Senior Veterinary Surgeon

IVC Evidensia

Derby, England, United Kingdom


£55k+ (annually)

Vet Surgeon

Aug 17

The Role

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Vet to join our team, with the support of our clinic Hub Manager and fellow Senior Vet you will work together to lead and develop our clinical team to provide gold standard service and efficiently manage the day-to-day workflow throughout our three practices.

As a senior clinicia,n you will be responsible for all aspects of clinical governance, day to day leadership and clinical direction of the team and creating a forward thinking and motivated atmosphere. You will enjoy a challenge, and lead by example.

The role will include:

  • Development of clinical and non-clinical skills within the team
  • Liaison with main hospital to help improve communications between clinical teams
  • Managing client complaints when required
  • Clinical governance
  • Managing day to-day-workflow alongside the Hub Manager
  • Take an active role in helping the practice to achieve its financial targets

Following a period of change with the teams, we are looking for someone who thrives on driving a business forward and wants to play an active part in our success. Previous experience in coaching and leading a team will be key to this role.

You will have a varied caseload and there will be opportunities within this role to spend some time at our central hospital, Pride Veterinary Centre, where you will gain more knowledge and experience working alongside our highly qualified team of first opinion and referral vets.

  • This is a full-time role, 38 hours over 4 days.
  • A salary of £55,000+ depending on experience, plus benefits
  • As we have a dedicated night team at our central hospital there are no out-of-hours required.

About Us

Our team of Client Care Advisors, Veterinary Nurses and Vets all have the same aim, to be the practice that provides an unbeatable service to clients and looks for new opportunities to grow our provision.

We are RCVS accredited for small animal general practice. We proactively run many clinics such as weight clinic, puppy and kitten development and positive practice visit all contributing to the delivery of outstanding healthcare to our friendly client base.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal applicant will have a depth of experience and knowledge within first opinion practice. You will have proven experience in leadership, including performance management, appraisals, training, and skills development. Alongside this mentoring and coaching experience would be beneficial as well as the strong ability to engage with clients and progress the practice offering.

To join the team, you will need a positive approach to change, a good sense of humour, passion and enthusiasm. We want a Senior Vet who can lead and support our team to continue building on our great reputation and team morale.

Because our employees 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

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Practice focus on health and well being


  • 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 5 days 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 £1000 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
  • Death in Service cover
  • Increase in holiday allowance with service

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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