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Leadership Opportunity - Lead Veterinary Role

Veterinary Surgeon, Small Animal Vet

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Full time


Veterinary Surgeon, Small Animal Vet


£45-£68k + Great Development Opportunties

Job description

Are you looking to make the most thrilling and exciting move in your Veterinary Career? Are you ready to step into a leadership role? Then this is the role for you!

A large, multi-site Tier 3 Hospital based in West Yorkshire are currently seeking to appoint a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. They are all about clinical quality and developing ourselves to be the best vets we can be. 

Based just a short train ride from the city of Leeds with easy access to the beautiful Peak District and the city of York less than 1 hour away.   

An amazing practice that has fully equipped facilities and state-of-the-art equipment:

  •  Xray, ultrasound, CT and visiting MRI
  • Large range of scopes including flexible, rigid and laparoscopy
  • Dental suite with X-ray
  • Well equipped internal lab with lab tech





The Lead Vet role can be shaped around the person to a degree but the key parts of this role are or could be:


  • Clinical leadership - following best practice, supervising and assisting more junior vets, setting the standards, identifying any issues, working with other lead vets to drive in house CPD programme, arranging CPD meetings, M&M rounds and clinical governance (VetSafe)
  •  General leadership - dealing with on the day issues, client complaints, working well with nursing and reception teams
  •  Line management - supporting a team (approx 4-6 vets), doing PDRs, inductions and helping with issues/problems etc as needed
  • Senior leadership - participating when needed in strategic planning, setting budgets and succession planning
  •  Operations - identifying areas that hinder workflow or could be done better, bringing forward ideas





What they offer:

A full time vet works a 4d week with 1 in 4 weekends, offering an average 44hr week. NOTE that this includes plenty of admin/CPD time


  • Generous Salary, depending on skillset experience
  • 6.6 weeks holiday plus birthday off
  • Min £1k CPD with support for certificates and a huge bank of free Linnaeus CPD to certificate holder level
  • Development and progression in a supportive environment
  • Employee Assistance, eye care, Cycle 2 Work
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid







If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV [email protected]

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.

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