Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Riverside Vets
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Salary from £35,000 to £70,000

Job Details

Zack, one of our lovely vets is moving into a teaching role, so we are looking for a small animal vet to join our team. Riverside Vets is a proudly independent small animal and equine practice established since 1976. The clinical team consisting of 8 vets (5 small animal, 2 equine and 1 mix of both), 6 RVN’s and 6 student nurses provide a wealth of support for a vet with experience looking to increase their skills and pursue their interests, or a new graduate starting in your career. We have helped develop many ­vets from graduation into confident, skilled veterinary surgeons over the last 4 decades.   The vet team: Charles – Director – founded the practice. ‘The semi-retired one’ Bridget – Director – came to us a new graduate over 20 years ago. GP Certificate in Feline Practice. Evolved to the leader of the small animal team. ‘The Wise one’ Gemma – Director – came to us over 15 years ago. Leads the equine side. ‘The Wellbeing one’ Jess – 3 years since graduation and joined us on the BVA grad scheme following her EMS. ‘The dry Witty one’ Tatyana –  Graduated 4 years ago and has been with us 2 years. ‘The cool Calm one’ Ana – First joined us 2.5 years ago from Spain on the BVA grad scheme and has recently returned to us after doing an internship for 12 months at a local referral centre. She is now doing a diagnostic imaging certificate with us. ‘The Smiley one’ Jenny – 1 year since graduation. Joined the equine crew following EMS. ‘The Thoughtful one’   Our vision is to continually strengthen the profession maintaining our healthy culture. We value your homelife which is reflected in our rota that has evolved over many years. We are a fun, forward thinking, awesome bunch! The whole team has a voice so that we are ahead of the times building our future together. We also have big plans to expand, with new premises on the horizon in addition to our existing site to house our new small animal and equine hospital, and we would love you to join our team. Bishopstoke, Eastleigh is a great place to live with excellent transport links, whether plane, train or automobile. London is just over an hour away. We are lucky to have the best of the UK weather here, which can be enjoyed in the New Forest on the South Downs with beautiful countryside walks. Riverside is ideally situated with everything on our doorstep. There is always something to do for everyone.
  • 4-day week
  • We provide our own out-of-hours, 1:4 weekend
  • 1:5 Saturdays (9-4pm) with a 3-day week following Saturday worked
  • 9am – 5pm, 9am – 7pm, 11am – 7pm
  • We are also looking for an additional vet, which will further improve the rota
  • A part-time position is also ok. Let us know your requirements
  • We will feed you Wednesday lunchtimes whilst the Practice is closed between 12.30pm to 2pm. Gives us opportunity to chill, chat or CPD
  • We highly encourage career development. You will be fully supported in fulfilling your career and aspirations with our incredible crew.
  • A FTE salary of £35,000 for a new grad up to £70,000 depending on experience
  • Five weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible CPD budget, with certificates supported
  • We have all the modern kit that you’ll need to do a great job; digital xray/dental xray, endoscopes, ultrasound, Idexx blood & urine machines
  • Birthday day off
  • RCVS registration and VDS paid