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Scott Vets – Graduate SA Vet Surgeon, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Bedford Bedfordshire Independent

NEW/recent GRAD – Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon vacancy – BEDFORD


Looking for a career with a good work/life balance and development opportunities with support from AVP’s and cert holders? Come and join our friendly Small Animal Veterinary Hospital team.


First established in 1955, We are a progressive first opinion small animal and exotics practice in Bedfordshire. We are the only independent practice left in Bedford now and very proud of it! We have consulting-only branches in nearby villages of Sharnbrook and Wixams. We are situated in the outskirts of Bedford – a busy market town with great road and rail links to London, Cambridge, and the North. Our team includes certificate holders in cardiology, internal medicine, and diagnostic imaging, and we have motivated vets working towards internal medicine certificates. We work regularly with a visiting orthopaedic surgeon. We pride ourselves on working cases up to a high standard, and actively encourage case discussions and clinical freedom. We provide our own 24hr OOH’s with nurse and on-call senior vet support, and have accredited hospital status at our main hospital in Bedford. We are also a cat friendly clinic. Our OOH vets work a 1 in 5 rota, and whilst on night duties have an on-site flat to stay in. We have digital x-rays, ultrasound, dental x-rays, endoscopy and an on-site hydrotherapy treadmill. We have separate hospital wards for dogs, cats, small furries, and exotics. Importantly, we have a wonderful motivated team of reception, support staff, nurses and vets.


Our hospital is located in the county town of Bedford which has great road and rail links to London, Cambridge and the North. We also have consult only satellite branches in Sharnbrook and Wixams.


We are looking for a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, to join our team. This is a full time, permanent position, working an average of 47.07hrs per week, over a 5 week rotation. The rota includes days, nights, lates, weekends and generous days off.


If you enjoy being part of a busy, energetic team and take pride in providing excellent patient care, we might just be the practice you’re looking for.


The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction from our experienced senior team members, including support and guidance from our AVP’s and certificate holders. For those with more experience or looking to develop their interests, further certificates are encouraged and supported.


This package includes:

  • Starting salary £31k, commensurate with experience and qualification
  • VDS cover provided
  • 28 days annual leave, including Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension


Upon successful completion of the 6m probationary period:

  • Invitation to join BUPA Health Insurance (corporate scheme) subs paid for after 5yrs employ
  • Up to £20 per month towards gym subscription
  • Up to £20 per month towards pet insurance
  • Discounted professional veterinary fees
  • 5 days CPD per year, up to the value of £1500 (pro rata)
  • 1 additional days holiday for every 2 full years completed (up to a maximum of 5 days)
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