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Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-34685)

South Croydon, Greater London

Veterinary Surgeon

£59,517 - £61,083 pro rata

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Permanent Veterinary Surgeon Team Leader, Croydon, London

  • Are you a qualified or soon to be RCVS registered veterinary Surgeon?
  • Looking to move into a charity practice?
  • Looking for a better work / life balance with no OOH?
  • Would you like a generous weekend rota?

We are looking to recruit a Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon to work within an established charity hospital in Croydon.

This practice has a fast pace and varied caseload and will allow you to use your skills to your full potential, making it an interesting and rewarding place to work. They have a passion for personal development, client care and the welfare of pets.

The Lead Vet will be supported by the Senior Vet onsite in leading the team. They will be responsible for the delivering a high standard of veterinary care. Duties will include team management, being involved in recruitment, delegating tasks within the team, completing projects, administrative task, clinic rota and clinical duties.

The role is full time for 37.5 hours per week with shifts of 7.5 hours. You will also work 1 in 5 Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 12pm. There will be no OOH work or on-call duties.

Key details:

  • Type: Small animal
  • Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Weekends: 1 in 5 Saturday mornings, 8:30am to 12pm
  • OOH: None
  • Sole charge: None
  • On-call: None
  • Latest finish: 6pm

About the role:

  • They are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon for the delivery of an efficient, professional and caring service to all the hospitals clients and to provide a high standard of customer service and clinical care whilst also promoting pet wellbeing and delivering preventive services
  • They need someone who can manage the team with confidence
  • The hospital building is well equipped with plenty of consulting space allowing them to meet the demands of this busy small practice
  • The caseload is very varied on a day to day basis
  • They are a friendly welcoming team that are very supportive
  • They aim to promote a healthy life for all their pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion
  • Responsible for managing cases cost-effectively, encouraging financial contributions from clients

About them:

  • As the UK's leading veterinary charity, with 48 pet hospitals, they strive to improve pets' lives through prevention, education and treatment
  • Every year their dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets
  • Their national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods
  • They believe that they work better together, so their vets, volunteers, shop teams and office support colleagues are driven to help improve the lives of every pet


  • Salary: £59,517 - £61,083, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance
  • Memberships: RCVS fees paid
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Travel allowance
  • Life assurance 4x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance after 12 months service
  • Sick pay
  • Access to online wellbeing centre
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Eye care
  • Flu vaccination
  • Employee assist programme
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • Career break

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.

Please quote job reference: 34685

T: 0333 014 7374

E: hello@vetseekers.co.uk

W: www.vetseekers.co.uk


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Vet Seekers was established in 2016 and is a multi-award-winning specialist veterinary recruitment agency (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) and acts as an employment business for the supply of locum and permanent staff for the veterinary industry across the UK and overseas.

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