Veterinary Surgeon

IVC Evidensia

Watford, England, United Kingdom


£55k (annually)

Vet Surgeon

Aug 8

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident vet with an interest in surgery to join our friendly and welcoming team. 

You will get the opportunity to operate every day as well as carry out consultations. We are looking for a candidate with a surgical bias to complement the rest of our veterinary team. We are a small practice, which allows for good case continuity and the opportunity to develop productive relationships with clients.

This is a full-time position, and our rota provides a good work life balance with a 40-hour week, 1 in 3 or 4 Saturday mornings and no on call. There will be occasional sole charge. Part time applicants would also be welcomed (if able to do at least 3 days per week).


The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience. 

About Us 

We are a well-respected single site practice with a good local reputation - a lot of new clients find us by word of mouth. We are proud to be a silver accredited ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic. 

Our practice is well-equipped with recently upgraded digital x-ray facilities (including dental), ultrasound, Idexx blood machines and separate dog and cat wards. We are lucky to have a nice spacious building close to local amenities.

We are located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire which has swift mainline train links to London and is conveniently placed for both the A1(M) and the M25. There is onsite parking and close local amenities such as food outlets + an ALDI supermarket.

About the Team and Culture

Our small and friendly team of part- and full-time staff is comprised of 4 vets, 4 RVNs and 2 SVNs as well as 5 reception/administrative staff. We are a Training Practice and are really invested in the development of our own SVNs as well as vet students on EMS as this is so important for the future of the profession. 

A number of our staff have outside interests in various animal charities and volunteer or raise funds for them, such as Street Vet, the RSPCA, Cats Protection and London Colney Hedgehog Rescue. We also participate in the C4 neutering scheme for cats. Our ethos is to provide tailored clinical care to our patients while also encompassing empathetic and personalised care to our clients in a friendly and fun working environment.

Applicant Requirements 

This role would suit an RCVS registered vet with a surgical bias who is confident with routine surgical and dental procedures as well as non-routine soft tissue surgery (with orthopaedics a plus). We want you to be a motivated team player who shares our values of providing good quality care to our clients and patients, with the ability to offer flexible treatment options as needed. We would welcome a certificate holder or a candidate who is working towards a surgical certificate, but this is not essential.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance

•  5.6 weeks annual leave

•  Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

•  Your birthday as a paid day off


•  Private medical insurance

•  Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

•  Cycle to Work scheme

•  Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

•  Non-accidental injury support


•  £1,250 CPD allowance 

•  Certificate support 

•  Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy

•  Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider

•  All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

•  All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

•  Infection Prevention and Control Programme

•  Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

•  BVA membership

•  VDS cover

•  RCVS fees


•  Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers

•  Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer

•  Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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