Full Time Lead Veterinary Surgeon – London – Ref: JG10048

Job Role

Veterinary Surgeon

Job Type



Greater London

My client is a well-established independent private practice. The supportive team offer high standards of veterinary services to their loyal and friendly clients.

We are situated close to Hampstead Heath and West Hampstead and Cricklewood

Their ethos:

  • Providing excellent communication and individual, customised care

  • To achieve and maintain a trusting bond with owners and their pets through the life of their pet. To appreciate the animal – human bond and family life when consideration managing patient care

  • Thus, enabling the uptake of professional care and services they provide, whether through their facility and their visiting specialists or from referral to specialist centres, behaviourists and complementary care

  • To be professional, understanding, helpful, and friendly and to understand the value of the profession

  • To handle pets with respect and in a gentle and caring manner

  • To communicate well within the practice team and to respect individual strengths within the clinical and non-clinical teams.

Practice equipment:

General practice set up with:

  • Digital CR dental radiography

  • Separate dental suite

  • Full in-house lab equipment (IDEXX)

  • Ultrasound

  • Endoscopy and bronchoscopy

  • Multi parameter monitoring

  • Tonometry

  • Theatre suite

  • Four consulting rooms – two for cats and two for dogs

  • Separate cat and dog entrances/reception/consulting rooms and wards

  • RxWorks practice management system

  • Separate quiet room for end-of-life discussions and care.

The clients

As an independent practice they have the flexibility to provide an individual and customised approach to each client and pet.

Longer consulting times and call back times to enable client education and expectation.

Communicating clinical thoroughness and implementing current, scientific based methods through a holistic approach are essential to their clients

They have a high proportion of insured clients and they provide direct claims

The working day

They are open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays

They provide 20 and 30 minute consultation times.

Client communication time slots are provided to ensure client discussion, lab results and ongoing care compliance with owners.

Scheduled time for surgery and procedures.


They are supported by visiting specialist in both cardiology and imaging as well as more complex soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

Required candidate

Candidates will require at least 5 years of UK small animal practice

An interest in dentistry preferable

Confident in routine surgery, medicine and emergency work

Confident and able to support colleagues and lead the clinical team

4 day per week and 1:3 Saturdays with day off in lieu


Morning and afternoon 30 min ward rounds

1 hour lunch break

CPD £1500 per year

RCVS paid

VDS paid

Standard pension

28 days holiday inc bank holidays

For more information, please reply directly to this post or call 01392 793733 or email joe@jhprecruitment.com to discuss your availablity

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