Veterinary Surgeon

Moorview Vets, Backworth
Contract, Full time
The salary is up to £56,000 DOE

Posted on 12/04/2022

Full-Time Primary Care Veterinary Surgeon

Moorview Primary Care Vets, Newcastle upon Tyne

SALARY: Up to £56,000 DOE, plus relocation package up to £5000, and welcome bonus up to £3000

Moorview vets is a multi-centre veterinary practice with six branches located across Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland. We focus on providing a high quality of care for all our patients and are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to complement our friendly team.

When you join us, you will benefit from working with an experienced and diverse team including 4 certificate holders (specialties include surgery, small animal medicine, and cardiology) and 5 vets currently working towards certificates (including dentistry and emergency and critical care). We are lucky to also have a great team of support staff including 14 RVNs and SVNs, 3 animal care assistants, and an abundance of helpful reception and administrative staff. A number of our wonderful RVNs are trained in schedule 3 procedures, allowing our vets time to deal with more complex cases, and we also have RVNs working towards further qualifications in ECC, behaviour, and feline nursing. There is a great atmosphere amongst the staff and help is always at hand for the trickier cases!

Facilities you will benefit from include:

  • Direct digital radiography
  • Ultrasonography with Doppler
  • In-house laboratory
  • ECG
  • Dental radiography
  • CT scanner
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy (currently offer laparoscopic spays but scope to expand to further laparoscopic procedures in the near future)



  • 40-hour week which includes 38.5 hours over 4 days with a set day off, and 1 in 6 Saturdays
  • Shared bank holiday rota (generally 1-2 per year) with TOIL for each bank holiday worked
  • No out-of-hour commitments 

Time will be split between consulting, surgery, medical procedures, and dentistry
Option of being included on our ECC rota – ECC vets deal with on-the-day emergencies only, allowing other vets to deal with their pre-booked procedures only and not squeeze in extra emergencies. You will have a dedicated ECC nurse for these shifts and deal with a range of interesting and exciting cases.
Consulting split between our main Backworth site and one of our 5 branches, with surgery, medical procedures, and ECC shifts at our Backworth site and dentistry at our nearby Northumberland Park branch


We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring veterinary surgeon with excellent communication skills. Experienced applicants and certificate holders preferred but we will consider more recent graduates with a drive for excellent care provision.

BENEFITS (Subject to pro-rata)

  • 6.6 weeks’ holiday entitlement (5 weeks plus bank holidays)
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • Certificate study encouraged and funded
  • 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 focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

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

Moorview Vets, Backworth

Station Road, Backworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE27 0AA, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal