Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Job details
Posting date: 19 April 2024
Salary: £35,000 to £63,000 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 May 2024
Location: Retford, Midlands, DN22
Company: Purosearch
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 52669954

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Equine Veterinary Surgeon Nottinghamshire

- Salary up to £63,000 DOE
- Up to £5,000 welcome bonus and relocation allowance
- £1,500 CPD allowance per year
- Private medical insurance
- In-house learning and development opportunities

Purovets are on the lookout for a passionate and driven Ambulatory Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join a well-established practice in Nottinghamshire. This role offers hands-on veterinary care for a diverse range of horses and ponies, covering both routine and emergency healthcare. You will be able to embrace clinical freedom and enjoy a wide and varied caseload of first opinion ambulatory work, mostly catering to leisure and amateur competitors, with a high percentage of insured animals.

Our client has been proudly serving clients in and around northern Nottinghamshire for over 50 years. The main practice boasts a team of 12 vets and 9 RVNs/SVNs with a wealth of experience ranging from new graduates to seasoned professionals. The Equine department, situated in a separate building, consists of 2 full-time and 2 part-time vets. They are not just a team; they are a close-knit family that supports each other, values client care, personal growth and works to achieve that ever-elusive work-life balance.

As part of the team, you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern battery-powered kit, including DR radiography, endoscope, gastroscope, motorized dentistry, and ultrasound scanners. They will encourage you to pursue your areas of clinical interest and expertise. Your key responsibilities will include vaccinations, dentistry, lameness workups (including ridden assessments, nerve blocks, radiography, and scanning), breeding, sedation, ultrasonography, 5-stage vettings, castrations, treatment plans/visits and working up cases.

They understand that work-life balance is crucial to your well-being and success. This is why they offer flexible rota patterns and working hours that truly adapt to your lifestyle and career stage. A full-time role entails working 40 hours per week over 4.5 days, with weekday shifts from 8:30am to 5pm and a set half-day. While there is an out-of-hours rota (currently 1 in 6), they are open to supporting part-time applications and different shift patterns. Please note that the out-of-hours rota is non-negotiable.

You will be working in Retford, a market town in Nottinghamshire with a rich history dating back to medieval times. It boasts Georgian architecture, a picturesque market square, and proximity to the beautiful Sherwood Forest. The town combines historic charm with modern amenities, making it a delightful destination for visitors and locals alike. Retford boasts strong transport links, with direct rail connections to London, Edinburgh, and beyond. The town is situated near major motorways, offering easy access by road. Additionally, nearby airports, including Doncaster Sheffield and East Midlands, provide international travel options. Overall, Retford is well-connected for both local and long-distance journeys.


- Salary up to £63,000 DOE
- 40 hours a week over 4.5 days, 8:30am 7pm with a set half-day
- 1 in 6 OOHs rota
- Up to £5,000 welcome bonus and relocation allowance


- 6.6 weeks annual leave, with increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Pension 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- £1,500 CPD allowance per year
- Certificate support
- In-house learning and development opportunities
- Access to research funding
- Professional fees paid
- Reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers
- Discounted staff pet care
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Tier 2 VISA Sponsorship

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