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Small Animal Vet - Sherwood

CVS Group Plc
Sherwood, Nottingham
Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Closing date
13 May 2021

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Veterinary Surgeon
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Looking for a new position? Want to join a supportive team? Then read on!

Here at Orchard Veterinary Centre we are a well-established, friendly, small animal veterinary practice based in Sherwood, Nottinghamshires, we are RCVS accredited, awarded Outstanding in Client Service and are a Gold accredited cat friendly practice.  

You will be working in a team of experienced vets and veterinary nurses with a network of support staff. 

If you are looking to advance and develop your specific clinical interests, including to certificate level, join our team, and we will help you fulfill your clinical ambitions among a friendly and supportive group of animal lovers.

This is a full time position, 40 hours, working 4 days per week, with 1 in 3 Saturday mornings. Would also consider a part time applications as  we understand the importance of work life balance. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced vet to develop skills. Career progression is just as important to us as it is to you, and we'd love to work with you to help you achieve your goals, funded certificates available for the right candidate.

Our benefits include:

  • Generous CPD allowance
  • Industry leading Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption pay
  • Attractive salary, bonus scheme
  • Up to 7 weeks holiday a year + Bank Holidays with our buy & sell holiday scheme pro rata
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Discounted pet care
  • Access to a variety of retail discounts, subsidised membership at over 2,000 participating health clubs and part of the cycle to work scheme

Does this sound like the right position for you? To apply click 'Apply now' or to arrange an informal chat about this vacancy or any other interests you may have, TEXT or call Petrina  from the recruitment team on 07557825605

Veterinary Surgeon / Vet / Vet Surgeon / Small Animal Vet 


CVS Group plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns over 450 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK and the Netherlands. These surgeries include seven referral practices providing first class specialist treatment. We also operate four laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and seven pet crematoria. The Group includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.

CVS (UK) Limited was established in August 1999 to acquire and operate veterinary practices which were well established within their local community and had a reputation for high quality service. It was recognised that the value of these businesses lay in the quality of their staff and the relationship they enjoyed with their existing clients. To build on this CVS provides professional management expertise in the areas of finance, personnel, practice management, Health & Safety etc, thereby relieving local staff of many administrative tasks, to enable them to concentrate on clinical care.

As the number of acquisitions increased so did the diversity of operational styles and approaches. These are shared on a regular basis at meetings where clinical directors and other key staff consider alternative approaches to common problems. The two day CVS annual conference is now a major event in the veterinary calendar providing a broad range of CPD and where new initiatives are considered and fed back to each of the businesses.

From 2001 CVS diversified into many other aspects of veterinary business. This diversification includes veterinary laboratories, veterinary crematoria, a locum and recruitment agency, an online dispensary, and own labelled products. Currently a key focus is the expansion of its own centres of excellence providing multi-disciplinary referral services to its own practices and to the veterinary profession at large. It is also expanding its network of out-of-hours emergency centres to ensure that its clients get the best possible care whatever their needs. A recent addition to this diversification is the establishment of grooming parlours at some of its larger practices.

A major feature of CVS’s practice division is the Healthy Pet Club which provides inexpensive annual cover for routine treatments such as worms and fleas and regular health checks. With over 300,000 members this now provides a significant cost saving for clients.

CVS employs an increasing number of veterinary specialists who offer invaluable advice to their colleagues and lead the internal CPD programme. Through this support for quality CPD many of the company’s veterinary surgeons have acquired new skills of value to their colleagues elsewhere in the group. The establishment of a New Graduate scheme and the MiNurse Academy are part of a fuller CPD programme which includes more formal business skills training.

CVS has selected some single suppliers for certain types of product which has enabled us to get more competitive prices and better support from the manufacturers. However care is taken not to compromise clinical judgment through our selection of products, and this is achieved by having all decisions on the choice of veterinary products decided by a team of qualified veterinary surgeons.

CVS continues to acquire more veterinary practices and associated businesses but each one is considered with care to ensure that they are compatible with the CVS culture. The key attributes of the practices are their location, their current standing in the local community, their overall performance and the willingness of the existing practice team to embrace the CVS approach to business.

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CVS Group PLc
CVS House
Owen Road
IP22 4ER
United Kingdom
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