Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon £55,000 - £65,000 per year Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire Medivet Carpenders Park Full Time, Permanent

The opportunity

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to complete our team at Medivet Carpenders Park near Watford.

Medivet Carpenders Park, also known on Facebook as ‘The Clinic with the most Unicorns in the world’ are advocates of celebrating difference.

  • Our friendly and passionate team of wildlife lovers are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join them. If you have an adventurous soul and a kind heart, then this could be exactly the right place for you!
  • Watford 24-Hour Hospital is a short drive away, here you have access to a fully equipped theatre, CT, laparoscopy, endoscopy, orthopaedic and spinal surgery services, as well as 24 hour care for your patients managed by a dedicated night team.
  • If there is anything you need support with you can go along to Watford and work alongside our experienced hospital vets.
  • Pablo has his cert in Diagnostic Imaging and Andrea has his PG Cert in Small Animal Surgery and Advanced PG Cert in Orthopaedic Surgery. Many of our vets will book ops in with Andrea until their confident enough to do without support. Our surrounding branches also benefit from CT assisted procedures, which they find really helpful for ops planning.
  • Not familiar with the area? Carpenders Park is a suburb of Watford. The clinic is situated right next to Carpenders Park Overground with quick direct links into North West London for all the capital has to offer.

This busy team led by our Branch Partner Ana, provides care not only for dogs, cats and other small pets but also for a variety of local wildlife.

This role works a maximum of 1-day sole charge, supported by our Head Nurse, SVN and Veterinary Care Assistant.

This position is open to vets of all levels of experience, confident with basic routine surgeries. We are happy to accommodate part-time or flexible hours.

If you would like to discuss this role in further detail please contact Cherell on 

Key Benefits

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one.
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical based on length of service.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.

In this role you will:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients.
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare tailored, accurate treatment and care plans for each patient with clear cost estimates.
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture.
  • Experience of supporting nurse consults and schedule 3 procedures, with an understanding of how this contributes to clinic performance and efficiency.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.


We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference.  This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients.  Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.


This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: VET02114