Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Ashford, Kent

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary and benefits DOE

  • Contact:

    Tracy Atkinson

  • Contact email:

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  • Salary low:


  • Job ref:

    JN -032020-14802

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • End date:

    2020-04-13 00:00:00

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We are working with a forward-thinking veterinary practice based in Ashford, Kent, that is hoping to recruit a full-time Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a permanent basis. This position is for an experienced Vet to join our clients' practice as their Lead Veterinary Surgeon.

The Practice:

This practice is equipped with many diagnostic facilities, such as a blood laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, and ECG. The dedicated nursing team covers a range of advice and treatments, including de-worming, flea treatment and weight management. They also have access to a wider range of services provided by the group such as MRI, hydrotherapy and 24-hour hospital.

Our client is committed to providing truly exceptional care, creating a forward-thinking and innovative place to work. The practice benefits from in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres. They provide ongoing support to their teams, both in practice and through their dedicated training centre.

The Role:

This is a full-time Lead Veterinary Surgeon role, where you will be working 39 hours per week (every Thursday off), with Saturdays on a rota of 1 in 4 08:30-14:00. There are no out-of-hours requirements for this role. 

This role will function in an environment where colleagues support each other, by sharing skills and knowledge, to give patients the best outcomes.

Ideally, you will have at least 3 years of veterinary experience and this position would suit a confident Veterinary Surgeon with GP experience and excellent client and communication skills.

The Remuneration Package:

In return, our client will provide strong mentorship, a fantastic package and the chance to be involved in cases using state-of-the-art technology. They provide all this whilst you continue to develop your career and get the most job satisfaction.

They are offering a very competitive package worth up to £50,700 per annum (DOE) that includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Vehicle or 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/4 days a week

Weekends: Saturdays on a rota of 1 in 4

Out of hours: None

Sole charge: Yes

Salary: Very competitive salary and benefits package, depending on experience

Ref: JN -032020-14802

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:

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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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