Veterinary Surgeon

Sheriffs Highway Vets, Gateshead
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 24/03/2021

The Role

We are looking for an ambitious Veterinary Surgeon to join our team in Tyne & Wear, to support the continued growth of the practice. Both full and part-time applicants will be considered. You will be working both as part of our hospital team and at one of our branch surgeries - a full time role would include 2 days at the hospital and 2 days at a branch per week. Hospital duties can include inpatient care, medical investigations and surgery, given plenty of time to work up cases and develop your skills, plus support from our certificate-holders in medicine and surgery. Full time vets work 41 hours per week over 4 days and are required to work 1 in 6 weekends and 1 in 6 Saturday mornings. No Night or OOH duties are required. Salary up to £50,000 DOE


About Us

We are a Tier-3 hospital-based small animal practice with a reputation for excellent clinical care and a strong team ethos. We are an aspiring practice, accepting a small referral caseload in medical and surgical disciplines. Out-of-hours cover is provided by our own in-house ECC team, providing optimal continuity of care. The hospital is well-equipped, including DR x-ray, high-spec ultrasound, endoscopy & endo-surgery. Our 2 branch surgeries work closely with the hospital, and both have operating, dental and laboratory facilities.


Applicant Requirements

The role would suit an experienced veterinary surgeon who wishes to work as part of a large team providing the highest possible standard of care to patients and clients. Candidates wanting to work towards an advanced qualification would be welcomed and fully funded, but an exceptional GP would suit the role equally well. We would also consider recent graduate applications for this role.


Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

·         Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

·         CPD paid days and allowance

·         L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

·         Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

·         Private Medical Insurance

·         BVA Membership paid

·         VDS cover

·         Birthday leave

·         Discounted veterinary fees

·         Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

·         Cycle to Work scheme

·         Service-related company sick pay

·         Sponsorship for overseas employees

·         Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

·         Relocation packages

·         Career progression opportunities

·         Free flu jabs


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. 

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Any questions before applying?

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

Susan Todd

Talent Partner

Sheriffs Highway Vets, Gateshead

94 Sheriffs Highway, Gateshead, NE9 5SD, Northumberland, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal