Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

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  • Contact:

    Jack Stapley

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01423 701321

  • Job ref:

    JN -112023-30156

  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Location: New South Wales, Australia

Our client is looking for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join a small animal practice located on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW.


As the Lead Vet (along with the support of the practice manager), you will lead a team of passionate vets and vet nurses delivering a personalised, professional and dedicated care to our client's patients and their owners. You will also be responsible for the management and supervision of the financial and clinical function of the business.


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science + current Veterinary Board Registration or eligibility for veterinary board registration in Australia
  • Proven veterinary experience within a senior role will be highly regarded
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Calm, compassionate, and professional demeanour
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Leadership skills and team orientation

The Practice:

Located on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW – plenty of beaches and bush walks to enjoy. Only a short drive from Sydney and also close to Newcastle, the Veterinary Clinic has been caring for pets, wildlife and (occasionally) livestock on the NSW Central Coast since 1999. The team is committed to providing a friendly, caring and professional veterinary service.

The majority of the patient load consists of companion animals – dogs and cats. They also treat a variety of exotic pets (including birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, mice and rabbits). The client base is varied, but includes a significant breeder clientele, plus they have expertise in feline medicine and ferrets.

Services include general consultation and examinations, vaccinations, tumour and cancer, soft tissue, ophthalmic and orthopaedic surgeries, dentistry, anaesthesia and microchipping. They have an extensive range of modern medical equipment such as an x-ray machine & digital processor, dental unit, ultrasound, multi-parameter monitoring and a full surgery.


An excellent salary package from AU $169,400 - $181,500 per annum dependent on experience


  • For overseas applicants – visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is available
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing are a priority, and they understand that work life balance is vital. They are accredited in being recognised as a ‘Skilled Mental Health First Aid®’ workplace
  • A generous contribution each year towards professional development and one week’s paid study leave
  • Flare HR Perks & discounts on everyday expenses including groceries, electronics, entertainment, fuel, restaurants, fashion brands and more
  • A flexible working week which may include a rotating Saturday morning
  • Access to a wide support network with like-minded professionals
  • A dynamic and supportive team environment

Ref: JN -112023-30156

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career please get in touch.