Night-Time Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon - Tyne & Wear - Ref RL10713

Job Role

Veterinary Surgeon

Job Type



Tyne & Wear

Our clients are currently looking for a night-time Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon to join their friendly team in Tyne and Wear. This is a full-time role working 45 hours per week, 7 nights on and 7 nights off. The role will involve working alongside dedicated on-site Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Nursing assistants. The 24-hour service and 'one team' ethos provides for exceptional continuity of care, with case handovers at the beginning and end of every day allowing plenty of time for clinical discussion. A night shift begins with a handover from the daytime hospital Veterinary Surgeon at 6pm and ends with a handover the following day at 6.45am. While the caseload is variable, a private bedroom and bathroom is provided for the Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Surgeon, and this is very much a sleeping shift. Registered Veterinary Nurses handle client calls, triage and the majority of patient care through the night. The hospital is very well equipped, with dedicated and advanced surgical and medical facilities and equipment. They have a wealth of emergency and critical care essentials, including comprehensively equipped laboratory, on site and a very good working relationship with other local out of hours providers. They are a team of 12 daytime Veterinary Surgeons, 2 night-time Veterinary Surgeons, 16 Veterinary Nurses and 6 Nursing Assistants. They have an Advanced Practitioner in surgery and a medicine certificate-holder, with several vets also working towards advanced qualifications (including one night vet in the final year of the BSAVA ECC Certificate). The integration of their daytime and night-time teams ensures optimal patient care and fantastic teamwork. Our clients ideal candidate will be experienced in small animal clinical work and be confident in dealing with emergency medical and surgical cases. Experience in sole-charge emergency and critical care work would be an asset. They would also welcome applications from existing certificate-holders or those working towards an advanced qualification. Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays 5 days paid CPD leave £1250 CPD Allowance per annum Private Medical Insurance VDS Membership paid BVA Membership paid Service based holiday entitlement increases VDS cover Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay Enhanced paternity pay Birthday leave Discounted veterinary fees My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships For more information call us directly on 01392 444115 or email your CV to

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