Aug 15, 2017

Part Time Veterinary Surgeon

  • abingdon veterinary clinic
  • west london
Part time Small Animal / Companion

Job Description

The Practice
We are a 2 site West London practice based in Earls Court and in Chiswick, and one of the oldest practices in London. We are a family owned practice of 2 full time vets and we use a part-timer to help us out. We have 3 fully qualified veterinary nurses, one very experienced nursing assistant and one receptionist.

The practice is very well equipped (digital xrays, full idexx lab suite, dental xrays, endoscopy, ultrasound, air dental systems, 300ma Xray generator) and manage most of our surgical and medical cases in house. There is very little staff turnover and we have a happy small team that works well together. The smaller Chiswick (Grove Park Veterinary Clinic) branch practice is set up as a consulting-only practice, with all the operations from this branch transferred to the main clinic, although the branch does have full faciltities for anaesthesia and surgery in the event of an emergency, and minor ops are performed there at times.

The bulk of the surgical procedures are performed at the Earls Court (Abingdon Veterinary Clinic) practice, where all the main equipment is centralised. Our web site:

The Role
We need someone to work 2 regular weekdays per week, usually wednesdays and fridays, plus at least 3 saturdays per month. The weekdays are mainly at the Chiswick practice, although they can be split between the 2 clinics. The saturdays will be at the branch clinic
The branch clinic's hours are 0930-1800 M-F and 0930-1200 Saturdays
The main practice operates 0900-1830 M-F and 0900-1500 Saturdays

Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will have excellent client manners and social skills and must be able to work their consulting periods sole charge; the candidate must have a driving licence as at least on one weekday they are required to transport the hospitalised animals from the branch to the main clinic. Whilst at the main clinic, cases and their management can be discussed, although phone contact with the main vet is always possible at any time.

The candidate is expected to perform all the surgical procedures that day, and generally without assistance. We therefore require someone able to stand on their own feet both surgically and in the consult room, and normally we would consider someone with at least 4 years of "proper" full time experience.

The Package
The successful candidate will be on a per day rate (locum rate) dependent on experience and will responsible for their own taxes. The practice is able to offer additional days of work intermittently and also several periods of full time work during eg school/family holidays.

Contact Onno Wieringa by email:

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