Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Package up to £55,000 per annum (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102020-17144

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join a well-established veterinary practice in Maidstone as their Lead Veterinary Surgeon. This is a permanent full-time role that would suit a driven, dynamic, ambitious individual with exceptional communication skills. 

The Practice:

This practice is based within close proximity of Maidstone town centre and the practice offers a range of services to its patients, including ultrasound, x-rays, and microchipping. It is supported by other practices in the Cranbrook region and has access to emergency and critical care.

This practice is a 10-minute walk from Maidstone East station (based in the town centre) and is close to the M20 and M2 motorways. You can also find the Vinters Park Nature Reserve, Mote Park, and River Medway within a commutable distance.

Our client is a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. They are 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:

Are you an experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking to become a Lead Veterinary Surgeon in a busy practice? We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon at our clients' Maidstone practice.

The successful candidate will be a driven, dynamic, ambitious individual with exceptional communication skills. They are looking for someone with at least 2 years post-graduate in small animal experience who practices to a very high standard using an evidence-based approach. 

This role covers 39 hours a week, spread across 4 working days per week, providing great work-life balance. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays.

The Package:

In return, our client is offering a very competitive package of up to £55,000 per annum (depending on experience), which includes accommodation allowance and a vehicle or vehicle allowance. Benefits include:

  • £1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days’ CPD leave per annum or pro-rata and in-house CPD training
  • 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid
  • Fantastic career progression
  • And much more!

Ref: JN -102020-17144

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