Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location Orpington (City/Town), London (Greater)
  • Salary salary package up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • VET01277
  • Closing date 30th Oct 2022

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The role:

We are seeking a Veterinary Surgeon to join our long-standing and close knitted team at Medivet Orpington in South East London.

Medivet Orpington, formerly Ashmore Vets have a wonderful, experienced three-vet team made up of Kylie, Diarmaid, and Sarah. We have a fantastic nursing and support team made up of our Practice Manager, Student Nurses, Patient Care Assistants, and Receptionists.

We have a high surgical caseload, we do a lot of neutering, and also work for two local charities. Dermot had a certificate in Emergency Medicine and Kylie has a keen interest in Ophthalmology and Acupuncture.

Someone interested in Cardiology or Internal Medicine would complement our team's skill set well however we can also consider a confident recent graduate.

Full-time salary package up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience to include:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave plus bank holidays
  • - 4-day week with 1:3 half or 1:6 full weekends
  • - 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
  • - Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
  • - Accommodation allowance
  • - 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


Medivet Orpington is equipped with all the usual kits, in-house blood machines, digital X-rays, and ultrasounds.

The practice feeds into our well-established Beckenham 24h Hospital for out-of-hour care, managed by our dedicated night team. All our practices share the same software, so the team will have access to your patient's history at all times; case continuity is guaranteed!

Orpington is a fantastic place to live! We are close enough to London to be able to enjoy all that it has to offer, city lovers can be on London Bridge in just 30 min while nature lovers have the National Trust - Petts Wood and Hawkwood right on your doorstep! We're also nearby to the lovely countryside, some of our team have horses so it's a great place to pursue this hobby.

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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