• Veterinary Surgeon (Fixed term)

    Location: Ivanhoe Business Park, Smisby Road, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire Hours: Primary Care Practice: Woodward Veterinary Practice Salary: Practice Details Woodward Veterinary Practice

Here at Woodward Vets, we have an outstanding, purpose-built, modern practice. We are well equipped with a brand-new x-ray machine, brand new ultrasound machine, an extensive in-house lab, ECG, Dental x-ray and more. We are a progressive site and are proud to have been awarded gold - ISFM cat-friendly clinic and recently achieved our RCVS Practice Standard Scheme accreditation.

We have a dedicated team of 9 Vet Surgeons and 16 Veterinary Nurses. We are also supported by a fantastic front of house team. In our Vet team, we have surgery and cardiology certificate holders, and we welcome all professional interests. You will be warmly welcomed into our team and will be joining a group of veterinary professionals who all work hard, enjoy a laugh and support each other daily. We genuinely enjoy our working days together and sometimes attend socialising events.

Along with an enthusiastic and fun team with high clinical standards, our aim is to provide the best possible medical and surgical veterinary care for our patients in a pleasant, friendly environment.

Woodward Veterinary Practice have a large client base throughout the whole of North West Leicestershire. We are lucky to be based in Ashby de la Zouch which is a picturesque market town surrounded by lots of countryside and is in a fantastic location with lots of local cities, within easy reach. East Midlands airport is also just 15 minutes drive away.


Your role and responsibilities

Your role at Woodward vets will be an exciting and varied one. You will have a mixture of in-patient care time, surgery, and consultations each day. You will care for predominantly small animals, and you will have the opportunity for case continuity and to build great rapport with our lovely clients.

  • 30 hours per working week
  • Wednesday to Friday
  • No out of hour’s (OOH) duties
  • 9–12-month contract.



  • 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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