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Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Loughborough

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Generous salary, No out-of-hours required, exclusive colleague discounts
Closing date
18 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

Luke Knowles at Loughborough Vets4Pets is looking for a senior vet to join his friendly and successful team. The practice is based in South Loughborough and is easily accessed by the M1 and A6.

Luke’s standalone practice sees a wide range of medical and surgical cases and the team work closely with the client to find the most affordable yet effective treatment plan for each patient. The surgery offers state of the art facilities including digital x-ray, digital endoscopes, ultrasound, in house lab and an array of surgical and orthopaedic equipment. The team run a 20 minute consult system as standard, allowing a real focus on clear communication and thorough client conversations. With this in mind, the successful candidate will enjoy and excel at building strong relationships with clients, patients and the wider team. You would be joining a supportive team of 5 vets including Luke, the practice director, four RVNs, three student nurses, a practice manager, and a client care team. The team hold a variety of interests and Luke has a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. The practice offers clinical freedom and the opportunity to work with a varied and loyal client base, working up cases to a high standard. By joining us, you will be part of a supportive team dedicated to providing a superb standard of client and animal care within a friendly team. 

Person Specification

This position will suit a veterinary surgeon at least four to five years post qualified that wants to take the next step in their career. We are looking for someone who can lead our team of veterinary surgeons; with excellent communication skills and a passion for building strong relationships with patients and clients. As a surgery that has continued to grow, this new role is part of our plan to develop a leadership team across the practice. Applicants will be confident with all routine surgical and medical cases;  supporting and leading the vets on clinical decision making and their professional development, and mentoring and supporting our less experienced Vets. This role will also include responsibility for the application and review of clinical practice protocols. This person will also have some business acumen, whilst ensuring high standards of veterinary, patient and customer care are maintained across the practice.   

This role will be full-time with weekends on a 1 in 4 rota basis and no OOH. There will be occasional sole charge.


Luke offers:

  • A practice manager who ensures wellbeing and ongoing support for all colleagues
  • Free access to the Retail Hub wellbeing service including access to professional support and counselling
  • Enhanced annual leave
  • Regular social events financed by the practice
  • No OOHs
  • Only 1 in 4 weekends
  • CPD – personal development is encouraged and the ideal candidate will be supported to develop their skills in this new role.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Exclusive colleague discounts
  • Discounted pet care
  • Death in service – 4 x annual salary
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BSAVA and VDS)
  • Generous salary and dependent on experience (up to £65-70,000)

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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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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Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue
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