Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon- (Matlock)

Location Matlock
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £60K
Contact name: Sophie

Contact email:
Job ref: SG6073
Published: 23 days ago

Here ta Lloyd &Cowan we are delighted to be working with a practice who has an opportunity that has arisen for a small animal veterinary surgeon to join the fantastic team based at their mixed animal practice in Matlock, Derbyshire. 


Their Veterinary Surgeons are at the front line of delivering exceptional care and play an integral part of each one of our sites. From routine health checks to advanced surgeries, you’ll work directly with clients and their pets to offer care that’s bespoke to them.

Applicants for this role will be expected to only cover the small animal day-time work.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate would have good experience gained in small animal practice, be competent in clinical examination/surgery and be confident working sole charge or as part of the wider team.

Salary package of up to £60,000 PA, including:

- Accommodation allowance.
- Company vehicle or vehicle allowance.

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.
- 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.

Working Hours:

This is a permanent, full-time position working 39 hours a week over four days but they're interested to hear what works for you so please get in touch.

Key Accountabilities:

- 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.

 Ideally they would like someone who is qualified as a vet GDP advisor or willing to qualify.

Skills and Experience:

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

The Branch:

Matlock is a mixed animal practice situated in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside and on the edge of the Peak District. The recently refurbished practice is well equipped and has a varied caseload. Applicants for this role will only be expected to cover the small animal, day time work.

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

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.