VA153 – Veterinary Surgeon – Float – West London Region

Love the variety and flexibility of locuming but not the paperwork or lack of benefits? We have the perfect role for you in our forward-thinking veterinary practice. We are looking for experienced veterinary surgeons to join our team and float in West London. We don’t expect people to cover huge areas, and you will work closely with the locum coordinator teams to work out which clinics are accessible to you.

This is a very flexible position and would suit full or part-time work and allows much more flexibility than a set clinic role. For example, we have had vets who have combined the float role with volunteering abroad. We’re happy to talk to you about rotas that would work for your individual needs. This is also a role that could also work as a short-term contract, allowing you to use London as a base when travel reopens and combine other interests.

The role allows you to experience different environments from RCVS accredited hospitals with an array of specialists to multi vet and small sole charge clinics. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security, a regular fixed monthly income which can be supplemented if you would like to do extra shifts; fantastic hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. No filling in tax returns and you don’t have to worry about IR35 or having to set up a limited or an umbrella company.

The salary is in the region of £45,000 to £60,000 fte depending on experience and hours. In addition, we offer a generous CPD allowance as well as up to 5-days CPD per annum. The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications. 

If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.  This role would involve 1 in 3 Saturdays in branch and 1 in 8 Sundays and 2 bank holidays per year at our Mandeville Veterinary Hospital.

Accommodation may be available, if needed.

We have a great benefits package including:

– Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme.
– Membership allowance for BVA, BSAVA or SPVS
– Colleague Introduction incentive.
– Increasing holiday allowance with length of service

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings, communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&A’s to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our employees and over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and would like to know more, please click the apply button now, if you would like more information or an informal chat to discuss the role further please email