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Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Park Vet Group
Glenfield, Leicester
Competitive Salary
Closing date
18 Feb 2022

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Park Vet Group – Lead Vet Surgeon Vacancy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our progressive first opinion and referral hospital in Glenfield.

  • We can offer a flexible full or part time rota, so please do speak to us about the ideal rota for you.
  • Our full-time roles are usually 4 days per week
  • 1 in 4 Saturday mornings with 1:16 of these being a full day shift
  • Just 1 in 15 Sunday with flexibility to swap and change these were possible. (paid extra with a bonus)
  • No OOH or night work

Park Vet Group were established over 100 years ago and are a multi-site, primary care, small animal, and farm animal practice spread across Leicestershire. With sites in Whetstone, Glenfield, Saffron Lane & Scraptoft Lane. All of our sites are self-sufficient and are fully equipped. We also have a referral interests in, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, small animal surgery and a dedicated emergency hospital service, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year at the Glenfield hospital. Our Saffron & Whetstone sites are Silver ISFM cat friendly clinics.

At our Glenfield Tier 3 PSS Hospital practice we have all the usual kit including digital x-ray, ultrasound, a range of endoscopes, CT, ASIF and Synthes kits, TPLO/TTA/Tightrope, arthroscopy & Biomedtrix THR kits, exotics ward and orthopaedics department.

Park Vet group really are a community focused group of practices and we have a wonderful client base, some of whom have been visiting us for many years. Building great rapport with our clients and caring for pets as if they were our own, is very important to us.

As an associate at Park Vet Group, you will join a friendly and enthusiastic, large, team of vets (including certificate holders in Imaging, surgery and advanced practitioners in ophthalmology. We also have two surgeons studying towards medicine certificates.) and an experienced nursing team (including two surgical diploma holders). We have a wonderful front of house team too who support us daily. Here at park vet group, we do offer some fantastic referral, OOH’s, and advanced services, but we equally champion our GP Vets and the fantastic service we can offer for routine and first opinion caseloads also.

As a team we often discuss clinical cases and have monthly team meetings to share knowledge and communications. We often work closely with Willows, a local referral site, to run additional in house CPD events. We also enjoy socialising events outside of work too, when possible. It is fair to say that we all get on well as a team and enjoy our working days together. We have a real team spirit, and any new associates will be warmly welcomed.

As part of the lead veterinary surgeon position, you will be working together with our current lead veterinary surgeon to drive our practice services, work within the management team to encourage and promote Park Vet Group. You will also be responsible for client relations in terms of clinical aspects of cases, take part and lead site meetings and mentor our team on the new graduate schemes. A large percentage of your role will include clinical duties and case continuity is really important to us. Being part of the wider group means you can often be kept in the loop regarding your cases, even if they have been referred to the hospital site. The successful candidate would preferably have management skills as line managing a team, vet diaries and a practice will be part of the daily position at Glenfield hospital.

Our variety of experience levels means that we have been able to offer a fantastic new graduate programme that offers great support. We are a training practice and work closely with local universities & training colleges too. We therefore have plenty of opportunity for mentoring if this is something you enjoy.

The lead veterinary surgeons are supported by the lead clinical director, HR and operation manager and practice manager in their determination to drive the practice forward. This is a role that will be the exciting new challenge on your veterinary career path, and we are looking for candidates who are willing to take that leap of faith!

In your spare time, there is lots to enjoy locally. Park Vet Group is based in the wonderful city of Leicester which is the largest city in the East Midlands. Leicester is aa modern city steeped in years of history and there is lots to do locally whether you enjoy the great outdoors/countryside or prefer the Hustle and bustle of the city. East midlands airport is less than a one-hour drive away and you can visit lots of other cities in under 2 hours, including the capital.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • 5 weeks holiday per year + birthday leave day
  • CPD
  • Over 120 hours+ of additional, in house, free online courses/content.
  • Employee Discounts
  • Specsavers Free Eye Test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • VDS Cover
  • RCVS Fee Paid
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