Veterinary SurgeonLocation: 519 Saffron Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire Practice: Park Vet Group Saffron Lane Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience) Practice Details
Established for over 120 years, we offer primary care services for small animals and farm animals across the county of Leicestershire. Amongst our many primary care services we also have a referral centre and dedicated 24-hour emergency service that is open twenty-four seven. All our practices are RCVS accredited meaning we continuously aiming to provide a high-quality service for our patients giving them a long and happy life.
Your role and responsibilities
To work closely with the Clinical Director, your veterinary colleagues and the management team, as well as all other support staff within the practice in order to provide the highest standards of professional care and service for our clients and their animals.
To maintain membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, be familiar with the legislation affecting the practice of veterinary medicine in the UK and with the ethics of practice as outlined in the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct.
Assume responsibility for:
- Surgical and medical cases whilst complying with the practice’s policies and protocols and ensuring all cases are written up in full daily
- Maintaining a positive working relationship with colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders to promote and build the reputation of the practice
- Working in accordance with and contribute to the practice policies and procedures and other relevant legislation to ensure operational requirements are met
- Assist with the clinical training and development of veterinary nurses, trainees and other support staff within the practice, encouraging them to contribute fully to the work of the practice
- Provide exemplary veterinary care for all clients in the examination, medical and surgical treatment of their animals
- Examine and assess all in-patients at least twice a day ensuring the hospital records are fully updated by the nursing team and that the nurses are kept updated of any changes in medication or any change in the condition of the patient
- Communicate effectively with clients, to make and answer calls as necessary and to answer queries in a timely manner
- Communicate effectively with all colleagues to ensure the best possible treatments of all animals under the care of the practice
- Responsible for the appropriate pricing of all clinical cases ensuring clients are aware of estimated costs and has been given options and a recommended course of action as stated in the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct, thereby not exposing the client to unnecessary expenditure
- Review and inform clients of the results of laboratory tests and clinical reports as soon as it is feasibly possible. Be prepared to advise whether further tests or actions are indicated and any escalation of costs and ensure all client records are updated accordingly
- Make use of internal or external referral services as appropriate and seek advice or assistance of colleagues when needed
- Attend regular CPD courses in order to maintain and increase veterinary skills and knowledge including taking part in in-house training, staff meetings and vets clinical discussion meetings and keeping up to date with clinical developments and legislation changes
- Check all in-patients during out of hours working and before leaving ensure that on call arrangements are in place and ensure the security of the practice before leaving.
- Make home visits as necessary within the allotted time ensuring that the practice guidelines on personal safety are always followed
- Responsible for the safety of clients and employees within the practice when animals are being handled or treated, ensuring that the appropriate restraint (chemical if necessary) is used
- Adhere to confidentiality relating to all aspect of the business including complying with and assisting with all requirements relating to GDPR compliance
Hours: 25 Hours (Monday – Friday 2.5days per week with weekends on a rota basis, 2hrs weekend working)
- 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.
Don’t just take our word for it
We can arrange a call with one of our employees for further information if required
We would love to hear from you, please contact Vicky Tanday at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.