VA130 – Veterinary Surgeon – Caterham

Our fantastic vet Hilda, is retiring this year and we are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to look after this lovely two-vet practice in Surrey. The clinic is located in a lovely area just off Caterham’s attractive High St, a short stroll from Waitrose, Café Nero and the local train station (with fast links into Central London). It is also close to the pretty Surrey countryside.

Caterham has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, an experienced well-established team, with dedicated nurses, receptionists and loyal clients. The practice has undergone refurbishment which includes a new operating theatre and lab area.  We have two consultation rooms, separate staff room and offices, a large airy reception area, separate dog and cat wards and lots of new equipment including a brand-new ultrasound and dental x-ray.

We would love to find vet with an interest in ultrasound, as we have a brand new machine. The rota is very flexible and the role can either be full or part time. There is no night work or on call requirements.

The salary is in the region of £45-55k depending on experience. In addition, we offer a generous CPD allowance plus up to 5 CPD days per annum. The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications.

If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

Accommodation is available above the practice in a lovely well -presented flat, if required.

We have a great benefits package including: 
– Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays).
– BUPA private health insurance.
– Simply Health, which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
– Up to £3000 relocation costs paid. 
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme. 
– Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum. 
– Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500. 

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and now have 44 branches, three hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&As to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our employees and over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and would like to know more, please click the apply button now, if you would like more information or an informal chat to discuss the role further please email