Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Newcastle under Lyme, Staffardshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

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  • Job ref:

    JN -012020-14138

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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We are working with a very long-standing and friendly small animal veterinary practice in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them in Lead Vet Role. This is a full-time permanent role that would suit a Veterinary Surgeon that is looking to take the next step in their career.

The Practice:

Our client is part of a larger veterinary group and you will benefit from being part of 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: 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to lead our clients' friendly and loyal team. This is a full-time permanent role where you will be working an average of 39 hours per week, with a weekend rota of 1 in 6 full weekends.

You must be an experienced vet with a client-oriented approach and excellent communication skills, work to a very high standard both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years' small animal practice experience.

This role requires a motivated vet to work confidently in a leadership position with the ability to make sound clinical judgement but also enjoy interaction with team members. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part within the team.

Career progression is actively promoted and partnership opportunities are available for the right candidate. This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career.

The Remuneration Package:

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

  • Salary package up to £55,000 dependent on experience
  • £5,400 accommodation allowance
  • Vehicle or £2,500 vehicle allowance
  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave
  • VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid
  • A four day week plus 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fantastic career progression


Role: Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 39 hours per week

Weekends: 1 in 6, full weekends

Out of Hours: None

Salary: Excellent package including a broad range of benefits

Ref: JN -012020-14138

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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