Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon £45,000 - £60,000 per year Watford, Hertfordshire Medivet 24 Hour Watford Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

The opportunity

Looking to join a supportive team with a multitude of skills in the heart of Hertfordshire? Our 24 hour Hospital in Watford is waiting for you.

Your new team is professional and personable just like you and – just like you – they are committed to delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients, going beyond consulting to listen and empathise to our clients and patients.

The practice is well-equipped with two consult rooms, separate dog and cat wards, two theatres; one orthopaedic and the other soft tissue, separate suites for diagnostics; digital x-ray, ultrasound and CT, dental facilities, fully equipped endoscopy including rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy and laparoscopy, in-house laboratory including the basics as well as coagulation profiles and iSTAT, dedicated isolation ward and staff rest facilities.

Many of our vets and nurses are certificate holders or are in the process of gaining them which aids us in running to a high standard, similarly to a referral hospital. We regularly see and currently specialise in internal medicine; diagnosing and treating complex medical cases, diagnostic imaging in cardiology and CT, advanced orthopaedics; including spinal surgeries and hip replacements, small animal soft tissue surgeries and emergency & critical care cases.

This is a full-time role working 39 hours per week over four days plus 1:6 full weekends to cover maternity.

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



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.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 6 weeks 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.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • 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: VET01898