Permanent Senior Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2018-07-02 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Up to £54,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -032018-1409

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


  • Consultant:

    Paddy Wood

We are currently recruiting on behalf of brand new practice in Portsmouth that is due to open in July, who are looking for a Head Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. This exciting opportunity would suit a vet with strong leadership experience and is confident in coaching and guiding colleagues.

The Practice:

This is a purpose-built practice with state of the art facilities who always puts its team and work/life balance first. The practice has multiple consult rooms, dedicated cat room, large prep room, 3 op theatres, separate dental suite, in house lab room, digital x-ray, separate cat and dog wards and walk in isolation as well as large, spacious reception and a comfy staff room! The practice has strong team values and offers continuous progression for their team and is highly supportive of certificates, diplomas and further CPD, as well as internal promotions. The small group of practices are also developing a ‘Internal Referral Network’ between the certificate holders at the practices to provide a comprehensive service in orthopaedics, soft tissue, internal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, imaging and radiology consultations.

The Role:

Our client is looking for a skilled and confident veterinary surgeon who is looking for an opportunity to teach and support colleagues alongside delivering high quality veterinary care. You must be fully flexible to work shifts within the practice opening hours which are 8 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday. You will be part of the weekend rota too, working every other Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. You will get time off during the week to make up for the weekend hours worked. Please note, these opening hours will change as the customer base grows.

The Candidate:

You must have strong experience as a leader of a team, be passionate about delivering top quality veterinary care, and be confident in coaching and guiding colleagues. You must be keen to learn more about the administration and management of a fast-paced clinic.

You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as they are a young, growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities emerging.

In return, our client is offering an excellent package that includes:

• A competitive salary of up to £54,000

• A generous CPD Allowance

• 5% Pension Contribution

• VDS Fees covered

• Good Work-Life Balance

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next: Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch if you have been successful.

To discuss the role in more details:

Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference JN -032018-1409 when enquiring about this vacancy.

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