Part Time Veterinary Surgeon

Crazy about cats and looking for a practice that treats all feline patients with kindness and respect? Love being a vet but hate working in 15 minute time slots? Looking for a job you actually enjoy that also allows you to spend time with your family, gain additional qualifications or do whatever it is you like to do in your free time??

If the answer is yes, we are delighted to say that The Cat Doctor is looking for another vet to join our feline-only, mobile veterinary practice based in Coulsdon, Surrey. In the past 5 years we have grown steadily and have recently become both RCVS Accredited and an ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic. As a home visit practice, our consultations take place on the floors of clients’ homes and our mobile operating theatre (affectionately known as ‘The Catmobile’) helps ensure the whole experience is as stress-free for both the cat and the client as possible.

As we are not your typical veterinary practice, all of our vets and nurses work part time. The hours and days required are somewhat flexible but a typical day would be approximately 9:30am-3:30pm to avoid the worst traffic. There is no set time limit per visit and our vets make on average just 3-5 visits per day with plenty of time to work up your cases in between. For those looking for more hours or a bit of variety during the week, we are happy for you to take on an additional part time position at another clinic or locum at other practices on your days off. Out of hours duties are extremely rare and we do not routinely work on weekends.

A driving license is essential as our practice area includes most of Surrey within the M25 and a bit of South West London, although most days will start and finish at our office in Coulsdon. We travel in practice vehicles and in teams of 2, so you will almost always have the support of a highly capable and lovely qualified veterinary nurse. All team members are highly valued and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our service so all thoughts and ideas are welcome. We encourage additional qualifications and are very happy to cover most feline-specific CPD activities as we feel this benefits the whole practice.

The Cat Doctor is committed to improving the lives of cats (and vets!) in Surrey and South West London. We love this job and think you will too. If you have a genuine interest in helping cats and don’t mind doing things a bit differently, please contact Amy on 07961 154886 or email vet@thecatdoctor.co.uk for more information.

No recruitment agencies please.

Part Time Registered Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for a registered veterinary nurse who really understands cats to join our mobile feline-only practice in Surrey. Considerable experience would be ideal but your ability to calmly, kindly and confidently handle cats is more important. As a home visit practice, our consultations take place on the floors of clients’ homes and if a procedure is required, our mobile surgery (affectionately known as ‘The Catmobile’) keeps the whole experience as stress-free for both the cat and the client as possible. Our nurses play a vital and active role in the practice and due to growing patient numbers we are looking forward to welcoming another nurse to the team.

We are looking for someone to join us for 2-3 days (10-20 hours) a week, with potential scope to increase as the practice grows. The hours and days required are somewhat flexible, but a typical day could be from 9:30am-3:30pm. For those looking for extra hours or a bit of variety in their week, we can provide support should you choose to locum at other practices on your days off. We do not generally work evenings or weekends so out of hours work is very rare and there are no in-patient duties required. A driving license is essential as our practice area includes most of Surrey within the M25, although most days will start and finish at our office in Coulsdon.

Pay can be tailored to suit the right person and we would be delighted to cover course fees for the ISFM certificate in feline nursing and most other feline-specific CPD activities as we feel this benefits the whole practice. We strongly believe that nurses are exceptionally qualified and talented individuals who should be allowed to practice their profession to the fullest – you are more likely to manage your own visits than clean a kennel here.

The Cat Doctor is a cat friendly, family friendly and supportive practice committed to improving the lives of cats (and nurses!) in Surrey and South West London. All team members are highly valued and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our service so all thoughts and ideas are welcome. We love this job and think you will too. If you have a genuine interest in helping cats and don’t mind doing things a bit differently, please contact Amy on 07961 154886 or email vet@thecatdoctor.co.uk.

No recruitment agencies please.

Feline-Friendly Locum Vets and Nurses

Love the sound of working with us but not ready or able to commit to a regular schedule? We’re always happy to welcome feline-friendly vets and nurses to our team to cover staff holidays so if you would like us to add you to our list of available locums we would be delighted to hear from you. Please say hello on 07961 154886 or email vet@thecatdoctor.co.uk for more information.