Lead Veterinary Surgeon – Referrals Surgery Specialist

Lead Veterinary Surgeon – Referrals Surgery Specialist £100,000 - £130,000 per year Godstone, Surrey Medivet Referrals Godstone Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Medivet Referrals Division is a best-in-class, clinical centre of excellence which delivers outstanding care and compassion to both our clients and their animals, going above and beyond to offer advanced and specialist care!

We take pride in providing exceptional patient/client care to our local community and we’re seeking an experience new colleague to join us in our journey.

As our Specialist or Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Veterinary Surgery, you will have autonomy to influence the clinical direction of your practice! We have a great team with outstanding support staff and will continue to invest in the growth for this branch.

We are looking for a recognised specialist, or advanced veterinarian practitioner to establish and develop our referral clinic in Godstone, Surrey. The clinic is ideally equipped and placed for an enthusiastic vet with an advanced interest in any of internal medicine, surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, or dermatology.

Key Resources: MRI, CT, endoscopy, x-ray, ultrasound, radioactive iodine unit, and on-site laboratory equipment, night nursing service with additional local support for inpatients from Medivet 24h clinics.

Immediate start available, 4/5 day working week with flexible working options available.

Weekend/evening on call for emergencies only – fair share, often only advice to nursing team.

Visiting cardiologist and dermatologist use facilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your referral service with Medivet Branch Partnership available for the right candidate too.

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.
  • Specialist CPD 5 days / £5k plus additional days/spend for lecturing promoting Medivet Advanced Practitioners and certificate holders standard CPD currently
  • 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.
  • Become the leading expert on veterinary surgery referrals
  • Liaising with local clinics and building a case-load portfolio
  • Providing CPD to our Veterinary colleagues and enable them to growth their careers with Medivet
  • 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: VET02166