Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location Headcorn, Ashford
  • Salary Salary package up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • VET00771
  • Closing date 30th Oct 2022

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About us:

Medivet is a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

The top priority of our team is your pet’s well-being. Our nationwide network of practices includes 27 pioneering 24-hour centres, meaning that we’re open and here to help whenever we’re needed.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work

The role:

We are seeking a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Headcorn

Our Lead Vets are responsible for directing the practice and its staff in providing the very best care to clients and pets. You’ll also have an engaged interest in the running of the practice and be rewarded for its success.

The ideal candidate should be competent in practice with a minimum of 2 years experience (UK or equivalent).

This candidate should be a motivated individual who possesses leadership qualities, excellent communication, and a passion for patient and client care. Strong management and mentor skills are essential as you will play a crucial part within the team.

You will have access to VVS (Virtual Vet Specialist) which will equip you with specialist knowledge and support. You will also receive support from and will be working alongside Medivet Cranbrook, which is located 15 minutes away.

This role covers 40 hours a week, spread across 4 working days per week, providing a great work-life balance. The shift pattern includes 1:3 Saturdays or 1:6 Full weekends

Salary package up to £65,000 per annum depending on experience, to include:

  • - 5 weeks' annual leave (FTE)
  • - 4 weeks' paid sabbatical (after every 5 years of service)
  • - Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
  • - CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE), along with exceptional in-house CPD training
  • - RCVS, BVA, and VDS fees paid
  • - Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
  • - Accommodation allowance
  • - Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
  • - Access to a wide range of discounts for days out, high street, and on holidays
  • - 100% attendance bonus schemes
  • - 1-day' Pet'ernity Leave

Weekend work on a fair rota basis with time back in lieu

We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

Skills and experience:

  • - Registered with the RCVS
  • - Qualified MRCVS - Commitment to animal welfare - Ability to keep on top of practice protocols and procedures - Excellent organisational skills

Branch:

We're a kind and caring team based in Headcorn who are dedicated to delivering exceptional care. Our team is always willing to go the extra mile and is proud to offer an array of excellent services, while more complex procedures will be referred to our larger Cranbrook practice.

Medivet Headcorn provides a range of services, including microchipping, neutering, and vaccinations. The practice also has access to a wider range of services provided by the Medivet group, such as dentistry, ECG, and endoscopy.

Headcorn Station is a short walk away, which provides direct transport links into central London. This area is also close to the beautiful Kentish countryside.

For more information contact Nabi – nabi.issrar@medivet.co.uk – 07961834919

Apply today to become part of our family.

Progress your career with Medivet

Development is at the heart of everything we do. We have a wealth of opportunities for veterinary professionals to pursue their interests, develop their clinical and business skills, and take their careers in whichever directions they choose.

Why join us?

We’re a family of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care.

We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.

Search our opportunities and apply today to become part of our family.

How we work

Medivet is a family of passionate, supportive and thoughtful veterinary professionals. We work as one team to support each other, grow the business, and make sure every pet receives the very best care.

Meet some of our people

Learn more about life at Medivet from colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Megan Jones

Deputy Head Nurse

“I branched out to other companies, but returned to Medivet having not found the same family community elsewhere.”

Jerry Dunne

Branch Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

“I thought I was going to stay for two years and move on to the next job but I fell in love with the team and the spirit of everything.”

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