Permanent Full-time Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:

    2019-04-15 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    £47,000 - £65,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012019-8481

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

We are working on behalf of our client to recruit a full-time Head Veterinary Surgeon for their growing practice in Swindon, Wiltshire. This family-owned practice that is looking for a confident vet who has at least 6 years experience, although will consider strong applicants with less experience.

The Practice:

This practice prides itself not only on innovative technology and online booking systems but also on delivering a first class veterinary service to both patients and their owners. In addition, a media outlet enables pet owners around the world to access the expertise of the team through their live online broadcasts and case studies. At present, the practice has a team of 7 vets and 20 nurses and provides 24-hour care via a dedicated emergency service.

Facilities include:-

  • 2 theatres
  • Ultrasound
  • Digital x-ray
  • Orthopaedic kit
  • In-house blood testing,
  • Dental suite
  • Advanced anaesthetic monitoring
  • Separate waiting areas for cats and dogs
  • This is a friendly, family practice with strong values who are investing in their future.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent position working 40 hours per week. Practice opening hours are 08.00 - 20.00 weekdays and 09.00 - 16.00 Saturday and our client is happy to adopt flexible working pattern within these opening hours. This key role in the practice will be split equally between clinical and management duties with an overall responsibility to drive the business forward. Other duties include mentoring the team, organising rotas and PC development work.

In return, our client is offering a generous salary and benefits package which includes:-

Salary of £47,000 - £65,000 p/a subject to experience

Performance-related bonus


CPD allowance of £1,600

Flexible hours



The Candidate:

This practice is looking for a motivated, experienced vet with strong clinical expertise and excellent communication skills. You should have experience in leading a team, love working with clients and be a strong team player. Ideally, you will have at least 6 years of experience, however, consideration will be given to strong candidates who do not yet have this level of experience.


Role: Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small animal

Hours: Flexible working hours within practice opening times. Weekdays 0800 - 20.00. Saturday 09.00 - 16.00

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: No

Salary: £47,000 - £65,000 p/a subject to experience

Ref: JN -012019-8481

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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