Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location Cranbrook, Kent
  • Salary Salary package of up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • VET01442
  • Closing date 1st Sep 2022

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About us:

Medivet Cranbrook is housed within a beautiful manor house in the lovely Kent countryside.

We have a large reception and office space, separate cat and dog wards, two large consult rooms, a well-organised prep area, and a spacious sterile operating theatre. We have a comfortable staff lounge and kitchen as well as a garden for lunches in the sunshine.

We are equipped with ultrasound and digital x-ray plus lab machines including biochemistry, haematology, electrolytes, microscope, and Vetscan Imagyst (AI digital cytology).

We have a lovely client base and our team sees a varied caseload with good connections to our sister clinics for support and transfer options.

The role:

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join us at Medivet Cranbrook in Kent.

This role has fantastic potential and lends itself to the successful candidates’ area of interest, with the opportunity to influence clinical direction. Ideal for someone with drive and eagerness to lead a friendly team and help develop the practice further.

Salary package up to £70,000 per annum depending on experience, to include:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • - Attractive commission scheme
  • - 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after every 5 years of service)
  • - Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • - £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE)
  • - RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
  • - Certificate funding
  • - Vehicle allowance or company vehicle
  • - Accommodation allowance
  • - Fair share of the bank holiday and on-call rota to support our dedicated night team, if required
  • - Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • - Access to a wide range of discounts for days out, high street, and on holidays
  • - 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • - 1-day 'Pet'ernity Leave

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:

This role works closely with the team in order to achieve our objective of delivering exceptional veterinary care in a professional, caring, and supportive manner.

You will provide high standards of clinical care to your clients and patients and direction and leadership to colleagues in practice, to ensure delivery against agreed performance measures.

Responsible for the financial and operational performance of your practice and overall team performance and engagement.

Ensure the delivery of exceptional clinical quality and care standards in your practice always encouraging a progressive clinical culture.

Follow Medivet policies and procedures and ensure they are implemented in your practice and adhered to by all your team (e.g. Medivet preferred drug policy)


Get to know our team!

Jasmine, Jo, and Robyn our RVNs are experienced with special interests in behaviour, nutrition, bereavement coaching, student training, puppy development, intensive nursing, cat-friendly practice, tea breaks, and team mental health and wellbeing.

Our SVNs, Shannon, and Ambalika are both due to qualify this year. (Ambalika is also a star baker and treats us to delicious cakes!) Jess is beginning her student training this year!

Di and Abby are our wonderful Client Care Assistants. Di has worked in this clinic for 30 years and Abby has recently returned part-time after having a baby.

Apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

Why join us?

We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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