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Lead Veterinary Surgeon Required At Eureka Veterinary Centre

14 hours ago
3 months ago

Up to £80,000 DOE

Eureka Veterinary Centre

Olivia Heaton-Tisdale

Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

The Role

Eureka Veterinary Centre in Ashford, Kent, is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic small-animal Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join and lead our small, delightful (we know everyone says that, but this is true!), friendly and efficient team on a full-time basis. Although, Part-time applications will also be considered. We value our team members and understand the importance of a good work/life balance and we offer a warm and welcoming working environment for all.  

The role is very largely sole charge and includes a mix of consultations, surgery, and other procedures. You will have access to our sister practice Vet team to discuss cases with and our clinical director is happy to give support and advice whenever needed.

We pride ourselves on clear communication and always doing what we say, with high standards of care, great customer service and client continuity. We run 15-minute consultations and you will often have a Vet Nurse available to help in consults. Consults will run in the mornings and afternoons with time in the middle of the day for some surgical procedures, reviewing cases and lunch in our lovely local pub next door! 

If you would like more of an insight to the role, then who better to ask than the current Vet. She is leaving to relocate to another part of the country. If you wish, you can email her at She will be happy to arrange time to chat with you.


The salary for the role is up £80,000 per annum depending on experience. 

About Us

We are a beautiful, light, and airy purpose-built SA practice in a small shopping centre located in Ashford. 

The surgery is well-equipped including in-house blood machines and digital X-ray. Here at Eureka and our sister practice, we recognise that staff are key. We are open to new ideas and encourage input from every member of the practice. Over the years many of the innovative ideas we have put in place to improve things, have come from staff members in different roles. 

We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and care for our clients, as well as the pets of course! 

With a coastline, close links to London and the Channel Tunnel, Kent is also home to lots of outdoor activities and many castles, gardens, woods, nature reserves, lakes, rivers, beautiful walks, as well as Bluewater! 

About the Team and Culture

Our team is made up of 2 full-time and 2 part-time Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse (shortly to qualify) and 2 Receptionists. Every member of our amazing team has an extremely positive attitude, and they make working at Eureka a pleasure. Our very experienced and organised head Nurse, Anna, is an excellent leader of the rest of the team and a huge support to Vets! A new graduate joined us in September who will be working with and learning from you.

You will have full support from an excellent senior management team consisting of a Clinical director, Practice Mangers, and Nursing managers.

We hold managers’ meetings at a meal in a pub about every 6 weeks. As a key player you would be part of the group. We discuss any issues, any ideas and how things are going. It is an open and collaborative meeting where everyone is free to speak their mind. The practice also closes for an hour and a half every Thursday for staff meetings. 

Applicant Requirements

This is a sole charge position and requires a reliable, responsible and flexible individual. You must be RCVS registered, competent with sole charge, have excellent communication skills and the ability to perform routine surgical procedures. High standards of client and patient care are essential, as well as the ability to work well and lead the small team at the Eureka branch. 

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance
•    6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    Private medical insurance
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    £1,250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro-rata 
•    Certificate support
•    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    BVA membership
•    VDS cover

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH7934.

Tel: 07797724566
Address: Unit 9 Eureka Place Trinity Road, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom

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