Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Lead Veterinary Surgeon £65,000 - £80,000 per year Acton, Greater London Medivet Acton - Acton Lane Veterinary Surgery Full Time, Permanent

The Opportunity

Medivet Acton is a true part of the local community, with a thriving client base that has grown through word of mouth.

We are currently seeking a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our close-knit team and continue our success! If you’ve considered owing your own practice and are potentially interested in Branch Partnership, this could be the role for you!

The with close proximity to our 24 hour Richmond hospital, you have access to advanced diagnostics, including CT and ensures short transfer times for our overnight patients.  

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.

This role provides a great work life balance, as this permanent role, and can be flexible to suit the candidate. The shift pattern includes a 4 day working week with a 1:6 weekend rota.

Branch Partnership is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring vets to own an equity stake in the clinic which they will increase in value over time. Our flexible exit options mean that when the time is right for the Branch Partner to leave the partnership, Medivet will buy back the equity at a defined multiple allowing our Branch Partners to create wealth for themselves and their families.

Branch Partnership is an alternative career option for vets that want to balance clinical work and leadership and be generously rewarded for the work they do. Our Branch Partners are fully supported with the day to day operational aspects of running the clinic allowing them to focus on team leadership and providing exceptional care to their patients and clients. As a Branch Partner you will retain full clinical autonomy however you will never be on your own. You will become part of community of like minded veterinary professionals who support one another.  

As a Branch Partner you will receive 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and £1500 CPD allowance. Our Branch Partners will receive a full onboarding helping them to transition from being an employed vet into the role of clinic owner. If this sounds like this could be of interest to you please do contact us to discuss further.

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.
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays rising to 6 weeks 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: VET02303