Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - South West Surrey

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    From £65,000 p.a - DOE

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-30791

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - South West Surrey

Type: Small Animal

Location: South West Surrey - Close to the borders with Hampshire and West Sussex

Practice Type: Part of a group

Services: They are a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary clinic with small and medium-sized primary care practices. They believe in supporting and investing in staff and facilities, and ensuring that clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Their staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and offer career progression within the group. They are looking for people who share their vision and culture.

Role: They have an amazing opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join their progressive and friendly team.

Hours: 4-day week (40 hours) 1 in 4 Saturdays, No OOH

Your role and responsibilities

  • The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is responsible for managing the clinical activities of the team and acts as the first line of management, developing the team to optimise the uptake of clinical services.
  • The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is to support and work closely with and assist the Clinical Director to provide leadership, and coordination of the team, hospital, and clinical caseload, ensure adequate cover for shifts, appropriate training, and development to their team, and when not deputising to undertake duties of a vet.
  • You also need to take part in the day-to-day organisation of the team and respond to requests for unplanned absence cover.
  • Delivering a high level of clinical care to standards in conjunction with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.
  • The delivery of client satisfaction to an exceptional level This includes making all your interactions with clients fully focused on delivering value, exceptional service, and warmth to the clients
  • Teamwork Working within the team, to contribute your skills, efforts, and personal strengths to help always ensure a harmonious team ethos.

Salary: From £65,000 p.a - depending on experience


  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and 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
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme

Ref: JN -032024-30791

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