VA131 – Veterinary Surgeon – Highbury – 12 Month FTC

You will be joining our network of Central London first opinion branches which are currently experiencing an increased number of patients and a widening caseload. Investment plans are currently being finalised so exciting times ahead at Highbury. 

This role is for a 12 months fixed term contract due to maternity cover.  The role is a 3 days per week with a 1 in 3 Saturday rota. There is no night work or on call. To provide a mix between branch and hospital work, with a great way to experience ECC work, we would also like you to join the Sunday rota (1:8) at our RCVS accredited tier 3 hospital in Wanstead. ​We understand the need for a genuine work life balance, so although there would be the option to work the occasional additional hours if you wished to, this would be your choice to make.

You will be a vet who can manage your time and prioritise well. Confidence in routine surgery and working up medical cases will be your passion. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team with another part time vet to share the workload with and have a proven ability to communicate effectively with clients, putting their pet’s health at the centre of every decision.

We are looking for someone who can fit into our practice culture and values who enjoys being a great GP supported by fantastic colleagues, but due to location in a London ‘village’ environment with proximity to fashionable Islington and East London, also relishes having a satisfying life outside of work.

The salary is in the region of £45-55k depending on experience. In addition, we offer a generous CPD allowance plus up to 5 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.

We have a great benefits package including:

– 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!).
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme.
– Membership allowance for BVA, BSAVA or SPVS
– Colleague Introduction incentive.
– Increasing holiday allowance with length of service

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and have 44 branches, 3 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&A’s 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 our 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