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Veterinary Surgeon

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary banding £31,000-£55,000
Closing date
22 Nov 2021

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Veterinary Surgeon - Full Time or Part Time - Salary banding £31,000-£55,000-Lincoln South Vets4Pets

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David & Lucy Bull, practice partners at Vets4Pets Lincoln are looking for a vet to join their team.  Read on to understand whether this role sounds like a great fit for you.
“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 extra moments to catch up with admin, calls etc.  We routinely book 30 minute appointments for first vaccinations, planned blood samples and euthanasia. Our diary is structured to try to ensure everyone gets a lunch break (1 hour); final morning consults are scheduled to finish 30 minutes before lunch to support this approach (with the same applying to consults at the end of your working day to enable you to finish on time).  Overtime is exactly that; if our team don’t manage to take a lunch break or finish late due to extra caseload, we’ll pay – This applies across the team, including our vets.
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 and ensure that thoughts and ideas are shared.
There is no obvious hierarchy in our team, we all work together really well and aim for exceptional standards of patient care. We are an RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accredited General Practice, opened in 2014.  Overall our team comprises of 13 colleagues and clinically, we have a strong, experienced blend of part and full time vets (4) and nurses (5).  David and Lucy graduated in 2007, David has an RCVS certificate in General Small Animal Surgery and is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. Another of our vets is currently studying for an RCVS certificate whilst our nurses all have their own specific interests.
Our client base is largely made up of dogs and cats and we see some small furries including rabbits, guinea pigs and rodents.  We do not routinely see birds and reptiles. Assistant vets are not expected to do any OV work. 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.
Full time vets work a 4 day week and share a rota of 1 in 3 Saturdays, which averages out as 40 hours per week. Our out of hours and inpatient care are covered by Vets Now. We are looking to cover full time hours, but would welcome contact from anyone looking for part time work as we could also look at shifts flexibly to split these hours between more than one applicant. We allocate £1,500 and 35 paid hours of CPD for our vets and we’re happy to consider funding a certificate for the right vet. CPD hours and budget is calculated pro rata for colleagues working part time as we like to keep things fair. New and recent graduates would also have the option of joining the Vets4Pets Graduate Development Programme.
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 get in touch.  We’d 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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Fire Fly Avenue
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