Veterinary Surgeon – Full Time

Position: Veterinary Surgeon – Full Time – Lead Vet
Location: NW London
Job Type: Permanent

Full Time Lead Veterinary Surgeon


Independent Practice North West London.

Our practice and location

Animal Medical Centre is a well-established independent private practice. Our supportive team offer high standards of veterinary services to our loyal and friendly clients.

We are situated on the edge of Golders Green and close to Hampstead Heath and West Hampstead and Cricklewood


Our Ethos

Providing excellent communication and individual, customised care

To achieve and maintain a trusting bond with owners and their pets through the life of their pet. To appreciate the animal – human bond and family life when consideration managing patient care

Thus, enabling the uptake of professional care and services we provide, whether through our facility and our visiting specialists or from referral to specialist centres, behaviourists and complementary care

To be professional, understanding, helpful, and friendly and to understand the value of our profession

To handle pets with respect and in a gentle and caring manner

To communicate well within the practice team and to respect individual strengths within the clinical and non-clinical teams.


Practice equipment

General practice set up with:

Digital CR dental radiography

Separate dental suite

Full in-house lab equipment (IDEXX)


Endoscopy and bronchoscopy

Multi parameter monitoring


Theatre suite

Four consulting rooms – two for cats and two for dogs

Separate cat and dog entrances/reception/consulting rooms and wards

RxWorks practice management system

Separate quiet room for end-of-life discussions and care.


Our clients

As an independent practice we have the flexibility to provide an individual and customised approach to each client and pet.

Longer consulting times and call back times to enable client education and expectation.

Communicating clinical thoroughness and implementing current, scientific based methods through a holistic approach are essential to our client


Our working day

We are open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays

We provide 20 and 30 minute consultation times.

Client communication time slots are provided to ensure client discussion, lab results and ongoing care compliance with owners.

Scheduled time for surgery and procedures.



We are supported by visiting specialist in both cardiology and imaging as well as more complex soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.


Required candidate

Candidates will require at least 5 years of UK small animal practice

An interest in dentistry preferable

Confident in routine surgery, medicine and emergency work

Confident and able to support colleagues and lead the clinical team


4 day per week and 1:3 Saturdays with day off in lieu


Morning and afternoon 30 min ward rounds