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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Godstone

Godstone, Surrey
Competitive Salary package - Depending on experience
Closing date
9 Jul 2022

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

About us:

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you.

Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 330 practices with 20 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care; you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry.

Join us where we’re building better every day.

The role:

This is quite an exciting and unique new role!

Are you looking for something different from the standard first opinion vet job role?

Looking for a new challenge?

Join our professional, personable team where you’ll deliver exceptional leadership and care to your colleagues and patients within a referral setting, ensuring they have the support and guidance to enable them to deliver outstanding levels of care, that are always there.

You will be working closely with our wonderful team of experienced nurses, alongside our board-certified specialists, resident, and interns in multiple disciplines, including diagnostic imaging, surgery, medicine, and dermatology, with access to CT, MRI, ultrasound, state of the art operating theatres, radioactive iodine, etc.

The referral centre has a dedicated night service, which offers out-of-hours cover to surrounding first opinion veterinary practices as well as continued care to hospitalised patients for our referral service.

As a 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 in sole charge or as part of the wider team.

Sharing our values of being trustworthy, caring, and progressive, you will have all the softer skills essential to working effectively, building trusting relationships with your colleagues, and harnessing our one-team culture.

You will also display good communication and leadership skills

Key accountabilities:

  • - You will be responsible for organising the workday and coordinating the team in order to ensure efficient workflow.
  • - Handover of inpatients from the night service will be part of your duties, as well as being responsible forwards and supporting nurses in ongoing inpatient care.
  • - Assisting our resident and surgeon in the induction of anaesthesia and prep of patients for surgery.
  • - Work closely with our head veterinary nurse in coordinating the nursing team.
  • - Liaise with our specialists in guiding our interns and delegating clinical work as appropriate.

Skills and experience:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of UK small animal practice (or UK equivalent) experience and be confident in their recommendations.

Please get in touch to discuss more!


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
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