Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon Watford, Hertfordshire Medivet 24 Hour Watford Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

About us



The Branch


Within The Watford 24 hour hospital you will be working as part of a large, driven team of 10 Vets, 16 Nurses and 6 Client Care Assistants, as well as our dedicated night teams.


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.


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.


Our hospital works to high standards throughout and our team are dedicated to delivering amazing client and patient care. We are looking for someone passionate to join our team of skilled vets and become an essential part of our Watford hospital.





The role

Due to upcoming maternity leave Medivet have an opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join the team at the Watford 24 hour hospital for a fixed term of 9-12 months, with potential to move to a permanent role when the term is finished

 This is a fixed term, full-time role working 39 hours per week over four days plus 1:6 full weekends.

 Salary package of up to £60,000pa

Key accountabilities

Sharing our values being trustworthy, caring and progressive, you will have all the softer skills essential to working effectively, building trusting relationships with your colleagues, harnessing our team culture. You will also display good communication skills and the desire to share your knowledge and skills by being an outstanding, positive example to others. 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.

Skills and experience

The right candidate will be registered with the RCVS, have experience working in small animal practice, be confident in performing medical and surgical consultations and be competent in performing routine surgery – extensive surgical knowledge is not essential. Ideally the candidate will have experience with imaging such as ultrasound and performing radiographs or be willing to learn.


Employee benefits:

– Relocation package of up to £2000.

– £1500 CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year.

– Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees.

– Funded certificate opportunities.

– Leadership training.

– 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays.

– Pension scheme.

– Paid sabbatical after five years’ service.

– Annual pay reviews.

– Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance.

– Colleague purchase scheme.

– Enhanced maternity/paternity leave.

– Hapibenefits – Receive a range of discounts on your shopping, entertainment and meals out.

– 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.


We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.



About Medivet


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 over 400 practices with 20 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.

Job number: VET01898