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Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Red Sector Recruitment
£60,000 - £80,000
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Are you a confident and driven vet, ready for the next step in your career as an experienced Small Animal Vet? If so, we have an unmissable opportunity for an experienced vet to join one of the leading small animal GP practices in the city of Bristol

  • Excellent Salary up to £80,000
  • Generous Rota - only 37.5 hours for full time, happy to consider other rota's to suit you
  • Well equipped, well establish practice with a settled team and ability to work cases up.
  • SFM Silver Certificate Cat Friendly Clinic award and RAW Silver Rabbit Friendly award 
  • Visa sponsorship, where required
  • No OOH.

To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to or send me a message on Whatsapp (+447494277518).


Job Description

We have an unmissable opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team in Bristol, a well-established practice where some of our colleagues have worked since its doors opened!  

About us:

The practice is independently run and supported by a fantastic team, who are all committed to delivering an outstanding level of service in the community. We operate a Just Culture and have a great team spirit and through this have enabled a “proud to be part of the team” work ethos. 

“After transferring to the practice from Cornwall, I was instantly made to feel at home. It's a busy practice where no two days are the same and everyone really pulls together. We are all valued as individuals and very much supported in our development.”  - Veterinary Surgeon

We are fortunate to have a very varied case load and cases can be worked up locally giving you the opportunity to develop any specific interests you have, with certification encouraged and fully funded. And due to having support from Referral Vets you can also gain experience from Orthopaedic Vets and Advanced soft tissue Surgeons. 

Proud owners of an ISFM Silver Certificate Cat Friendly Clinic award, a RAW Silver Rabbit Friendly award and an approved Veterinary Nurse Training Practice, we also have all the facilities and equipment you’d expect from a thriving GP small animal practice. 

The role and you:

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for an experienced vet with broad GP skills, leadership capabilities, exceptional communication skills and someone who will thrive from learning from the varied case load seen whilst providing the highest level of veterinary care. You will be pivotal in shaping the standards within the practice and putting your stamp on how care for your patients is provided. 

You’ll be joining an excellent team with fellow vets who are keen to learn from you and develop their skills, junior vets who need mentoring, as well as a very supportive and experienced nurse and non-clinical team.  

This is a fast-paced practice so ideally this is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week inclusive of 1 in 5 weekends. However, if these hours don’t quite suit you, we’d still love to hear from you and would be very happy to talk to you about your preferred hours.

The benefits:

In addition to a highly rewarding role, you can also expect to receive:

  • Competitive salary up to £80,000 DOE
  • No out of hours 
  • 5.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays (pro rata), increasing with service
  • Paid professional memberships including RCVS and VDS
  • Dedicated CPD allowance including funding for Certificates
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Relocation allowance
  • Colleague reward hub – exclusive offers and discounts online and on the high street, including 20% off at Pets at Home, Vets4Pets and the Groom Room

We are also ideally located in an area with great local amenities, plenty of parking and good public transport links with the train station and nearest airport just 15 minutes away. The M4, M5 and M32 are also easily accessible, taking you to other towns and cities within the UK including the beautiful Cotswolds and South-West coast which are also nearby.

To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to or send me a message on Whatsapp (+447494277518).


Red Sector is one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the country. Red Sector was established in August 2017 with the aim of providing fast effective recruitment with a high level of care across the veterinary industry.

We are keen to hear from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses of all experience levels and have a proven track record of securing new graduates their first position fresh out of university to experienced certificate holders.  Although primarily recruiting to the UK & Australia, we have also helped our clients in Dubai, Qatar, Canada and New Zealand with sourcing excellent candidates and helped veterinary surgeons & nurses relocate from every corner of the planet!

With over 50 years combined experience within recruitment our team have an extensive level of knowledge in the sectors we cover.  As a team, we have the ability to build strong relationships with both candidates and clients and have the time and knowledge to spend on each individually. We enjoy sourcing the perfect candidates for roles and thrive on filling positions for clients in need.

If you are interested in a new position within the veterinary sector, or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you!
Please send your CV to or get in touch via our website and one of our friendly consultants will be happy to help! 

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