Senior Veterinary Surgeon Job, Gillingham, England, UK

Senior Veterinary Surgeon Job - Gillingham

Principal Vet

  • Job Ref: 13319
  • Posted on December 19th 20172017-12-19
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Senior Veterinary Surgeon Job – Gillingham

Salary package up to £70,000 DOE Pro rata

Are you ready to lead the next generation?

Our Principal Vet Surgeons are leaders. They nurture and support emerging talent and help shape the careers of future generations. Vets Now are committed to investing in the career progression of our people and we expect our senior vets to be ambitious in their own journey too. Whether you want to take on advanced learning with an ECC certification or participate in clinical research that will shape the veterinary profession, Vets Now will support you.

Be a part of the new Vets Now Gillingham team

Vets Now have revolutionised the way emergency veterinary care is provided. Since 2001, we have grown to become the UK’s leading provider of emergency and critical care, thanks in part to the dedication and clinical excellence of our clinic teams.

Save pet lives whilst keeping your day times free. 

Work only 1:3 weekends? Work only nights and no days? At Vets Now Gillingham you can.

Working as an out-of-hours vet surgeon isn’t for the faint hearted.  The unpredictable caseload is diverse and the unsocial hours can be challenging.  Yet, Vets Now are offering new, sustainable and unique rota patterns. You can work only 1:3 weekends, no day shifts and long breaks in between shifts with no more than 3 shifts in a row. You will have ample time to enjoy life outside of work. We have created a clinic-specific solution that combines the adrenaline rush of emergency and critical care with the flexibility of working only during the night. Perfect for those who enjoy having their days free or like having chunks of time off to pursue their own interests outside of work

What's in it for you?

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 includes:

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Pension contributions

  • Professional membership fee's

  • Free holiday accommodation in Arran

  • 50% discounted staff pet care plan

  • Death in service of twice your annual salary

  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme

  • 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.  

So let’s review…reduced hours, no dayshifts, long breaks between shifts, exciting caseload and working with the best and supportive clinicians in the industry. Join the family Now.

If you are a MRCVS registered veterinary surgeon with a solid foundation in general veterinary practice and want to take your career to the next level, contact Allison 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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