• Lead Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 51 Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey Hours: Full time Practice: Cathcart and Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital Farnham Salary: Up to £60,000 Practice Details Cathcart and Winn Veterinary Clinic & Hospital Farnham

Established for over 70 years, we offer primary care services for small animals within Surrey. We take pride in providing the highest standards of veterinary care and quality of service. Our 24-hour guaranteed levels of emergency, routine care and staff expertise enable us to make sure the quality of care is always to the highest standard to take of its patients.

Your role and responsibilities 

Are you looking to lead an experienced team in a well-equipped hospital?

Would you like to work in the beautiful area of Guildford with a direct train to London?

Hours and package:

  • Full-time role worked over 4 days - a mixture of 8 am starts and 8 pm finishes
  • 1 in 5 weekends - Saturday 08:30-17:30 & Sunday 10-16:00
  • No Out of Hours (OOH)
  • Salary of up to £60,000 dependent on experience

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join us on a full-time basis, however, part-time applications are considered.

The Lead Veterinary Surgeon's role is key to the team's ability to succeed. You will be leading and working alongside a full clinical team including vets (with visiting orthopaedic and ophthalmology specialists), nurses and Receptionists across the practices, all aiming towards providing the highest standards of care while, maximising convenience, reducing customer effort and bonding clients to the practice.

The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is responsible for managing the clinical activities of the Vets and acts as the first line of management, developing the team to optimise uptake of clinical services.

The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is to support and work closely with and assist the Clinical Director to provide leadership, coordination, ensure adequate cover for shifts, appropriate training and development to their team and when not deputising to undertake duties of a vet. They also need to take part in the day-to-day organisation of the team and respond to requests for unplanned absence cover.



  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Certificates encouraged and supported
  • Pension scheme 
  • Linnaeus Wellness Program
  • Generous holiday allowance of up to 5 weeks (pro-rata) plus a day for your birthday
  • Professional membership fees paid (RCVS, VDS, BVA)
  • Leap Leadership Development Programme
  • Development support from your Regional Director and Medical Director along with the wider support team
  • Career opportunities across the group
  • Progressive sick pay

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. 

To apply, please complete the quick application form below. Alternatively, for more information please contact Paige on [email protected] or call 07708478484.

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