Vet Surgeon – New Addington, South London

Our New Addington clinic is one of our most popular practices in South East London and is close to the lovely Surrey countryside. Have you ever fancied running your own clinic and making your mark in the local community? This is a great opportunity to learn more about practice management but at the same time be fully supported by your experienced team. Jo who manages the clinic, Marie and Liz our fantastic RVNs, have all worked with the clinic for many years and will support you every step of the way. We are keen to help our vets develop their interests and will invest in the equipment that’s needed for you to move forward with your career.

The role can be a full-time role 4 ½ days and 1:4 Saturdays or could be a part-time job share for two vets, we’re really happy to chat about both options. The role involves no OOHs. The practice is sole charge, but you’re fully supported by our tier 3 hospitals.


  • The salary is in the region of £45-55k depending on experience
  • £2000- and 5-day CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications
  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth plan 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 Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500
  • Accommodation is available, if needed, above the practice in a lovely well -presented flat with a separate private entrance and a large garden. New Addington has great transport links into Central London but it’s also easy to escape into the pretty surrounding Surrey countryside, with good local pubs nearby.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:


  • “I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!”
    Current Employee – Nov 2020 *Credit Indeed
  • “I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.”
    Current Employee – March 2020 *Credit Indeed

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right 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 are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.