Specialist Pig Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: York - North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #771

Specialist Pig Veterinary Surgeon – York – £30-60k PA, DOE

A specialist independent of Pigs, Beef, and Sheep is looking to expand, here is an opportunity to develop and join a supportive and developing team of Veterinary professionals.

You are a Vet, we know, but do you have an interest and preference in Pigs – if it’s Yes, then we want to hear from you. This may be the role you are looking for.

Based on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic city of York, this practice has not only the city on its doorstep but the East Coast and Yorkshire Countryside within easy commute. It really is a beautiful, and expansive place to live, with activities for all within easy reach.

As a proud, long-standing, independent practice, this role is born through growth, expansion, and demand on the successful practice. They have a loyal client base with a great reputation in the surrounding marketplace.

In 2018, they moved into a new, large purpose-built practice, which houses plenty of space and state-of-the-art equipment, including their own in-house lab, large animal equipment, plus much more.

This role is being offered on a permanent contract, 40 hours per week ideally, however, consideration would be made for anyone looking for fewer hours. For them experience is great, but it is more about you really. They are looking for a team player, someone who can confidently and competently command the role, as you lead your own caseload.

Yes, there is an out-of hours – however, it is limited when it comes to Pigs – but you already know this. The out-of-hours are minimal and as required. Work-life balance is important – the practice understands this. Time is given back in lieu.

Collaboration with the wider team is required and actively encouraged. Therefore, you need to be a team player. You will have the opportunities to work on your own cases, have a supportive environment to discuss cases, offer advice, take advice, and mentorship opportunities within the team. There is an experienced team here, lots to draw from, as well as some newer graduates who could learn from you. It is all about getting the best results possible for every animal.

Michelle is one the of 5 Vets working at this practice, joining in 2015, here is her experience…

Michelle, VET  joined the practice in 2015: “When I joined it provided me with an excellent base starting out as a farm vet including all the training needed for working with pigs, I was handed the ropes and given responsibilities from day one with the support of experienced vets and practice team in the background, over time I have built strong relationships with clients working together to improve health, welfare and profitability in farming and I would love to welcome another vet to our team”

It is important to detail that personal development and progression are both strongly encouraged, CPD is generous and the support of certificates is available. If you are looking to diversify also.

When it comes to perks and benefits, this practice is not shy, it includes a pension scheme, generous CPD allowance and opportunities to travel abroad for work events and conferences, Relocation incentive available, RCVS and VDS fees paid, 5 weeks holiday excl Bank Holidays (pro rata), Flexible working pattern – work-life balance is important.

Overall, this is a friendly, progressive, hard-working, and supportive practice, set in a beautiful part of the country, looking for someone who loves Pigs as much as they do. Is this you?

Interested to learn more?
We cannot get everything on an advert, and there is much more to tell you – reach out today, and ask any question, I will be honest with you, and I will answer.

Or send a CV to me, it doesn’t need to be up to date, that’s ok. It’s better to talk anyway.

Apply today!

Small animal veterinary surgeon

  • Location: York - North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #732

Are you a small animal veterinary surgeon looking to join an independent practice offering flexible hours to suit you?

Based in York, North Yorkshire this practice is proudly independent and understands that work-life balance is key.

The role:

Experienced veterinary surgeon, general practice, small animal only

  • Permanent, full-time, or part-time ( flexibility on hours minimum of 20 per week)
  • 1 in 4 weekends (Saturday) and 1 in 4 out-of-hours or on call
  • Salary from £40,000 per annum, depending on experience. Totally negotiable, and pro rata for reduced hours
  • Your day will be a combination of consulting, operating, and working up medical cases and can be adapted to the individual team members’ preference, working to people’s interests
  • You will be qualified, hold RCVS accreditation, and have proof of your right to work in the UK
  • The days are scheduled, with regular breaks, morning and afternoon consultations, with dedicated time for surgeries
  • Ideally a minimum of 3 year’s experience is required as there will be some elements of sole charge

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate and experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. Career progression and advancement opportunities are available for the right candidate, with the potential for partnership in the practice also.
The practice:

The practice is independently owned, with a strong close-knit environment. Established in 1985, by a well-known local animal-loving Vet.

The practice has a varied caseload, including working with breeders. Their an incredible and highly valued team, dedicated to ensuring high-quality veterinary care is administered. The team boosts a wealth of knowledge and experience. You will be working alongside a team of excellent Vets, and RVNS, who are passionate and dedicated to their profession, some at the practice for over 20 years.
Excellent state-of-the-art equipment in practice, including Ultra-Sound, Video Endoscope, Operating Microscope, two Diathermy systems, a Ventilator, and two separate Laser-based systems.
The practice is situated in York, a city full of historical culture, and vibrant nightlife, as well as being on the doorstep of the Yorkshire countryside, the dales, and the moors, ideal for outdoor activities. Lots on offer in this city for all interests.
What we offer:

  • Salary £40,000 + depending on experience
  • Regular salary reviews
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Multiple additional staff benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Regular CPD and supported professional development/certificates
  • Paid memberships RCVS

If you feel this vacancy is something of interest to you, we would love to hear from you.

Make an application:

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

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: York - North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #610

Role: 100% Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Helmsley, York

Hours: Permanent, 4 days per week, 1 in 3 Saturday’s (consults only), No OOHs

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience -£35-70k per annum, open dependent on experience and skill level


VetFinders are proud to be working in partnership with an independent practice, on the outskirts of York.

Actively recruiting for an experienced Small Animal Vet with immediate effect. This role is to join a dedicated and small, family, friendly team in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Due to significant growth of demand on the practice, they are looking to expand and invite a new Vet to join their amazing team of professionals.


Benefits package:

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

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • CPD Paid
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Professional memberships paid – RCVS and VDS
  • Supported certificates
  • Pension
  • Personal pets discount


About the practice:

A proudly independent practice, family run, based in Gate Helmsley, a rural setting on the outskirts of York, North Yorkshire.

The practice is a modern, forward-thinking practice, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, but holds dear the pride for traditional values, when it comes to customer service and animal welfare. The practice is a well-respected and successfully established practice within the local area region, it is known for delivering dedicated service, and a passionate and personalised approach to veterinary care.


The team consists currently of 3 VETS, 3 RVNs, 2 SVNs and 3 experienced receptionists, lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice.


The practice is looking for a team player, who is looking to lay down roots in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.


The practice is very flexible, they understand the importance of a work life balance, therefore all applications welcomed. Ideally, they would like someone who has 3 years’ experience in small animals, due to some elements of sole charge.


The practice also offers:

  • Minimum 15-minute consults
  • Beautiful surrounding, in a highly refurbished practice
  • Friendly, experienced and hard-working team
  • A practice that really invests in its people
  • Offering job satisfaction and an excellent work life balance as standard
  • Plenty of rewards on offer for going above and beyond and setting consistent high standards.


The Role:

We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient care. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred. There will be elements of Sole charge, potentially one day during the week and Saturdays on rota.


This is a permanent, full-time position, offered over 4 days, with 1 in 3 Saturdays only, No Sunday or Bank holiday working and No OOHs. Saturday hours 9am-4pm – consults only, and sole charge.


There is a good split between consults and surgery, therefore we are looking for a surgeon that is comfortable and able to do both. Having a preference for surgery would be advantageous but not necessary.


This role is very much a team player position, where clinical freedom is standard and support is delivered superbly via the experienced RVN team.


All interests supported and personal development is encouraged.



To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV to lucy@vetfinders.co.uk


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