Full Time Small Animal Vet – Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes
- Salary £40K - £65K commensurate with experience
- Pet Practice
Friendly & professional growing, family owned, group of nine practices
At Pet Practice we are an exciting, independent, growing veterinary group that’s been giving a fresh look to working in the veterinary sector for the past twelve years now. We are not a corporate focused on profit to the detriment of its clients and staff. With nine practices neither are we a small independent at risk from competition or takeover. We have the security of being a sizeable veterinary group but with the benefits and personal touch of being family owned. Independent is what we love and how we will remain. We do not lock our staff into working for us under the premise of joint venture and other hidden restrictions. At Pet Practice we lead the way in the packages we offer our staff and are proud that all the income we earn as a team is invested back into our staff and the facilities they work in. We’ve led the way in the salaries we offer, led the way in the holiday our nurses and vets can take at up to six weeks per annum and schedule major refits on all our clinics every ten years to keep them fresh. Whilst an ongoing schedule of investment is of paramount importance to us we continue to grow alongside this having added three new practices to our group during the bumpy last eighteen months.
Our staff’s loyalty is built around mutual respect and working with your requirements to create a job role that is right for you. No on-call and flexible rotas ensure your work life balance leaves you fresh and enthusiastic. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have proved ourselves to be a safe, efficient and reliable business that has continued to grow by caring for both its staff and patients. Hear what our staff have to say by having a read on our website recruitment page.
Our Milton Keynes Vacancy:
Our Milton Keynes surgery has been open for four years now and continues to grow at over 35% per annum with new client registrations every day. It has all the facilities you would expect of a modern practice including digital radiography, ultrasonography, an Idexx in-house integrated laboratory and dedicated surgical facilities for both our use and that of our visiting orthopaedic surgeon.
We’ve sadly lost our great lead clinician Becky overseas. As a result we need a dynamic, experienced vet to come on board and continue MK’s journey. Working alongside our Milton Keynes vet Louise and visiting orthopaedic surgeon Sam it is initially a sole-charge position. With this role filled, to allow any further expansion, we will then recruit a junior vet to make a three vet team. There is always plenty of support from our fifteen surgeons and fifty staff across the group. The group acts as a team and I’m proud to say this comes across in Becky’s thoughts below.
“I have been a full time vet at Pet Practice Milton Keynes for over 3 years, starting when the clinic had only been open for a year, and I have enjoyed every day. There are obviously highs and lows in every veterinary day but there were several factors that meant I went home at the end of the day smiling. Working with a great clinical and non-clinical team, lovely clients that have a great bond with the clinic and brilliant support from Ben Johnson the practice owner and the staff at the other Pet Practice veterinary clinics.
As Pet Practice is privately owned and controlled by Ben, he is at the end of the phone and listens to ideas and suggestions from the entire team. So my voice has always been heard and opinion valued. I was sole charge at the clinic 4 days a week, but certainly never felt alone with fantastic RVNs and reception colleagues and other Pet Practice teams at the end of the phone. My reason for leaving Pet Practice in August 2021 was because my husband was offered a dream job opportunity in Germany, however I will be booking some holiday cover shifts in 2022. The past 18 months particularly have been very hard for everyone and the veterinary industry as a whole is struggling. During it all I found the clients have been understanding and patient with all the changes we have had to implement. Ben has been very approachable and supportive of our concerns, well-being and work life balance.
This clinic is a fantastic place to gain experience with the freedom of sole charge whilst having the support of an experienced team. I miss them and am happy to talk to anyone interested in applying for this veterinary role.”
Dr Rebecca Lang
BVetMed, PgC SA(EMS), MRCVS
- £40K - £65K salary commensurate with experience.
- 4 day week, every other Saturday morning rota.
- No on call, no working Sundays, no working bank holidays.
- Up to six weeks leave in addition to the above.
- CPD encouraged with a generous budget.
- RCVS and VDS fees paid.
- Staff animals treated at cost.
- 25-35% Pets Corner shop discount.