• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 2 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Hours: Full time Practice: Village Vet (Berkhamsted) Salary: Competitive Practice Details Village Vet (Berkhamsted)

Our Vision:

To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.

Village Vet is a progressive, forward thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium sized first opinion practices, four large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 330 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

The Berkhamsted site:

We provide a wide range of veterinary services for small animals and exotic pets and are able to perform a dental scale and polish for dogs and cats using the ultrasonic handpiece and remove broken or diseased teeth using high-speed burs. We anaesthetise our patients for dental work for their safety and ours. We have a new modern ultrasound machine that enables us to look at patients internal organs without the need for invasive surgery. It is particularly useful for soft tissue (as opposed to bone) investigations and especially for the diagnosis of some heart problems in dogs and cats.

We have modern operating theatres with state of the art anaesthetic machines and monitoring equipment. A wide range of surgery takes place every weekday, including neutering, wound repair, fractures pinned or plated, cruciate ligament repair and removal of lumps. Although dogs and cats make up most of the patients, we also regularly operate on rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.

Your role and responsibilities

Village Vet, Berkhamsted require a Veterinary Surgeon who will work with two other Vets in the fantastic location of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. This role would suit a Veterinary Surgeon who is able to offer case continuity from consultation through to surgery.

  • 42 hours a week
  • 5 days Monday – Friday
  • 1:3 Saturdays 8:15-4
  • 1:12 Sundays 8:30-6:30 (at St Albans)
  • EIV & 1 BH per year (at St Albans)


  • Assume responsibility for surgical and medical cases
  • Act as a positive proponent of the practice to staff and clients
  • Contribute to the practice policies and procedures
  • Assist and encourage other staff and train as indicated
  • Actively engage in CPD both self-directed and to assist duties within practice


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Village Vet bonus scheme
  • Certifications encouraged and funding available
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus birthday day
  • £1000 CPD allowance with five days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS membership
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Generous sick pay allowance
  • BUPA Employee assistance programme for 24/7 wellbeing support
  • Dedicated line management with development pathway
  • Linnaeus free CPD including monthly film readings/journal clubs
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers

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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