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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Whittlesey, Peterborough

5 months ago

Competitive salary


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Peterborough, United Kingdom

About us

The role

Medivet have an opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to lead the friendly team in our purpose-built practice, situated in Whittlesey, Peterborough.

In this role you will be exposed to a variety of cases whilst having access to a digital x-ray system, ultrasound, multiparametric monitor, internal lab and much more. This is a great opportunity to work in our multi-vet practice.

This role would suit an already established lead vet looking for an opportunity to grow within a new company or an experienced vet looking to take the next step in their career. Clinical freedom and development of all our staff is important and you will have the opportunity to drive high clinical standards right from the start.

The ideal candidate would have experience in small animal practice, possess good communication skills, the ability to work to high standards both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further. In return we will provide excellent career progression, a work life balance and a competitive remuneration package.

This is a permanent, full-time role working 39 hours a week over four days.

Salary package of up to £70,000 PA, including: 

- Accommodation Allowance. - Company Vehicle or Vehicle Allowance. - CPD Allowance. - Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees.

Employee benefits:

- Relocation package of up to £2000. - 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.

For more information on this role please email [email protected]

Key accountabilities

- Manage the sales performance, budget and overall profitability of the practice on a day-to-day basis. - Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all clients and their pets/livestock. - Assess and examine and diagnose patients’ medical issues. - Perform surgery, dress and treat wounds. - Perform diagnostic laboratory, imaging and ultrasound testing where required. - Prescribe medication. - Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations. - Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices for pets/livestock - Euthanise patients. - Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures. - Maintain patients medical records.

Skills and experience

- Registered with the RCVS. - Qualified MRCVS. - Commitment to animal welfare. - Ability to keep on top of practise protocols and procedures. - Excellent organisational skills.



The team at Whittlesey deliver exceptional care to clients and patients, from routine vaccinations to surgery and emergency treatment. Our surgery is fully equipped with modern facilities and diagnostic equipment. The team currently consists of 4 vets supported by experienced nurses and client care assistants. Our light and airy practice has been refurbished in the last two years and offers plenty of natural light into our large premises. We offer a large on-site parking, spacious reception, staff room area and a lovely garden.

We’re located in the part of England where the rain falls the least and the sun shines the most! The town of Whittlesey sits on the very western edge of the fens, 6 miles east of Peterborough.

Peterborough is a large city best known for its magnificent gothic Cathedral. Its central location gives you the perfect opportunity to explore, the beautiful seaside of the West Norfolk coast, and Peterborough station also offers direct rail links to London King’s Cross in just an hour.

Address: Peterborough, United Kingdom

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