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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Matlock, Derbyshire

Matlock, Derbyshire
Salary of up to £60,000 PA
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a lead veterinary surgeon to join our fantastic team based at our mixed practice in Matlock, Derbyshire.

This is a clinical leadership position within a Medivet practice and is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to take ownership to make a practice their own.

General duties & expectations include:

  • Providing direction and leadership to colleagues in practice.
  • To be responsible for the financial and operational performance of your practice and overall team performance/engagement.
  • Ensuring the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care standards in your practice.
  • Encouraging a progressive clinical culture.
  • Following and implementing Medivet policies and procedures while ensuring they are adhered to by your team.
  • Work with your area manager and practice colleagues to deliver exceptional care whilst driving your practice forward.

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.

This is a permanent, full or part-time position based on a 4 day week and a share of weekend work. If you are a mixed vet, a share of the large animal on call rota will also form part of the role.

Salary package up to £60,000 PA, including:

  • Competitive basic salary.
  • Accommodation allowance.
  • Company vehicle or vehicle allowance.

Employee Benefits

  • CPD allowance of £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
  • RCVS, VDS, BVA fees paid.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Certificate opportunities paid for.
  • 4 weeks sabbatical for every 5-year service.
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance programme.
  • Long service awards.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • Hapibenefits - retail, entertainment and travel discounts.
  • 'Pet-ernity' - A day off to welcome a new pet into your family.

As qualified MRCVS, you’ll already have good experience gained in either small animal or mixed practice. You’ll be competent in clinical examination and surgery and confident working sole charge or as part of the wider team. 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.

Medivet is growing rapidly and it is an exciting time to join us - we encourage growth and development within your role and are truly committed to helping our Medivet family members achieve their goals.

Skills and experience:

You must be a RCVS registered vet to apply for this position and 2+ year qualified, ideally with some Team Leader experience.

We encourage both small animal and mixed vets to apply for this position.


The branch is a mixed practice situated in Matlock in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and on the edge of the Peak District.

The practice is also supported by an Area Manager and Regional Director to ensure the practice and the employees develop and grow in their role.


We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

In everything we do, we work together and look out for each other. We’re all working towards the same goal: exceptional care.

Our people support each other within practices and across regions, and our clinicians work closely with our Support Centre colleagues – forming one team made of many teams. We work hard together but socialise, too. We’re proud that our community fosters strong bonds and friendships.

All our people are warmly encouraged to get involved in shaping the business, to consider becoming partners, or move into management roles. Every day, there’s a chance to have an impact on this business in its exciting growth phase.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

Find Us
01923 470000
Unit 4 Mowat Industrial Estate
Sandown Road
WD24 7UY
United Kingdom
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