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Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-37278)

Calne, Wiltshire

Veterinary Surgeon

£60,000 to £75,000 pro rata

Part time / Permanent

Job description

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Calne, Wiltshire

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon?
  • Are you looking to lead a great team?

Are you looking for...

  • A salary of up to £75,000 pro rata?
  • No OOH work?

We have an opportunity for a Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join a practice in Calne, Wiltshire and their nearby sister practice in Lyneham.

The practice is looking for a veterinary surgeon to help them open a new branch with confidence. The ideal candidate will be able to perform routine surgeries and must have excellent communication skills, high clinical standards and practical experience gained in a small animal practice. You will have the experience and competence necessary to improve the practice effectively and raise the already high standards provided by the clinic. You will have the ability to create trusting and dependable relationships with your clients and will provide the gold standard of care to the practice's patients and clients. You will also be confident and competent working sole charge as this will be required on occasion.

This role is part time for 3 days per week with shifts from 8:30am to 6:30pm, along with 1 in 3 Saturday mornings. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

Benefits of the role:

The practices provide a high standard of clinical care and prides themselves on having staff members who stand apart from the rest and have a real passion and vision for how they work. They provide ongoing training and support to all team members through dedicated training centres.

All staff and patients benefit from the access to the best diagnostic equipment such as MRI machines and CT scanners and state of the art operating theatres in their nearest 24hr animal hospital.

Key details

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Part time, 3 days per week, shifts from 8:30am to 6:30pm
  • Weekends: 1 in 3 Saturday mornings
  • Sole charge: On occasion
  • OOH: None
  • Branch work: Yes, split between 2 practices
  • Computer system: Freedom
  • Team: 2 vets, 3 RVNs and a supportive non-clinical team
  • Consultations: 15 minutes

About them

  • Large nationwide group of practices and small animal Hospitals
  • Large community of highly skilled Veterinary Professionals
  • Committed, forward thinking and deliver clinical excellence
  • Offers continual training with professional development along with a dedicated training centre
  • Provides advanced Veterinary diagnostic equipment including MRI Machines and state of the art operating theatres
  • Career progression opportunities available
  • Provides continual ongoing training to ensure personal growth and development
  • Provides state of the art diagnostic equipment
  • Access to a wide variety of cases including more complex cases to ensure continual learning and development

About you

  • You will have practical experience gained in a small animal practice
  • You will be comfortable working sole charge
  • You will ideally have a bias or area of specialism that you would like to pursue
  • You will be comfortable with routine surgeries and consultations
  • You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • An interest in pursuing a certificate would be supported and encouraged
  • You will be ambitious, driven, and forward-thinking
  • You will set a positive working environment and lead by example
  • You will enjoy mentoring and coaching others and sharing knowledge and experience
  • You will have a calming approach when dealing with a busy practice environment
  • You will be passionate and dedicated to providing excellent clinical care
  • You will have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • You will have career aspirations to continually develop your clinical skill set and knowledge
  • You will have areas of special interest that you would like to pursue


The practices are fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment and there is a wide range of state-of-the-art services available, including:

  • Dentistry
  • ECG
  • In-house laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Neutering
  • Nurse clinics
  • Vaccinations
  • X-rays


  • Salary: Up to £75,000 pro rata, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave
  • CPD: Generous allowance of £1,500 plus 3 days to attend
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Paid 4-week sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Access to a learning and development platform
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Access to employee assist programme
  • Internal courses available ongoing
  • Attendance bonus schemes
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

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