‘To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit’.
Village Vet is a progressive, forward-thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium-sized first opinion practices, four large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 400 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.
Your role and responsibilities
Village Vet has a new fantastic opportunity for a full-time Lead Veterinary Surgeon to work independently and alongside other highly experienced Veterinary Surgeons at our Longstanton multi-vet practice in Cambridgeshire. You will also be supported by a team of Nurses, Pet Care Assistants (PCA), and Receptionists along with a highly experienced Village Vet central office team. We have a very friendly team who genuinely want to do the right thing for each other, the client, and the patients. Our practice is exceptionally tidy and well organised. We are very fortunate to have wonderful longstanding clients and with brand new developments in the area the practice has so much potential for growth.
The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is responsible for managing the clinical activities of the Vets and acts as the first line of management, developing the team to optimise the uptake of clinical services. The Lead Veterinary Surgeon is to support and work closely with and assist the Clinical Director to provide leadership, coordination, ensure adequate cover for shifts, appropriate training and development to their team and when not deputising to undertake duties of a vet. They also need to take part in the day-to-day organisation of the team and respond to requests for unplanned absence cover.
Our Longstanton practice has been an important part of the community for many years. Our vets have a wealth of experience between them, dedicated to providing outstanding patient care and offering a highly professional and personalised service to all of our clients. They offer a wide range of first opinion services in practice including vet and nurse consultations, behavioural advice, imaging with our digital x-ray, top of the range ultrasound machine, and perform a range of elective and more complex surgical procedures on-site. Should our patients require 24-hour care, we have the support of our two dedicated 24/7 hospitals in Cambridge available to us.
- Patient/Clinical care – Working to a high level of clinical care within a team. Village Vet prides itself on working to a very high standard of care and supports RCVS Practice Standards Scheme
- Client care – We strive for exceptional levels of client service and satisfaction
- Teamwork – Working within your team, and the wider hospital teams, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times
- Management Team – You will be fully supported and developed to allow you to grow and achieve your full potential.
Rota: 42 hours a week.
- Salary £60,000 depending on experience
- Village Vet bonus scheme
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS & VDS fees paid
- External CPD funded
- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programmes
- Career progression opportunities
- Staff discount schemes
- Enhanced sickness pay
- Enhanced equal family leave
- Wellness program including:
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Recruitment referral reward scheme
At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our Associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.
Part of an amazing global family
The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.
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