• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 27 Lichfield Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire Hours: Primary Care, Full time, Part time Practice: Riversmeet Vets Tamworth Salary: Up to £55,000 Practice Details Riversmeet Vets Tamworth

Riversmeet Veterinary Centre was established over 100 years ago and is a small animal, primary care practice in Staffordshire & Warwickshire, with sites in Tamworth and Atherstone. 

As a practice, we are really proud of our closely knit, supportive team. The majority of whom have 5 – 20 years’ service! We are all motivated individuals who are passionate about high standards and the pets in our care. We are a 9 Veterinary Surgeon team with a certificate holder in Ophthalmology. Investing in our associates and professional development is important to us and is actively encouraged here at Riversmeet Vets. Three Vet Surgeons within the team are also working towards certificates including in Surgery and emergency and client care (ECC).

We see a varied caseload of routine and more advanced primary care services including orthopedic surgery, laparoscopic spay and laparoscopic biopsy, soft tissue surgery, eye, heart and skin treatments, arthritis management and cancer treatment. We also offer referral services in ophthalmology. Our two practices are light and spacious and have a great range of equipment available including; Digital x-ray, ultrasound at both sites, large and small endoscope, electrocautery, cryotherapy, ophthalmic loops, dental equipment, orthopaedic air-powered tools, slit lamp, tono pens & more. 

We predominantly care for cats and dogs across the Staffordshire area, but we occasionally see small furries and even the odd chicken! (No two days are the same here at Riversmeet Veterinary Centre)

Both our sites are based in lovely market towns just 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Birmingham. We have easy access to the city or the more peaceful countryside surroundings. Birmingham airport is also just a 30-minute drive away. If you are considering relocating, please do speak to us about our relocation package.


Your role and responsibilities:

As a Veterinary Surgeon at Riversmeet Veterinary Centre you would be joining our 8-week rolling rota.

  • 4 days per week with a set day off.
  • Two Saturday mornings. 9am – 12:30.
  • 1 in 8 full weekends (Sat & Sunday) with the Monday off the following week, resulting in a 3-day
  • We welcome both full and part-time applications.

Your day-to-day role at Riversmeet Veterinary Centre would include a mixture of routine, advanced and ECC cases. Depending on your area of interest you would likely see at least 1 day of surgery per week. We often have regular Vet meetings, and you will have the chance for support or to share clinical knowledge/ discuss cases. Case continuity is important to us, where possible and we pride ourselves on building a great rapport with our clients.  

The ideal candidate for this role would be a surgeon who feels comfortable with all first opinion duties and enjoys being an all-round GP Vet. We may be able to support a surgeon with more advanced procedures if you feel comfortable with all routine first opinion duties.  


  • Salary up to £55,000 dependent on experience
  • Relocation package or £2,000 welcome bonus available
  • Funding for certificates considered
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eyecare voucher scheme
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
  • £2,000 welcome bonus T's&C's applied.


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.

If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below.

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