Locum Veterinary Surgeon – Vet Seekers – Darlington

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Locum Veterinary Surgeon – Darlington, County Durham

Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon or soon to be?

Are you looking to join an established small animal practice?

Are you looking for…

A great salary of up to 65,000?

A working week of 4 days?

No OOH work?

A generous CPD allowance?

We have an opportunity for a Locum Veterinary Surgeon to provide maternity leave cover at a small animal practice in Darlington on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

The practice is looking for a veterinary surgeon who has good experience gained in a small animal practice, a veterinary certificate in your specific area of interest, excellent communication skills and the ability to create trusting and dependable relationships with your clients. You will be competent in routine medical and surgical procedures and consultations in order to provide the gold standard of care to the practice’s patients and clients.

This role is full time for 4 days per week, along with weekends on a rota. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

Benefits of the role

The practices provide a high standard of clinical care and prides themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

All staff and patients benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in their nearest 24hr animal hospital.

Key details

Type: Small animal

Hours: Full time, 4 days per week

Weekends: On a rota

Sole charge: None

OOH: None

Branch work: N/A

Computer system: Freedom

Team: 8 vets, 9 RVNs, 3 SVNs and a supportive non-clinical team across 2 branches

Consultations: 15 minutes

About them

Large nationwide group of practices and small animal hospital

Large community of highly skilled veterinary professionals

Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence

Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre

Provides advanced veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI machines and state of the art operating theatres

Career progression opportunities available

Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development

Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment

Access to a wide variety of cases including more complex cases to ensure continual learning and development

About you

You will have practical experience gained in a small animal practice

You will ideally have a bias or area of specialism that you would like to pursue

You will be comfortable with routine surgeries and consultations

You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic

An interest in pursuing a certificate would be supported and encouraged

You will be ambitious, driven, and forward-thinking

You will set a positive working environment and lead by example

You will enjoy mentoring and coaching others and sharing knowledge and experience

You will have a calming approach when dealing with a busy practice environment

You will be passionate and dedicated to providing excellent clinical care

You will have excellent customer service and communication skills

You will have career aspirations to continually develop your clinical skill set and knowledge

You will have areas of special interest that you would like to pursue


The practices are fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available, including:


Fleas, ticks and worming

Nurse clinics

Home visits

In-house laboratory






Salary: Up to 65,000 per annum, commensurate to experience

Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

CPD: Generous allowance of 1,500 with 3 days to attend

Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid

Workplace pension scheme

Paid 4-week sabbatical after every five years of service

Access to a learning and development platform

Vehicle or vehicle allowance

Accommodation allowance

Access to employee assist programme

Internal courses available ongoing

Attendance bonus schemes

Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme

Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

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