Role Summary


If you have a passion for getting the best out of other people, guiding and coaching people to achieve their highest potential and want to do all of that whilst working for a truly independent and quality driven practice, and still have the ability to excel clinically yourself, then you should continue reading!


The owner of this very popular and long established small animal practice is looking to introduce a new senior vet into the team (ideally 3+ years experience), to support with teaching and mentoring of vet colleagues, ensuring the day runs efficiently and guaranteeing high levels of animal welfare.


This is an opportunity to provide hands on but empowered teaching, through supervising or demonstrating surgeries and helping colleagues through the more complex of cases, by providing and receiving feedback, asking questions and conducting motivating conversations. You’ll encourage the learning process of your colleagues, helping them develop towards working autonomously and independently and developing their professional and personal qualities and competencies.


There is a large and busy caseload here, developed through providing quality ethical medicine and building an extremely efficient and well-oiled practice. This means there is an opportunity for you to carve out your niche in your area of clinical interest, achieving a role more biased towards your area of interest whilst still receiving clinical guidance and teaching from the owner, a vastly experienced and highly respected vet. The practice is a tier 3 hospital and they don’t refer anything unless they are physically unable to do it, like an MRI for example.


The Practice:


This is a family run business, which dates back to 1904 and has been under its current ownership for almost 30 years. It has grown from a 1 man band, to a tier 3 hospital with 4 busy branches (3 of which consult and operate each day).


As a family business, they understand and live by the ethos that families come first! They have a lot of longstanding employees who know they can rely on their employer during times of family crisis. They take a family friendly approach to clients too in terms of providing a soft and non-confrontational environment and giving them the choice, not dictating what SHOULD be done and what NEEDS to be done. The vets here have a pragmatic and sensible way of delivering veterinary medicine which is very much respected by the clients, many of which have been coming here 20-30 years.


They consider themselves an ethically conscious business and the owner is exceptionally passionate about animal welfare and this is incorporated into everything they do here – providing veterinary care isn’t just about making the pet better, it’s about the welfare of the pet and the client too.


This is somewhere you can truly enjoy clinical freedom as a vet. You can shake off the corporate protocols you might have experienced elsewhere and rely on your knowledge and experience to make a solid clinical decision.


You’ll be supported by an employer who is an experienced clinician, but also very in-tune and aligned with the ups and downs of the life of a veterinary surgeon. He ran a vet-specific charity that provides emotional, financial and mental health support to the veterinary community for 6 years. He has completed qualifications in medical ethics and is a professor of medical ethics and professional development for a veterinary university. This means, working here you’ll be very well looked after and given full support, from an employer who takes a proactive approach in identifying and supporting vets who may be experiencing struggles.


This role provides career development from all angles, with the ability to grow and develop others, therefore feeling an increased sense of purpose and fulfilment, and without losing sight of your own clinical development, therefore feeling like you’re continuing to grow and develop your own knowledge and expertise. This is somewhere you can have a truly positive impact on the practice, the careers of others, the team, and yourself!