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Brownhills 01543 375154
Cannock 01543 502432
Darlaston 01215 263555
Lichfield 01543 416336
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Veterinary Surgeon

The Role

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic ad passionate veterinary surgeon to join our close-knit team. We have a diverse day on offer for the successful candidate with day to day duties involving consulting, (15-minute consultations) and operating, with an expectation to work 1:6 Saturdays with no OOH’s. We have a monthly Veterinary Surgeon meeting as a team so we can discuss cases, learn about new medication by having representative speakers coming to speak to us and discuss various matters involved within our veterinary practice.

Salary for the role is between £45,000 -£60,000 FTE depending on experience. Full time and part time roles will be considered.

We require a veterinary surgeon who can join our team and help us to continue being able to offer a high standard of care to our loyal clients and patients.

About Us

Hillman vets are a 6-branch practice based in the West Midlands. We have branches based in Walsall, Darlaston, Brownhills, Lichfield and Cannock. We are a strong team consisting of 9 full time equivalent Veterinary surgeons with varying interests and 11 FTE Veterinary nurses. We also have a strong support team of VCA’s and dedicated receptionists. We have digital x-ray machines, Ultrasound machines which we use for both abdominal ultrasounds as well as echocardiograms. We also own a laser therapy machine which is ran by our VN team and we also offer laparoscopic ovariectomy’s. We support certificates and further personal development. We currently have 3 of our Veterinary surgeons studying for certificates in Surgery, Diagnostic imaging and Ophthalmology. We also have special interests in Cardiology, Medicine, Dermatology and Exotics amongst our team.

We are opposite the Arboretum park in Walsall and have close links to Birmingham City centre. Here you will find a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and theatres to enjoy.

Applicant Requirements

The successful candidate will have access to a digital x-ray machine, laparoscopic equipment and ultrasound. Training will be provided on any of the equipment if deemed necessary. The candidate would not be expected to work out of hours and the Saturday rota is 1:6 Saturdays 9am-3pm. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in consulting and routine surgery.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

Work-life balance

6.6 Weeks paid holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

Your birthday off as paid



Private medical insurance

Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.

Paid bereavement leave

Company sick pay

Annual pay reviews

Cycle to work scheme

Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

Non-accidental injury support

Social events

Sponsorship for oversees clients

Relocation packages

Free flu jabs

Cycle to work scheme


5 days paid CPD allowance with 35 hours paid pro-rata

£1250 CPD allowance per annum

Career progression opportunities

Certificate support

Learning and development opportunities via IVC Evidensia Academy

Access to Vetlexion- Our online encyclopaedia provider

All our Vets and Nurses can apply for research funding

All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our care fund to help patients in need

Infection prevention and control programme

Quality improvement programme

Professional Memberships

BVA membership

VDS cover

RCVS fees


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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 with the Practice Manager, Jacky Hands 01922 725787 or jacky@hillmanvets.co.uk 

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