Permanent Small Animal Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


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  • Salary:

    Salary package from $181,500 - $193,600

  • Contact:

    Jack Stapley

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  • Job ref:

    JN -112023-30140

  • Published:

    5 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 take the reins and join a vibrant small animal practice on the beautiful mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

The Practice

They offer the best possible care for patients and encourage client adherence through education and forming strong trusting relationships. They have great clients - and we all know what a difference that can make! They do their best to allow time & opportunity for you to work up your cases, and the clients are generally happy to do so. They have all the usual toys, including in-house pathology, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy. In addition, they have a great team of visiting specialists with whom they work closely.

The Role

As the Lead Vet, you will work closely with a team of passionate vets and vet nurses in all areas of a general practice to deliver personalised, professional and dedicated care to patients and their owners. You will also be responsible for the management and supervision of the financial and clinical function of the business. You will have a dedicated practice manager to assist and a support office to support with human resources, marketing, finance and other functions.

Our Client's Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent qualification + current or eligibility for a NSW Veterinary Board Registration
  • Proven experience within a lead role will be highly regarded but not mandatory. We will also consider an experienced vet looking for the next step in their career with a passion for mentoring, supporting and coaching a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Calm, compassionate, and professional demeanour
  • Attention to detail and excellent time management
  • Responsible, organized, self-directed and hard-working

Salary: An excellent salary package from $181,500-$193,600 per annum depending on experience.


  • Support from a dedicated and easily accessible support office team to help take the pressure off the admin aspect of a lead vet position
  • Temporary accommodation + relocation support
  • For overseas candidates - Sponsorship is available
  • Flare HR Perks & discounts on everyday expenses including groceries, electronics, entertainment, fuel, restaurants, fashion brands and more
  • Committed to your career development through access to continuing education programs. A generous contribution each year towards professional development and one week’s paid study leave
  • A flexible roster – enjoy a health work/life balance with our flexible work arrangements
  • Alongside paid parental leave they have also introduced ‘Paid Purrental Leave’ – to care for and introduce a new furry family member! 

If you are looking for a supportive environment, with a high level of autonomy with a great team around you, then we would love to hear from you. 

Ref: JN -112023-30140

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