Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Hastings, East Sussex

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  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £70,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

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  • Job ref:

    JN -072024-31597

  • Published:

    21 days ago

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Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Hastings, East Sussex

Type: Small Animal

Location: Hastings, East Sussex

Practice: Part of a group

Facilities: They are excellently equipped including in-house lab, ECG, Endoscopy, ultrasound, radiography, separate dental room for all procedures dentistry x-ray, separate client care area, digital radiography, doppler ultrasonography, in-house laboratory, laparoscopic equipment and video endoscope and bronchoscope.

Team: Their experienced team holds a wealth of knowledge and has interests in surgery, radiography, anaesthesia, feline behaviour, dentistry, they have visiting referral ophthalmologist, and feline medicine specialist.

Role: The Lead Veterinary Surgeon role is key to the team's success. You will be leading and working alongside a full clinical team of vets, nurses, and receptionists across all practices, aiming to provide the highest standards of care while, maximising convenience, reducing customer effort, and bond clients to the Practice.


  • The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is responsible for managing the clinical activities of the Vets and acts as the first line of management, developing the team to optimise uptake of clinical services. 
  • In the Lead Veterinary Surgeon role, you will work closely with and support the Clinical Director to provide leadership, coordination, appropriate training, and development to the team. You will also need to take part in the day-to-day organisation of the team, responding to requests for unplanned absence cover.
  • When you're not deputising, you'll undertake duties of a vet. A surgical certificate would be desirable, however, not essential. We encourage and support certificate study if desired.

Hours: 40 hours per week over 4 days, 1 in 5 Saturday rota, no OOH. Part-time applicants welcomed.

OOHs: None

Sole Charge: Some sole charge may be required within this role

Salary: Up to £70,000 p/a (DOE)

Benefits Package:

  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher
    • Annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Recruitment referral reward scheme

Ref: JN -072024-31597

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