Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Job title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon Location: Faygate, West Sussex Practice: Medivet 24 Hour Faygate – Seers Croft Veterinary Surgery Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

About Us

Lead Veterinary Surgeon – Dorking

Up to £70,000 DOE

Medivet Dorking is located in a beautiful town, just a few minutes’ walk to the high street and a 15-minute drive to the M25. The practice is a 10 minute walk from Dorking West station and is surrounded by great shops, cafes and restaurants. Dorking boasts stunning countryside views and is a short distance from attractions such as Bury Hill Fisheries and Chart Park. The successful candidate will be joining a small dedicated team.  The practice has lovely well bonded clients and has the support of our 24-hour hospital in Forest Row for a wider range of services and overnight inpatient care, as well as the support of many colleagues with particular interests and certificate holders in the region.  

The Role

The Role: 

As the Lead Veterinary Surgeon, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the veterinary team and ensuring the provision of exceptional medical care to our patients. Your leadership skills, clinical expertise, and passion for animal welfare alongside the support we provide through our regional teams and support centre will contribute significantly to the continued success and growth of the practice, your team and yourself. 

Key Accountabilities

Key Responsibilities: 
 

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the veterinary team, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all patients and clients.
  • Conduct thorough examinations and diagnose medical conditions, formulating effective treatment plans.
  • Perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Offer expert advice to pet owners, addressing their concerns and discussing treatment options.
  • Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain patient's medical records.
  • Uphold compliance with all legal and ethical standards in veterinary medicine.
  • Assist in recruiting and training new veterinary staff with the support of the relevant support centre teams.
  • Manage the performance, budget and overall profitability of the practice with support from regional teams.

Skills and Experience

Benefits:

  • Lead vet contribution scheme – make up to an extra 20% of your base salary per quarter.
  • Tier 2 visa sponsorship for candidates outside of the UK.
  • Relocation package
  • CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year.
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees.
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
  • Leadership training.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Paid sabbatical after five years’ service.
  • Annual pay reviews.
  • Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance.
  • Colleague purchase scheme.
  • Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

 

The Branch

Medivet Dorking is located in a pretty town, just a few minutes’ walk to the high street and a 15-minute drive to the M25. The practice is a 10 minute walk from Dorking West station and is surrounded by great shops, cafes and restaurants. Dorking boasts stunning countryside views and is a short distance from attractions such as Bury Hill Fisheries and Chart Park. The successful candidate will be joining a small but dedicated team. The practice has lovely well bonded clients and has the support of our 24-hour hospital in Faygate for a wider range of services such as CT imaging, endoscopy, laparoscopy, exotic referrals and overnight inpatient care, as well as the support of many colleagues with particular interests and certificate holders.

This is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your career by joining the growing Medivet community, for more information on this role please contact Lisa at lisa.twiselton@medivet.co.uk