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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Folkestone Sandgate Hill

3 months ago

Competitive salary


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Folkestone, United Kingdom

About us

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon at our Folkestone Sandgate Hill practice.

Medivet are are offering a fantastic signing bonus of £5000 for this role*

Sandgate is a lovely place to live. The waterfront is a fantastic place to enjoy for pleasure or exercise or just to stroll with your pets! Sandgate village has everything you need and there are now some fantastic restaurants and cafes. The BEST pizza is at Il Forno!

Sandgate has an immaculate beach which has enough room for families, couples or anyone who wants to enjoy the views or the sunshine.

The Folkestone and Sandgate have two of the best places to send your children for a good education.

Sandgate has a small High Street, there isn't a chain store in sight.

Instead, it has furniture shops a barbers, restaurants, pubs, newsagents and antiques shops.

The successful candidate will be a driven, dynamic, ambitious individual with exceptional communication skills. We are looking for someone with at least 2 years of UK (or UK equivalent) small animal experience who practices to a very high standard using an evidence based approach. 

This role covers 39 hours a week, spread across 4 working days per week, providing a great work-life balance. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays.

Salary & Benefits:

Veterinary Surgeon Signing Bonus of £5,000 *This role is eligible for our Signing Bonus, payable to direct hires and referrals from current colleagues. No agency candidates will be entitled to this bonus.

5 weeks' annual leave  4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service) Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay  CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave per annum (FTE) RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid  Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle  Accommodation allowance  Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays.  100% attendance bonus schemes 1 day 'Pet'ernity Leave  Certificate funding 

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 40 miles from your current home address. 

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.

Key accountabilities

Skills and experience

You must be a registered Veterinary Surgeon with the RCVS.

Ideally, you will have at least 2 years' UK (or UK equivalent) veterinary experience.



Previously known as Anna House Veterinary Clinic, our kind and caring team of vets at Folkestone Sandgate Hill deliver exceptional care in the Kent area. Offering a wide range of services and facilities, we promise to always treat your pet as if they were our own.

Medivet Folkestone Sandgate Hill has been awarded a Silver Standard Cat-Friendly Clinic Award from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). This was in recognition of its efforts to create a cat-friendly practice and to reduce the stress suffered by feline patients during a visit.

Address: Folkestone, United Kingdom

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