Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-05-20 00:00:00

  • End date:

    2020-05-15 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -062018-3992

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    The Vet

  • Contact:

    Emily Naden

Are you an inspiring Head Veterinary Surgeon that delivers a gold standard level of care to patients?

Would you like the challenge of helping a practice obtain hospital status and become RCVS Accredited?

Our client has a large, modern, purpose-built veterinary clinic and they are looking for Head Veterinary Surgeon/Clinical Director to join them on a full-time permanent basis. They are looking for a Vet who is passionate about clinical excellence, will be a role model of their ethics and values and will be responsible for motivating the veterinary team to deliver gold standard care every time.

The Practice:

This practice has all the latest equipment, with a digital x-ray, ultrasound, in-house laboratory and much more. Their facilities are well-suited to vets with advanced surgical interest and they have a varied and interesting caseload. Plus, they support certificates, managerial and leadership development. All of their Head Vets have a wider role as part of the group’s leadership team where input in activities and company direction is encouraged.

The Role:

Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week (4 days a week). You will be required to work shifts within the practice opening hours. You will also be part of the weekend rota too, working 1 in every 4 weekends. You will get time off during the week to make up for the weekend hours worked. Please note, these opening hours will change when the practices provide overnight care and obtain hospital status.

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

  • Generous salary structure
  • 6 weeks holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • 5% Pension contribution
  • Income Protection
  • Group life cover
  • Private medical insurance
  • Staff discount
  • Cyclescheme
  • £1,500 CPD allowance per annum / 5 days off
  • VDS fees covered
  • RCVS membership
  • Certificates encouraged
  • Well structured rota
  • Varied caseload (including orthopaedics, medical work-ups & complex soft-tissue cases)
  • Good work-life balance and a great place to work.
  • Free lunch every Friday

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have experience in leading a team
  • Be highly skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of veterinary medicine and procedures
  • Be passionate about delivering top quality veterinary care
  • Be confident in coaching and guiding colleagues
  • Be keen to be in a management position in a fast-paced clinic.


Type: Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

Hours: Full-time

Weekend: 1:4

Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits

Ref: JN -062018-3992

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:

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