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Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Salary package up to £70,000
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Joining our professional and personable team in the practice, you’ll deliver exceptional care by going beyond consulting to listen and empathise, while offering the gold-standard of care to your clients and patients.

As well as your day to day duties within practice caring for your patients and clients, you will play a key role in leading and managing the team. You will have the drive and ambition to develop the practice client base, ensuring high standards of care are always delivered.

Joining our national network of veterinary surgeons at Medivet, offers exceptional opportunities for career development while enjoying a very competitive salary package. 


  • Salary package up to 70k
  • New Lead Vet contribution scheme paid quarterly
  • 5 weeks' annual leave
  • 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE)
  • RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
  • Vehicle allowance or company vehicle
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Access to Wellbeing support andEAP programme
  • Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays.
  • 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • 1 day 'Pet'ernity leave 

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

Branch Partnership opportunities within this practice are also available where you can own part of the clinic, have complete clinical freedom whilst receiving full support from the wider Medivet network.

Skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will have at least five years clinical experience, will be confident in surgery as well as medicine, and will be willing to lead by example while providing the support and guidance necessary to the other 2 vets in the practice. The candidate will be willing to work alongside our 24h centres in order to provide the best care for their hospitalized patients and the ones undergoing complex procedures in the hospital.

As qualified MRCVS, you’ll already have good experience gained in small animal practice. You’ll be competent in clinical examination and surgery and confident working sole charge. Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you will have all the softer skills essential to working effectively and empathetically, such as good communication skills, mediation experience, and the ability to share knowledge and lead by being an outstanding, positive example to others.


The Branch is located in Borehamwood's main street with lots of shops and restaurants around. In this branch, you will join a well established team, an experienced head nurse and other lovely members of support staff who are willing to push this practice to the next level. Borehamwood is a practice that has been having a lot of success recently. With a loyal client base who are willing to go above and beyond for their pets, this practice has all the reasons to carry on being successful and grow.

If you are willing to accept the challenge and always dreamt about leading a veterinary team to success, then do not hesitate and apply today!


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