Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Cranbrook, Kent

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Up to circa £70,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -122019-13601

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-01-29 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a lovely practice that is based in Cranbrook, Kent that is looking to recruit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to be their Lead Vet to support and drive their practice forward. You will have at least 3-5 post-graduate in practice experience.

The Practice:

The practice offers a range of services, including ECG, Endoscopy, and Ultrasound. They also have access to other services provided by the group, including CT Imaging and MRI.

Our client is a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. They're set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry. Their mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means their employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

They provide ongoing support to their 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:

Our client is looking for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Lead Veterinary Surgeon to support and drive the practice forward. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 post-graduate in practice experience.

You should possess leadership qualities, excellent communication and a passion for patient and client care. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part in the team.

This role provides a great work-life balance, as this is a full-time permanent role, covering 40 hours a week over 4 days. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays and the practice is closed on Sundays.

Benefits Package:

Our client offers outstanding career progression, including post-graduate study and partnership. They are growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join them - they encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to helping you achieve your goals!

In return, they are offering an excellent package that includes:

  • A very competitive salary of up to £70,000 p/a (DOE)
  • Accommodation allowance of £9,600
  • Vehicle or £2,500 vehicle allowance
  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave, and in-house CPD training VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic career progression and partnership opportunities
  • A colleague of the month awards, Hills staff feeding schemes, plus many more benefits available!


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1:3 - Saturdays only

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: No

Salary and benefits: Excellent Package (see above)

Ref: JN -122019-13601

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:

Click APPLY to apply for this role and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss this vacancy in more detail

Call: 01423 701 321




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