Veterinary Surgeon - Full or Part Time - Kings Lynn, Norfolk
2d ago

Surgery Information / Job Description

If you’re passionate about your professional development and attracted to working in a positive environment, Kings Lynn Vets4Pets could be the perfect practice for you! Our delightful veterinary practice in Kings Lynn opened in May 2009 and continues to go from strength to strength.

Based just 30 minutes from the beautiful Norfolk coastline, we are extremely lucky to work with a very varied client base ranging from dogs, cats and small furries through to Meerkats and even a raccoon called Spud! We have a good range of ages and skills within our existing vet team, by joining our vet practice, you will enjoy support from a wonderful team including 4 qualified RVNs, 2 student vet nurses, 4 receptionists and 2 kennel assistant.

Our bright, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including digital x-ray, ECG, Idexx in-house laboratory, ultrasound, dentistry facilities and I-phone / I-pad heart monitor and we are the only practice in Kings Lynn to use Sevoflurane.

We are a progressive practice and have ambitions to provide world class clinical care at the very heart of our community and we need great people to join our team to help us realise this vision.

You’ll need strong general medical experience with demonstrable surgical skills and confidence in communicating with owners and their pets.

One vet here has a particular interest in exotics so if you want to gain more exposure to exotic cases or have a specialism you’re keen to develop, this could be a great opportunity for you!

Person Specification

We are looking for a vet who enjoys being a vet, values a good salary, is interested in engaging in all aspects of veterinary care and enjoys clinical discussions and mentoring all members of the team.

An interest in studying for a certificate would be encouraged and funded. As a veterinary surgeon, you'll need to :

  • work from a surgery or visit animals in their living environments
  • carry out home visits
  • handle, examine and treat all species of animals,
  • meet and consult with the owners and carers of various animals
  • carry out tests such as x-rays, blood samples and ultrasound scans
  • give advice on issues such as nutrition, breeding and health
  • immunise animals against different types of disease
  • euthanise old and terminally ill animals
  • perform surgery, including managing anaesthesia
  • work on out-of-hours emergency cases when on call
  • maintain up-to-date records
  • liaise with, and refer to, other professionals within the industry You’ll need to feel comfortable doing sole charge and be skilled medically and surgically.
  • Cardiology and orthopaedic surgery is done here as well as the more routine work you might expect. Strong communication, organisational and interpersonal skills along with a demonstrable passion for your chosen career and a cheerful can do attitude would be perfect.


    In return, we offer :

  • Excellent career opportunities and development due to the varied case load
  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory pension scheme and life assurance
  • Generous CPD and funding of certificates for the right candidate
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, and would like to join our team then we would love to hear from you.

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