Head Veterinary Surgeon – Wood Green, North London

Job Type
Reporting to


Exciting opportunity for sole charge, head vet position in a well equipped community based practice.

As head vet you will be responsible for the day to day running and performance of the practice and to lead the team with the help of the wider Village Vet team.

Metrovet is a brand within Village Vet offering and affordable solution to its clients but backed up by all the benefits of being in the Village Vet family.

Benefits include;

  • Highly competitive salary
  • 4 weeks holiday plus bank holidays (one bank holiday per year to be working is compulsory with a day of your choice back in lieu)
  • As of 1st January 2020 holiday allowance will increase to 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus Birthday Day.
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS Membership
  • £1000 CPD allowance with 5 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Additional CPD for Clinical Coaches
  • Holiday entitlement increase with years of service
  • Village Vet Bonus scheme
  • Occupational Health Scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tax free childcare

Shifts: Day Shifts, Monday - Friday, Half day Wednesday (afternoon off), every Saturday 9am - 2pm.

Information About Us

Our Vision:

To be recognised as an exceptional and trusted provider of primary veterinary care to our patients and clients within the communities that we serve. Every patient, every client, every visit.

Village Vet is a progressive, forward thinking, premium veterinary group with small and medium sized first opinion practices, 4 large 24-hour hospitals and a referral centre. Village Vet is based in London, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. We believe in supporting and investing in our staff, investing in our facilities and ensuring that our clients and their pets receive only the very best, modern first opinion or specialist care. Our staff are motivated and encouraged to gain additional certifications across all levels of employment and we offer career progression within our group. We have a strong recognisable brand and we are looking for people who share our vision and our culture. We have over 300 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

Your Main Responsibilities

  • PATIENT/CLINICAL CARE - Delivering a high level of clinical care to standards in conjunction with the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (Including but not limited to holding consultations and diagnosing animals, performing surgery, administering anaesthesia, undertaking scans, prescribing and euthanases where necessary)
  • CLIENT CARE - The delivery of client satisfaction to an exceptional level as defined by Village Vet and measured by Village Vet KPIs. This includes making all your interactions with clients fully focused on delivering value, exceptional service and warmth to the clients
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – Making sure that your work fully supports the Head Vet’s objective of ensuring the practice runs effectively and efficiently
  • TEAMWORK – Working within your Vet team, and wider hospital team, to contribute your skills, efforts and personal strengths to help ensure a harmonious team ethos at all times

Essential Experience Required

  • Strong small animal medical and surgical experience
  • Awareness of the operational aspects of the practice that affect practice profitability
  • Ability to lead when the most senior person on shift or in the room
  • Having worked in a sole charge role
  • Experience working in a busy practice

Desirable Experience Required

  • Understanding and experience of a Head Vet position
  • Previous experience managing a team

Personal Skills & Qualities

  • Self aware, positive attitude and receptive to change
  • Effective communication skills within the team and with clients
  • Ability to work as a strong contributor to a team

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