Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

New Graduate Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

We are looking for a friendly, outgoing new graduate vet to help us expand our current team of 13 vets over 3 sites in Bedfordshire. We are a busy, progressive practice, providing our own out of hours provision and offering a range of disciplines in a supportive and caring environment.

Attractive CPD and benefits package. On-site accommodation available for the purpose of OOH work.

Please send your CV, covering letter and 2 references, for the attention of Maxine Ketley, Business Development Manager,

Vet and dog at Scott Vets


JOB TITLE: Veterinary Surgeon
RESPONSIBLE TO: Directors and Practice Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Vet Students and Nurses in liaison with Head Nurse and Senior Admin Nurse

To carry out the duties of an assistant Veterinary Surgeon in a caring and diligent manner, ensuring the welfare of animals entrusted to your care. At all times your actions must be professional and must maintain and enhance the public image of this practice and of the Veterinary profession in general.

You must maintain excellent customer service skills and communications at all times.

Specific duties to include:
Consultations and operations at the surgery and consultations via a visit to the clients’ animal as

Remaining in communication with the practice by mobile phone whilst visiting. Monitoring and medicating in-patients in consultation with the inpatient nurse. Hand-over of inpatients to duty vet.

Prescribing and dispensing drugs for clients of the practice in accordance with Practice policy.

Cleaning and maintaining consult rooms between clients to a professional standard.

Advising clients over the phone.

Admitting patients for operations that require specific veterinary advice. Lab work in the absence of a competent or available veterinary nurse.

Discharging patients that require specific veterinary advice.

Ensuring that all work and goods supplied to clients is charged at the practice’s normal fees.

Duty Vet
To provide emergency treatment for patients presented out of hours either from this Practice or from neighbouring practices, (if such practices are un-contactable.)

Taking primary responsibility for the emergency treatment of animals. Treatment and care of in-patient animals as per the normal working day. Updating in-patients notes.

In-patients hand over between 8.00am and 8.30am to kennel nurse AND relevant Vet.

Ensuring that the duty mobile phone is always capable of receiving calls from the duty nurse when away from home.

Completion of insurance forms in liaison with in-house insurance advisors. Maintaining excellent client communication and customer service skills.

Checking callbacks/internal messages several times daily and replying by return. Any reasonable task directed by their superiors.

Observation of all practice rules as defined in practice manual, HSE, COSHH etc., as from time to time updated.

Covering sickness of assistants in a fair manner which in exceptional circumstances may mean cancelling time off at short notice.

Keeping Practice vehicles clean and tidy.

Maintaining a stock of drugs and ensuring they are kept in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.