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Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Leicester Fosse Park

Leicester, Leicestershire
Competitive salary, generous CPD, exclusive company discounts
Closing date
5 May 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Surgery Information / Job Description

Will your next career move be to join our hugely successful and established practice in Leicester Fosse Park? We are seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon to lead and mentor our friendly team on a full time basis! 

Our partners, Sameer and Shabbir, have a number of years’ experience between them and are both practical, proactive and very approachable enabling great relationships and fostering opportunities. They now have two fantastic practices just 6 miles apart and at Fosse Park we have a large team consisting of 7 vets, 7 registered veterinary nurses, 3 student veterinary nurses, 3 animal care assistants and 7 receptionists and a practice manager.

You will work with modern state of the art equipment including modern veterinary equipment for surgery including orthopaedic, soft tissue, digital x-ray, ultrasound, IDEXX blood machines and dental x-ray. Sameer routinely performs orthopaedic surgery and we have a regular CT scanner visits every 4 weeks in partnership with Burgess Diagnostics. 

Each of our vets have a specific interest which makes a versatile and a well-rounded team, what we need from our new lead vet is the ability to be able to encourage, develop and support our team alongside our JVP’s and practice manager.

Our practice manager covers the admin side so that aspect of the job will be minimal – only for holiday cover as necessary!

We are an RCVS accredited practice with robust set of protocols that are regularly changing to be in line with best practice and gold standard. We have strong organic growth. Our clients and their pets are at the centre of everything we do and we are looking for a vet who shares the same values as us. We are always open to ideas of how we can better ourselves, the team, and the care we provide, or build the practice further within our local community. Recently our hard work has recognised and we are proud to have been nominated for Petplan Practice of the Year 2021.

Our nursing team have a very clinical mind set, like being part of schedule 3 procedures and helping the team out.

Person Specification

This rewarding position is full time, 40 hours per week, and will include weekends work on 1:3 rota basis but no OOH, meaning all of our colleagues can enjoy an excellent work-life balance. 

Successful applicants will have 4/5 years post graduate experience, with good surgical and medical skills, and be willing to help more junior team members. Previous experience of this would be advantageous but not essential. A basic understanding and knowledge of exotics will be advantageous as we see these via the Pets at Home store. You should have good communication skills, be a team player, and enjoy the variety provided by the clients and colleagues. 

We really enjoy developing our colleague’s careers and can support with study towards a certificate if you wish, and when the Partners take time off, the team support each other and our management team works really well together.


Sameer and Shabbir are able to provide benefits that include: 
• Competitive salary, dependent on experience (up to £65k)
• Generous CPD allowance 
• Exclusive company discounts 
• Support towards Certificates and career development 
• Free parking 
• Branded uniform 
• Paid professional fees 
• Contributory pension scheme • Death in service – 4 x annual salary

Situated within a flag ship Pets a Home store, our practice has a large waiting room area, 6 consult rooms, a rainbow bridge room, a large prep area, 2 separate sterile theatres, separate dog, cat, isolation and exotic wards all on the main floor. On the ground floor is another consult room, office area, dental theatre, staff room and large corridor with an additional isolation area and wet room for potential use physio and hydrotherapy in the future.

Our practice is based on the Grove Farm Triangle on the outskirts of Leicester, with easy access from the M1 and M69. Whether you prefer city or rural life in your free time, Leicester has plenty of variety with the city centre a 15 minute drive, Fosse Park shopping centre and quick walk, and nice rural living areas close by. Narborough train station is a 10 minute drive away and we are near to the main bus route.

If you would like to join our team and you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you.

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Established in 2001, Vet4Pets and Companion Care provide management services to their network of small animal veterinary practices across the UK.

Practices are located either within Pets At Home stores or as standalone units, both under the highly successful joint venture business model. Vets4Pets and Companion Care form the Pets At Home Vet Group, operated with their Joint Venture Vet Partners.  As at 1st January 2015, The Pets at Home Vet Group operated 308 Vet practices across the UK, including 121 standalone and 187 in-store practices under the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brands and as at 14th November 2014, The Pets at Home Vet Group employed 841 veterinary surgeons and we are now the largest small animal veterinary group in the UK. Each Vets4Pets and Companion Care practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments from vaccinations, neutering, general healthcare and advice to the more specialised services of intensive care medicine and surgical procedures.

The Support Office is based in Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire and employs over 145 colleagues to help support the business needs of the joint venture partners (JVP) and their teams.

Our business is underpinned by core values – “We get better every day”  “We put pets first”  “We take pride in what we do”  “We have fun”  “We do what we say we will do” and “We have fun”!

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that includes; competitive salary, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, Rideaway, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

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