VA353 – Hackney – Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Say hello to Hackney! This hugely popular clinic in the heart of East London is looking for a senior vet to jump in make this practice their own!

Before we delve into the nitty gritty, here is what we offer you:

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

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

There is flexibility in this role, and we can explore all manner of different rotas for you!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 call on the “dog and bone” about the role, or explore other opportunities!

About the role

Our Hackney practice is one of our busiest in the group, and we now work closely with our consult only clinic in Highbury to support them with their surgical cases. This busy and diverse “mini hub” is looking at further investment in diagnostic imaging facilities, to help support our expansive and varied caseload. 

Our senior vet will be no stranger to a fast-paced environment and will be a keen leader but have ample opportunity to develop their own skills further. You will be involved in the daily caseload of consultations and surgeries, while providing senior support to your team. 

The practice boasts two consulting rooms, a large prep and theatre area, separate cat and dog wards and a well utilised lab area. We continue to invest in clinical equipment to ensure we have the best equipment for patient care and have further exciting investment plans for our Hackney practice, so please do not hesitate to express what would be on your wish list!

You will be working alongside a large support team of vets, RVNs, students and trainee nurses. The team thrive on their unique dynamic for laughter and pulling together on those challenging days and utilising the chocolate corner when needed!

Hackney is supported by Wanstead 24-hour Veterinary Hospital, so you have the advantage of referring emergency cases within only a short travelling distance for your clients for continuation of care.

You will also be fully supported by a dedicated regional manager, and experienced regional head vet for any clinical advice or concerns.

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 this role press apply now, and within 60 seconds your application will be with Rose! Alternatively please feel free to email for any other queries.