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Linnaeus Lead Veterinary Surgeon in Hairmyres, United Kingdom

Job Title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Salary : Up to £65,000 (Depending on experience)

Location : Pets’n’Vets, (Newton Mearns, Hairmyres, Blantyre and Roundhouse Hospital)

Job Type : Permanent

Hours : Full-Time

Do you want to expand your clinical caseload as part of an award-winning group that boasts excellent facilities ?

Are you looking for a role t o lead an enthusiastic veterinary team , build on your management s tyle and input to provide a high standard of care ?

Do you want to be part of a fantastic local practice with great client relationships that has global opportunities?

Your role and responsibilities:

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to work alongside our Clinical Director.

The focus of the role will be to optimise patient care through the support and development of the clinical team with a focus on the continuous improvement of current best practice protocols.

You will be responsible for line management of a portion of the veterinary team carrying out personal development reviews, implementing CPD plans and promoting engagement.

Your time will be split between our branch practices: Newton Mearns, Hairmyres, Blantyre and our 12 vet Roundhouse Hospital. Regular Rota’d time working between these practices will allow exposure to our host of services including advanced imaging (traveling CT and MRI and advanced ultrasound), advanced surgery, cardiology and physiotherapy. There will be support from certificate holders in surgery: soft tissue and orthopaedic, cardiology, medicine and ECC allowing progression and development of your own clinical skills.

You will work in conjunction with another Lead Vet, group nursing manager, clinical nursing manager and Practice Manger to optimise culture within the practice as well as ensure effective utilisation within each team.

We actively encourage professional development including fully funded certificate, so please do speak to us about any professional interests or goals that you may have.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join and lead our team where you will have the opportunity to have a real impact in the services our practices offer.


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Program which is available for everyone.

About us

The Pets'n'Vets Family are an award-winning group of small animal practices that have been serving Glasgow and the surrounding areas for 50 years. Our sites are based in Blantyre, Hairmyres, Crookfur, Queen Margaret Drive and Scotstoun. We are equally proud of our purpose-built Veterinary Roundhouse Hospital in Glasgow's Southside, providing both primary care and referral surgery services year-round.

Due to expansion of the veterinary team, we are recruiting a Lead vet position for our practices in the South of Glasgow.

This position is ideal for an experienced vet who thrives on supporting and progressing their team, can building rapport with our longstanding client base and provide a high level of clinical care for our patients.

For those looking to expand their caseload and develop their skills in our established clinics, this is a perfect opportunity.

We have a wonderful, friendly team at Pets'n'Vets, and any new associates will be warmly welcomed. As a team, we all support each other, with regular clinical and whole team meetings. The team are all passionate, dedicated veterinary professionals who pride themselves on offering high standards of care.

Our large Vet team includes certificate holders in Surgery, ECC, Cardiology and Medicine. You will also be supported by experienced RVN’s including certificate holders, Patient Care Assistants and Client Care Advisors.

We would love to hear from you, please contact Vicky Tanday at if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.