Head Veterinary Surgeon- (Norwich) Join a wonderful team of vets!

Location Norwich
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Contact name: Sophie

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SG6064
Published: 12 months ago


​We at Lloyd & Cowan are thrilled to be working closely with a practice who are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and passionate Head Veterinary Surgeon to come and join their wonderful team of vets, nurses and support staff.


​Norwich is a lovely city to live and work in with what we think of is the right mixture of city and countryside. They are 30 mins from the beach, 15 mins from the broads yet only 5 minutes drive away from the city centre. In Norwich City centre they have an amazing array of shops for those that enjoy their retail therapy. They also have a wonderful cathedral and some beautiful architecture that you really should visit if you can.


​They have a supportive, experienced team and across the Norwich group with certificate holders in surgery and ophthalmology and four other vets currently studying for certificates. They have a brand- new ultrasound, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopy, tonometry, slit lamp, multi parameter units for both theatres and full in-house lab.

​They have 4 consulting rooms, a theatre, prep room, imaging area, dog and cat wards, isolation and lovely new reception area with separate cat and dog waiting areas. They have a varied caseload with the ability to work up cases in house and clinical freedom to do so. They are always looking to improve their standards with regular clinical meetings, journal club and CPD. They are always striving to improve their work life balance and the mental health of their team. They have recently appointed a mental health first aider and are implementing the BVA good workplace guide.

What they are looking for:

  • A full time veterinary surgeon.

  • Positive team player.

  • Passionate and the willingness to provide excellent patient and client care.

  • Ideally for a full time position a 4-day week (9am-7pm with an hour's lunch) and a set day off each week but they are happy to discuss other options.

  • 1:4 weekends (Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm)

  • See attached Head Veterinary Surgeon Job Description

What they can offer:

  • A positive, happy and supportive working environment.

  • A wonderful team of 4 vets, 5 RVNs, 1 students RVNs and lots of support staff.

  • Zero tolerance policy on inappropriate behaviour and language from clients and staff.

  • Good work life balance

  • Strongly promotes recycling

  • Open to part time working

  • Clear job descriptions and expectations

  • Competitive salary scale appropriate to experience

  • Regular pay reviews

  • Regular career development reviews

  • Generous CPD per annum of £1000 with added support towards certificates.

  • Excellent Clinical Support

  • Free In house Learning and Development CPD Portal

  • Regular Vet and Nurse Clinical Club meetings

  • Certificates and Special Interests supported and encouraged.

  • Encourage non-clinical CPD (leadership and development)

  • Encourage feedback and ideas to move the business forward

  • Paid membership for RCVS, VDS

  • Companion Pension Scheme

  • 40 % veterinary staff discount

  • 5 weeks holiday per annum, increasing to 6 weeks after 1 full years’ service(Jan-Dec).

  • Your birthday off as an additional days holiday (or within a month of that date)

  • 1 weeks full pay sick pay after 1 full years' service increasing with length of service(Jan-Dec)..

  • No OOH

  • Exclusive colleague discounts including High Street retailers and restaurants.

For more Information or to express your interest in this opportunity send a CV to Sophie via the Link.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.