Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon Eccelston, Lancashire Medivet Eccleston Full Time, Permanent

About us




The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our practice in Eccleston, Lancashire

We are looking for a Lead Vet who can grow the clinic to fulfill its full potential expanding on the current service available.

This role would suit an experienced vet who enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice. The successful candidate would need to have good communication skills and enjoy dealing with clients. Some management or leadership experience would be beneficial although isn’t essential. In return we would offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

You will be working alongside an experienced leadership team and support staff.

This role is full time working 39 hours per week over 4 days giving you a great work/home life balance. Weekends will either be 1:3 half weekends or 1:6 full weekends depending on your preference. Any part time hours will be considered.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary up to £64,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • CPD allowance with 3-days CPD leave
  • RCVS, VDS, BVA fees paid
  • 5 weeks annual leave allowance, plus blank holidays
  • 4 weeks’ paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays.
  • A day off for child’s first day of school
  • 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • 1 day ‘Pet’ernity Leave

We can offer relocation allowances should you move more than 40 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

Please do not hesitate to email alastair.king@medivet.co.uk for further enquiries.


The Eccleston practice is a spacious clinic having been a busy doctors surgery prior to becoming a veterinary practice. The clinic is a branch of the Chorley 24 hour practice where clients are currently going for surgery and work ups. Eccleston does have its own theatre so work ups could be done on site. A lovely, light and spacious clinic which is well worth a visit.  

Job number: VET01914