Veterinary Surgeon – Thamesmead, SE London

Ever fancied working in a TARDIS – smaller on the outside than it is on the inside? Thamesmead is just that! It’s a spacious, purpose-built clinic within a busy retail centre with a strong and loyal client base. We’re really proud of our great local reputation, please have a look at our numerous 5-star reviews on Google and Vet Help Direct to see why! The practice has a longstanding, professional and dedicated team; our senior nurse Amy trained with us and now has over 12 years’ experience, Jessie our SVN who is due to qualify this year and Chloe our experienced VNA. These are exciting times for Thamesmead, the clinic is growing and a refurbishment is planned for early 2021.

The role currently is a 4-day week with alternate Saturdays 9am-4pm, but we are very open to the idea of a job share. There is no night work or on call. To provide a mix between branch and hospital work and a great way to experience ECC work surround by a fantastic team and excellent facilities, we would like you to join the Sunday rota (only 1:8) at our RCVS accredited tier 3 hospital in Wanstead. The Thamesmead role is sole charge (although there may be some scope for some two vet days) but is fully supported by the Wanstead Hospital and critical cases may be referred there.

Our ideal candidate or candidates, if it is a job share, are confident, experienced and accomplished veterinary surgeons with great people skills; someone who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoy being a great GP; someone who can manage their time, prioritise well and just enjoy getting the job done, but also relish having a satisfying life outside of work.
In return we can offer a salary of £50,000-£60,000 (pro-rata for part-time roles) depending on experience.

The Goddard Veterinary Group offers a minimum of £2000 CPD allowance and sees CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications. We have an excellent benefit package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks!), BUPA private health insurance as well as cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc. plus a 24/7 employee assistance programme, generous shopping and leisure discounts and a cycle to work scheme.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. His son Philip took over the reins in the late 90’s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and please take a few minutes to look at our numerous 4 and 5-star employee reviews on Indeed!

Thamesmead has good connections into central London with the DLR from Woolwich or National rail Links from Plumstead. It’s situated in the Thamesmead / Abbey Wood regeneration area which will also include the opening of cross rail as part of the investment into the area. If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.