Head Veterinary Surgeon - Sponsorship Available

Location Surrey
Discipline: Clinical
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000
Contact name: Debbie Loding

Contact email: debbie@vettedrecruitment.co.uk
Job ref: 348
Published: 5 months ago

Are you an experienced veterinary surgeon looking to change focus to a more leadership-based role?  If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you… 

This small, independent practice is looking for a passionate and hardworking Veterinary Surgeon to join their team as Head Vet.  You will be joining a well-established, friendly and supportive team of 2 vets, plus 1 long term locum vet, 5 registered vet nurses and 2 student vet nurses.  

This role is full time, permanent, working 4-day weeks - 9am-1pm and 3pm-7pm, with 1 in 3 weekends – Saturday 9am-1pm and 3pm-5pm and Sunday 9am-1pm with no out of hours.  You will be working 80% of the time in the main branch and 20% at their sister branch.  The practice currently has 2 sites, the main branch where much of the team are based, offering general consultations/surgery and more advanced procedures and a second 1 vet site, which offers routine procedures and consults morning and afternoon.  All vets working in the practice work between the 2 practices to ensure continuity, understanding and teamwork throughout. 

The practice itself is fully equipped with consult rooms, theatres, imaging suite and inhouse laboratory.   It offers a varied caseload with a good number of exotics and rabbit cases as well as the usual small animal caseload.  The practice currently sees a lot of soft tissue cases and is keen to build their orthopaedic services. 

Applicants will ideally have at least three years’ experience in general practice with some in leadership.  The current Practice Principle will however be there to support and guide the new Head vet through the process, so previous leadership experience is not a necessary requirement.  Any interests can be developed and will be encouraged. An interest in orthopaedics would be the icing on the cake but it is not a requirement. 

You will be based in Surrey just a short train ride from London, with excellent public transport and a stunning mix of local entertainment, restaurants, shops, historic towns and country parks just a stone’s throw away.  You also have Heathrow airport on your doorstop for travel throughout the UK and further afield. 

As well as offering excellent facilities, local attractions and a friendly and supportive environment, our clients provide fantastic accommodation in a Victorian House, above the practice with bills included and VISA sponsorship if required.  Having had personal experience in sponsorship both the current Head vet and owner have a good understanding of what this entails and are excited to offer this opportunity to another Vet. 


  • Generous Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience 

  • VISA sponsorship available 

  • Fantastic Accommodation available on site - all bills included

  • 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays 

  • Professional memberships paid 

  • Generous CPD allowance tailored to your needs 

  • No out of hours work 

If you are a dedicated veterinary surgeon looking to take the next step in your career within a supportive and passionate team, we’d love to hear from you!   

Contact Debbie Loding through Debbie@vettedrecruitment.co.uk or 07384 551799 today. 

Please be aware, you must be eligible to register with the RCVS to be considered for this role. Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship is available.