Lead Veterinary Surgeon – Aldgate Vets, Bridlington/Driffield, Yorkshire

We are looking for an inspiring lead vet to head up the small animal veterinary team and become part of the senior management team. You will have an active clinical role as well as leading the team of 23 vets.

You will be supported by the senior management team which is made up of CCT managers, Head Nurses, Pharmacy Managers and Directors.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in working within and managing a team and would become their go to person to raise suggestions, offer the team support, find solutions to problems, be pivotal in implementing new initiatives and work to constantly improve standards of care.

You would lead the team by example, working to achieve our mission statement of Integrity, Compassion, Commitment and Teamwork and work towards building a strong, supported and forward-thinking team.

About us

Aldgate Vets is an independently owned practice with a team of highly experienced veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses, reception and administration staff based across our sites in Bridlington and Driffield.

Our ambition is to provide the best in preventative, diagnostic and emergency care whether it’s to small animals, horses or farm animals. We also believe strongly in being an excellent employer, providing a happy and safe place to work, and investing in the skills and qualifications of our wonderful team. We currently have certificate holders is diagnostic imagine, small animal medicine, ECC and one person finishing their small animal surgery certificate. We also have a diploma holder in animal physiotherapy.

As the only remaining independent practice locally, our aim is to continue the tradition of a high standard of care in a compassionate and down-to-earth manner. Our three current directors – David Smith, Lucy Butler and Giles Moore – all have active clinical roles within the practice and live within local communities. We are also an RCVS-approved nurse training practice and actively support development of the nursing team. We have recently achieved ISFM gold standard status.

In our purpose-built small animal practice in Bridlington, we offer 3 surgical theatres, one with laparoscopic facilities, another dedicated to orthopaedic surgery. We also have a CT scanner, separate dental suite with dental radiography, video endoscopy and gastroscopy. We have a dedicated rehabilitation department, led by our diploma holder, which offers, acupuncture, physiotherapy, laser therapy and hydrotherapy.

We have a dedicated night team for the hospital to support your work/life balance, this offers OOH services to 5 other local practices.

The role is full time (4 days/week) with a fixed weekday off, Saturday/Sunday day shifts on rotation with time back the following week with a share of working Bank Holiday (with TOIL back).

The Practice encourages CPD and can offer support with starting or completing Certificates.


  • Salary – £60,000 plus
  • 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays or day in lieu
  • RCVS, VDS and BVA subscriptions, Private Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme
  • CPD funded and supported
  • Team discount scheme
  • Potential for future shareholding

If you are interested in discussing this fantastic opportunity further, please contact either Lucy Butler (lbutler@aldgatevet.co.uk) or Giles Moore (gmoore@aldgatevet.co.uk)

For more information on the Practice visit our website at www.aldgatevet.co.uk

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