Lead Veterinary SurgeonLocation: Eccleshall Road, Walton, Stone, Staffordshire Practice: Shires Vets Stone Salary: £70,000 per annum, upto depending on experience Practice Details
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Job Title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon
Salary: Up to £70,000 (D.O.E.) relocation package available
Location: Shires Vets, Staffordshire
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: 40 hours over 4 days, equal share of Saturday rota (1 in 5 to 1 in 6 with lieu time the following week) No Sundays or OOH.
Looking for that next step in your career? Are you ready to develop into a leadership role?
We have a great opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to lead and further develop our fantastic team at Shires Vets, Stone in Staffordshire.
Your role and responsibilities
This is an amazing opportunity for vet wanting to do great clinical work, but also take a leadership role within an experienced team. You will be well supported by our CD, PM, client care team, nursing leadership team and our current Stone lead vet, so would suit someone with desire to develop their leadership skills but who may need the support.
You will have excellent clinical, communication, teamwork, and mentoring skills, experience in quality improvement involvement and this is an opportunity to have say, raise ideas, work through problems, to help ensure financial success and the happiness of our teams. We are looking for a Lead Vet who can build long-term relations with our clients and their pets to offer the best care to fit with clients and animal’s needs. You will set exemplary standards of care and help ensure consistency in client and patient care.
You will have problem solving abilities, experience in leadership within a practice team, ability to understand and interpret financial performance. There is opportunity for us to help support your development in non-clinical, leadership and business skills if you are someone with drive to develop into leadership role but has less experience currently. You will be a team player who enjoys primary care, developing their knowledge and skills, with benefits of being within larger multibranch team with vets and nurses with different interests.
We are seeking a Lead Vet at our Stone Clinic, our largest site, with the laparoscopic, imaging, and surgical facilities but importantly a longstanding, welcoming team!
Our team are what makes Shires Vets so great, here’s what some of the team had to say when we asked them why they love being part of Shires Vets.
“I feel appreciated, supported and encouraged plus we have the most amazing team”
“Friendly, helpful team. Good CPD opportunities, cat friendly and well-equipped clinics”
“I think the fact I went from part time to full time after 4 months, says a lot about working at Shires”
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
- RCVS and 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
- Recruitment referral reward scheme
- Wellness program including:
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare voucher scheme
- Free annual flu jab
- Cycle-to-work scheme
Shires Vets was established over 70 years ago and we are a mixed animal practice serving Staffordshire and the surrounding counties in the Midlands, with sites in Eccleshall, Gnosall, Stoke on Trent, Stone, and Stafford. Our small animal, large animal and equine departments run separately from each other, and we have designated teams at each of our practices. All of our practices are individuals, but two important things bring us together; a commitment to excellence in everything we do.
Our largest site is our Stone practice which is a busy, purpose-built practice offering a varied and exciting caseload. The practice is well equipped with Laparoscopy, ultrasound, flexible endoscopy, ophthalmic surgical microscope, dental x-ray, in house lab and much more. Our Stafford and Eccleshall practices were also refurbished in 2018/2019 offering light and spacious working environments with ultrasound, digital x-ray, operating theatres, lab machines and separate dog/cat wards.
We have great facilities and an established team including several certificate holders within the practice (2 x medicine, 1 x surgical, 2 x ophthalmology, with a further 3 Vets studying towards feline medicine and surgery certificates) and experienced vets established at Shires for many years. Certificate study and/or certificate holders welcomed.
The Shires team members are all animal owners and take pride in providing a caring, compassionate, and friendly service to all our clients and their precious pets. The team have high clinical standards, and everyone is striving for clinical excellence. We all support each other and often discuss clinical cases. Our Vet teams are supported by experienced and dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN) and a wonderful front of house team.
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.
If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application form below.
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.
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