• Lead ECC Veterinary Surgeon (Twilight)

    Location: 52 Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds Hours: Primary Care, 24 hour emergency, Full time, Nights Practice: Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Morley Salary: Up to £70k plus bonus Practice Details Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Morley

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Lead Vet Surgeon to support our busy emergency service. 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.

Abbey House was founded in 1977 and has grown rapidly over the years. Abbey House Vets today is a large, busy primary care and middle-tier referral practice in West Yorkshire with four branch sites. We are passionate about quality, clinical excellence and patient and client care. We are also proud of our commitment to sustainability and hold our iiE Bronze (Investors in the Environment)

Our fantastic 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital is supported by four branch clinics and has excellent equipment with CT, visiting MRI, 4 theatres, an onsite lab, rigid/flexible endoscopy including laparoscopy, ICU, plus lots more! Two of the four branch clinics have operating facilities. Our branch clinics at Kippax and Batley perform neutering and routine surgical procedures along with imaging and laboratory tests.


Your role and responsibilities

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

The key parts of the Lead Vet role would be:

  • Clinical leadership - following best practice, 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)
  • General leadership - dealing with on the day issues, client complaints, working well with nursing and reception teams
  • Line management - supporting a team (approx 4-6 vets), doing PDRs, inductions and helping with issues/problems etc as needed
  • Senior leadership - participating when needed in strategic planning, setting budgets and succession planning and attending weekly SLT meetings and 4 weekly 'Exec' meetings
  • Operations - identifying areas that hinder workflow or could be done better, bringing forward ideas.



  • Competitive salary up to £70,000 a year depending on experience plus bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance programme
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Recruitment referral reward scheme.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and

how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


Don’t just take our word for it

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


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