Head Veterinary Surgeon – Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Job Type
Reporting to
Lead Clinical Director


Start date: Late summer 2020.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Vet role in this purpose-built Village Vet practice in Cambridgeshire. The suitable candidate must be RCVS registered and have 6+ years’ experience as a veterinary surgeon. Previous leadership experience would be an advantage but more important are strong leadership qualities with a drive to improve both staff wellbeing and patient care and to drive the business side forward.

This is a full-time role with a 45-hour week and a one in six rolling week-end rota. You will be leading our primary care team in our custom-built modern hospital while they provide high standards of care for the patients supported by various certificate holders and visiting specialists.

Night work is covered by our dedicated night staff so there are no actual night duties, however all vets are part of an Extreme Incident Rota (EIV) where you are on standby as second back up to the night team in the event of an extreme incident. Currently this works out to just over 3 weeks per year.

Support is provided by the Clinical Director and Operation Support Manager and includes all aspects of the job.

A personal and practice bonus scheme is in place.

CPD allowance is 5 days and £1000.00 per year. Further studies and pursuit of certificate qualifications is supported and encouraged.

The generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus the 8 bank holidays is topped up by having your birthday off too. This essentially means 34 days leave a year.

Information About Us

Our Vision:

To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.

Village Vet is a progressive, forward thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium sized first opinion practices, 4 large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 300 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

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