VA228 – Croydon – Veterinary Surgeon

We are looking for 2 veterinary surgeons who are keen to work between 2 sister branches on a full-time basis that are within a 10-minute drive of each other, in New Addington and Croydon.Before we delve into the nitty gritty, here is what we offer you:

Our senior vet salary band is £62,000 to £83,000 depending on experience and allowing room for growth within the role.

Our associate vet salary band is £42,000 to £58,000 depending on experience and again allowing room for growth within the role.

*To be considered for this role you must be registered (or in process) with the RCVS*

Accommodation is available at New Addington if required.

There are no on-call requirements for either role.As a Goddard Vet, you’ll benefit from:– 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays- Generous relocation assistance- CPD budget every year- Up to 5 days’ paid CPD leave every year- Flexible working options- Private Medical Insurance- Colleague introduction reward- 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme- Medical cashback plan. Refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more- Professional membership fees covered- Shopping discounts- Generous colleague discounts- Petplan 20% colleague discount

Please feel free to email our fabulous recruitment manager Rose at who would be more than happy to arrange an informal chat about the role, or explore other opportunities!

About the role

Between the 2 sites there is a large, experienced support team including RVN’s, students and front of house, that play an integral part in day-to-day branch life, including successfully maintaining high team moral.

Both branches have all the facilities you would expect for first opinion diagnostics, with the addition of further clinical support from Stone Lion Hospital in Wimbledon, for any complex referrals you may need to make. Stone Lion Hospital is 24-hour and provides its surrounding branches with OOH care.

You would be fully supported by your dedicated regional manager, and regional head vet who has a wealth of knowledge to pass on and can support you in your clinical management needs.

Both roles are sole charge and you will be comfortable with routine GP consultations and surgery, but ample support is provided by working so closely together, and with clinical management support on hand! 

Being south of the river, you are ideally located near idyllic Kingston Upon Thames, and then for a night out in London within easy reach of Brixton. 

About us

In 2022 we celebrated our 70th anniversary and have 46 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 with our board of directors, 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.

If you can see yourself in either role press apply now, and within 60 seconds your application will be with Rose! Alternatively, please feel free to email for any other queries.