Why work at PDSA?

One look and you'll know.

A yelping dog with broken leg. A crying cat with a sore paw. A listless bird that’s off its food. A stressed small furry that’s too scared to come out from hiding.

A sick and injured pet tugs at our heartstrings. Helping them back to health and seeing the happiness on their owner’s face is hugely satisfying. It’s about caring: seeing the real value of a loving relationship between pet and owner.

Every year 470,000 pets need our help with over 2.7 million treatments to stop them suffering from sickness, injury and to prevent them from dying. This makes PDSA the UK’s leading veterinary charity

We believe that we work better together, so everyone helps. From our vets and volunteers to our shop and office support staff – we are a dedicated team who are passionate about pets. Join us at PDSA and help improve the lives of every pet. Whoever you are, wherever you live and whatever you do – it helps make a difference – thank you.

Oct 30, 2018
Veterinary Surgeon - Gateshead £32,316 - £42,631 (including allowances) per annum 37.5 hours per week Full 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:   Our Gateshead Pet Hospital has a dedicated and experienced team keen to share the knowledge and experience they have gained from a wide and varied case range. They have a passion for personal development, client care and the welfare of pets.    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.   We also offer great benefits which include: Allocated CPD funding of 37.5 hours Excellent career opportunities/development 37.5hr working week 5 weeks holiday per year Paid statutory holidays Company car or car allowance – £3156 Life assurance 4 x annual salary Contributory pension scheme Accommodation allowance - £4217 Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)   Weekends for VSs is 1 in 17 Sat & Sun (8.45am- 6.00pm) and 1 Saturday morning in 6 (8.45-12.00) If the Saturday morning is worked time in lieu is given during the week. For the other weekend hours time in lieu is given and an out of hours shirt allowance paid. 1 in 6.   About You:   The successful candidate will be an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon and responsible for 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 over 150 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. The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.
pdsa Gateshead, UK Full time