Veterinary Surgeon

Sundean Veterinary Group, Hartpury
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

Posted on 09/05/2022

The Role

Here at Sundean Veterinary Group, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. The day runs from 9:00am-7:00pm with consultations in the morning and evening with operations and medical investigations taking place from mid-morning.

There is flexibility in the days required, with a minimum of 2 (sole charge) at our Hartpury site, with additional days being worked at our Cinderford site. There can be some flexibility with the shift pattern at Cinderford as this would not be the sole charge. Both sites are self-sufficient, fully equipped, and staffed. There is a requirement to take part in a weekend rota with a minimum of one Sunday morning every 4 weeks (9:00am-12:00pm) or one Saturday in 6 (9:00am-4:00pm) There is no on-call.

The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We have a beautiful, purpose-built site in Hartpury which is clean, spacious, and well-equipped and situated close to Gloucester in a rural area, not far from Hartpury College. The site is equipped with a separate ops theatre, separate dental, ultrasound and X-ray room and a large prep area. We have isolation facilities and a hydrotherapy treadmill, run by a qualified hydrotherapist. Our unique selling point is our attention to our customers’ needs - we make them feel welcome and ensure we do everything we can to help them.

Across our 3 sites, we have 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 8 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 11 Reception staff and a Practice Manager. At Hartpury, there are 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Reception staff. We have staff with interests and additional qualifications in Feline Medicine, Ophthalmology, Exotics and Cardiology. Our new Vet will fill the role of an all-rounder, being able to deal with all routine consultations, medical workups, and operations. They will be supported by the rest of the clinical team, both locally and across the other sites, but will often be working sole charge. The Hartpury team are part of the local community and regularly take part in local summer events and host school children at the clinic.

Applicant Requirements

We require an experienced candidate who is prepared to work at least part of their week sole charge (but with support available from other sites). Ideal attributes include the ability to organise the clinical work efficiently and ensure the day runs smoothly; the ability to deal with emergencies and prioritize care for the patients that need it most; and the ability to work well as part of a small team. Excellent patient and customer care is a requisite.

Benefits Veterinary Surgeon

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

  • Holidays for Vets- 6.6 weeks including 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
  • CPD allowance - standard IVC allowance + hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support - the practice would be very willing to support candidates, but this would be discussed on an individual basis.
  • 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
  • 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 position is of interest to you then please get in touch. 

Please quote BH5750 when applying for this role.


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

Sundean Veterinary Group, Hartpury

Gloucester Road, Hartpury, GL19 3BG, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal