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Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Tern Vets, Newport
TF10 7BX, Shropshire
Up to £75,000 depending on experience, up to £5,000 relocation support, plus benefits
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon
Tern Vets, Newport
Up to £75,000 depending on experience, up to £5,000 relocation support, plus benefits

Are you an experienced Veterinary Surgeon ready to take the next step in your career? Tern Vets is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Clinical Lead Vet to join our team in Newport on a permanent basis. 

This is more than just a role; it's an opportunity to drive clinical excellence and shape the future of our forward-thinking practice. Working collaboratively with the Practice Director, you will lead with humility, driving positive change and directing the implementation of clinical initiatives to enhance the high level of veterinary and client care provided. Your role will involve supporting the Practice Director in fostering a unified "1 team approach" within the practice.

As Clinical Lead, you will be proficient in general practice, medicine, and surgery, and either VetGDP advisor-ready or willing to undergo training. You will play an active role in the development of the clinical team, conducting annual reviews, and shaping practice protocols. While the role is predominantly clinical (80%), you will also have 20% protected time for non-clinical aspects, allowing you to focus on driving improvements and advancing clinical performance.

The Clinical Lead Vet role entails up to 40 hours per week, with a requirement for at least 3 days of presence across both practices (excluding Saturdays) to ensure appropriate levels of support and leadership. 

Because our people matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

Join us at Tern Vets and be part of a team committed to delivering outstanding veterinary care and driving continuous improvement. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Hannah Williams, Talent Partner, on / 07977252868.

To submit your application click the apply button.

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