Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon Thirsk, North Yorkshire Skeldale Veterinary Centre - Medivet Thirsk Full Time, Permanent

About us

Veterinary Surgeon

Location: Thirsk

Salary: £55,000 per annum depending upon experience

Hours: Full-Time, Part-time, Flexible

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and experienced team at our 24 hour hospital in Thirsk (Skeldate Veterinary Hospital).

As a qualified and experienced MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon you will have a passion for emergency and critical care and will thrive on working at gold standard in patient and client care.

The role


We are seeking someone with at least 2 years small animal veterinary experience, who is comfortable with both routine and emergency procedures. All our practices share the same software, so you will have access to your patients’ history at all times; case continuity guaranteed!

Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you’ll also have great communication skills and a confident, can do approach.

The practice consists of 3 large consult rooms, a large operating theatre, dog and cat kennels, an imaging suite consisting of digital radiograph, ultrasound, and endoscopy, dental xray, well-equipped prep area and a large waiting area. We have dedicated night and day teams which both consist of multiple certificate holders in various disciplines within both our vet and nursing teams. The practice is lead by our hugely dedicated branch partner Sarah who is celebrating her amazing 10 year anniversary with us this year.

Salary & Benefits

• CPD allowance & 3 days paid CPD leave per annum
• 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
• RCVS, VDS & BVA fees paid
• Funded certificate opportunities
• 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program
• Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
• Leadership training
• Pension scheme
• Paid sabbatical after five years’ service
• Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance
• Colleague purchase scheme
• Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

Medivet also offers outstanding career progression, including post-graduate study and partnership.

We are growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us – we encourage growth and development

within your role and are truly committed to help our Medivet family members achieve their goals!

Skills and experience

You must be a registered Veterinary Surgeon with the RCVS.

You must be confident working sole charge, with the ability to make sound clinical judgement.

The role may suit an ECC Certificate holder or someone who is working towards this – full funding will be given.


Skeldale Veterinary Hospital Medivet 24 Hour Thirsk is a thriving practice set in North Yorkshire in the market town of Thirsk. Our practice has a history that few other practices can boast of: we are the original home of the one and only James Herriot (Alf White) and we pride ourselves on maintaining the historic client focused ethos of the practice. The practice is now located in a large purpose built building in Thirsk (although the old surgery in town is worth a visit!) and is an RCVS practice standard scheme accredited hospital and emergency service centre, as well as being an ISFM gold level accredited cat friendly practice.

This is a busy branch with a large client base where no two days are like the other. The caseload varies from routine consultations to procedures, with emergency and critical care for our own clients as well as clients from surrounding practices for whom we provide out of hours care to.

We are a historic practice with a rich heritage and we honour that by building strong relationships with each other and our clients while pushing forward with new techniques and management of cases. We encourage growth in all our staff and opportunities for further education and study are encouraged and enthusiastically supported. We are experienced in training new vets and student nurses and enjoy providing new colleagues with the opportunity to find and pursue their passions. The team is dynamic, overflowing with enthusiasm and drive which is contagious and makes everyone strive to achieve their best.

North Yorkshire is a beautiful area, with several world heritage sites on our doorstep as well as national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty, National Trust, and English Heritage properties. Yorkshire is perfect for adventure, but also for relaxation with an abundance of fine dining, as well as traditional pub grub nearby.

Job number: VET01966