Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Northwich - Cheshire, Cheshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #605

Role: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Sandiway, Cheshire

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 4 days per week, 1 in 8 rota

Salary: VERY Competitive, dependent on experience, from £32-£70k per annum.



Are you a VETERINARY SURGEON and looking to work for a truly independent and successful practice?

VetFinders are currently recruiting for a wonderfully independent practice with a hospital in Sandiway, Cheshire and a standalone practice in Winnington, Cheshire.

The Role:

This is a full time Veterinary Surgeon position, including a 1 in 8 rota  with a half day either side of a week night on call, a half day either side of a weekend on call, a set day off each week and the Friday after a weekend on call off too. There is the option to split weekends if preferred – either Friday night or a Sat/Sun is worked rather than a full weekend in one go or even Friday night/Sunday  worked with Saturday covered separately. They are open to discussion with individual candidates about which approach would suit their work/life balance best.

Ideally candidates will  have a minimum of two years’ experience but all qualified applications will be considered.

With a large and varied range of both surgical and medical cases, prospective candidates will be able to consult and operate in a very supportive environment with all the expected facilities.


Within this role you will be given a good degree of clinical freedom to deal with cases but there is always the opportunity to discuss things with a colleague. Support is available from the Veterinary team. Our nursing team also provide a huge support network to all Veterinary Surgeons and they truly care for patients, all are proactive and motivated to provide a high quality, first opinion service.


Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

  • Competitive Salary, dependent on experience
  • Further support such as a generous CPD budget and encouragement for further qualifications if desired
  • 7 weeks holiday including bank holidays
  • OOH bonus for calls seen
  • Staff discounts
  • Pension
  • Accommodation offered for on call (if preferred)

About the practice:

This practice is an independent RCVS accredited small animal hospital, nurse training practice and gold cat friendly clinic which strives to provide the highest standards of first opinion care for all patients and clients.  They are proud to provide 24hr emergency cover. 

In addition this practice boasts a second site in nearby Winnington Village – a brand-new purpose-built standalone practice. Here they provide the same standard of care, with only overnight inpatient care and the emergency service being transferred to their hospital.

Currently the practice has nine vets with Advanced Practitioners in Anaesthesia, ECC and Medicine, a very strong nursing team of dedicated professionals that offer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and also a fully supporting front of house team, all experienced and dedicated.

Visiting Specialist vets in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging also attend the practice, allowing provision of fantastic standards of care to all patients and the opportunity to care for interesting and challenging cases.

The practice values all the team and strive to provide both a good work life balance and real job satisfaction.

Must haves:

  • Enthusiasm, competence and confidence in your own ability
  • Conscientious attitude to work
  • Team player keen to develop your own skills as well as those of others
  • Exceptional client and pet care, empathy and good communication skills



To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to VetFinders.

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