Head Veterinary Surgeon – Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire

Job Type
Category
Vet
Reporting to
Director
Region
Cambridge
Hours
45

Description

We are looking for a dedicated head vet to take the lead and steer our superb, hardworking team at our 24-hour hospital in Whittlesford Cambridge.

The suitable candidate must be RCVS registered and have 6+ years’ experience as a veterinary surgeon. Previous leadership experience would be an advantage. Your focus would be on staff well being and excellence in patient care while continually aiming to move the business aspects forward.

This is a full-time role with a 45-hour week, Monday to Friday. Different shift times between current hours of 7:45am to 8pm. Current rota is 4 days a week, 1 in 4 weekends and Friday off after the weekend.

Night work is covered by our dedicated night staff so there are no actual night duties, however all vets are part of an Extreme Incident Rota (EIV) where you are on standby as second back up to the night team in the event of an extreme incident. Only 3 weeks over the year. If called in you will be compensated financially with time back in lieu.

Support is provided by the Clinical Director and Regional Support Manager and includes all aspects of the job. A personal and practice bonus scheme is in place. Further studies and pursuit of certificate qualifications is supported and encouraged.

  • Highly competitive salary
  • 25 days per annum plus bank holidays plus Birthday Day.
  • RCVS fees paid
  • VDS Membership
  • CPD allowance with 5 days off to attend (Higher budget/courses negotiable)
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Additional CPD for Clinical Coaches
  • Village Vet Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

 

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 330 staff members across our 32 sites and are very proud of our achievements and our reputation in the veterinary profession.

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