Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon £45,000 - £65,000  St Ives, Cornwall Medivet St Ives Trenwith Ln Full Time Part Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Would you like to work in a beautiful location, down on the sunny South West coast with an opportunity offering flexibility and a good work life balance? well here is your chance. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and loyal team.

We offer you the option of either working part time, two days a week just in St Ives Cornwall, or full time working two days in Redruth and two days in St Ives.

Our Redruth and St Ives practices are located in beautiful Cornwall, not far from the coast. We have amazing teams who are highly supportive of each other and believe in treating every pet as their own and supporting the clients in every way we can.

Medivet Redruth practice first opened it’s doors over half century ago and is known for having knowledgeable, friendly people to look after their very loved pets – history is very important to us, but so is the future. We still have traditional values but we are looking to continue on our exciting adventure improving and being the best we can possibly be in every aspect of the veterinary practice.

Our main site is a purpose built building with four consult rooms, two operating theatres, imaging and dental suites along with a large prep area.

We have the ISFM silver award (only missing out on the gold as we do not have our own out of hours) and very cat friendly with separate cat waiting area in reception and cat ward.

Medivet St Ives is in a fantastic location, close to the sea, town centre and local bars and restaurants nearby for you to truly enjoy the area. As well as a stunning coast and sea front with views that are nothing short of spectacular. Not to forget being able to see this amazing view from our practice window!. 

We have a spacious reception area, big car park, theatre, prep room and staff room for you to enjoy your lunch in. 

Our rolling rota allows for a great work/life balance which we feel is essential to allow time to enjoy the best things about living in idyllic Cornwall. Our full-time position is based on a 4-day week and just 1 in 3 Saturday mornings along with no OOH. And our part time opportunity being a 2 day week with the same 1:3 Saturday morning weekend pattern with no OOH.

Please contact for a friendly initial conversation.

Key Benefits

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one.
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 6 weeks with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical based on length of service.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients.
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare tailored, accurate treatment and care plans for each patient with clear cost estimates.
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture.
  • Experience of supporting nurse consults and schedule 3 procedures, with an understanding of how this contributes to clinic performance and efficiency.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: VET02295