Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Job title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon Location: Acton, Greater London Practice: Medivet Acton – Acton Lane Veterinary Surgery Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

About Us

We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.


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.


Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.


We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The Role

Medivet Acton is a true part of the local community, with a thriving client base that has grown through word of mouth.

We are currently seeking a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our close-knit team.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years' experience (UK or equivalent) and be a confident all rounder.

You should possess excellent communication and a passion for patient and client care.

This role provides a great work life balance, as this permanent role, and can be flexible to suit the candidate. The shift pattern includes a 4 day working week with a 1:6 weekend rota. 

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive package (depending on experience), which includes accommodation allowance and a vehicle or vehicle allowance

£1,500 CPD allowance with 3 days CPD leave, and in-house CPD training VDS, RCVS, BVA fees paid

5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

Fantastic career progression and partnership opportunities.

Colleague of the month awards, Hills staff feeding schemes, plus many more benefits available!

Medivet offers excellent Branch Partner opportunities.

Key Accountabilities

You will provide high standards of clinical care to your clients and patients and direction and leadership to colleagues in practice, to ensure delivery against agreed performance measures.

You will be responsible for the financial and operational performance of your practice and overall team performance and engagement.

You will need to ensure the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care standards in your practice always encouraging a progressive clinical culture.

You will follow Medivet policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented in your practice and adhered to by all your team (e.g. Medivet preferred drug policy)

Review Clinical Dashboards regularly and create plans and actions from these to include supporting your team to achieve.

You will work with your regional management team, Head Nurse and practice colleagues to deliver exceptional care whilst driving your practice forward.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' UK small animal practice (or UK equivalent) experience.

You must have a client-oriented approach and excellent communication skills, work to a very high standard both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further.

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, building trusting relationships with your colleagues, harnessing our one team culture. You will also display good communication skills and the desire to share your knowledge and skills by being an outstanding, positive example to others.

The Branch

Medivet Acton is a busy, small animal first opinion practice with a loyal client base and experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary receptionists.

The practice is situated in the heart of Acton and services both Acton and Chiswick patients and clients.  Close to commuter links and a beacon within the area.  This dedicated, ethical and fun loving team are looking for the right leader to continue to allow them to flourish and maintain their already exceptional client base.