Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon Weymouth, Dorset Medivet Portland Full Time, Permanent

About us

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry is creating exceptional opportunities for people like you. Here, you won’t just be part of the team, you’ll be part of our nationwide family. We’ve built a network of 350 practices with 24 state-of-the-art 24-hour centres that are all home to a family of professionals who provide a high standard of care. You won’t just help to deliver care, you’ll deliver exceptional care for your patients and clients. And you’ll do it all supported by your colleagues and some of the best training and development in the industry. Join us where we’re building better every day.

The role

Becoming a Branch Partner in an existing Medivet practice gives you the opportunity to not only own part of your practice but to lead your team and operate with clinical freedom; it’s up to you what you want to achieve as a Veterinary Surgeon and a business owner; thanks to unrivalled support from the wider Medivet community you can be confident that you’re making the right choice for your career, making a difference across all areas of the practice.

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you already share our values. You believe in upholding the highest of standards – becoming a Branch Partner allows you to take the next step and utilise your ambition to be the driving force behind a successful clinic, delivering unrivalled care and positively impacting our staff, clients and the community. Your presence and influence help us grow our client network and deliver consistent clinical excellence to our patients; Branch Partners create stability and improve vet retention and reputation.

Becoming a Branch Partner is an affordable and accessible way to buy a share of and shape a Medivet practice. We don’t call it a return on investment, but rather a return on success and a way to acknowledge the value you bring to the industry.

Branch Partnership Benefits include:

Help to decide the best equity model for you and financial support.

Remaining invested in cases, thanks to our Hub and Spoke model with state‑of-the-art equipment and specialists.

Our Support Centre team to look after and guide you on the non-clinical aspects of running a practice.

Freedom to practise in the way we were taught at university; our community is built on trust.

Support and guidance from our Clinical Operations team to enable you to develop your practice.

Becoming part of an 800 strong vet community, unlike independent practice owners.

Financial rewards in line with your practice’s success meaning your income could vastly exceed your current salary expectations.

True work/life balance working four-day weeks, six weeks’ holiday with maternity and paternity benefits.

Ability to sell your equity at any time, retaining complete control of your career.

Building the best place to work in the veterinary industry, experiencing genuine job satisfaction.

Key accountabilities

Working alongside our fantastic team, you’ll have a responsibility to develop your client base and work your cases up to a high standard. Inhouse radiography, ultrasound and laboratory and the opportunity to manage your more complex cases through Dorchester 24-Hour hospital this role gives you the chance to really develop as a vet.


Portland is situated on it’s own “island” close to the large town of Weymouth. With easy access to the Jurassic coast, airports, ferry ports and motorways nearby this opportunity really gives you the chance to live in a fantastic area of England.

Job number: VET01799