Part Time Veterinary Surgeon Job, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Northern England

Part Time Veterinary Surgeon Job - Gateshead

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13380
  • Posted on January 16th 20182018-01-16

Part Time Veterinary Surgeon Job – Gateshead

Total salary package up to £60,000 DOE pro rata

Make a real difference and save lives with Sunday and bank holiday shifts only

Working part time offers a solution that overcomes the usual challenges of being an out-of-hours vet surgeon. Our part time vets can balance a career with caring for a family, working around another job or studying for an emergency and critical care certification. We are looking for a registered veterinary surgeon to relish the diverse caseload that ECC naturally brings over approximately 20 hours a month (finishing time no later than 12am). Flexibility is key with this role and we will work weekend frequency around the ideal candidate.

Supportive team and network

Gateshead is a busy clinic and this role presents an ideal opportunity for someone looking to step into an ECC career knowing they will have the support of another vet working alongside them (not sole charge). Our ideal candidate will have a desire to support the local Vets Now team, and would be interested in supporting our sister clinic at Middlesbrough. Although this is not an essential requirement, we envisage it will provide the successful applicant with a much broader scope to work in different clinical environments, as well as gaining the opportunity for a more flexible rota pattern, and additional hours of work if required.  Greater flexibility between these two clinics will naturally be reflected in your remuneration package.

Great place to work

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that could include 6.6 weeks annual leave, pension contributions, professional membership, free holiday accommodation in Arran, 50% discounted staff pet care, death in service of two times annual salary, membership of employee wellbeing programme, company sick pay scheme, company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme and your birthday as a day off. As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors. 

Diverse and unique caseload

Working as an emergency Veterinary Surgeon will expose you to a diverse range of cases that you simply won’t see in general practice. Based within a PDSA practice, this job would be ideal for a vet who thrives in an adrenaline-fuelled emergency environment and strives to achieve high quality patient care, excellent client care and team work mentality. We are looking for an experienced Vet Surgeon who has a serious interest in ECC and would like to develop their skills in an encouraging and positive environment, with the support of an experienced mentor.

To find out how Vets Now Gateshead can help you make the leap into ECC or simply give you extra income, please contact Anne on 01383 841181 or email 

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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