• Lead Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 52 Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds Hours: Full time, Part time Practice: Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Morley Salary: up to £70,000 depending on experience Practice Details Abbey House Veterinary Hospital Morley

Abbey House was founded in 1977 and has grown rapidly over the years. Abbey House today is a large, busy Primary Care and middle-tier Referral practice in West Yorkshire with four branch sites. We care for small animals and some exotics at our Kippax branch. We see referrals from across Yorkshire and have a fantastic caseload for clinical development. We are passionate about quality, clinical excellence and patient care. Due to our advanced and varied caseload, we can support most professional areas of interest.

Our fantastic 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital has excellent equipment with CT, visiting MRI, four theatres, onsite lab, rigid/flexible endoscopy including laparoscopy, ICU, plus lots more!

Three of the four branches have operating facilities. Our branch clinics at Kippax and Croft House perform neutering and routine surgical procedures along with x-rays and laboratory tests. All of the clinics have fully stocked dispensaries. We are also proud of our commitment to sustainability and are working towards our iiE Bronze (Investors in the Environment). We have phenomenal day and night teams here at Abbey House Vets. We have a large vet team including seven certificate holders in surgery, oncology, ophthalmology and dermatology. We are supported by an experienced nurse team and a fantastic front of house team.


Your role and responsibilities

Our lead vet roles will see you ensuring best practice is being followed, 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).

One role would be based at our Morley hospital and would involve clinical and people leadership, helping with budgets and have a real input in future plans. A medical or imaging interest would be desirable. You might be a certificate holder already or be working towards one.
The other lead vet role will lead our branches driving the clinical standard as well as motivating the team. You will hold responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the branches and will be assisted by the Clinical Director and two dedicated Lead Nurses.

Your role will include time for admin and managerial duties!

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



  • Competitive salary up to £70,000 a year depending on experience plus bonus scheme
  • Generous CPD allowance and four days each year to attend events
  • Linnaeus CPD Programme (including certificate holder level and leadership CPD)
  • 6 weeks holiday per year and birthday leave day
  • Employee discounts
  • Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • RCVS fee paid
  • VDS cover


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

If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below.

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