Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon £65,200 - £77,200 per year Yeading, Greater London Medivet Yeading Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Medivet Yeading is in the enviable position of being very recently refurbished to a lovely high standard. With three consultation rooms and a huge prep room (we often joke about hosting palates classes!), as well as a huge waiting room, a designated imaging room, separate theatre and staff room, it really is a lovely space to work in.

Our current Lead Vet is very sadly relocating, and we are looking for someone to take the reins and continue to build and grow the practice in the community.

The experienced team, consisting of a Head RVN, a CCA and a PCA, are all passionate about delivering an excellent service to our clients whilst making sure that the team is well looked after.

We are fortunate to have a good relationship with other Medivet practices in the area and so support is always available for those tricky cases (medical or surgical), so whilst it is a sole charge position there is still plenty of assistance if needed.

We have a high number of cats in the area and have a high caseload of feline neutering as we also currently participate in the London charity neutering schemes.

It’s a great opportunity to mould a practice into what you want it to be whilst providing a really important and much appreciated service for local pets.

This is a great opportunity to lead and support a small team who work together to provide a high-quality level of service to our clients. Within this position you will have a varied caseload with interesting cases.

This is a friendly and fun environment which makes coming to work enjoyable and fulfilling. Our priority is to deliver excellent veterinary medicine whilst providing value for money to pet owners.

The practice boasts two consult rooms and a separate nurse consult room, as well as a newly refurbished theatre with new ultrasound, dental and radiography machines. Our out of hour’s service is provided by our emergency hospital in Richmond, which boasts a full CT suite and more! Medivet also offers outstanding career progression, including post-graduate study and partnership.

This role is full time working 40 hours per week.

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: VET02045