Night Veterinary Surgeon

IVC Evidensia

Newcastle, England, United Kingdom


£70k (annually)

Vet Surgeon

Aug 18

The Role

We are currently looking for a night-time Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at our practice near Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

This is a full-time role working 7 nights on and 7 nights off.

Part-time options are also available, for example, 7-on, 21-off with or without day shifts in between but we are happy to discuss alternatives. Flexibility and other part time options are also available.

Accommodation can be provided away from the practice and there is also a bedroom with en-suite bathroom for the night shifts. Salary up to £70,000 DOE.

The role will involve working alongside dedicated on-site ECC RVN’s and Nursing Assistants. Our 24-hour service and 'one team' ethos provides exceptional continuity of care, with case handovers at the beginning and end of every day allowing plenty of time for clinical discussion. Our Registered Veterinary Nurses handle client calls, triage and the majority of patient care through the night thus allowing the opportunity for the vet to sleep.

About Us

Our clinical team is led by Advanced Practitioners and Certificate holders in surgery and medicine. Several of our Veterinary Surgeons have or are working towards Certificates/AP status, with one of our night Veterinary Surgeons working towards an Emergency and Critical Care certificate. We have a wealth of emergency and critical care essentials, including a comprehensively equipped laboratory on site, and a very good working relationship with other local out of hours providers and the Pet Blood Bank. Our location is ideal for access to the coast and countryside of the Northeast, in addition to all the culture and amenities of Newcastle.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate will be experienced in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge emergency and critical care work would be an asset. We would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • Up to £5000 relocation allowance and up to £1500 welcome bonus
  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

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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