Veterinary SurgeonLocation: 162 Dominion Road, Glenfield, Leicestershire Practice: Park Vet Group Glenfield Salary: Practice Details
Due to our continued success, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our progressive first opinion practice.
Park Vet Group were established over 100 years ago and are a multi-site, primary care, small animal, and farm animal group of practices spread across Leicestershire. With sites in Whetstone, Glenfield, Saffron Lane & Scraptoft Lane. All of our sites are self-sufficient and are fully equipped. Our satellite sites run independently and see their own varied caseloads. We also have referral interests in, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, small animal surgery and a dedicated emergency hospital service, 24-hours a day at the Glenfield Hospital.
In your spare time, there is lots to enjoy locally. Park Vet Group is based in the wonderful city of Leicester which is the largest city in the East Midlands. Leicester is a modern city steeped in years of history and there is lots to do locally whether you enjoy the great outdoors/countryside or prefer the Hustle and bustle of the city. East midlands airport is less than a one-hour drive away and you can visit lots of other cities in under 2 hours, including the capital.
Your role and responsibilities
As an Associate at Park Vet Group, you will be joining a friendly and enthusiastic, large, team of vets across our sites (including certificate holders in Imaging, surgery, and advanced practitioners in ophthalmology. We also have two surgeons studying towards medicine certificates.) Across the group, we also have an experienced nursing team (including two surgical diploma holders) & a wonderful front of house team too who support us daily. Here at park vet group, we do offer some fantastic referrals, out of hours (OOH), and advanced services, but we equally champion our GP Vets and the fantastic service we can offer for routine and first opinion caseloads also.
As a team, we often discuss clinical cases and have monthly team meetings to share knowledge and communications. We often work closely with Willows, a local referral site, to run additional in house CPD events. We run a journal club and enjoy socialising events outside of work too, when possible. It is fair to say that we all get on well as a team and enjoy our working days together. We have a real team spirit, and any new associates will be warmly welcomed.
Our variety of experience levels means that we have been able to offer a fantastic new graduate programme that offers great support. We are a training practice and work closely with local universities & training colleges too. We, therefore, have plenty of opportunities for mentoring if this is something you enjoy.
Your role will be predominantly based at our Glenfield Tier 3 PSS Hospital where we have all the usual kit including digital x-ray, ultrasound, a range of endoscopes, CT, ASIF and synthes kits, TPLO/TTA/Tightrope, arthroscopy & Biomedtrix THR kits, exotics ward and orthopaedics department.
- We have full and part-time opportunities available and do have some flexibility with our rotas, so please do speak to us about the ideal rota for you
- Our full-time roles are usually 4 days per week
- 1 in 4 Saturday mornings with 1:16 of these being a full day shift
- Just 1 in 15 Sundays with flexibility to swap and change these were possible. (paid extra with a bonus)
- No out of hours (OOH) or night work.
- 5.5 weeks holiday per year and birthday leave day
- Over 120 hours+ of additional, in house, free online courses/content
- Employee discounts
- Specsavers free eye test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
- Cycle2Work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
- VDS cover
- RCVS fee paid
- £2,000 welcome bonus Ts&Cs applied.
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.