expect our Senior Vets to take control of their own career through challenging themselves. We will support all employees in pursuing a particular interest and offer exceptional mentoring programmes. We make a real impact on the wider profession by driving clinical research and, by joining the Vets Now & IVC family, you will be at the forefront of clinical excellence.

A Progressive Workplace is a Happy Workplace

At IVC Evidensia we invest heavily in the continuous professional development of all our people across the business, whether that's in professional qualifications progression opportunities or coaching and mentoring. Working in emergency 24/7, you'll see a stimulating and varied caseload; have clinical independence and you'll make an immediate difference to the pets you treat on every shift.

Working pattern

A full-time role with us will comprise 40 hours per week and will rotate between weekdays, weeknights, weekends and bank holidays, following an on-off shift pattern.

Why choose us?

There's no getting away from the fact that our Surgeons, Nurses and Support Teams are what makes us who we are. That's why we are continuing to invest in first class reward and recognition benefits and initiatives.

Work-life balance

  • 7.2 weeks 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


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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

If this role is of interest, or if you would like additional information, please get in touch with Ciaran in our Talent Team on 07816202808 or email

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Ciaran Connolly from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Ciaran Connolly

Talent Partner - Referral Vets (0) 7816 202 808

Blaise Veterinary Referral Hospital

1601 Bristol Road South, Longbridge, Birmingham, B45 9UA, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal