Clinical Lead Surgeon | General Practice

Clinical Lead Surgeon | General Practice
£80,000 + Extensive Benefits
Established Veterinary Team + Varied Case load

Are you a Vet looking for the next step up?

Do you want to oversee one of the most sophisticated veterinary practices in Nottingham?

Compass Associates area proud to be working alongside a first opinion, veterinary practice near Nottingham to help them in their search for a new Clinical Lead Surgeon.

The Clinic:

Our two practice owners are both still part of the clinical team; they are ‘boots on the ground’ managers who are always there for their team. Currently, we have 5 Surgeons, 3 RVNs and a wealth of support staff so that we create an efficient, clinically excellent experience for both staff, clients and (most importantly), patients! We are a very close-knit team with staff retention being very successful. A no-nonsense approach to conflict means we have an excellent culture of support.

As well as all the usual bells and whistles you’d want in a modern, small animal practice like large theatres, consult rooms and staff space, we have all sorts of additional bits for you to use. Our diagnostic equipment is extraordinary with echocardiography capabilities; we perform a variety of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries and have large, spacious ward space.

The Role:

Our clinical lead will be taking on a variety of responsibilities. Clinically, you will manage your own case load of first opinion work on small animals. Patient pathway from consultations, diagnostics, medication and (if need be) surgery will all fall under your remit. As this is a lead role, you will also be managing the veterinary team and supporting RVNs as they complete schedule 3 procedures. Dedicated time for 1-2-1s and closely supporting our practice owners in meeting commercial targets are also a big part of this role.

This is a full time, permanent role where some sole charge will be required on our Saturday mornings.

The Candidate:

To apply, you will need to be a RCVS accredited veterinary surgeon; candidates who hold a certificate or are working towards one will stand out. As the Clinical Lead you will be a confident all-rounder. You will need to be confident in all areas of general practice, including surgeries, diagnostics, and consultations.

The most important thing for us is personality: we need a Vet who can quickly build rapport with clients and help develop graduates with ease in order to fit in with ease. You will also need to have a strong, business orientated mindset as part of your role will be to drive the practices growth. Knowledge of P&L, staff management and growth planning are a big plus.


For the right candidate, we are looking to offer around £80,000 per annum. You also get additional benefits including:

– Generous annual leave
– Health care schemes
– Excellent progression routes
– Large CPD budget
– Well being initiatives
– Childcare vouchers
– Loads more, reach out to discuss.


Compass Associates Ltd are working in partnership on this vacancy. If you are not interested, but know someone who is, we offer £200 vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Contact details:

If you wish to apply for this position, please contact Theo Hoten on 023 9421 4488 or email your CV to [email protected]


Theo Hoten (MREC CertRP)

Senior Consultant – Veterinary (South)

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