Lead Veterinary Surgeon (Visa Sponsorship + Up to £70k)

Location Bristol
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £70,000, Visa, Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGVFOBBRIK
Published: 5 months ago

Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Shape the Future of Care

Are you a dedicated vet with a passion for shaping the standards of care in a locally owned and run practice? Here's your chance to join a friendly team at Bristol Imperial Vets4Pets and make a real impact in the local community.

About the clinic:

The practice is a well-established practice with a long history of providing top-notch care to the community. Some of the colleagues have been with them since their doors first opened. What sets them apart is that we are locally owned and operated, allowing them to deliver personalized care and give each team member a voice in shaping the practice.

As a Lead Vet, you will be the role model for your clinical team, dedicated to developing individuals to reach their full potential. They have a varied case load, supported by visiting Referral Vets, offers opportunities to gain experience in Orthopaedics and Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery. They value clinical independence, encourage CPD, and support certificates as they continuously strive for excellence in patient care.

They are proud to be an Approved Veterinary Nurse Training Practice, RCVS accredited, Silver Cat Friendly Clinic (ISFM), and a Rabbit Friendly Practice (RWAF). The practice is fully equipped with digital X-ray, a new ultrasound machine with cardiac probes and ECG, in-house lab, oxygen chamber, and blood pressure monitors.

What Makes this Role Different:

You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the standards within the practice, putting your stamp on patient care. This is a full-time position (37.5 hours), inclusive of weekends (1:4 basis, moving to 1:5), with no OOH's. They value work-life balance and are open to flexible arrangements.

You'll be supported by an experienced nursing team, enabling you to focus on providing the highest level of veterinary care.

What is on Offer:

  • Competitive salary of £55,000 - £70,000 depending on experience

  • No out-of-hours, ensuring a healthy work/life balance

  • 6.6 weeks of holiday (including bank holidays)

  • Paid professional memberships (RCVS and VDS)

  • Dedicated CPD allowance, including funding for Certificates and 5 paid days for attendance

  • Life assurance (4 x annual salary)

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Uniform provided

  • Colleague reward hub with exclusive offers and discounts

About You:

  • Passion and commitment to high standards of care

  • Confidence, capability, and innovative ideas

  • Support and development of team members

  • Great communication, general surgical, and medical skills

If you are an experienced Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for small animal care and looking to lead an exceptional team, we encourage you to Get in Touch with Sophie!

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 028 8744 0649.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.