Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Ormskirk - Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #590

Role: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

Hours: Permanent,  40 hour working week over. Full time, 1 in 4 weekends, (OOH = One evening per week from 6pm, you are then off for the full day following, which equates to 4 days per week).  If you work the weekend, you receive the time off in lieu.

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience up to 50K per annum





VetFinders are proud to be the recruitment partner for this remarkable, independent practice and hospital in Ormskirk.

They are looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, with immediate effect. This is a fantastic opportunity for 2 years + qualified Vet, that is looking to step up and join a dedicated team of veterinary professionals, with an ever-increasing general practice work load, mixture of consults and surgery.


Benefits package:

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

  • If OOH duties are undertaken you will be rewarded with the following day off.
  • 20 days paid holiday, plus bank holidays (if worked back in lieu)
  • Salary discussed at interview, very competitive rates aligned with industry standard and skill dependent
  • On site accommodation is available
  • Uniform, scrubs and theatre shoes provided
  • £20 shoe allowance provided
  • RCVS Membership and VDS cover is provided
  • Staff discounts on own patient care
  • CPD is encouraged and allowances are given based on individual needs


About the practice:


This independent, family-run business is a truly wonderful practice, it has no intentions of ever going corporate.

Located in Ormskirk, Lancashire, a market town, with great commuter links to Liverpool, St Helens and Preston. 


The practice is a modern, fast paced, forward thinking, established practice/hospital with an excellent reputation within the community. It focuses on development and boasts excellent facilities and a great team environment.  They deliver the care that their clients want, day and night, 365 days a year. Their dedication to animal welfare is second to none, with each member of the team holding strong traditional values and an attitude that has allowed the practice to flourish in providing reputable veterinary care throughout the North West for the last 28 years. Always keeping true to their core values.


The practice is looking for a team player, who believes communication and trust is very important for owners and therefore will endeavour to excel in this respect. A caring and supportive, place of work, with no corporate pressures, allowing and maintaining animal welfare in an ethical environment every time.


This practice has a very loyal workforce and open positions do not come around very often; it is a stable team with low turnover. This role is available through growth of the practice and client demand.


The practice is very flexible, they understand the importance of a work life balance, therefore all applications welcomed. Part time, ideally is a 2–3-day week, whilst full time hours is a 4-day week which includes an OOH shift.


As a 5-site practice, including the hospital. You will be required to work any one of the locations when permitted.


The Role:


Dedication to maintenance of animal welfare must be your main priority. We are looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic, Veterinary Surgeon committed to providing high standards of patient care to join this independent, family run team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred. The practice would consider applications from all levels of experience. All suitable applications will need to be able to ‘jump’ straight in and hit the ground running and should be able to work independently.


This role is being offered on a permanent basis at 4 days per week, which includes one evening on call from 6pm, you are then off for the full day following which equates to 4 days per week and 1 in 4 Saturday’s 9.00am- 6.00pm The working day starts at 9:00am and finishes at 6pm. On call starts from 6pm when the emergency phones switch over to you, on rota. Saturday consults 9.00am-12.30pm, you are then on call until 6pm.


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, which include, all the usual toys plus, a hydrotherapy pool, acupuncture and laser service


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 team.


Clinically the ideal candidate will be competent in:

  • Consulting every 10 minutes
  • Comfortable in managing medical cases both as inpatients and outpatients
  • Induce, maintain and monitor anaesthesia
  • Spay and castrate of both dogs and cats
  • Obtain diagnostic radiographic images
  • Perform ECG
  • Obtain and run biochemistry and haematology
  • Perform Urinalysis
  • Perform skin scrapes
  • Confident and competent in your RCVS Day One Competencies



Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a team player


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