• Lead Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 49 Lonsdale Road, Queen's Park, London Hours: Full time Practice: Village Vet (Queens Park) Salary: £70,000 per annum, Up to, depending on experience Practice Details Village Vet (Queens Park)

If you are a current Linnaeus Associate, you will need to apply internally. In order to do this, please contact our Talent Acquisition team (details can be found via The Link) and someone will be in touch to discuss and progress your application.

Are you looking to take on a new Leadership challenge in your Veterinary Career?

Village Vet Queens Park is a multi-vet practice that is seeking a new Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join this established team in beautiful North West London.

This role will also encompass Veterinary leadership of a branch practice Village Vet Kensal Rise. Both practices are well equipped with digital radiography, dental radiography, ultrasound and dedicated operating theatre. You will be working alongside an experienced and enthusiastic team dedicated to providing excellent care to their clients. 

You will see routine and more complex consultations, GP level surgery, dentistry and imaging and working with this spectacular team in continuing to provide great clinical standards and client care. We strive to offer great working rota with flexibility and a focus on good work-life balance.

The nearest tube station to Queens park are the Brondesbury Park on the Overground and Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line. The practice is located off a busy high street that had a strong village feel. Just 1 stop away is located Village Vet Kensal Green on the overground or is a 15 minute walk.

We are looking for the following skills: 

  • Great teamwork and receptiveness to learn 
  • Ability to manage and drive a successful team 
  • Grow the practice and bond the client base 
  • Mentor a fellow veterinary associate  
  • Independent consulting skills  
  • Problem-based, logical case approach 
  • Sound surgical and dentistry skills. 

We are supported by local Village vet branches and by London Veterinary Specialists where we have a CT machine and have specialists in internal medicine, imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology and surgery to provide support with or accept referrals for very complex cases that need more than advanced primary care knowledge. 

This role comes with an excellent rota 4/5 day week including 1 in 4 Saturday mornings (8am-4pm). 

Benefits 

  • Sponsorship available
  • Great rota 
  • Village Vet bonus scheme 
  • Certificates encouraged and funding available 
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave 
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid 
  • External CPD funded 
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program 
  • Career progression opportunities 
  • Staff discount schemes 
  • Enhanced sickness pay 
  • Enhanced equal family leave 
  • Wellness program including: 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Eyecare voucher scheme 
  • Free annual flu jab 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme. 

Our Vision: 

  '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 certificates 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 330 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession. 

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

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. 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.

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.

Linnaeus is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, we are committed to fostering a culture that is inclusive and diverse for all our associates.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button or for more information, please feel free to reach out directly to our Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

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