Amazing, supportive family owned practice!
Pros: All employees are valued and not just a number! Great benefits and great pay. Cons: Honestly can't think of any Advice: Keep supporting the staff as you are!
Current employee - Nov 2019
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Wonderful job
I worked at Goddards Hayes End for the past 3 years. Left recently as relocated to Hampshire. Thoroughly enjoyed my time working with an amazing team and lovely clients and their pets. I would highly recommend working for Goddards and will endeavour to find another veterinary practice in my location. Thank you for making my time there a happy one.
Receptionist - September 2019*
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Supportive and friendly atmosphere *****
I have had a great time working for Goddard vet group. I have been in a small branch practice for almost 2 years and love it. I came to the company as a just qualified RVN and had lots of support from team members and management in advancing my skills. Plenty of opportunity to advance in your role whilst maintaining a great work life balance. Having come from a very stressful previous nursing job, it was nice to be able to leave work at work and know that you have the support of your colleagues and a very friendly management team should you need it. Great CPD allowance, rewards/benefits and good salaries. You are treated as an individual and not just another number! I would recommend to a friend any day!
Registered Veterinary Nurse (current employee) - 22nd May 2019*
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Veterinary Surgeon
I have just started working for Goddards and the support I have received has been incredible. I've never felt more instantly at home at a practice and I have never worked with such a strong team where everyone is valued. They have supported me massively in both my veterinary work and also personally, which makes all of the difference.
Veterinary Surgeon (current employee) - 9 Oct 2018*
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Incredibly friendly and supportive practice
Having recently started at Goddards, I have never received such a friendly welcome from a company. I have been blown away by how amazing the team is - from managers to kennel assistants, and how well they all work together and support each other. I have never been to a company where every single person I have met has been so welcoming and genuinely happy to help me with anything that I've needed. Being part of such a great team makes all the difference to a working day.
Veterinary Surgeon (current employee) - 9th October 2018*
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Supportive Management and Brilliant Team
My move to GVG was the best thing I could have done with my career. Coming from a small private practice with minimal management and zero progression, Goddard were able to offer me everything I was after - a competitive salary, a great working environment, career progression and a management team that are second to none. I have never felt more supported in my role as a nurse and I could not think of anywhere else I would rather work.
Senior RVN (current employee) - 18th July 2018*
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We operate from 44 practices and three 24 hour hospitals within the Greater London area and have opportunities to suit all levels of experience. We are always interested to hear from people that are passionate about patient and client care, and who seek interesting and rewarding roles in practice. We value our staff and provide a friendly and supportive working environment to promote strong and long-lasting relationships.

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Veterinary Surgeons

We have a range of opportunities from sole-charge to hospital positions and offer part-time working in many of our practices.

Surgery Certificate Holder Mandeville and Stone Lion Hospitals

Job Code: Hospital Surgeon.

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We are seeking a surgeon who has either completed a Surgery Certificate or is close to completing one, to take on a predominantly surgical role and operate at both at our Stone Lion and Mandeville Veterinary Hospitals. Both hospitals are busy RCVS accredited first-opinion centres, offering a 24 -hour service to their own clients, in addition to offering internal referral surgical support to the practice’s nearby branch surgeries. These hospitals are also able to offer the services of RCVS Specialists in Ophthalmology Imaging, Dermatology and Advanced Pet Dentistry. Both hospitals are well staffed with RVNs and CPD is encouraged and supported for all members of the team. Many of our nurses have either completed certificates or are working towards them. We successfully foster a friendly atmosphere in the group with which our newly recruited staff are always impressed.

We would welcome a colleague to join the team who wishes to utilise and further develop their surgical skills. The Mandeville Hospital has recently installed a CT scanner and in both hospitals an interesting and busy caseload is guaranteed. Our ideal candidate would be competent in both soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures, including the ability to perform fracture repairs and TPLO’s. No night work or on call is required.

In return we can offer an excellent and competitive salary including a generous CPD allowance. The Goddard Veterinary Group 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 generous shopping and leisure discounts.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre.  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 as our numerous 4 and 5 -star employee reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family -run business and would like to know more please call Fiona Stephens on 07507694673

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Veterinary Surgeon (Medicine)- Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

Job Code: WVH Medic

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Our fantastic colleague Emily is leaving us for academia, and will be very much missed by us all. So, we’re now on the lookout for a veterinary surgeon with a strong interest in small animal medicine to join the friendly team at our RCVS accredited hospital in Wanstead, East London.

We provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our clients and local network of 20 branches and work to the highest clinical standards. As a result, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to treat a wide range of patients and conditions. There is great diagnostic support with a new CT scanner, diploma holder in imaging providing our CT and ultrasound service, a commercial laboratory, a strong medical team and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

The position would be most suitable for someone with a strong bias toward medicine. A Certificate holder or someone studying toward a Certificate would be ideal. The successful candidate will be capable of mature decision making whilst working in a busy hospital environment and will share our philosophy of practising to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care. You would have the opportunity to work alongside other Certificate holders and Diplomates in a range of specialisms. There would be minimal OOH duties and no night work.

In return we can offer an excellent and competitive salary including a generous CPD allowance. The Goddard Veterinary Group 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 generous shopping and leisure discounts. We may also be able to assist with accommodation if needed.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 as our numerous 4 and 5-star employee reviews on Indeed!

Wanstead offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice. Central London, Westfield and Stratford are all easily accessible via the Central Line. Equally the countryside is easily accessible with Epping Forest on our doorstep.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family -run business, please call Dr Fiona Stephens for an informal chat on 07507694673 or apply now.

 

 

 

 

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Part-time Veterinary Surgeon (Emergency & Critical Care, Nights) – Northolt, NW London

Job Code: ECC Vet Northolt

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Love ECC work but want a good work-life balance? We are looking for an experienced night vet to join our dynamic and friendly team at the recently refurbished Mandeville Hospital our RCVS accredited hospital in Northolt West London.

  • Part time rota (12 nights in 8 weeks) 
  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Accommodation available
  • Certificates supported

We have all the toys; CT, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes, intensive care equipment and much much more! A varied caseload can be expected from our large number of branches and subscriber practices and we have experienced orthopaedic surgeons and our own specialists in ophthalmology and diagnostic imaging.

The successful candidate will have practical experience and be skilled in managing all types of medical and surgical emergencies. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to forge good working relationships with your colleagues as well as excelling in client care.

Excellent salary and benefits package; including increasing holiday allowance, BUPA health insurance and cashback and generous shopping discounts!

Mandeville offers a friendly and fun working environment with a very sociable and outgoing team. Come and find out why we’re known as the fun region!

If you would like to discuss this exciting and flexible opportunity further please call Mattea Lenhoff or Alonso Dupuy, on 0208 845 5677.

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Veterinary Nurses

As a nurse with the Goddard Veterinary Group, you will have the opportunity to utilise your skills to the fullest potential.

Night RVN – Wanstead Hospital

Job Code: Night RVN Wanstead

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Love emergency and critical care (ECC) work but also looking for a great work-life balance? Looking to fulfil your potential as an RVN? We have an exciting opportunity for a Night RVN at our independent RVCS accredited small animal hospital in Wanstead.

The role involves;

  • Working alongside the on-site veterinary surgeon to care for hospitalised patients;
  • Assisting with emergencies as they arise;
  • A 5 night on/5 night off rota equating to an average 35 hour working week;
  • 10 hour working shifts (11.30pm-9.30am). Second late nurse working alongside until 1am.

Our ideal candidate must have;

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent clinical and time management skills;
  • A passion for animal welfare and gold standard patient care;
  • An interest in ECC and be willing to study towards further qualifications in this area.

Previous experience in a hospital environment would be an advantage

The hospital sees a large and varied caseload and our nurses are actively encouraged to advance their careers with our generous CPD package.

We are offering a competitive salary and profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, BUPA cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts. Paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees.

Wanstead Hospital provides an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our clients and local network of 20 branches and work to the highest clinical standards. There are great transport connections; the hospital is easily accessible from Wanstead and Snaresbrook (Central Line) tube stations and if travelling by car, it is within easy reach of the M25, M11 and the North Circular Road.

To help you make the most of your fantastic rota, Wanstead offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice. Westfield, Stratford and Central London are easily accessible via the Central Line, alternatively, make the most of your free time with Epping Forest on your doorstep.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 recent 4 and 5 -star reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family -run business and would like to know more, please contact Nicola Barrigan on 020 8989 7744 or apply now.

Closing date: Friday 14th February 2020

Interviews: W/C Monday 24th February 2020

 

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OOH Emergency Critical Care Veterinary Nurse – Wimbledon, London

Job Code: ECC RVN SL

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Are you an RVN with an interest in ECC ? Come and join our fantastic out of hours team at Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon Village! Stone Lion is a multi-discipline practice with RCVS Hospital status. It has a varied caseload from first opinion to orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dentistry and dermatology referrals, and OOH emergency services.

You will work no more than three or four nights in a row with seven days off each time. Shifts are 7pm to 8am and the rota is shared with other night nurses providing even distribution of weekends and the ability to swap shifts if required.

Working with a vet on site all night and an RVN and Ward Assistant until 10pm. Great team of vets and nurses. Hospital includes in-house blood analysers, digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, 2 aseptic theatres, large prep/intensive care area, walk-in kennels, separate dog and cat wards, and isolation. Interesting caseload, CPD funded and encouraged. Use of nursing skills guaranteed.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 recent 4 and 5 -star reviews on Indeed!

We offer excellent pay and a very supportive working environment. Our industry leading benefit package includes increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, opticians, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD, certificates supported and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a well-established independent family run business and would like to know more please call Sarah Carter on 02089464228 for an informal chat, or click the apply button!

 

 

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RVN – Mandeville Veterinary Hospital

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A rewarding career opportunity exists to join the friendly nursing team at our busy small animal RCVS accredited hospital in Northolt.

We provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our clients and local network of 11 branches and work to the highest clinical standards. There is great diagnostic support with a new CT scanner and a diploma holder in imaging providing our CT and ultrasound service. Experienced surgeons perform soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries and the Mandeville Hospital has recently introduced a laparoscopy service.

We value our nurses and want to see them develop. CPD is funded and actively encouraged including the potential to pursue a certificate in surgical nursing or anaesthesia.

The rota involves some weekend work but no nights or on-call. Mandeville Veterinary Hospital is an interesting and rewarding place to work. You will be able to fully utilise your nursing skills working with a supportive and friendly team.

Excellent salary and benefit-package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our SimplyHealth Cashback Plan which provides cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD, paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees! Accommodation available if required, making living in London affordable.

Mandeville offers a friendly and fun working environment, with a great work life balance. Come and find out why we’re known as the fun region! Great transport links into Central London (Northolt tube 3 minutes’ walk) and close to Heathrow.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 as our numerous 4 and 5-star employee reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business please call Tanya Wicks Head Nurse on 02088455677 or apply now!

 

 

 

 

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RVN – Wanstead Hospital

Job Code: RVN WVH

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RVN at our well-equipped independent first, second and referral small animal hospital in Wanstead. The successful candidate will be working alongside our team of qualified and student nurses to provide a high standard of care for our clients and hospital patients. Our nurses see an exciting and varied caseload and have the opportunity to continually develop their nursing skills in surgical, medical and emergency nursing.

This is a full-time position (40-hour week) with 1:4 weekends and would be suitable for newly qualified or experienced veterinary nurse looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment.

We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our SimplyHealth Cashback Plan which provides cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees etc, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees! Accommodation is potentially available close to the practice.

Wanstead offers a beautiful high street with a range of pubs, restaurants and shops all within a short walking distance of the practice. Westfield, Stratford and Central London are easily accessible via the Central Line, alternatively, make the most of your free time with a relaxing walk through Epping Forest.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business apply now!

 

 

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RVN – Stone Lion Hospital , Wimbledon Village, SW London

Job Code: RVN SL

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RVN to join our team of excellent nurses. The Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital offers a varied caseload of routine procedures, emergency and critical care, and specialist work with an ophthalmologist, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeon, dentist, dermatologist and physiotherapist.

We value our nurses and want to see their careers develop. Training and support are provided: CPD is funded and encouraged. An interest in Clinical Coaching and nurse clinics is welcome.

Stone Lion has digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, comprehensive in-house blood analysers, and multi-parameter including capnography and blood pressure monitoring, used as standard. We are also offering laparoscopic spays. We are an RCVS Accredited Hospital and hold an ISFM Gold Award for Cat Friendly Clinics.

The rota involves 1 in 7 weekends and one additional 1:7 Sunday, there are no nights or on-call. Stone Lion is an interesting and rewarding place to work. You will be able to fully utilise your nursing skills working with a supportive and friendly team.

We offer excellent pay and a very supportive working environment. Our industry leading benefit package includes increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, opticians, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees!

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 principle. We are now the largest family -run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5 -star reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a well-established independent family run business and would like to know more please call Sarah Carter on 020 8946 4228 for an informal chat, or click the apply button now!

 

 

 

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Experienced RVN Maternity Cover – Putney, South West London

Job Code: RVN Putney ( MAT )

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Like a great salary and a good work-life balance? Come and visit us in Putney! We are seeking an experienced RVN to lead the lovely nursing team in this friendly and successful clinic. The practice is situated in a vibrant and popular area close to the river, with great transport links.

We treasure our very happy working environment and have a close-knit well-established team, as well as wonderful, bonded clients. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer our clients, and always work to the highest standards. You will be supported in your role by Ruth, our experienced vet who has worked with The Goddard Vet Group for 10 years, Natalie our fantastic SVN, who has nearly qualified and Naomi who is completing her VNA training through our college.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is organised, efficient, confident in all GP nursing duties and capable of establishing strong relationships with colleagues, patients and our clients. Career progression is important to us, so we are looking for someone who is happy to be a clinical coach. Full support and training will be given if you have no prior coaching experience.

The role is a maternity cover until January 2021 but may have the potential to lead to a permanent position. No night work or on call is required as this service is provided by our Tier 3 Hospital in Wimbledon and only 1:3 Saturday mornings at the branch. May suit a candidate wanting to take their first steps into team leadership.

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, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed!

Excellent salary for the right candidate! We look after our colleagues with a profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts. The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice and is actively encouraged and supported!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business and would like to know more; please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694 673 or apply now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RVN (Maternity Cover from June 2020) – Wimbledon, South West London

Job Code: RVN MAT SL

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RVN to join our team of excellent nurses. The Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital offers a varied caseload of routine procedures, emergency and critical care, and specialist work with an ophthalmologist, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeon, dentist, dermatologist and physiotherapist.

We value our nurses and want to see their careers develop. Training and support are provided: CPD is funded and encouraged. An interest in Clinical Coaching and nurse clinics is welcome.

Stone Lion has digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, comprehensive in-house blood analysers, and multi-parameter including capnography and blood pressure monitoring, used as standard. We are also offering laparoscopic spays. We are an RCVS Accredited Hospital and hold an ISFM Gold Award for Cat Friendly Clinics.

The role is a maternity cover from June 2020 but may have the potential to lead to a permanent position.The rota involves 1 in 7 weekends and one additional 1:7 Sunday, there are no nights or on-call. Stone Lion is an interesting and rewarding place to work. You will be able to fully utilise your nursing skills working with a supportive and friendly team.

We offer excellent pay and a very supportive working environment. Our industry leading benefit package includes increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, opticians, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees!

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 principle. We are now the largest family -run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 branches, 3 hospitals, our own nursing college, kennels, cattery and hydrotherapy centre. 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5 -star reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a well-established independent family run business and would like to know more please call Sarah Carter on 020 8946 4228 for an informal chat, or click the apply button now!

 

 

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Veterinary Nursing Assistants

Many of our veterinary nurses joined the Group as Nursing Assistants. We are proud to offer a career path from these entry positions all the way to qualification as a nurse.

We currently have no vacancies for Veterinary Nursing Assistants

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Administration and Support

We offer a variety of opportunities to support our clinical teams.



LOCUM VETS AND NURSES

Due to holidays and sick leave we are always looking for vets and nurses to work in a locum capacity. This may be for a day or a couple of weeks but we are also happy to plan for longer periods thus allowing you to settle into the area and enjoy what London has to offer.

East London, Essex, North West London and Middlesex

For locum work within our branches and hospitals in these areas please contact our Locum Coordinator, Jean Thomson.

South West London

For locum work within our branches and hospitals in this area please contact our Locum Coordinator, Jenny Everton.

If we don’t have any locum positions available please visit the website of SynergyVets Recruitment where we know you will receive the best of attention.


As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-EU veterinary surgeons obtain a Tier 2 working visa. If you are considering coming to work in the UK please email vacancies@goddardvetgroup.co.uk with a CV and some personal details and we will contact you. And remember, if you under 30 years of age and from Australia, Canada or New Zealand you may be eligible for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa which enables you to work in the UK for two years. Check with your local visa application centre.


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