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Company Name PDSA
Location Thamesmead
Date Posted August 31, 2017
Category Veterinary Surgeons
Job Type Part-Time


Veterinary Surgeon - Thamesmead
£36,289 - £46,604 per annum pro rata (inclusive of allowances)
30 hours per week
Part Time, Temporary

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.

Do you have a business mind and a social heart?

Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?

Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be a part of our amazing team?

If so, PDSA has a great opportunity for you. As the UK’s leading veterinary charity we exist to treat the sick and injured pets of people in need, and every member of our team is essential in fulfilling this mission.

About the Role:

We are now seeking a Veterinary Surgeon (VS), the role is responsible for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to PDSA clients, providing a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services.

Our amazing hospital has high specification equipment and digital x-ray along with a wonderful experienced team. Our receptionists are friendly and welcoming and our waiting room was refurbished at the end of 2016 so is fresh and new! We are a 24hr site with Vets Now taking over the reins at 6pm. Ward handovers are scheduled into the daily shifts along with tea breaks (yes it is true!) We work 7.5 hour shifts with an hour break for lunch. Lunch is also scheduled within the shift patterns so you are actually able to have that break. Our earliest shift starts at 8am for vets and nurses and 7.30 for our VCAs. Our shifts are designed with a strong focus on work/life balance and our weekend rota is just 1:8 full weekends for vets and 1:5 for nurses. After a weekend you will have scheduled time off the following week!

We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):
•Allocated CPD funding of 38 hours
•Excellent career opportunities/development
•37.5hr working week
•25 days holiday per year
•Paid statutory holidays
•Company car or car allowance – £3156,
•Life assurance 4 x annual salary
•Contributory pension scheme
•Accommodation allowance - £4217
•Childcare vouchers
•Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)

About You:

The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible to updating their knowledge by attending regular CPD training. You will be Involved in all aspects of clinical governance at the Pet Hospital, responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients, and making sure that PDSA resources are used appropriately.

About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

To apply for this role please go to, or email us at please quote “Thamesmead” in the subject title of your email

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