Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    King's Lynn, Norfolk

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Package of up to £65,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -102019-13055

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • End date:

    2019-12-31 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a lovely practice on the North West Norfolk coast that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Lead Vet. Ideally, you will have experience in leading a small team or have the drive and ambition to develop the practice further.

The Practice:

The practice is situated in the beautiful Seaside Village on the North West Norfolk coast. This well-established branch comes well-equipped with digital x-rays, ultrasound, dental facilities, in-house laboratory and much more! This practice has a team of experienced and compassionate vets, nurses and client care team that provides their clients beloved companions with the highest standard of care. They are proud to offer clients and their pets an excellent range of services and facilities.

Our clients' mission is to deliver progressive, around the clock care which means employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres. They also provide ongoing support to all teams, both in practice and through a dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from the advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The Role and Candidate:

This is a full-time role where you will be working a 4 day week plus weekend rota, no on-call or OOH giving you an excellent work-life balance. There will be some branch work as you will also be required to work at a nearby sister practice.

Our client is looking for someone that is keen to establish themselves as a Lead Vet whilst working in a supportive network. You must be an experienced vet with a client-oriented approach and excellent communication skills, work to a very high standard both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further. You will be confident working sole charge at times with the ability to make sound clinical judgments.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' within a small animal practice experience. Ideally, you will have some experience leading a small team or have a willingness to gain that experience with some close mentoring in leadership and branch management.

Career progression is actively promoted and partnership opportunities are available for the right candidate. This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career.

Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering an excellent salary package of up to £65,000 depending on experience, that includes:

• Competitive salary

• Vehicle or £2,500 vehicle allowance

• £6,600 accommodation allowance

• £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave

• VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid

• 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays


Role: Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 4 days a week

Weekends: On a rota basis

On of hours: None

Salary: Competitive package of up to £65,000 (DOE)

Ref: JN -102019-13055

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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