Veterinary Surgeon

Walton Lodge - Hoddesdon
Brewery Road
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience

Posted on 23/02/2024

Veterinary Surgeon
Walton Lodge Vets, Ware
The salary for this role is up to £75,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance of up to £5,000 and welcome bonus up to £5,000.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and diverse team at Walton Lodge. 

Your typical week would include mornings and afternoons made up of consultations. After consultations, the rest of your day will be spent liaising with the inpatients and the owners regarding further work ups required or you will be on theatre duties and will complete the ops booked in for that day.

This role will be based at our Hoddesdon satellite branch with work in other satellite branches in Stevenage and/or Harlow. The role will involve a lot of sole charge with the opportunity to take on and lead the satellite branches.

Work life balance that works 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. We are happy to consider part time applications for this role.

About our practice

Walton Lodge Veterinary Group Ltd was co-founded in September 2000, by Helen Lee BVSc, MRCVS & her partner Rodney Pugh. Walton Lodge has six surgeries which are situated in Bengeo, Bishop's Stortford, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Stevenage, and Ware. We’re also excited to announce that we have just opened three brand new practices across Stevenage, Hoddesdon and our Ware practice has been refitted and extended. All next to great transport links!

Our high standard equipment includes the latest in Digital Radiography technology, High-speed Colour Doppler Ultrasound scanners, Digital endoscopy, High-powered Dental Scalers and Polishers, ECG & Anaesthetic monitoring equipment.

Join our established team!

Walton Lodge is made up of a team of 8 experienced Veterinary Surgeons, 8 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 4 Student Veterinary Nurses and 11 Receptionists. Helen Lee is the senior Veterinary Surgeon at Walton Lodge and Helen qualified from Bristol University in 1984 and has worked in Hertfordshire since 1985 as a small animal Veterinary Surgeon. Our team of experienced and very capable Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses aim to provide the highest quality of care for our client’s pets. CPD is highly encouraged, for example, one of our vets in doing a laparoscopic course with the RVC shortly and once of our RVN is doing a certificate in nursing.

Because our employees 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 
•    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

•    £1,250 CPD allowance 
•    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

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

To be part of our exceptional team please contact Michael Middleton, Talent Partner for a confidential chat on or call 07977242613.

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

Walton Lodge - Hoddesdon

The Bungalow, Brewery Road, EN11 8HF, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal