Permanent Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Senior Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Hong Kong

  • Sector:

    Overseas Jobs

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Atractive Remuneration Package

  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -122019-13623

  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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  • Client:


We are working with a leading animal welfare group in Asia that is looking to recruit an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. Our client is looking for a highly experienced Vet with over 8 years of practical experience to join them as their Senior Surgeon and will be responsible for the day-to0day smooth running of the surgical floor.

The Practice:

Our client is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their large, enthusiastic and progressive team (28 vets and 32 nurses) in a busy multi-centre practice, where professional development and specialization is encouraged and supported.

Their facilities include full hospitalisation, in-house diagnostic laboratory, digital and dental radiography, ultrasonography (Doppler), ECG, rigid and flexible endoscopy (Storz), ASIF/ external fixation/TTA, and access to CT/MRI with support from trained veterinary nurses. In addition to a heavy and diverse caseload veterinary surgeons provide expertise and support for the welfare initiatives both in Hong Kong and the region. Initiatives include animal adoption, spay/neuter programs, a designated spay-neuter clinic and mobile surgical unit providing low-cost/free neutering and an assisted veterinary care program for those in need.

The Role:

The position will be based at our clients' main Hong Kong hospital and will involve overseeing the running of the surgery floor.  Surgical caseloads are extremely high with a large variety of interesting procedures and injuries. This job is perfect for a confident and skilled surgeon wishing to further hone their skills.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • As the Senior Surgeon, you will report directly to the Chief and Senior Veterinary Surgeons and will be responsible for the day-to-day smooth operation of the Hong Kong surgical floor.
  • To supervise and develop the surgical capacity of our Hong Kong centre.
  • Responsibility for overseeing the surgical training of junior staff (veterinary surgeons and nurses). 

The Candidate:

Our client is looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with over eight years of practical experience in the small animal veterinary field. That also has the following capabilities:

  • Strong surgical skills in both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, preferably to Certificate level.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work within a team.
  • A keen interest in the development and mentorship of colleagues in all aspects of surgery.
  • Responsible, systematic and able to work under pressure.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • A genuine interest in the welfare of animals.

The Remuneration Package:

This vacancy has an attractive remuneration package that includes:

  • Salary to scale
  • Low local taxation rates, (maximum 17%)
  • Accommodation
  • Health insurance
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Provident fund contributions
  • Ample leave to enjoy the delights of Asia.
  • Hong Kong is an exciting city, the gateway to Mainland China, within easy reach of other Asian countries and with direct flights to Australia, Europe, and the USA.


Role: Permanent Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Ref: JN -122019-13623

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