Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon Ashford, Surrey Medivet Ashford Middlesex Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

The role

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our small animal practice in Ashford Middlesex.

This role is currently a 1 Year maternity cover contract.

Medivet Ashford has excellent facilities, brilliant nursing staff and a friendly and supportive team. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to consolidate their skills in domestic species.

The successful candidate will work 40 hours a week over 4 days, plus a 1:6 Richmond 24 hours hospital rota.

Salary & Benefits:

A very competitive package of up to £67,000 per annum (depending on experience).

You will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:

5 weeks’ annual leave
4 weeks’ paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave per annum (FTE)
RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays.
100% attendance bonus schemes
1 day ‘Pet’ernity Leave
Certificate funding

Branch partnership opportunities available.

We also 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.


At Ashford, our biggest asset is our team. With a large range of experience from vets to nurses, we work cases up to gold standard and always try to do it with a smile. It’s no secret this job can be tough at times, but our Positivity Board allows us to share messages of support with colleagues, as well as to celebrate our successes (however small they may be). Our NPS score being just under 90%, shows how this translates to a positive client experience that they are happy to share with us. If you don’t believe us, check out our Google Reviews!

You will be working alongside a Certificate Holders within well-equipped regional practices including digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound and echocardiography, ECG, multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring and have access to a full lab including microscope, haematology, biochemistry and iSTAT analysers. All out-of-hours care is managed by our local Richmond 24 hours Medivet hospital, where you will also have access to CT.

We are looking for a strong Lead Vet to continue to lead the amazing group of employees who work here. We hope you can see yourself fitting in with us and look forward to speaking to you soon.



Job number: VET02034