• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 491 Kettering Road, Northampton Hours: Full time, Part time Practice: Spinney Vets Northampton Salary: Up to £60,000 Practice Details Spinney Vets Northampton

We are a well-established, RCVS accredited, primary care practice that specialises in small animals within the county of Northamptonshire. Spinney Vets has two branches, a large, well-equipped RCVS accredited hospital and recently expanded GP-accredited surgery.  Our highly trained staff create a loving and caring service that goes above and beyond to keep our patients healthy. As a team we collaborate with each other on complicated cases or support all colleagues with career progression within the industry.


Your role and responsibilities 

Are you an experienced Vet looking to join an experienced and progressive team?

Are you a Vet looking to join a well-supported practice with the ability to work cases up to a high standard?

  • 45+ years experience in keeping animals healthy
  • Excellent standard of care and very supportive team
  • Nurses on-site 24 hours a day - inpatient care
  • Highly trained and experienced staff in all pet animal care
  • Laparoscopy, Orthopaedics, Soft tissue surgery, Ophthalmology, Digital Xray including Dental, Flexible Endoscopy, Ultrasonography including Cardiac, Dentistry including Endodontics, Dermatology and Rabbit medicine
  • Certificate holders in small animal surgery, and vets working towards certs in Dentistry and Ophthalmology
  • Certificates encouraged and funded
  • Working towards iiE bronze environmental award
  • Working towards Silver ISFM award.

Join our friendly, experienced, supportive and dedicated vet team at Spinney Vets. We provide an excellent rota which gives our associates a great work/life balance to explore the fabulous countryside around the historic town. Northampton is a large town with great road and rail links to both London and Birmingham within one hour. Beautiful countryside on the doorstep and the town is surrounded by pretty villages with an abundance of country parks and pleasant places for dog walking, running, hiking or cycling. There is also a wide range of pubs and restaurants in the local area too. 

You will be working with our team of well-established Vets, Nurses, Customer Care team and Patient Care Assistants. Spinneys Vets has two branches, a large, well-equipped RCVS accredited hospital and recently expanded GP accredited surgery.  We have certificate holders in Surgery and ECC and vets with a special interest in Orthopaedics, Laparoscopy, Dentistry, Rabbit medicine, Ophthalmology and Dermatology. As a team we are always happy to collaborate with each other with complicated cases or support a colleague should they want to progress more in a certain role. We have all of the usual equipment including Doppler ultrasound, digital x-ray including dental x-ray, monitoring equipment and an in-house lab.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident in both general surgery and medicine with exceptional communication skills. Someone who is friendly and keen to be part of a great team is essential. We actively encourage all of our associates to take CPD in their chosen area and we have lead nurses now developing the nursing roles in the team which is something we are extremely proud of.  For all your hard work, we offer generous time off following in patient duties.

Rota and package:

  • Salary up to £60,000 D.O.E. + £4,000 relocation package available
  • Full-time and part-time applications considered
  • 4 day week and no OOHs (provided by Vets Now)
  • 2:8 Saturdays (08:30-17:00 consults only)
  • Inpatient rota includes:
  • 1:8 weeknights
  • 1:8 full weekend
  • Shared rota of surgeries and consults.



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS, VDS and BVA membership fees paid
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • E-Car scheme
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual Flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.


Part of an amazing global family 

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. 

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets. 

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team. Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates. 


To apply, please complete the quick application form below. Alternatively, for more information please contact Paige on [email protected] or call 07708478484.

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