• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: 82 -84 High Street, Whetstone, Leicestershire Hours: Primary Care, Full time, Part time Practice: Park Vet Group Whetstone Salary: Up to £46,000 Practice Details Park Vet Group Whetstone

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 a referral interest in, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, small animal surgery and a dedicated emergency hospital service, 24-hours a day at the Glenfield Hospital.

Our Whetstone site is one of our larger sites and has a team of eight Vet Surgeons. There is a variety of experience levels and professional areas of interest across our Vet team. The Vet team is also supported by a fantastic, large, nursing and front of house team too. Our site is a Silver International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) cat-friendly clinic and is very well equipped with ultrasound, x-ray, dental machine, dental x-ray, endoscope, theatre and more. We are able to support certificates at our Whetstone branch and see a varied and advanced caseload. A member of the Vet team does have a cardiology interest, so heart scans are often performed at the site too.

Working at our Whetstone site means that you can build a fantastic rapport with local clients and case continuity is encouraged. Being a larger, self-sufficient site, you will be able to see the majority of cases through rather than always needing to refer to our hospital premises and you will see a good, advanced surgical and varied caseload.

Park Vet group really are a community-focused group of practices and we have a wonderful client base, some of whom have been visiting us for many years. Building a great rapport with our clients and caring for pets as if they were our own, is very important to us.

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. There is also the opportunity to work a week at our hospital site on a rota basis, should you wish.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our fantastic team at Park Vet Group in Whetstone.

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 referral, Out of Hours (OOH’s), and advanced services, but we equally champion our GP Vets and the fantastic service we can offer for routine and first opinion caseloads also.

  • We have a full-time and part-time opportunity 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 OOH's or night work.

 

Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday per year + birthday leave day
  • Over 120 hours+ of additional, in house, free online courses/content
  • Employee discounts
  • Free eye test (and voucher for glasses for VDU use if applicable)
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fee paid

 

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.

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