Veterinary Surgeon

Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Up to £75,000 depending on experience

Posted on 06/11/2023

Veterinary Surgeon
Kingsway Vet Group Hospital, Skipton
Up to £75,000 DOE and up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus (pro rata), up to £5,000 Relocation plus benefits

The role will include a good mix of consulting and operating with consultations being 15 minutes long. You will be joining an experienced and clinically strong team and be fully supported by multi-disciplinary certificate holders. We’d love to hear from candidates that have an interest in orthopaedics as we can offer an excellent caseload for this. 

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.  A typical full time role would involve working 40 hours per week over 4 or 5 days dependent on shift patterns. Our out-of-hours rota consists of working 1 week in 6 on-call between the hours of 5 pm and 8.30 am. When working on call in the evening you are not required on the dayshift rota. You are required to work 1 weekend in 6 on-call. As outlined above, we are happy to discuss other flexible working such as job-sharing and/ or other shift patterns to suit your needs. 

A team dedicated to continuous professional development 

Our team consists of 7 vets, 10 RVN’s, 2 SVN’s plus supportive administration team including Clinical Director Beth Laycock and Practice Director Susan Pearson. The team are down-to-earth and friendly and look forward to welcoming a new member of staff to the team. You will be supported by multi-disciplinary certificate holders, we have certificate holders in Cardiology and Small Animal Medicine, one of our vets holds Advanced Practitioner status in surgery. We actively encourage further development and provide a supportive environment to nurture your interests.

About us 

We are an expanding Veterinary Hospital who has been providing veterinary care for over 80 years, successfully combining a traditional ethos of care with progressive modern medicine. Kingsway is proud to be a referral centre for cardiology and soft tissue surgery. We have an in-house laboratory, ECG, digital x-ray, rigid and flexible endoscopy, ultrasound with colour flow Doppler, 24-hour on-site nursing care, CPD and further qualifications encouraged. At Kingsway we take pride in caring for staff, as well as patients, ensuring a good work-life balance so there is time off to experience the delights of the Dales on the doorstep.

Our Nurses are on site every day and night taking great care of our inpatients as we are pleased to offer our own out of hours. We’re based in the lovely market town of Skipton which has been consistently voted to be one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Skipton offers a fantastic selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, excellent schools and inclusive clubs for all ages and interests from sports to music. We even have a 900-year-old castle! We also have to mention that we’re surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire Dales with its famous rock climbing spots, cycle routes and many picturesque walks.

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
•    6.6 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

•    Paid CPD with time off, £1250 plus up to 5 days per year, pro-rata. 
•    Support to cert level.
•    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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Marcus Alphonso, Talent Partner, on / 07977242350


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Kingsway Vet Group, Skipton Veterinary Hospital

73 Otley Road, Skipton, BD23 1HJ, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal