Lead Veterinary Surgeon – Harrogate

The Vet Office
May 23, 2023
HARROGATE, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hours of Work
Education Requirements
Veterinary Surgeon
Experience Requirements
2 years postgraduate experience
Job Responsibilities
Veterinary responsibilities
Job Industry
Medical Health Professionals
Salary Currency
British Pound
Job Order


The Role

Our Lead Vets are responsible for leading the practice and its staff in providing the very best care to clients and pets. You’ll also have an active interest in the running of the practice and be rewarded for its success.

Salary & Benefits

Salary package up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience, to include:

- 5 weeks' annual leave (FTE)
- 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
- CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE), along with exceptional in-house CPD training
- RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
- Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
- Accommodation allowance
- Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
- Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays
- 100% attendance bonus schemes
- 1 day 'Pet'ernity Leave

The role is working 4 days per week and 1 in 6 weekends.

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK

Key Accountabilities

- Manage the sales performance, budget and overall profitability of the practice on a day-to-day basis
- 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

Skills and Experience

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

The Branch

Originally founded in the 1940’s, East Park is based in the North Yorkshire Spa town of Harrogate East of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

With its large waiting room, two spacious consulting rooms, x-ray and theatre, the practice staff pride themselves on delivering excellent service to clients and their pets within the local communities.


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