Veterinary Surgeon at RSPCA

Veterinary Surgeon  (17.5 hour per week)

Location: RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital

Salary:  £37,204.78 – £43,972.03 per annum (pro rata for 17.5 hours per week) + 4% Shift Allowance and claimable on-call and standby allowances

Hours: 17.5 hours per week , working between 8am to 4pm day shifts (with on call vet on premises taking over any ongoing cases), on-call shifts to be worked according to a rota. Come and work at our purpose built RSPCA veterinary hospital:

  • Beautiful rural setting, excellent motorway access, and 20 minutes drive from central Birmingham.
  • Nearly 100% small animal companion work (with small amount of wildlife).
  • Main bulk of work consists of 80% stray, inspectorate and rehoming centre work and only 20% public work (Morning consults only, surgical cases prioritised).
  • Means tested benefits Charity service.
  • Dedicated team of 6 vets and friendly experienced nurses.
  • Focusing on emergency, trauma, surgical, diagnostic and shelter medicine caseload.
  • On call has 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses  on site to deal with inpatients and support on call vet as necessary.
  • Working a rolling rota to include 1 weekend in 6, FT or 1 weekend  in 12 PT with 2 rostered off days after the weekend shift.
  • Digital x-ray, Ultrasonography, Endoscopy and usual Orthopedics kit AO/ASIF.
  • RCVS, VDS membership included.
  • 5 days CPD.
  • 25 day holiday pro rata (increasing to 30 days with length of service) .

Applicants must be competent with routine surgery and consultations and would be required to work out of hours. Applicants should be registered with RCVS.

An application form and job description can be found on this website page.

Completed application forms should be sent to the following address by the closing date of 22 December 2017, quoting reference VS1911 to Joanna Szkutnicki, Senior Clinician, Birmingham Animal Hospital, Frankley Green,, Frankley, Birmingham B32 4AX or

The RSPCA offers excellent benefits, including private healthcare, defined contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers and employee assistance programme.

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We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community