Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Downland Veterinary Group, Emsworth | Emsworth, ENG, GB

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Posted on 17/10/2022
The Role

We are looking for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to replace our orthopaedic surgeon who is moving to Spain. The role involves seeing surgical cases internally referred to you by our 25-vet team, along with taking some referrals from other local IVC clinics.

Currently, the surgeon undertakes consultations during the morning Monday to Friday and operates each afternoon Monday to Thursday. This is a 4.5-day week with no OOH and no weekends to work. A hugely experienced and supportive surgical nursing teams will be on hand to support you and enable you to work to high standards. This role can be exclusively orthopaedic or a combination or orthopaedic, soft tissue and laparoscopic cases.

Although the current role is 4.5 days per week, we can also explore the option of more part-time working patterns to suit the right candidate.


The salary for this role is up to £72,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are set in the beautiful town of Emsworth, within walking distance to the sea and surrounded by the South Downs National Park making it a great location to explore and enjoy outside living. With great transport links to London, ports, and airports it is easy to travel to both part of the UK and Europe.

The clinic is extensively equipped with all the usual in-house facilities including full Idexx blood panels, DR x-ray and ultrasound. We have full orthopaedic equipment including TPLO and TTA kits, plating and locking screw kits, facilities for stem cell therapy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy meaning you can work to an incredibly high standard.

About the Team and Culture

Across our 12 sites we have 25 veterinary surgeons, 54 nurses and 60 support staff. In addition to our current orthopaedic surgeon, we have certificate holders in surgery, medicine, cardiology, imaging, ECC and dermatology. We have several nurses with certificates, and we have a dedicated surgical nursing team for you to work with who also help manage and book your surgical caseload.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with advanced certificate status and a significant amount of orthopaedic experience who can handle a large and varied caseload. You should be driven to work to the highest standards, looking to expand and improve the service that is currently offered. Teamwork is critical as you gel with our fantastic surgical support team.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance
6.6 weeks annual leave
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off

Private medical insurance
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
Non-accidental injury support

£1,500 CPD allowance with 10 days paid pro rata
Certificate support
Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
BVA membership
VDS cover
RCVS fees

Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.


Any questions before applying?

Speak to Tom Edmondson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Tom Edmondson

Talent Partner - Referral Vets