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Head Small Animal Vet - Turriff

CVS Group Plc
Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Closing date
4 Jun 2021

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Small Animal, Veterinary
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We are looking for a Small Animal Vet with ambitions to drive forward clinical standards and develop our practice into a site of clinical excellence by leading our amazing Deveron Veterinary team. Based in the beautiful North Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where castles, beaches, mountains, golfing, sailing and dolphins are all available within an hour's drive of the practice. Aberdeen airport is only around an hour's drive too!

The role you will play:

We are looking for an experienced, progressive and passionate small animal Vet to join us as Head Vet at Deveron Veterinary Surgeons. You will lead, inspire and help manage our veterinary team on a day-to-day basis. We want someone to continue to shape our amazing practice into an example of clinical excellence and patient care in the North East of Scotland. We have huge potential and you will be part of moulding our future! 

What will we offer:

Competitive salary, Bonus package, full time hours over 5 shorter days or 4 longer days, clinical freedom, up to 7 weeks annual leave with our buy and sell holiday scheme, company pension scheme, CPD, professional membership fees paid, staff discount scheme, CVS sharesave scheme, enhanced maternity and paternity leave pay, employee assistance programme, career progression, perk box offering a suite of discounts…

The practice:

The practice has two sites across the North East Coast of Scotland, with the main branch in Turriff and a branch practice in MacDuff. Turriff has a wealth of space with 3 consult rooms, separate dog and cat kennels, a separate imaging suite with ultrasound and digital radiography, separate prep area and spacious bright theatre. The opportunities for growth and development of the practice is limited only by your ambition.  We have an enthusiastic, engaged and passionate clinical team made up of 5 vets and 4 nurse, with a great range of experience. This is backed up by an experienced and caring support team. A surgical certificate holder who routinely performs referral surgery in our Turriff branch also supports us. A strong working relationship with neighbouring practices also provides the opportunity for further growth and collaboration within a larger group.

Candidate requirements:

You will be a confident experienced Veterinary Surgeon looking for either your first steps into a leadership role or an already established leader looking for a new challenge. You will be a motivated enthusiastic Vet with high clinical standards.

What to do now:

To arrange to have an informal confidential chat about the role, the practice and what help we can offer with relocation, please call or text Lisa on 07901 223 740. To apply via our on line portal, where we will contact you to arrange a chat, click ‘Apply Now'.

Head Vet / Clinical Director / Veterinary Surgeon / Aberdeenshire / 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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