Lead Veterinary SurgeonLocation: 39 Station Road West, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire Practice: Village Vet (Whittlesford) Salary: Salary starting from £60,000 depending on experience Practice Details
‘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, primary care 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 330 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.
Your role and responsibilities
We are looking for a dedicated Head Veterinary Surgeon to take the lead and steer our superb, hardworking team at our hospital in Whittlesford Cambridge.
The suitable candidate must be RCVS registered and have 5+ years’ experience as a veterinary surgeon. Previous leadership experience would be an advantage. Your focus would be on staff well being and excellence in patient care while continually aiming to move the business aspects forward.
This is a full-time role with a 42-hour week. The current rota is 4 days a week, 1 in 4 weekends.
Night work is covered by our dedicated night staff so there are no actual night duties, however, all vets are part of an Extreme Incident Rota (EIV) where you are on standby as a second backup to the night team in the event of an extreme incident. Only 3 weeks over the year. If called in you will be compensated financially with time back in lieu.
Support is provided by the Clinical Director and Regional Support Manager and includes all aspects of the job. A personal and practice bonus scheme is in place. Further studies and pursuit of certificate qualifications is supported and encouraged.
- Patient/Clinical care - Delivering a high level of clinical care to standards in conjunction with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme
- Client care- The delivery of client satisfaction to an exceptional level as defined by Village Vet. This includes making all your interactions with clients fully focused on delivering value, exceptional service and warmth to the clients
- Teamwork – Working within the team, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times.
- Salary starting from £60,000 depending on experience
- Village Vet bonus scheme
- Great rota
- Certifications encouraged and funding available
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + birthday leave
- RCVS & 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
- Childcare vouchers
- Recruitment referral reward scheme.
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.
If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below.