Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Chippenham, Wiltshire

Job title: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Company: Vet Seekers

Job description: We are recruiting for a permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join a practice in Chippenham Wiltshire.

This role is part time with a 20-hour working week covering 2 days, Monday and one other flexible day. There is a 1:4 Saturday consulting with an on-call Vet who will deal with emergencies and there is a 1:6 late night 9am – 7pm. There is no OOH.

The role will be split between the main practice and the branch practice with some sole charge work involved at the branch practice. Therefore, they are looking for an experience surgeon who is capable of sole charge.

The practice has a large team of 10 Vets, 10 RVNS and 4 SVNS along with supporting staff. It provides a wide variety of facilities such as an in-house laboratory, blood machines, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, and ultrasound. This is an established practice and comprises of two practices both close to transport links. It boasts an excellent local reputation and has a large loyal client base.

Areas of special interest are supported, and certificate encouraged.

Key Details:

  • Type: Small Animal
  • Hours: 20 hours per week over 2 days
  • Weekends: Yes 1:4 Saturday mornings consulting
  • OOH: No
  • Sole Charge: No
  • Team: 10 Vets 10 RVNS 4 SVNS
  • Consultations: 15 Minutes

About them:

  • Established forward-thinking Practice
  • 2 Branches
  • Supportive and friendly
  • Offers an excellent work / life balance
  • Comprises of a team of highly experienced surgeons
  • Provides a vast range of modern veterinary services and facilities
  • Provides state of the art equipment
  • Excellent reputation within the community
  • Offers opportunity to expand clinical skill set and knowledge
  • Focused on proactive healthcare and educating clients on pet health
  • Friendly and motivated team in place
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development

About you:

  • You will be competent in routine surgeries and consultations
  • You will be happy with some sole charge work within the branch practice when required
  • You will have 3 years or more experience
  • You will always deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • You will have excellent customer facing skills
  • You will work well within the team alongside other veterinary specialists and clinicians
  • You will be a passionate and motivated veterinary surgeon with a genuine interest for animal welfare


The practice is fully equipped with a range of equipment enabling them to offer a wide variety of veterinary services and facilities including:

  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • ECG
  • Dental Suite
  • In House Laboratory
  • Blood machines
  • Separate cat and dog wards


  • Salary range 32,000 – 45,000, depending on experience
  • CPD allowance
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Certificates funded and supported
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Health Insurance scheme
  • Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 5893

T: 0333 014 7374

E: [email protected]


Please note: All communications and applications are treated in the strictest confidence. When it comes to your privacy, as an ethical veterinary recruiter we do not send your details anywhere without your permission.

Vet Seekers established in 2016 and are a Multi-Award Winning Specialist Veterinary Recruitment Agency (2019, 2020, 2021) and act as an employment business & an employment agency for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and Overseas.

Vet Seekers is fully compliant with GDPR, is ICO registered along with our team being REC accredited. As a business Vet Seekers takes sustainability, environmental and carbon impact very seriously and have committed to plant trees for every permanent and locum veterinary superstar we find work for, as well as every referral we receive.

Refer: If this position is not for you but you know someone who may be interested, pass this advert on to them or ask them to get in contact with us. As a thank you we will plant 50 trees on your behalf.

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Thanks from all the Vet Seekers team.

Expected salary: £32000 – 45000 per year

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

Job date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:24:06 GMT

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