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​2 FTC Veterinary Surgeons Needed – County Durham

Posted 3 months ago

​2 FTC Veterinary Surgeons Needed – County Durham (SN/15638)

• Flexible start date and working pattern

• 12 month fixed term contract

• Perfect location for outdoor pursuits

Our client a Veterinary Hospital in County Durham are looking for TWO vets to join their team on fixed term, 12 month contracts. They’re a seven vet, small animal hospital based close to Durham and Newcastle and in a perfect location for whatever outdoor activity you fancy doing in your time off. The house prices and rents are really affordable and travelling is easy with the east coast train line, Newcastle airport and the A1 close by so would make a great base for anyone wanting to explore the rest of the UK or spend time visiting friends and family after a year of COVID restrictions.

To work around your other commitments, there is a lot of flexibility in terms of the days and hours to be worked (ideally a minimum of 25 hours per week, up to full time) but to give you an idea of how the rota works, full time vets work 4 day weeks with 1 in 7 weekends (with time off in lieu) and 1 in 7 Saturdays (only consulting 9am-3pm). They do their own on call until 10pm and patients are looked after by a nurse on site overnight which is great for case continuity and is one of the many reasons they have a large number of bonded clients.

They could certainly accommodate one new/recent graduate as they have lots of experience with mentoring new graduates, but are also an ideal practice for a more experienced vet (or two), especially if you want lots of operating days as we have a great surgical caseload and laparoscopic kit too, which they can train you to use. They work up the vast majority of our cases in house, have multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring in both theatres as well as dental X-ray, endoscopy and tonometry. They have medicine and behaviour certificate holders, a really experienced RVN team and as they are a nurse training practice so there is lots of support available from the rest of our team, whatever time of the day you need it. The positions would be suitable for a couple or two people who know each other and would prefer to have their time off together.

The salary range is £30,500-£50,000 and the start date is flexible (any time from February 2021). They will pay for RCVS and VDS fees as well as one professional subscription and provide Healthshield membership too. Other benefits include company sick pay and employee pet discounts.

If you are interested in this excellent role call Stephen Nicolle on 01291 645 871 or email