Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Southgate, North London

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -082019-12159

  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-08-14 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are recruiting on behalf of our client who is looking for an experienced Permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join their highly-trained team based in Southgate, North London. You will be joining this practice as the Head Veterinary Surgeon, so our client is looking for a vet that has sole charge experience and the ability to lead the team.

The Practice:

This award-winning practice prides itself on providing an extensive and comprehensive range of services provided by its experienced team of vets and nurses, many of whom hold additional professional qualifications. They are a British Small Animal Veterinary Association approved practice and an Approved Training Centre, certified by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. They are one of only 4 practices in Scotland offering a full-time ophthalmology service and also offer a specialist cardio-respiratory veterinary service and a range of acupuncture treatments.

The Role:

This is a full-time permanent role, where you will be working 45 hours per week with shifts between 09:00-19:00. The weekends are 1:3 Saturdays 09:00-16:00 and no OOHs. There is an element of branch work required on a Wednesday and Saturdays.

Your duties will be to deliver a high level of clinical care to patients and clients, whilst ensuring that your work fully supports the object of ensuring that the hospital runs effectively and efficiently. Teamwork is very important to our client and you would be involved not only the team in practice but across the group.

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

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays (one bank holiday per year to be working is compulsory with a day of your choice back in lieu).
  • As of 1st January, 2020 holiday allowance will increase to 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus Birthday Day.
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS Membership
  • £1000 CPD allowance with 5 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Additional CPD for Clinical Coaches
  • Holiday entitlement increase with years of service

The Candidate:

The practice is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon that also has sole charge experience. You will be confident in small animal medical and routine surgery, and comfortable with face to face consultations. The ability to lead the team and happy with the fast pace of work in a hospital environment.


Role: Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 45 hours per week

Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturdays

Out of hours: No

Sole charge: Yes

Branch work: Some

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Ref: JN -082019-12159

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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