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Veterinary Surgeon - Orthopaedic

Thurmaston, Leicester
£55,000 - £75,000 per year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

The Opportunity

Are you aspiring to build your own soft tissue and orthopaedic caseload? 

Would you like to support with the growth of a newly refurbished 24-hour practice? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced soft tissue/orthopaedic Veterinary Surgeon to join the team at our new 24-hour practice in Thurmaston, Leicestershire. 

We are looking for a confident soft tissue/orthopaedic Surgeon who can develop and grow surgical work and caseload in the region and provide internal transfers for the surrounding practices. ou will play a pivotal role within our practice by supporting the development of surgical skills within the team. 

We can look to accommodate someone studying towards a certificate but a sound understanding of multi-skill surgery is necessary. 

Medivet Thurmaston is currently in the process of a complete refurbishment while transitioning into a 24-hour practice. We have the latest technology including an x-ray room with digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, tonometer and orthopaedic equipment. 

You’ll find us conveniently situated in the heart of the village of Thurmaston, four miles north of the city centre of Leicester. Airports are easily accessible with East Midlands airport just a 30 minute drive and Birmingham airport can be reached in less than an hour. 

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

Key Benefits

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks with length of service
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid
  • Sabbatical based on length of service
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Manage the orthopaedic caseload including fractures, TPLOs and complex soft tissue surgeries
  • Support with routine surgery/dentals until the surgical caseload is built up and you’re busy with all the orthopaedic/soft tissue surgeries
  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance
  • Prepare tailored, accurate treatment and care plans for each patient with clear cost estimates
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community

Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon
  • Experience in small animal surgery including ability to perform TPLO/TTAs or equivalent, fracture repair and complex soft tissue (e.g. perineal urethrostomy, TECA, BOAS)
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team
  • Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture
  • Experience of supporting nurse consults and schedule 3 procedures, with an understanding of how this contributes to clinic performance and efficiency
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague

About Us


Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s 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. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.


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