Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Dorking, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    £50,000-£65,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Nicola Baird

  • Contact email:

  • Salary high:


  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-13752

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-02-29 00:00:00

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a practice based in Dorking, Surrey, that is looking for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join their lovely team.

The Practice

This practice is located in a pretty town, just a few minutes’ walk to the high street and a 15-minute drive to the M25. Dorking boasts stunning countryside views and is a short distance from attractions such as Box Hill, Bury Hill Fisheries and Chart Park. The successful candidate will be joining a small but dedicated team that consists of 1 full-time Vet, 1 part-time Vet, 1 RVN, and 1 SVN. The practice is equipped with digital X-ray and has access to a wider range of services such as ECG, CT imaging, endoscopy, and dentistry. 

The Role and Candidate:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to take on a Lead Vet position in an established practice.

This is a full-time position, but flexible working and part-time applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will be a confident GP vet looking to take the next step in their career.

They are looking for a great communicator, someone with ambition and the drive to lead the team and to ensure the wonderful clients and patients is given gold standard care. A certificate study is actively encouraged and fully funded, and there are partnership opportunities for the right candidate.

This role covers 39 hours a week over a 4-day shift pattern, offering an attractive work-life balance. This pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays.

The Remuneration Package:

Our client is offering an excellent salary and benefits package that includes:

  • A competitive salary of up to £65,000 (pro-rata for part-time hours)
  • Accommodation allowance of £9,000
  • 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 Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 39 hours a week.

Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturdays

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

Ref: JN -012020-13752

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



If this position is not for you but you know someone who might be suitable refer them to us and receive £250 if successful

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