Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Solihull, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • End date:

    2020-12-04 00:00:00

  • Salary:

    Package circa £40,000 p/a (pro-rata)

  • Contact:

    Anabel Sampson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122019-13544

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a well-established small animal practice in Solihull, West Midlands that is looking for a permanent Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Head Vet. They are looking for a vet that is capable of sole charge and ideally will have a surgical interest that would support the practice's future aspirations to achieve hospital status.

The Practice:

Our clients' practice in Solihull offers a wide variety of veterinary services for all the domestic pet’s needs in Solihull and the surrounding areas. Boasting a large range of consulting times across their three sites; are able to offer appointments that suit the clients' needs and requirement. They have their own out of hours emergency service also means they are here to care for patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Their main surgery provides a centre for hospitalisation with 24-hour care. The facilities and procedures include an in-house laboratory for rapid, regular diagnostics 365 days a year, more involved surgery and imaging for more intricate cases.

You will be joining a friendly team that consists of strong Nurses (a Head Nurse, Veterinary Nurse, and Student Nurse) as well as a great Patient Care Assistant for support. The Lead Veterinary Surgeon has over 15 years' experience, so your role will be vital in maintaining the high standards that this practice boasts.

The Role and Candidate:

This is a permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon position where you will be working between 27-36 hours per week over 3-4 days. It will also include a weekend rota of 1.5 in 7.

Our client is looking for a confident, experienced Veterinary Surgeon that is capable of sole charge and works well as part of a friendly team. They would also would encourage and support a vet that has a surgical interest.

Benefits and Salary:

In return, our client is offering an annual salary of circa £40,000 p/a Pro Rata (inc accommodation and car allowance). They will support additional qualification, certificate and service payments applicable as appropriate.

Other benefits that include:

  • Practice bonus scheme
  • No night work
  • An additional bonus for recognised certificate qualification
  • Funded RCVS membership
  • Onsite 24-hour lab
  • 5 working weeks holiday plus bank holidays
  • Birthday leave
  • 5 days (pro-rata) paid CPD Employee Assistance Programme.

The Summary:

Role: Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: 27-36 hours per week over 3-4 days

Weekends: 1.5 in 7

OOH: None

Salary: Package worth circa £40,000 p/a (pro-rata)

Ref: JN -122019-13544

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

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