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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Updated: Feb 9

The Role

We are looking for a Small Animal Vet to join our team here at Donnington Grove Vets, Newbury. You will be working within a large team across our three branches (no sole charge) carrying out consultations (at least 15 minutes), surgery, work-ups and time to carry out day to day phone calls and other ancillary veterinary tasks. You will be required to work 4 days a week plus our Out of Hours Rota which is shared evenly across a large team of Vets with full back-up when on call at night. The current rota pattern is 1 in 15 nights and 1 in 7 weekends.


  • Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience

  • Relocation allowance

About Us

Our main Hospital is based in Newbury, which is a thriving town in West Berkshire, with many restaurants and only a 45-minute train journey to London Paddington. Situated on the edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB, it also provides beautiful local countryside for long walks with our canine friends. The Branches at Tadley and Thatcham are both located within a short distance of Newbury and are fully equipped for surgical procedures and digital diagnostic imaging. We have a friendly and supportive team which is made up of 17 Vets and 30 Nurses (including Nursing Assistants). Amongst the team we have certificate holders in ophthalmology, imaging, and surgery. We encourage our team with further education and support any special interests they have.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a Vet who is RCVS registered with experience of working within a busy Practice. Certificate holders are welcomed and opportunity to study further is encouraged.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

  • your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • Non-accidental injury support


  • Certificates fully funded

  • £2000 CPD budget

  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia academy

  • Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider

  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme

  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership

  • VDS Cover

  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100s of retailers

  • Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer

  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

Please send a covering letter and CV to Lynda Lewendon, HR Manager


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