Veterinary Surgeon - Lincoln
David & Lucy Bull, practice partners at Vets4Pets Lincoln are looking for an experienced vet to join their team. Read on to understand whether this role sounds like a great fit for you.
“We both graduated from Liverpool 12 years ago and became Joint Venture Partners in 2014. We work hard to create an environment where everyone can perform at their best. We’re very protective of our team; their welfare is important to us, so we decided on a basic set of principles to move forward with. As standard, we run 15 minute consults and schedule regular ‘block outs’ to facilitate consults running to time, giving room for more complicated consults to over-run a bit, as well as moments to catch up with admin, calls etc. We routinely book 30 minute appointments for first vaccinations, planned blood samples and euthanasia. We strongly encourage our team to leave the practice when it’s lunchtime (1 hour) and final morning consults are scheduled to finish 30 minutes before lunch to support this approach (with the same applying to closing time). Overtime is exactly that; if our team don’t manage to take a lunch break, we’ll pay - and this also applies to any hours over and above a normal working day.
It’s important to us that everyone has a voice and contributes in all aspects of life at the practice, so we aim for daily huddles where the whole team can get together and raise any concerns and/or share information. All colleagues are encouraged to add any points they wish to raise to the agenda for this meeting each day. We feel this works well for us as we’re able to address and respond to any queries promptly.
There is no obvious hierarchy in our team, we all work together really well and aim for exceptional standards of patient care, under the Practice Standards scheme. Overall our team comprises 15 colleagues and clinically, we have a strong, experienced blend of part and full time vets (5) and nurses (6). A number of our vets are studying for further qualifications in medicine and animal behaviour whilst our nurses all have their own specific interests. We are a dedicated Nurse training practice.
Our client base is largely made up of dogs and cats and we see lots of small furries including rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents. The practice has 3 consult rooms, a separate theatre and prep area. Using a dental x-ray is standard procedure for us and we have an ultrasound, digital x-ray, electrocautery, suction, blood pressure monitor, tonometer, ECG, capnography and a pulse oximeter.
We all work a 4 day week and share a rota of 1 in 3 weekends. We allocate £1,500 and 35 paid hours of CPD for our vets and we’re happy to consider a certificate for the right vet.
We’d like to find a vet who shares our passion for delivering the very best care for our patients. Someone who is confident in their abilities and happy to share their expertise; someone who is proactive in their approach and thrives in a team environment.”
David Bull BVSc CertAVP (GSAS) MRCVS and Lucy Bull BVSc MRCVS
If you’re interested to hear more about working at Vets4Pets Lincoln please click on the apply button. We’d love to hear from you.