VA387 – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital – Part-time Surgical Veterinary Surgeon

Welcome to Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. Our largest 24-hour hospital in the group is looking for a surgeon who is wishing to step into a purely surgical position, on a part-time fixed term basis.

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

The salary band for this surgical position is £75,000 to £95,000 (full-time equivalent)

*Ideally our new recruit will be a certificate holder or advanced practitioner in surgery*

As a Goddard Vet you will benefit from:

– 6.6 weeks annual leave per year including bank holidays (pro rata for part time)- CPD budget every year- Up to 5 days’ paid CPD leave every year (pro rata)- 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

About the role

This initial 6-to-12-month fixed term role will enable an experienced surgeon to help take the reins of the huge surgical caseload at our flagship hospital in East London.

Working 2 to 3 days per week (Thursday being a preferred day) you will support the team with their soft tissue and orthopaedic cases, although the soft tissue requirement is priority.

The hospital has extensive orthopaedic equipment including locking kits, desoutter drills and a dedicated orthopaedic theatre.For soft tissue surgeries the hospital performs all surgery from GP to referral level including SUB placement, liver resections and thoracic surgery. The hospital also benefits from having multiple cautery units including a harmonic scalpel and a full laparoscopic/thoracoscopy kit.

Wanstead Veterinary Hospital provides an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care, and referral service to our clients and local network of 20 branches and work to the highest clinical standards.

There is state of the art diagnostic support at Wanstead, with a new CT scanner, a commercial laboratory, a strong medical team, and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

Wanstead itself is on the outskirts of leafy Essex but has quick and direct transport links that take you straight into all areas of London! There is a bustling café and restaurant culture in Wanstead so you will never be short of places to visit for a treat.

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 our recruitment manager Rose. Alternatively, please feel free to email her directly at for any other queries or to simply arrange a call and have a chat about other opportunities!