Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon £45,000 - £55,000 per year Acton, Greater London Medivet Acton - Acton Lane Veterinary Surgery Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Looking for a new challenge as a Veterinary Surgeon? Medivet Acton is a busy, small animal first opinion practice with a loyal client base and experienced Registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary receptionists.

The clinic has an excellent and well-deserved reputation which deserves to develop a team culture that will see it through for a long time to come.

The close proximity to our 24 hour Richmond hospital puts us a stone’s throw from advanced diagnostics, including CT, and ensures short transfer times for our overnight patients.

We’re a cat-heavy clinic so an interest in feline medicine would be easy to cultivate here. Our caseload is diverse and interesting, and our practice culture is a point of pride for us: our shared ethos and teamwork enables us to deliver to a high standard.

Flexible working patterns including part time and term-time only hours are considered. We’re most interested in just finding the right person, so please reach out to discuss more!

Key benefits include:

  • CPD Allowance £1,500 plus 3 days’ CPD leave.
  • £2,000 per year London Weighting allowance
  • £2,000 signing on bonus
  • RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid.
  • Exceptional opportunities for career development, including certificates.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Relocation allowance should you move more than 50 miles from your current address.
  • We can support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa.

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:

  • Provide first class clinical care through consultations, procedures and monitoring.
  • Complete clinical handover and arrange transfer of any patient needing out of hours or enhanced care.
  • Provide exceptional client care giving clear updates on patients, resolving issues as they arise.
  • Observe the highest standards of regulatory, practice and operational compliance.
  • Prepare accurate estimates for clients, ensuring payment and minimising debt.
  • Maximise capacity through the most effective utilisation of clinical skills.
  • Hold engaging clinical meetings with veterinary and nursing teams.
  • Support and carry out colleague clinical mentoring / development.
  • Pro-actively support and share clinical best practice within and across clinics and the wider Medivet community.

Your Skills and Experience

RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon, or with the eligibility to be registered.

Minimum of three years small animal practice experience.

  • A client-oriented approach, with excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of working to the highest medical and surgical standards.
  • Experience of working with a team to develop a practice.
  • Competent in clinical examination and surgery.
  • Confident working sole charge.
  • Experience of building trusting relationships with colleagues, and working effectively as part of a team.
  • A great communicator, you will be an outstanding and positive example to others

About Us

Medivet is a leading veterinary care provider, operating in the UK, Germany, Spain and France with more than 500 branches and 27 24-hour veterinary centres.

We’re proud to support a large, connected and growing community of colleagues who provide exceptional care, 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.

We’re continuing our mission to deliver exceptional care, always there by creating great experiences for our patients, clients, and colleagues through a forward-thinking and caring environment where we make every experience better by using the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

We love working with talented, like-minded people who want to stand out in their field and whose compassion for animals always goes way beyond their job. We have exciting plans for the future so come and join us on our journey.

Job number: VET01763