Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Package of up to £65,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Sue Hanson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102020-17318

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:


We are working with a well-established small animal veterinary practice in Horsham, West Sussex that is looking to recruit an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them as a Lead Veterinary Surgeon. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years' of in-practice experience and be a confident all-rounder - ideally with a certificate in medicine or surgery.

The Practice:

This lovely practice sees an interesting, busy, and varied caseload. The hospital offers a range of services from routine general practice work to hydrotherapy, specialist treatment of exotic patients, an orthopaedic service, laparoscopy, and advanced imaging. The team is made up of vets with different areas of interest, many of whom are certificate holders or are studying towards one, these include medicine, cardiology, exotics, and imaging. The spacious hospital is well equipped with separate dog, cat, and exotic wards, hydrotherapy pool, cold laser, laparoscopic surgical equipment, ultrasound, CT, and endoscopy. 

The practice is located a 16-minute drive from Gatwick and is also a short distance from the rail links to London. The successful candidate will be joining a large team of 9 vets and 25 support staff which hold a variety of certificates and specialties including exotics, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, radiology, rehabilitation, surgery, ultrasound. The practice also has PSS and ESC hospital awards.

The Role and Candidate:

Our client is looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon with at least 3-5 years of postgraduate experience that is a confident all-rounder - ideally with a certificate in medicine or surgery.

You should possess leadership qualities, excellent communication, and a passion for patient and client care. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part in the team.

This role provides a great work-life balance, as this is a full-time permanent role, covering 39 hours a week over 4 days. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays.

The Salary and Benefits:

In return, our client is offering a very competitive package of up to £65,000 per annum (depending on experience), which includes accommodation allowance and a vehicle or vehicle allowance. The benefits package includes:

  • £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!

Ref: JN -102020-17318

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