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Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Scarsdale Veterinary Group, Stapenhill
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jun 2022
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The Role

Here at Scarsdale Vets, we are looking for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The role will involve working together with our clinic Hub Manager and fellow Senior Veterinary Surgeon to lead and develop our clinical team to provide gold standard service and efficiently manage the day-to-day workflow through our practices at Stapenhill and Stretton and Hilton with the support of. As a senior clinician, you will be responsible for all aspects of clinical governance, day-to-day leadership, and clinical direction of the team, and creating a forward-thinking and motivating atmosphere. You will enjoy a challenge and lead by example.

The role will also include:

  • Development of clinical and non-clinical skills within the team.
  • Liaison with the main hospital to help improve communications between clinical teams.
  • Managing client complaints when required.
  • Clinical governance.
  • Managing day to-day-workflow alongside the Hub Manager.
  • Take an active role in helping the practice to achieve its financial targets.

The role is full-time, working 4 days per week, but part-time applicants may also fit the needs well so please get in touch if that is something that would suit you. The general opening hours are 8:00am to 7:00pm with an even balance of early and late finishes with some weekend work.

The salary for this role is up to £65,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Our practice sites all work closely in small groups to provide a great service to our clients. The Stapenhill practice links with our sites in Stretton and Hilton to ensure that our services are efficient and offer value for money.

We have a central hospital with a referral centre and a dedicated night team so there are no out-of-hour’s needs. The modern equipment at Stapenhill and Stretton practices includes digital x-ray, ultrasound, and dental x-ray, two operating theatres plus three consulting rooms so therefore we provide all-around service.

Our team of Client Care Advisors, Veterinary Nurses, and Veterinary Surgeons all have the same aim, to be the practice that provides unbeatable service to clients and looks for new opportunities to grow our provision. We are RCVS accredited for small animal general practice. We proactively run many clinics such as weight clinic, puppy and kitten development, and positive practice visits all contributing to the delivery of outstanding healthcare to our friendly client base. Stapenhill is an ISFM silver cat-friendly practice.

Applicant Requirements 

Required skills and experience….

  • Depth of experience and knowledge of First Opinion practice.
  • Proven experience in leadership, including performance management, appraisals, training, and skills development.
  • Mentoring and coaching experience.
  • Ability to engage with clients and progress practice offering.

Would be good to have….

  • A positive approach to change.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Passion and enthusiasm.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH5888 when you apply. 

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Established in the 1940s as a small mainly agricultural practice, Scarsdale Vets (as it is now known) has grown to become one of the largest providers of veterinary care in the Midlands.

In response to the steady rise in demand for the veterinary care for companion animals, Scarsdale Vets now provides quality care across a wide range of animal specie

Find Us
90 Spring Terrace Road
Burton On Trent
DE15 9DX
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