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Veterinary Surgeon - Highbury, London

Goddard Veterinary Group
Islington, London (Greater)
Up to £58k depending on experience and hours worked
Closing date
22 Jul 2022

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You will be joining our network of Central London first opinion branches which are currently experiencing an increased number of patients and a widening caseload. Investment plans are currently being finalised so exciting times ahead at Highbury. 

If you would enjoy a regular work routine until at least the end of 2022, or wish to combine a work/life balance with a part time role that would also provide all the benefits an organisation could offer then a fixed term contract at our Highbury branch could be your answer.  

We are looking for a vet to work between 22 to 42 hours per week depending on your own circumstances including a 1 in 4 Saturday rota.  We are always keen to embrace flexible working, and there is the opportunity to agree the days worked to fit in with your other commitments; there is no night or on call work requirements. 

​The successful candidate will be a vet who can manage their time and prioritise well. Confidence in routine surgery and working up medical cases will be your passion and you will enjoy working as part of a team with another part time vet to share the workload, You will need a proven ability to communicate effectively with clients, putting their pet’s health at the centre of every decision.  You will also have support from our own Wanstead hospital on more complex cases. 

​We are looking for someone who can fit into our practice culture and values who enjoys being a great GP supported by fantastic colleagues, and relishes having a satisfying life outsie of work. Highbury is located in a London ‘village’ environment with proximity to fashionable Islington and East London.

​The salary is in the region of £30-60k depending on experience and hours of work. In addition, we offer a generous CPD allowance plus up to 5 days CPD attendance per annum. The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications.

​If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

​ We have a great benefits package including: 
- Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays).
- BUPA private health insurance.
- Simply Health, which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
- 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
- Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
- Up to £3000 relocation costs paid. 
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Great colleague pet discount scheme. 
- Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum. 
- Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500. 

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and now have 44 branches, three hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&As to ensure we're making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our employees and over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and would like to know more, please click the apply button now, if you would like more information or an informal chat to discuss the role further please email



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Goddard Veterinary Group offers opportunities to all levels of talent within the veterinary industry — we care for our people as much as we do for our pets. If you are a strong team player looking to share our philosophy of practising to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care, then why not get in touch? Goddard Veterinary Group was born in 1952 and since then we have grown our business across London with 44 neighbourhood practices, three 24-hour hospitals, our own nursing college, and expanding contact centre.

We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us for 10 years or more and we are proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. At the heart of it all, we really value our team. We have created a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we have run many virtual Town Hall meetings throughout the pandemic giving us the opportunity to run live polls and Q & A sessions, ensuring we are making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters, so you know you are in good hands.

We are a forward-thinking organisation with big ambitions. We have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allow us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs to help make them the best they can be.

The bright lights of the city are easily accessible from all our locations, giving you the opportunity to enjoy London at its fullest, whether that be a stroll in leafy parks, meeting people in buzzing bars or having a night out in Theatreland — working with Goddard Veterinary Group can open many doors, in more ways than one. 

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Goddard Veterinary Group
Claygate House
Manor Road
Woodford Green
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