Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 3, 2024
  • Expiration date
    June 3, 2025

Job Description

Our client is looking for a confident and experienced Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated team with access to state-of-the-art equipment.

The successful candidate will join an expanding and energised team of 2 vets, 2 RVNs, 1 student nurse, and 1 veterinary care assistant. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of small animal cases and support the development of your colleagues. The team has interests in surgery, rabbits, geriatric patients, and dentistry.


  • Lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the practice.
  • Perform routine and complex surgeries and medical procedures.
  • Mentor and support vets, nurses, and student nurses.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with patients, clients, and the team.
  • Ensure high standards of veterinary care and client service.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to the development of clinical protocols.
  • Engage in continuous professional development and training.



  • Qualified Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Significant experience in veterinary practice.
  • Confidence in performing a range of surgical procedures.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients, patients, and team members.
  • Enthusiastic about professional growth and development.


  • Competitive salary (£65,000+).
  • Generous CPD allowance, including support for Certificates.
  • Enhanced annual leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, and VDS).
  • No Out of Hours (OOH) work.
  • 1 in 3 weekends.
  • 4-day week with 1 weekday off each week.
  • Supportive and friendly work environment.
  • Exclusive colleague discounts, including High Street retailers and restaurants.


Practice Location and Facilities

The practice is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including ultrasound, digital X-ray, and a full in-house laboratory.

Team Interests

The team includes members with a keen interest in surgery, rabbits, geriatric patients, and dentistry. The successful candidate will be joining a supportive environment where individual interests are encouraged and developed.

This is a full-time role (40 hours) with a weekend rota of 1 in 3. There is no Out of Hours (OOH) requirement and only a small amount of sole charge responsibility. If you are an approachable, experienced, and passionate vet who enjoys both the clinical and client-facing aspects of veterinary care, our client would love to hear from you.