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Lead Veterinary Surgeon- Shepshed

Shepshed, Loughborough
Salary package up to £70,000 per annum (FTE) (up to £86,800 OTE)
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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As the Lead Veterinary Surgeon, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the veterinary team and ensuring the provision of exceptional medical care to our patients. Your leadership skills, clinical expertise, and passion for animal welfare alongside the support we provide through our regional teams and support centre will contribute significantly to the continued success and growth of the practice, your team and yourself. You will work closely with our Head Nurse to ensure the team feel supported and valued.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 year’s experience in small animal practice. You must have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage complex medical cases, work to high standards both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further.

We offer excellent long-term prospects for the right candidate, with advancement in skills and specialism actively encouraged, plus support with certificate funding.

Salary & Benefits
Salary package up to £70,000 per annum (FTE) (up to £86,800 OTE)
• Lead vet contribution scheme – make up to an extra 20% of your base salary per quarter
• Tier 2 visa sponsorship for candidates outside of the UK
• Relocation package of up to £2000 (Up to £5000 if relocating from outside of the UK)
• CPD allowance £1500 & 3 days paid CPD leave per annum
• 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
• RCVS, VDS & BVA fees paid
• Funded certificate opportunities
• 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program
• Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
• Leadership training
• Pension scheme
• Paid sabbatical after five years’ service
• Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance
• Colleague purchase scheme
• Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

The role is working 4 days per week plus weekends on a shared rota, flexible working options can be discussed.

Key accountabilities:

Drive and deliver the exceptional clinical standards in your practice and empower your team to do the same. Establishing a culture that ensures consistent compliance with internal corporate policy and external regulatory standards across the region, through monitoring and driving improvements against RCVS and BVA guidelines.

Drive and deliver the commercial performance of the practice with the support of your leadership team and Support Centre colleagues.

Be positive, receptive, and adaptable to the change process, whilst helping guide others to take a similar approach.

Supporting your team of colleagues with leadership, support, empathy and empowerment. Striving to be exceptional at all times.

Proactively support a culture of putting our pets, clients and colleagues first, and always going the extra mile.

Manage the consistent delivery of exceptional care in all aspects of the client journey and instil a culture of customer service throughout your practice.


At Medivet Shepshed, you'll find a kind, caring and compassionate team committed to looking after both clients and their patients. Offering a wide range of services and excellent facilities, they’re well-equipped to deliver the highest standard of veterinary service possible.

Shepshed is a small town in Leicestershire near Loughborough with historical ties to the wool industry. It is a great commutable town with links to both the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

If you would like further information about the role or would prefer an informal chat before applying, please contact Nicola on


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