Lead Veterinary Surgeon

November 13, 2023
£70000 / year

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    November 13, 2023
  • Offered Salary
    £70000 / year
  • Expiration date
    January 31, 2034

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Lead veterinary surgeon to join and lead their practice on a Full-time or Part-time basis. This is the perfect position for either an experienced vet wanting to move into a senior role, or a vet wanting to take that first leap into leadership. The role will involve a good proportion of clinical time to work up and develop your own caseload alongside managerial responsibilities and leadership of the team with the support of their amazing practice manager.

They are looking for someone who is just like them, and will continue bringing excellent care to pets in north Norfolk. A desire to continue maintaining excellent team well-being is a must, along with maintaining top clinical standards and continuing the development of the practice. A real team player who will happily support each colleague while continuing to make Miramar Vets a valued part of the local community. Managerial experience is not necessarily required as support will be given from an Area Director and Area Support Manager who know the practice and the location well. Sound knowledge and experience in first opinion small animal practice will be required in order to fulfill the CD responsibilities, but mostly the desire to lead a happy and hard-working team!

About the Role:

They want to be as flexible as they can for their new lead vet, whether you are a parent requiring hours during term time, or just wanting a part-time role, they are open to suggestions to suit you. They haven’t set the hours per week as they are open to a discussion however their normal working week is 40 hours with 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. There are no OOH responsibilities, but there might be very occasional inpatient duties for stable patients that they deem safe to keep in overnight. A neighbouring hospital covers our OOH and weekend inpatients.

About the Practice:

Do you want to work for a practice that puts colleague wellbeing and happiness as a priority? They have worked hard to create fair and manageable shift patterns, giving clinicians plenty of time for case work-ups, admin, telephone calls, as well as a very important rest! This alongside accommodating for each individual’s personal and professional needs and requirements in order to create a good work-life balance for all and treating everyone as individuals. They see a really interesting mix of cases, with a really good proportion of their clients insured, making investigations or referral more feasible options. The practice will have a designated Area Director and Area Support Manager who look after a small number of practices and will be able to offer 1-to-1 support and guidance.

The practice has certificate holders (dentistry and surgery), as well as RVNs undergoing extra qualifications in their chosen areas of interest. You will be supported by a team of 4 other vets, as well as 5 RVNs, 1 SVN, 1 ANA and a host of wonderful support staff.


Because their employees matter

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

Work life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • 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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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


  • 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, they are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, they 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.