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Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon

South Lincs Veterinary Group
Boston, Lincolnshire
Salary up to £80,000 depending on experience
Closing date
22 Jan 2024
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South Lincs Veterinary Group

The Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at South Lincs Vets, Sutterton Veterinary Hospital!

To liaise between management, support staff, vets and nurses to create a supportive and positive working atmosphere within the team. To be approachable to all vets to talk to. Assist with recruitment of vets.

Work with clients to provide an excellent standard of care and high levels of satisfaction with the service offered. To be able to address and minimise any potential complaints.

To encourage vet staff to develop and progress their personal area of interest and to provide support and mentoring where required. To perform some line management duties, one on one feedback and discussions/reviews/plans for CPD.

To ensure high standards of clinical practice and protocols across the entire group and continue to help the group develop and progress. To be able to identify anything that isn’t working and work towards discovering solutions. Ensure protocols with outside parties are set in place.

Salary for the role is up to £80,000 depending on experience, plus relocation allowance up to £5,000 if required.

About Us
The practice has a spacious, well-equipped hospital and four satellite branches. There is a large and varied case load of both medical and surgical cases, and our vets have clinical freedom. The hospital has recently been extended and is well equipped with top class imaging (digital x-ray, CT scanner, ultrasound, video endoscope including laparoscopic kit), a wide range of surgical and orthopaedic equipment, four sterile theatres, dental x-ray, ECG, tonopen and slit lamp, Class 4 laser, extensive lab, spacious dog and cat kennels and a large isolation area. Each branch has biochem, haematology, UA and microscope, a sterile theatre, with imaging available at some. We run our own dedicated night service for our own clients and other local practices.

South Lincs Vet Group is located near Boston, with excellent road links in all directions, and rail links to London and nationwide via Peterborough. We are very close to the rugged wetland coastline of the wash, and RSPB Frampton Marsh is just down the road from the practice. The beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds and the Norfolk coast are within easy day trip distance. Here the skies are huge, the people are friendly, and cost of living is very affordable.

About the Team and Culture
Our friendly, experienced, and supportive team are committed to offering high standards of clinical care. Within our team of 15 vets, we have colleagues who have completed or are studying towards further qualifications in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology. There is a dedicated hospital vet shift and hospitalised cases are discussed daily at clinical rounds. We are proud to strive for clinical excellence. The vets are well supported by an experienced and conscientious team of Registered and Student Veterinary Nurses, many of whom are pursuing further qualifications, and excellent support staff. We are a friendly crew and never fail to help newcomers feel at ease.

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated veterinary surgeon who can thrive in our high-quality practice. Confident and professional, you’ll have previous senior leadership experience. Striving for clinical excellence and fitting seamlessly alongside our friendly practice team as you work with the team to provide a quality experience for pet owner and pets alike.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £2,000 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH8970 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Opened in late 2013, Sutterton Veterinary Hospital and it's branches are privately owned and run. We see cats, dogs, rabbits, reptiles and other small animals only, providing a high level of service at reasonable cost, with staff all committed to excellent pet care and customer service. 

Not all Veterinary practices are Veterinary Hospitals. Our Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – and is the only one in this South Lincolnshire area. This means our staff, buildings, equipment, service and hygiene are of the highest standard. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency cases and in-patient care. 

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Sutterton Veterinary Hospital
PE20 2LF

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