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Linnaeus Lead Veterinary Surgeon in Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Job Title : Lead Vet Surgeon

Salary From : £60K (Depending on experience)

Location : Park Vet Group (Leicestershire)

Job Type : Permanent, full-time

Hours : 4.5-day week

  • 1 in 4 Saturday mornings with 1:16 of these being a full day shift

  • Just 1 in 15 Sunday (paid extra)

  • No out of hours (OOHs) or night work.

Your role and responsibilities

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our progressive first opinion and referral practice hospital in Glenfield. Here's a bit more about us:

As part of the Lead Veterinary Surgeon position, you will be working together with our second Glenfield lead veterinary surgeon to drive our practice services and work within the management team to encourage and promote Park Vet Group.

You will also be responsible for the client journey focusing on clinical cases, taking part and leading site meetings and mentoring associates on the new graduate scheme. The successful candidate should also have experience or be willing to learn management skills. You will be line managing a team of vets, having input into vet diaries and helping to run our busy hospital at Glenfield, in addition to handling your own clinical caseload.

The Lead Veterinary Surgeons are supported by the Primary Care Clinical Director, Lead Clinical Director, HR and Operations Manager, and Practice Manager in their determination to drive the practice forward. This is a role that will be an exciting new challenge on your veterinary career path and we are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and willing to take that leap of faith!

The Park Vet Group is based in the wonderful city of Leicester. It is the largest city in the East Midlands, steeped in years of history, (think King Richard III found under a car park!) and yet is a modern place, with lots to do locally, whether you enjoy the great outdoors/countryside or prefer the hustle and bustle of the city. Our lovely Glenfield team are once again starting to enjoy social get togethers, now we are able to post covid, most recently organising a day out at the Aqua Park at Rutland water!

Leicester enjoys excellent transport links, east midlands airport is close by, and brilliant motorway links mean you can easily visit lots of other cities in under 2 hours, including the capital.


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • Relocation package

  • 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

About Us

Park Vet Group were established over 120 years ago and is multi-site, primary care, small animal and farm animal practice spread across Leicestershire. With sites in Whetstone, Glenfield, Saffron and Scraptoft Lane.

We provide routine primary care services for small animals at our Glenfield hospital. We also have Certificate holder referral surgeons delivering services in diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and small animal surgery. We also have a dedicated emergency hospital service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the Glenfield hospital.

You will join a friendly, enthusiastic and large team of vets (including certificate holders) and an experienced nurse team (including two surgical diploma holders) as part of a longstanding referral service, backed up by a dedicated first opinion team and our own on-site OOH service. We are a training practice and work closely with local universities and training colleges. Our fantastic team is very supportive and we have plenty of opportunities for mentoring if this is something you enjoy.

At our Glenfield Tier 3 PPS Hospital practice, we have all the usual kit including digital x-ray, ultrasound, a range of endoscopes, CT, ASIF and Synthes kits, TPLO/TTA/Tightrope, arthroscopy and Biomedtrix THR kits.

If you would like to apply for this position or discuss in more detail please contact