VA150 – Veterinary Surgeon – Ickenham

Set in a village location, our Ickenham branch has been caring for pets and their owners in the local community for many decades. Small and perfectly formed, the practice has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, a dedicated, longstanding team, and loyal clients. The A40/M40 and M25 are only 10 minutes away and there are great tube links into central London. Heathrow Airport is also within easy reach. 

We have an excellent support team and our experienced Nursing Assistants Dawn and Alison have been at the practice for over 20 years and clients love dropping in to see them and have a chat. We are very proud of our local reputation; please have a look at our lovely reviews on Google and Vet Help Direct to see why.

There is a happy working environment at Ickenham, as well as wonderful, bonded clients. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer our and always work to the highest standards. We have all the usual toys in order to work your cases up to a high standard, including a shiny new dental x-ray.  This is a full-time position including 1in 3 Saturdays but we would also consider part-time or a job-share. The salary for this position is £50,000- £60,000 per annum depending on experience.  There is no overnight work or on call. We would love you to support our hospital colleagues at our RCVS accredited tier 3 hospital in Northolt on a 1:8 Sunday daytime only rota and 2 Bank Holidays per year. The Mandeville Hospital has great 24hr facilities including CT, an excellent ultrasound, scopes, laparoscopic equipment and an array of specialists and provides a great environment to develop your ECC skills.

We are looking for a clinician who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoy being a great GP. Are you a good communicator who fits well into a team? Would you relish helping to advance our standards of care? Are you able to build trusting relationships easily? Can you manage your time, prioritise well and do you enjoy getting the job done but also relish having a life outside of work?

In addition, we offer a generous CPD allowance and up to 5 CPD days per annum (benefits pro-rata for part-time roles). We see CPD as an investment in the individual, as well as for the practice, and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications.

If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

We have a great benefits package including: 
– Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays).
– BUPA private health insurance.
– Simply Health, which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
– 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
– Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
– Up to £3000 relocation costs paid. 
– Cycle to work scheme.
– Great colleague pet discount scheme. 
– Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum. 
– Colleague Introduction incentive of £2500. 

In 2022 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary and now have 44 branches, three hospitals and our own nurse training college. We value all of our colleagues and our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as well as monthly Town Hall meetings communicating real time updates, taking polls with live Q&As to ensure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our employees and over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and would like to know more, please click the apply button now, if you would like more information or an informal chat to discuss the role further please email vacancies@goddardvetgroup.co.uk