Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Mildenhall - Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #759

100% Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – Mildenhall, Suffolk – £55,000-£70,000 DOE, Pro rata FTE

Put your hands up if you are looking to work for an independent practice, which has an established client base, loyal customers, and a successful reputation in the local area since 1986.
Yes, I thought so, and you will be impressed. When I spoke to their Practice Manager in detail about the practice and what they offer, I certainly was.
Could this be your next career opportunity?
When it comes to being a Vet, we understand that it’s not only about helping animals (that much is obvious) but it’s about being happy in the environment in which you work. If you are in a position where you are considering a move then look no further than here.
The practice offers clinical freedom in abundance, whilst maintaining a supportive and collaborative approach.
Experienced professionals, that genuinely, share best practices, ideas, and experience not to mention whose turn it is to make a cup of tea.
The team in this practice is second to none, you will join a team of 3 experienced Vets, 4 wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable RVNs, a Practice manager, and receptionists.
I don’t need to tell you, that being a Vet is hard work, sometimes it can be long hours, demanding caseloads, and tiring, but this practice really looks to support an excellent work-life balance.  So, if you are looking to continue full-time, 4 days per week, it will be supported, if you are looking to reduce your hours, to release some family/hobby time then it will be supported. They only ask that you are part of the Saturday morning rota once every fourth weekend, in a sole charge capacity. For this, you will be pleased to know there are no other out-of-hours requirements.
Due to sole charge, we ask applications to be made from capable and confident Vets, who have qualified at least 2-3 years ago, with up-to-date skills, RCVS status, and general practice experience in both consults and surgeries. However, all applications will be considered. If you are a consult-only Vet, please note that we want to hear from you, as the practice could also support you.
If this sounds good so far, then we should also point out that the benefits are also not bad either, they include holiday entitlement, an employee benefits scheme, pension, CPD allowance, and all fees paid towards RCVS, and VDS. When it comes to CPD, development, and ongoing progression, this is encouraged, like actually encouraged. If you have an area of specialism or an interest, they will say ‘Let’s help you get to where you want to be, to master it’.

Unfortunately, we can’t get the whole story in a job ad.
If you want a job that’s more about good people and good pets, and less about big firms, contact me and ask me any questions you have. I’m at
Or, if you want to chat with the owners – and I’m convinced their interests will align with yours – send your CV. It doesn’t matter if it’s up to date. I’ll come back to you.
Work somewhere you’re respected by colleagues and clients alike, you are choosing to join a wonderful team.
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