Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon Colchester, Essex Medivet Colchester Maldon Rd Full Time, Permanent

About us



We’re a community of veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. 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. We’ve established a network of over 400 practises and 12 cutting-edge 24-hour centres, all of which are home to a family of professionals that deliver excellent care.



The role

We are seeking a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Colchester Maldon Road in Essex.

Job title – Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Total Working Hours – 39.23 Hours per week


We are a well equipped, cat Friendly clinic, having attained the Silver status ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation.

Full time salary package up to £72,000 per annum depending on experience to include:

  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 4-day working week with share of Saturday mornings
  • 4 weeks’ paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE)
  • RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
  • Certificate funding
  • Fair share of bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • – 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


Pension, group life assurance, group income protection, family-friendly leave

Health and wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme with counselling and support for you and your immediate family, 25 days holiday,cycle to work scheme.

 Other benefits include

“Hapi” benefits shopping platform, Paternity leave, colleague discount.


Key accountabilities



Our Lead Vets are responsible for directing the practice and its staff in providing the very best care to clients and their pets. You’ll also have an engaged interest in the running of the practice and be rewarded for its success.

 This post has tremendous potential and lends itself to the area of interest of the selected candidates, with the ability to influence clinical direction. Ideal for someone who is driven and willing to lead a welcoming team and help the practice grow.

We’re looking for a leader, someone that can motivate and encourage change with confidence and a positive mindset, but also the analytical ability to make sure that as a business our practices thrive.

 We’re searching for someone with the authority to influence the clinical direction of your practice.  Someone who is a good all-arounder, comfortable with routine surgeries, and a high-level leader.

To be successful in this role, you will:


  • Registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Qualified MRCVS
  • Commitment to animal welfare
  • Ability to keep on top of practice protocols and procedures
  • Excellent organisational skills

Skills and experience

Medivet is an Equal Opportunities employer with a strong and passionate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’re dedicated to fostering a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. We do not discriminate based upon age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic.

We offer flexible working arrangements to eligible employees per UK employment laws and regulations. This means that, wherever possible, we are open to discussing and accommodating requests for alternative working patterns. 

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and all aspects of employment at Medivet are based on merit, qualifications, and business needs.

We’re committed to providing reasonable adjustments or accommodations for applicants, so if you need assistance or support during the recruitment process please let us know.

We promise to reply to all applications.





Colchester Maldon Road is a multi-vet practice with a supportive team of nurses and dedicated reception team.

Well established within the community, this practice prides itself on it welcoming and friendly environment as well as excellent patient care.

Located close to London with a direct train only taking 55 minutes. Our address is 94a Maldon Road Colchester Essex CO3 3AP

In Colchester, we have a specialist veterinary clinic. Our empathetic staff provides a wide range of services like as neutering, microchipping, laser treatment, and dental. We are committed to providing the greatest level of veterinary care, utilising our cutting-edge facilities to provide our clients’ pets with the best treatment options supported by an experienced team.


What happens next  –

 To apply for this fantastic opportunity, simply click apply and complete the online application form with a current cv.

 If your application is successful, one of our recruitment partners will contact you to discuss the next steps.

 If you do not have an up-to-date CV or would prefer a casual discussion about the role before applying, please contact James Greenaway-Rowe – James.greenaway-rowe@Medivet.co.uk

Job number: VET01962