Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Job title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon Location: Leicester, Leicestershire Practice: Medivet 24 Hour Birstall Hours: Full Time Contract type: Permanent

The Role

As the Lead Veterinary Surgeon, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the veterinary team and ensuring the provision of exceptional medical care to our patients. Your leadership skills, clinical expertise, and passion for animal welfare alongside the support we provide through our regional teams and support centre will contribute significantly to the continued success and growth of the practice, your team and yourself.

We are seeking a good leader who is excited by the opportunity of developing other Veterinary Surgeons, new Graduates and a Nursing team. You will work closely with our Practice Manager and Head Nurse to ensure the team feel supported and valued.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 year’s experience in small animal practice. You must have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage complex medical cases, work to high standards both medically and surgically and have the drive and ambition to help develop this practice further.

We offer excellent long-term prospects for the right candidate, with advancement in skills and specialism actively encouraged, plus support with certificate funding.

Salary & Benefits
Salary package up to £80,000 per annum (FTE) (up to £96,800 OTE)
• Lead vet contribution scheme – make up to an extra 20% of your base salary per quarter
• Tier 2 visa sponsorship for candidates outside of the UK
• Relocation package of up to £2000 (Up to £5000 if relocating from outside of the UK)
• CPD allowance £1500 & 3 days paid CPD leave per annum
• 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays
• RCVS, VDS & BVA fees paid
• Funded certificate opportunities
• 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program
• Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
• Leadership training
• Pension scheme
• Paid sabbatical after five years’ service
• Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance
• Colleague purchase scheme
• Hapibenefits – A range of discounts on shopping, entertainment and meals out.

The role is working 4 days per week plus 1 in 6 weekends.

Key Accountabilities

Drive and deliver the exceptional clinical standards in your practice and empower your team to do the same. Establishing a culture that ensures consistent compliance with internal corporate policy and external regulatory standards across the region, through monitoring and driving improvements against RCVS and BVA guidelines.

Drive and deliver the commercial performance of the practice with the support of your leadership team and Support Centre colleagues.

Be positive, receptive, and adaptable to the change process, whilst helping guide others to take a similar approach.

Supporting your team of colleagues with leadership, support, empathy and empowerment. Striving to be exceptional at all times.

Proactively support a culture of putting our pets, clients and colleagues first, and always going the extra mile.

Manage the consistent delivery of exceptional care in all aspects of the client journey and instil a culture of customer service throughout your practice.

The Branch

Medivet Birstall is a well-established practice and operates as one of our 24-hour centres which is open 365 days a year. The practice is equipped with the latest technology including ECG, in-house laboratory, operating theatre, digital x-ray, dentistry equipment and Ultrasound. The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated team of day and night staff.

Medivet Birstall is situated just off the A6 and is a short distance from the A46, A607, on-site parking is available for staff and customers. You will find us located opposite a parade of shops with places to eat, supermarkets, cafes, banks and more all within walking distance. Airports are easily accessible with East Midlands airport just a 30 minute drive and Birmingham airport can be reached in less than an hour.

If you would like further information about the role or would prefer an informal chat before applying, please contact Nicola on Nicola.fowler@medivet.co.uk