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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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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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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We operate from 50 practices 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.

Veterinary Surgeon- Tottenham

Job Code: tottenham vet

After several years, our lovely vet Michelle is leaving us for Hong Kong, creating an exciting opportunity for an experienced vet to lead the team and make their mark in this independent, friendly and successful branch in a vibrant area of North East London. The practice benefits from great transport links being just 2 minutes’ walk from the Overground and 20 minutes door-to-door from both Oxford Circus and the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

We have a very happy working environment, 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 would be fully supported by our highly motivated team.

Jason, our senior nurse, who is responsible for most of the administration, also has a certificate in ECC, is a clinical coach and a pet health counsellor.

The role is 9am-7pm, with every Thursday off from 12pm and alternate Saturdays 9am-5pm. There is no overnight work or on call. There is the requirement to work four hours a month and six Sundays a year to support our hospital colleagues at our RCVS accredited Tier 3 hospital in Wanstead.  Wanstead has fantastic facilities including a state-of-the-art CT and an array of specialists. The branch role is sole charge but is fully supported by the Wanstead team. The branch benefits from the most recent comprehensive in-house Idexx lab suite and digital x-ray.

Our ideal candidate is someone with at least two years’ experience and will have a passion for all aspects of first opinion veterinary practice and will have a great track record of fostering strong relationships with their clients.

In return we can offer an excellent salary circ.£55,000- £60,000, dependent on experience , plus a generous CPD allowance of £2000  with 5 days paid . The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and is also keen to fund and support study for certificate qualifications above our standard package.

We have great benefits; 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. Spacious accommodation is also available if required.

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

 

 

 

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Veterinary Surgeon – New Addington, Surrey

Job Code: new addington vet 2018

Our New Addington branch has been caring for pets and their owners in the local community for nearly 30 years and became part of the Goddard Veterinary Group in 2012. It has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, a dedicated, longstanding team and loyal clients. We are seeking a vet with a passion for small animal medicine and who would like a surgery on which to make their mark!

We are happy to consider candidates both wanting a full-time role or a part-time job share. The services of a nearby out of hours provider is used so there is no night work or on call. To provide a mix between branch and hospital work we would like you to join the Sunday rota (only 1:10 if full -time) at our RCVS accredited tier 3 hospital in Wimbledon (The Stone lion Veterinary Hospital). The role is sole charge but is fully supported by Stone lion and we use an animal ambulance service to transport critical cases.

New Addington has recently been refurbished and benefits from walk-in dog kennels, a comprehensive in -house lab suite and digital x-ray. You are fully supported by excellent support staff; two experienced RVN’s and a part time receptionist. We are very proud of our great local reputation, please have a look at our lovely reviews on Google and Vet Help Direct to see why!

Our ideal candidate is a confident and accomplished veterinary surgeon with great people skills, with at least two years’ experience and will have a great track record of fostering strong relationships with their clients. In return we can offer an excellent salary, £50,000 (pro rata if part -time) with potential to increase significantly with growth of the practice. 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 generous shopping and leisure discounts. Accommodation is available if needed, above the practice in a lovely well -presented flat with a separate private entrance and a large garden. New Addington also benefits from great transport links into Central London but also easy access to the lovely Surrey countryside,

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 694673 or email me on fstephens@goddardvetgroup.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Veterinary Surgeon – Part Time Role in Lovely Multi-Vet Practice 25 minutes from Central London, Chalfont St Peter

Are you looking for a picturesque village location in which to live and work and a  friendly supportive practice with great clinical standards, then this is the job for you !

Chalfont St. Peter is a lovely village just to the west of London. Travel is easy with an excellent rail link from Gerrards Cross into central London (25 minutes) and road access to the M40 and M25 nearby.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced vet to join our friendly  four vet practice in Chalfont St Peter.  This well-established community focused practice presents an exciting opportunity working alongside a professional and committed support team. The practice benefits from separate dog and cat wards, excellent in house lab, dental and digital x-ray and lots of space !

Key Responsibilities

Our Chalfont St. Peter surgery upholds the Goddard Group’s usual high standards of customer service and patient care. The successful candidate will have a passion for all aspects of first opinion veterinary practice and will have a demonstrable track record of an ability to foster strong relationships with their clients. 

There is no sole charge  at Chalfont, no night work or on call  as emergencies outside opening hours are attended to at the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital in Northolt. The position  is for 2 days a week ( 9am-7pm)  and alternate Saturday mornings  ( 9-12pm ) .

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. Accommodation above the practice is available with a lovely garden if required. 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.

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 for an informal chat on 07507694673

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Part -Time ( Consulting Only ) Veterinary Surgeon – Stone Lion Veterinary Hopsital Wimbledon

Job Code: PT SL Vet

Due to expansion we have created an additional role for an experienced part -time consulting vet to join the well-established team at our RCVS accredited Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital. Stone Lion offers a varied caseload of routine procedures, emergency and critical care and specialist work with a team of visiting specialists in a variety of disciplines.  You will have access to the best facilities including digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, laparoscopic surgery, full in-house blood analysers and intensive care equipment.

The role is 10.30am -2.30pm Wednesday to Friday and 9-12pm 1: 3 Saturdays, consults only.

The successful candidate will have a firm grounding in all aspects of first opinion practice and have excellent communication skills and the compassion required to provide a high standard of care to patient and clients alike.

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! pro rata), 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.

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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Night Vet – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital . Attractive Rota Pattern Available .

Job Code: Night Vet Wanstead

Love nights but want a great work life balance with an attractive rota pattern and an excellent salary? A great career opportunity has arisen to join the friendly team at our busy small animal 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 holders 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. All the necessary equipment for patient side diagnostic testing is available and RVN nursing cover is provided throughout the night.

The position would be most suitable for someone with an interest in emergency medicine and surgery. A Certificate holder or someone studying toward a Certificate would be ideal. The successful candidate will be capable of confident mature decision making whilst dealing with a wide range of medical and emergency surgical cases and will share our philosophy of practising to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care.  Attractive rota pattern available 7 nights on and 14 nights. Accommodation available during the 7 nights on .

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. Attractive accommodation is also available, close to the practice

To help you make the most of your time, 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 apply now or call Fiona Stephens on 07507694673 for an informal chat.

 

 

 

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Out of Hours Emergency Critical Care Vet – Wimbledon, South West London

The Role

Attractive shift pattern .  Accommodation available

We are looking for an experienced vet to provide emergency and critical care at our RCVS accredited Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon Village.

Key Responsibilities

A varied caseload can be expected from our subscriber practices. We have digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, full in-house blood analysers, intensive care equipment plus the support of a permanent practice RVN at all times.

Job Requirements

We require someone who is confident in managing medical and surgical emergencies, and who has excellent communication skills and the compassion required to provide a high standard of care to patient and clients alike.

A flexible rota can be offered , working pattern to be agreed.

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.

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 694673

 

 

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Veterinary Surgeon – Floating Roles available throughout London and Surrey

Love the variety of locuming but not the financial insecurity?  We have the perfect role for you in our well-established independent family run practice!

A varied and diverse position that allows you to experience different environments from RCVS accredited hospitals with an array of specialists to sole charge branches; but with the peace of mind of paid holidays, sick pay, generous CPD allowance and a great benefit package. This flexible role can be adapted for full or part-time work. Attractive accommodation available if needed.

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.

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

 

 

 

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Weekend Vets Required – North West , East and South West London

The Role

We are seeking experienced veterinary surgeons to join our team and provide weekend cover at our hospitals in Wimbledon  , Wanstead  and Northolt

Key Responsibilities

We provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care and referral service to our local network of branches and work to the highest clinical standards. Successful candidates will have practical experience and be skilled in managing all types of medical and surgical cases.

Our people are our greatest asset so we look after them with a profession-leading benefits package.

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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.

Registered Veterinary Nurse- Ham ( Richmond )

Job Code: RVN Ham

Our lovely RVN Kate is going travelling, creating an exciting opportunity for a bubbly RVN with great client care skills for our Ham surgery. Located near the picturesque Ham Common, this is a very friendly practice with a lovely community feel. The surgery was recently renovated, providing a modern and professional workspace.  You will be working alongside a very experienced team; Luella our fantastic vet and Sue our great receptionist, who both have great relationships with their clients and pets. The team are very supportive and could suit a confident new graduate.

Great work life balance with an attractive rota of a four day a week with 1 in 3 Saturdays. The practice is well supported by the nearby 24-hour Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon, giving the branch the ability to transfer critical cases and night duties or on- calls are not required. The successful candidate would join in the 1 in 10-day weekend rota at the Hospital, which will provide the them with additional nursing experience in emergency and critical care.

Excellent salary and benefit package including 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!

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 apply!

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Registered Veterinary Nurse – South Woodford

Job Code: South Woodford

We are looking for a qualified RVN to work at our lovely practice in the leafy suburb of South Woodford. We have a well-established and friendly team and the practice is very much part of the local community. The branch is situated near the popular high street and is a 10-minute walk from South Woodford tube station on the Central Line with regular trains to Central London and Uxbridge.

This position is for full time hours including 1 in 2 Saturday afternoons. No nights or OOH.  Would suit newly qualified RVN .

Excellent salary and  benefit package including 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!

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 apply!

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Floating Roles available NW/NE/ SW London and Surrey

Love the variety of locuming but not the financial insecurity?  Are you an experienced registered RVN? If so, we have the perfect role for you in our well-established independent family run practice!

A varied and diverse position that allows you to experience different environments from RCVS accredited hospitals with an array of specialists to small cosy branches; but with the peace of mind of paid holidays, sick pay, generous CPD allowance and a great benefit package. This flexible role can be adapted for full or part-time work.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for this position owing to the need to develop good working relationships with all members of staff. Confidence in all aspects of medical and surgical nursing are required for this diverse but rewarding position.

The Goddard Veterinary Group sees CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice and many of our nurses have achieved further certificate qualifications. We have an excellent benefit package including increasing holiday allowance, generous CPD allowance, RCVS and BVNA fees paid, Simply Health Cash Plan which provides cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts. Accommodation available if needed.

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

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Part-time RVNs for weekend work only – Northolt, North West London

The Role

We require Registered Veterinary Nurses to join the weekend and OOH teams at the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital.

Key Responsibilities

These exciting positions will include emergency and critical care nursing as well as be assisting the vets in surgical and medical procedures.

There is great flexibility in hours and shifts.

Our people are our greatest asset so we look after them with a profession-leading benefits package.

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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.

Veterinary Nursing Assistant (Maternity Cover) – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Job Code: WVH

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Nursing Assistant (Maternity Cover) to join us at our first-opinion and multidisciplinary referral small animal hospital in Wanstead, east London.  The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting our team of Registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Surgeons, providing an excellent standard of patient care and maintaining an exceptionally high level of cleanliness.

This is a temporary, full-time position – 40 hours per week with 1:4 weekends. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of a similar role within the veterinary industry and demonstrate a passion for animal care and the ability to work well within a team.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact Lizzy Gregory on 020 8989 7744 or lgregory@goddardvetgroup.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 7th June 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 17th June 2019

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Administration and Support

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

Regional Manager – Central London

Job Code: RM

The Goddard Veterinary Group is the UK’s largest private practice and comprises three hospitals and a large network of well-equipped branches across London. It is split into four geographical areas, each run by a Regional Manager in their individual style, free of the typical demands of corporate practices. We seek to employ an experienced manager to be based in Wimbledon or Wanstead who has the expertise to lead a region of about 40 veterinary and nursing staff around central London.

The successful applicant will be expected to display strong all-round ability in maintaining standards that meet PSS requirements; offering supportive care to our personnel; meeting financial objectives and ensuring high and improving standards of service for our valued clientele and their pets.  In particular we hope you will want to share a belief in our Commitments to our patients, clients, staff and the success of the practice.

A very competitive salary, car and benefits package is on offer with the opportunity to undertake further study and qualifications.

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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.

For  locum work within our branches and hospitals around east London/Essex and north west London/Middlesex please send an email to our Locum Coordinator, Jean Thomson.

For locum work within our branches and hospitals in south west London please send an email to 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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