Permanent Head Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon, Lead Vet, Small Animal Vet

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £44,000 - £54,000 per annum (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Paddy Wood

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -032018-1409

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


We are currently recruiting on behalf of brand new practice in Portsmouth that is due to open in July, who are looking for a Head Veterinary Surgeon to join the team.


The Practice:

This is a purpose-built practice with state of the art facilities who always puts its team and work/life balance first. The practice has multiple consult rooms, dedicated cat room, large prep room, 3 op theatres, separate dental suite, in-house lab room, digital x-ray, separate cat and dog wards and walk in isolation as well as large, spacious reception and a comfy staff room! The practice has strong team values and offers continuous progression for their team and is highly supportive of certificates, diplomas and further CPD, as well as internal promotions. The small group of practices are also developing an ‘Internal Referral Network’ between the certificate holders at the practices to provide a comprehensive service in orthopaedics, soft tissue, internal medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, imaging and radiology consultations.


The Role:

Our client is looking for a skilled and confident veterinary surgeon who is looking for an opportunity to teach and support colleagues alongside delivering high-quality veterinary care. This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week with the weekends' rota TBC. There are no out of hours required for this role.


The practice is very supportive regarding CPD and further certificates and offers a ‘salary boost’ on completion of £5,000 for vet surgeons on top of their basic salary.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new practice which will be opening in July.


– £44,000 – £54,000 based on your skills and experience.

– If you have a certificate, add £5,000 to your salary

– 5% pension contribution

– £1,500 CPD + 5 Days

– A fantastic working environment with a good level of support and development opportunities


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 if you have been successful.


To discuss the role in more details:

Please call or email our team to discuss the specific details for this role such as practice details, exact location, salaries or any other queries you may have. Please also quote reference JN -032018-1409 when enquiring about this vacancy.


To have a no obligation confidential discussion or to enquire about other positions in this area please contact us today on 01423 701 321, alternatively email

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