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Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Birstall, Leicester
Salary £60,000 - £75,000 per year plus Lead Vet contribution scheme
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

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The opportunity

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.

We are seeking a good leader who is excited by the opportunity of developing other Veterinary Surgeons, new Graduates and a Nursing team. You will work closely with our Practice Manager and Head Nurse to ensure the team feel supported and valued.

The practice is equipped with the latest technology including ECG, in-house laboratory, operating theatre, digital x-ray, dentistry equipment and Ultrasound.

Medivet Birstall is situated just off the A6 and is a short distance from the A46, A607, on-site parking is available for staff and customers. You will find us located opposite a parade of shops with places to eat, supermarkets, cafes, banks and more all within walking distance. Airports are easily accessible with East Midlands airport just a 30 minute drive and Birmingham airport can be reached in less than an hour.

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 £60,000 - £75,000 per year
  • 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
  • Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

The role is working 4 days per week plus 1 in 6 weekends.

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

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.

Your skills and experience

RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon, or with the eligibility to be registered.

Previous leadership experience would be desirable.

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.

About us:

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, operating in the UK, Germany, Spain and France with more than 500 branches and 27 24-hour veterinary centres.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care, always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference.

We’re continuing our mission to deliver exceptional care, always there by creating great experiences for our patients, clients, and colleagues through a forward-thinking and caring environment where we make every experience better by using the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

We love working with talented, like-minded people who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals always goes way beyond their job. We have exciting plans for the future so come and join us on our journey.


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