Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon £55,000 - £67,000 per year Ashford, Surrey Medivet Ashford Middlesex Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

The Opportunity

We are looking for a strong Lead Vet to continue to lead the amazing group of employees who work here at Ashford.

You will be working alongside a Certificate Holders within well-equipped regional practices including digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound and echocardiography, ECG, multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring and have access to a full lab including microscope, haematology, biochemistry and iSTAT analysers.

All out-of-hours care is managed by our local Richmond 24 hours Medivet hospital, where you will also have access to CT.

This could also be a great opportunity for those wanting to consolidate their skills in domestic species.

The successful candidate will work 40 hours a week over 4 days, plus a 1:6 Richmond 24 hours hospital rota.

At Ashford, our biggest asset is our team. With a large range of experience from vets to nurses, we work cases up to gold standard and always try to do it with a smile. It’s no secret this job can be tough at times, but our Positivity Board allows us to share messages of support with colleagues, as well as to celebrate our successes (however small they may be). Our NPS score being just under 90%, shows how this translates to a positive client experience that they are happy to share with us. If you don’t believe us, check out our Google Reviews.

We hope you can see yourself fitting in with us and look forward to speaking to you soon!

Key Benefits

  • Private Medical Insurance from day one.
  • Health cash plan from day one (covering dental, physio and optical services) with 24/7 Private GP Service.
  • Life Assurance 3 x salary.
  • Access to 24-hour counselling by phone or in person should you feel you need support.
  • Quarterly Lead Vet Contribution Scheme with the potential to earn up to 20% on top of your salary.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Bank Holidays) rising to 38 with length of service.
  • An additional ‘Day for You’, a paid day’s leave for you to use as you wish.
  • Clinical CPD: £1,500 per year plus 3 days’ paid leave
  • Internal CPD and access to Clinical Communities
  • Funded certificate opportunities.
  • VDS, RCVS and BVA fees paid.
  • Sabbatical based on length of service.
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan.
  • Cycle to Work scheme,
  • Discounts on Medivet products and services.
  • Support for Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa and relocation support.

Role Accountabilities

Exceptional care is at the heart of everything we do at Medivet. That’s the care for our patients, our clients and for each other – we really want to make a positive difference through every interaction we have.
In this role you will:

  • Deliver exceptional clinical care to your patients during consultations and procedures.
  • Provide exceptional care to your clients, giving clear updates on patients.
  • Deliver professional excellence, observing the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare accurate estimates for clients, ensuring payment and minimising debt.
  • Work closely with the Practice Manager to maximise commercial performance with a focus on key measures.
  • Engage, mentor and develop your team, enhancing their skills and utilising these in the most effective way.
  • Inspire your team, sharing new or evolving practice standards and changes to processes.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across practices and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical leadership skills.
  • Experienced in delivering exceptional care to both patients and clients.
  • An understanding and appreciation of exceptional care and how this improves the client experience.
  • Experience of implementing a progressive clinical culture.
  • Experience of delivering strong commercial performance through effective allocation of clinical activity.
  • Experienced in working effectively as part of a team.
  • Experienced in using coaching and influencing skills to get the best out of every colleague.

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, with practices across the UK including a number of 24-hour veterinary centres and referral centres. We also have a growing presence overseas with practices in France, Germany and Spain.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care that’s always there. That’s more than a strapline for us, we truly believe every interaction we have matters and that we can make a real difference. This is as true for our colleagues as it is for our patients and clients. Being part of Medivet means being part of a forward-thinking and caring environment with the very best equipment and treatment options available, and the very best treatment for you as a valued member of the team.

This is the home of talented people like you who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals goes way beyond their job. Join us and be part of our exciting plans for the future.

Job number: VET02034