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Lead Veterinary Surgeon Opportunities Available

Due to a recent restructure, we now have two Lead Vet Surgeon vacancies available. This is an amazing opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon looking to take a step into a leadership role, or for an experienced Lead Vet to join a fantastic team.

  • Full or part time applications welcomed.
  • 4-day week
  • 1:4 weekends
  • No OOH’s
  • Open to a flexible rota for the right candidate.

Abbey House was founded in 1977 and has grown rapidly over the years. Abbey House Vets today is a large, busy first opinion and middle tier referral practice in West Yorkshire with four branch sites. We care for small animals and some exotics at our Kippax branch. We see referrals from across Yorkshire and have a fantastic caseload for clinical development. We are passionate about quality, clinical excellence, and patient care. Due to our advanced and varied caseload we can support most professional areas of interest.

Our fantastic 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital is supported by four branch clinics and has excellent equipment with CT, visiting MRI, 4 theatres, onsite lab, rigid/flexible endoscopy including laparoscopy, ICU, plus lots more! Three of the four branches have operating facilities. Our branch clinics at Kippax and Croft House perform neutering and routine surgical procedures along with x-rays and laboratory tests. All of the clinics have fully stocked dispensaries. We are also proud of our commitment to sustainability and are working towards our iiE Bronze (Investors in the Environment)

We have phenomenal day and night teams here at Abbey House Vets. We have a large Vet team including 7 certificate holders in surgery, oncology, ophthalmology & dermatology. We are supported by an experienced Nurse team and fantastic front of house team.

Our lead vet roles will see you ensuring best practice is being followed, supervising and assisting more junior vets, setting the standards, identifying any issues, working with other lead vets to drive in house CPD programme, arranging CPD meetings, M&M rounds and clinical governance (VetSafe), and more.

One role would be based at our Morley Hospital and would involve clinical and people leadership, helping with budgets and have a real input in the groups future plans. A medical or imaging interest would be desirable. You might be a certificate holder already or be working towards one.

The other will Lead our branches driving the clinical standard as well as motivating the team. You will hold responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the branches and will be assisted by the Clinical Director and two dedicated Lead Nurses.

Your role will include time for admin and managerial duties!

The right candidates for the Lead roles will be experienced Vet Surgeons who enjoy mentoring and supporting their team and are comfortable with all first opinion duties.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary up to £70,000 a year depending on experience plus bonus scheme
  • Generous CPD allowance and 4 days each year to attend events
  • Linnaeus CPD Programme (including certificate holder level and leadership CPD)
  • Pension
  • 6.6 weeks holiday per year & birthday leave day
  • Employee Discounts
  • Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • RCVS Fee Paid
  • VDS cover

Get in touch for more info or to arrange an informal chat charlotte.dean@abbeyvetspets.co.uk