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.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

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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 – Thamesmead, SE London

Job Code: Vet Surgeon Thamesmead

See the job vacancy page here

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.

Apply now Thamesmead

Veterinary Surgeon – Acton, West London

Job Code: Acton Vet

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Our lovely vet Andrea is heading south of the river to join our Brixton team so we need a fantastic vet to fill his shoes at our busy practice in Acton, West London.

Acton is a long established and hugely successful branch in a popular residential area of London. Built in an old bank the practice has lots of space and has a unique cat kennels built in the old vault! The clinic has all the usual toys including a shiny new dental X-ray. Acton is also part of the IFSM cat friendly scheme and our lovely RVN Margaret, has received the Distance Learning Award for best result achieved in the Diploma in Feline Nursing. The practice is proud to be involved with lots of work for the local branch of Cat’s Protection Charity.

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 but can also lead when required? Would you relish helping to advance our standards of patient care and client service? 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?

The role involves no night work or on call.  The rota includes every Thursday afternoon off and 1:3 Saturdays, we would also potentially consider a job share rota.  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. The Mandeville Hospital has great 24 hr facilities including CT, an excellent ultrasound, scopes, laparoscopic equipment and an array of specialists and provides a great environment to develop your ECC skills. The branch role is sole charge but is fully supported by the hospital team.

The salary is in the region of £50k-60k depending on experience and there is a generous £2000 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 a 24/7 employee assistance programme, generous shopping and leisure discounts and a cycle to work scheme.

Pleasant self-contained accommodation with a shared outside space is available if required. Acton is a great place to live and work with fantastic rail and tube links and cross-rail is on its way with a station opposite the practice!

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!

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 online now.

Apply now Acton

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

Job Code: WVH Medic

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Our fantastic colleague Emily has left us for academia, 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 a GP with a strong bias toward medicine but is confident in performing all aspects of 1st opinion veterinary medicine. Someone studying or planning to study toward a medicine 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 & leisure discounts and our employee assistance programme. 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 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 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 Emma White, Hospital Manager, for an informal chat on 07495731686 or apply now.

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Veterinary Surgeon (Saturday Days 1:4) – Wanstead Hospital, East London

Job Code: Saturday Vet WVH

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We are seeking an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team and provide Saturday daytime cover 1:4 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.

Ideally, we are looking for someone join the rota for 1:4 Saturdays with some flexibility for occasional additional Sundays. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security; fantastic hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. We are happy for you to have another salaried job if you’re part-time with us and you don’t have to set up a limited or umbrella company. We also have a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks!), £2000 CPD allowance – pro rata for part-time roles, 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, leisure and pet care 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 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 as 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 or would like more information; please call Emma White, Hospital Manager, on 07495731686 or apply online now.

 

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Part-time Veterinary Surgeon (Flexible Role) – West London

Job Code: PT Vet west london

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Looking for a role to fit around other commitments? We have the perfect job. We would love an experienced vet to join our West London team to help out alternate Saturdays at our Harrow Weald and Wembley branches. This could be a stand-alone role or could be combined with 1, or 2 days a week, allowing a regular income but time for other interests. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security; you can plan your weekends well in advance and we are also happy for you to have another salaried job if you’re part-time with us and you don’t have to set up a limited or umbrella company. We also have a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks!), £2000 CPD allowance – pro rata for part-time roles, 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, leisure and pet care discounts.

We are looking for a clinician who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoys being a great GP. Are you a good communicator who fits well in 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?

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 recent 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed!

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 or apply online now.

Apply now

Part or Full-time Veterinary Surgeon (Float Role) – SW London and Surrey

Job Code: Float SW and Surrey

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Love the flexibility and variety of locuming?  We have the perfect role for you in our well-established independent family run practice! We are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon two-to-four days a week plus 1:3 Saturdays to join our team and float throughout South West London and parts of Surrey.

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. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security; fantastic hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. We are happy for you to have another salaried job if you’re part-time with us and you don’t have to set up a limited or umbrella company. We also have a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks!), £2000 CPD allowance – pro rata for part-time roles, 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, leisure and pet care discounts.

We are looking for a clinician who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoys being a great GP. Are you a good communicator who fits well in 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?

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 recent 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed!

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 or apply online now.

Apply now

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.

Apply now Mandeville Veterinary Hospital

Part-time Veterinary Surgeon – Brixton, South London

Job Code: PT Vet Brixton

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Looking for a better work life balance? We’ve created a job-share role at our practice in Brixton for just that reason. We now have a great part-time role for an experienced vet, someone who would like to play an important part in a small team, growing this lovely clinic, and moving it into its next exciting phase with an established existing vet within the Goddard group. Our Brixton clinic has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, and very loyal client base. It’s also in a vibrant and lively area with fantastic transport links, with easy access to central London and green spaces.

The role is for two days a week (either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday) plus 1:4 Saturdays, but this could also be combined with a 3rd day on a Wednesday at our neighbouring Stockwell practice if you were looking for a 3-day role.

Our ideal candidate is a confident and accomplished veterinary surgeon with great people skills, with at least two years’ experience and has a great track record of fostering strong relationships with their clients; 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 life outside of work. The role is sole charge but is part of a local supportive network at Stockwell and Kennington but is also fully supported by our hospital in Wimbledon and we use an animal ambulance service to transport critical cases.

The salary is in the region of £50k-60k (pro rata, as it’s a part-time role) and there is 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 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!

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.

Apply now Brixton

Saturday Daytime Vet – Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital, SW London

Job Code: Saturday Vet SL

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We are seeking experienced veterinary surgeons to join our team and provide Saturday daytime cover 1:3 at our RCVS accredited hospital in Wimbledon. 

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.

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. All the necessary equipment for patient side diagnostic testing is available.

Ideally, we are looking for someone join the rota for 1:3 Saturdays. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security; fantastic hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. We are happy for you to have another salaried job if you’re part-time with us and you don’t have to set up a limited or umbrella company. We also have a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks!), £2000 CPD allowance – pro rata for part-time roles, 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, leisure and pet care 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 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in these rewarding roles and working with a well-established independent family-run business or would like more information please call Dr Fiona Stephens on 07507 694 673 or apply now.

Apply now Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Nurses

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

RVN (Maternity Cover – Immediate Start) – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

Job Code: RVN Mat Cover Wanstead

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Are you a newly qualified RVN looking for an exciting and varied caseload and the opportunity to develop your nursing skills in surgical, medical and emergency nursing, surrounded by a supportive and very experienced nursing team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an RVN at our well-equipped independent first, second and referral small animal hospital in Wanstead. This is a full-time position (40-hour week) with 1:4 weekends (time of in lieu after a weekend). This is a fixed term maternity cover and is a great opportunity to get your RVN career off to a flying start and would be suitable for a newly qualified veterinary nurse looking for an exciting caseload in a supportive environment. The position is available for an immediate start and will run until March 2022.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a generous salary and CPD allowance. We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Plan which provides cash back on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees etc., plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD, Employee Assistance Programme and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees. We are also happy to support study towards certificates. Accommodation may be available if required.

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 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5-star 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. Westfield, Stratford and Central London are easily accessible via the Central Line or escape for a weekend walk in the nearby Epping Forest country side.

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 e-mail your CV and cover letter to Nursing Manager Betsy Malamah-Thomas (bmthomas@goddardvetgroup.co.uk) or click apply now!

 

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Senior RVN – Uxbridge, West London

Job Code: Senior RVN

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Are you an experienced RVN thinking about taking their first steps into team leadership? We are looking for an RVN to lead the lovely nursing team in our small, friendly, and very successful clinic in Uxbridge. This is a long established, busy practice, in a vibrant area of London. We are well known in the local community and are proud of the standards of care that we offer to our very loyal clients. It is a fast-paced practice; with modern ways of thinking, and open to new ideas. We are a welcoming, supportive and friendly team with a positive energy.

Do you enjoy establishing strong relationships with colleagues, patients and our clients? Are you someone who is organised, efficient and confident in all GP nursing duties, then this role would suit you down to the ground! Training is very important to us, so we are looking for someone willing to be a clinical coach. Full training will be given by our own nursing college if you have no prior coaching experience. We would love someone to join the team who is a great communicator and has a passion for working with a broad range of cases from routine to emergency. No two days are ever the same! You would also have the opportunity to manage your own nurse consults to support the vet team.

The role is 40 hours per week including 1:3 Saturday mornings. There is no routine on-calls, nights or OOH’s but we do ask you to do one bank holiday a year at the hospital, time off in lieu is given for this shift. Working alongside 2 vets, a second RVN, an SVN, 2 part-time VNAs and receptionist, the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of nursing care. The practice has digital and dental x-ray and in-house blood machines.

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. and an employee assistance programme, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees! Transport links are good; the practice is close to the town centre and Uxbridge is well served by the Metropolitan/ Piccadilly tube lines and is close to the M40 and M25.

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 as our numerous 4 and 5-star employee 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 click the apply button now or for more information or for an informal chat please call Tanya Wicks RVN on 02088455677.

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Night RVN – Mandeville Veterinary Hospital, Northolt

Job Code: Night RVN MVH

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We are looking for a Night RVN passionate about emergency and critical care work at the Mandeville Veterinary Hospital in North West London.

The role involves working alongside the on-site veterinary surgeon to care for hospitalised patients and assisting with emergencies as they arise. A rota of 4-on and 8-off plus a requirement of 22 additional shifts per annum equating to an average of 37 hours per week (13.5 hour working shifts) allowing a great work life balance.

Our ideal candidate would have;

  • Excellent communication, 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

Great salary for the right candidate and accommodation available if required! We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance based on length of service, 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 and a 24/7 employee assistance programme, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid for 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 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 as our numerous recent 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed!

To discuss the vacancy further or to apply please email twicks@goddardvetgroup.co.uk or call 02088455677

 

 

 

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RVN – Uxbridge, West London

Job Code: Uxbridge RVN

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Exciting times at Uxbridge! We have created a new RVN role to support our continuing growth. This is a long established, busy practice, in a vibrant area of London. We are well known in the local community and are proud of the standards of care that we offer to our very loyal clients. It is a fast-paced practice; with modern ways of thinking, and open to new ideas. We are a welcoming, supportive and friendly team with a positive energy.

This role could suit a new graduate or someone with a little experience, as you would be well supported by the excellent nursing team. We would love someone to join the team who is a great communicator and has a passion for working with a broad range of cases from routine to emergency. No two days are ever the same! You would have the opportunity to manage your own nurse consults to support the vet team. There is also the opportunity for you to develop your clinical coaching skills as training can be provided by our own nurse training college. The role is 40 hours per week including 1:3 Saturday mornings. There is no routine on-calls, nights or OOH’s but we do ask you to do one bank holiday a year at the hospital, time off in lieu is given for this shift. Working alongside 2 vets, a very experienced RVN, an SVN, VCA and receptionist, the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of nursing care. The practice has digital and dental x-ray and in-house blood machines.

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. and an employee assistance programme, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid BVNA and RCVS registration fees! Transport links are good; the practice is close to the town centre and Uxbridge is well served by the Metropolitan/ Piccadilly tube lines and is close to the M40 and M25.

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 as our numerous 4 and 5-star employee 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 click the apply button now or for more information or for an informal chat please call Tanya Wicks RVN on 02088455677

 

 

 

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RVN – Eastcote, West London. No Saturdays required!

Job Code: Eastcote RVN

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Lovely RVN role; 4-day week with no weekends!

We are looking for qualified RVN to work at our practice in the leafy suburb of Eastcote near Pinner in Middlesex. We have a well-established small and friendly team, and the practice is very much part of the local community. The branch is situated on a popular high street and is a 10-minute walk from Eastcote tube station on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly Lines with regular trains to Central London, Harrow, Heathrow and Uxbridge. 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 strive to work to the highest standards. The clinic is a training practice so an interest in becoming a clinical coach would be ideal, full training and support can be provided by our own nursing college.

The role is a 4-day week (36 hours) Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri; 9am until 7pm with no Saturdays or Sundays (although some flexibility to assist with holiday cover would be great).

We offer an excellent benefits package including increasing holiday allowance based on length of service, 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 and a 24/7 employee assistance programme, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid for 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 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. 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 for a well-established independent family-run business and would like to know more, please call Tanya Wicks on 02088455677 or click the apply button!

 

 

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Hospital Administrator (Maternity Cover) – Wanstead Hospital, East London

Job Code: Hospital Admin MAT Leave

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Our fabulous Hospital Administrator Lizzy is going on Maternity Leave, so from December 2020 we are looking for a highly motivated team player to provide full administrative support to the management staff at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital whilst she is away. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the hospital management team (Clinical Director, Hospital Manager and Nursing Manager) at our busy 24-hr veterinary hospital in a variety of ways including;

  • Rota production and coordination for our team of nurses and vets
  • Managing annual leave requests and liaising with locum agencies
  • Induction and recruitment of new staff
  • Organisation of facilities maintenance and staff accommodation
  • Providing administrative support
  • Some stock control

Our ideal candidate will be an RVN who may have previous management or administration experience or someone with similar experience in the veterinary industry looking for a new challenge in a non-clinical role. The Hospital Administrator role is diverse and will require strong organisational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as the role will involve liaising with clinical staff, clients, and suppliers. Experience of standard office software packages (e.g. Word, Excel) and good numeracy skills would also be considered important for the role.

The role is a fixed term contract and is full-time; Monday-Friday (8.30am-4.30pm). Salary will be dependent upon experience and skill level but likely in the region of £25-29,000p/a.
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, opticians, chiropody fees etc., employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, plus generous staff, 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 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 as 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 veterinary business and would like to know more, please apply now with a cover letter and CV!

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

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 do not have any opportunities open at this time.

Administration and Support

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

HR Manager

Job Code: HR Manager

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Are you an experienced senior HR Officer or HR Manager looking for a new challenge? This is a new role due to expansion of our Personnel and Development department and we are looking for an astute and personable individual to join us on our journey.

The Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice with clinics throughout Greater London. Arthur Goddard started the business in 1952 and 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 believe that life is better with pets and want to see a world enriched by the people-pet bond, so we deliver high quality care for people and their pets. We have a great reputation for looking after our colleagues; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more. Please take a few minutes to look at our numerous 4 and 5-star reviews on Indeed.

Our ideal candidate is a graduate with post graduate HR qualifications – CIPD qualified and would need to have the following key competencies:

  • Proven experience as a senior HR Officer or HR Manager
  • A comprehensive understanding of employment legislation
  • Proficient in the utilisation of an HRIS
  • Demonstrated experience of leading employee change programmes
  • Strong organisational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Competencies aligned with GVG Commitments

The role would involve the following areas:

Compliance and Employment Legislation

  • Support the HR Director in the development of employee policies, updating them as required to meet legislative and corporate changes
  • Ensure employee files are set up in accordance with employment legislation and company guidelines
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance (would include risk assessments)
  • Provide counselling to line managers on policies and procedures
  • Complete annual HR audit and equal pay review audit
  • Conduct statutory minimum pay review to ensure meeting legislative requirements

Performance Management / Employer Relations / Liaison with External Employment Law Advice Provider

  • Assist in performance management processes (including PDP’s & capability discussions)
  • Assist in unplanned/long term absence management
  • Support line managers in the management of disciplinary and grievance issues, including following the correct processes and procedures
  • Maintain probation and appraisal logs and liaise with managers for completed reviews

Reward and Reporting

  • Liaise with payroll to ensure transfer of relevant information
  • Produce accurate employee data reports in a timely manner for the Board and other business requirements
  • Support the annual salary review programme

You will be working with a small dedicated team and would report directly to our Director of Personnel and Development and would be supported by our HR admin support. The role will require regular travel to our practices around Greater London and sometime spent at our Head Office in Woodford Green. Some remote working maybe considered.

The salary is in the region of £60k, depending on experience. You will be working with a great company, which really cares about its employees, and offers an excellent benefits package including;

  • Increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth Care: cash back / refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees etc, plus generous shopping and leisure discounts. Simplyhealth also provides a 24/7 employee assistance programme
  • £2000 CPD allowance
  • Staff introduction incentive
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, please call Jeremy Stewart, Director of Personnel and Development, on 020 8506 5984 for an informal chat or apply now with a covering letter and CV to jstewart@goddardvetgroup.co.uk

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Hospital Administrator (Maternity Cover) – Wanstead Hospital, East London

Job Code: Hospital Admin MAT Leave

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Our fabulous Hospital Administrator Lizzy is going on Maternity Leave, so from December 2020 we are looking for a highly motivated team player to provide full administrative support to the management staff at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital whilst she is away. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the hospital management team (Clinical Director, Hospital Manager and Nursing Manager) at our busy 24-hr veterinary hospital in a variety of ways including;

  • Rota production and coordination for our team of nurses and vets
  • Managing annual leave requests and liaising with locum agencies
  • Induction and recruitment of new staff
  • Organisation of facilities maintenance and staff accommodation
  • Providing administrative support
  • Some stock control

Our ideal candidate will be an RVN who may have previous management or administration experience or someone with similar experience in the veterinary industry looking for a new challenge in a non-clinical role. The Hospital Administrator role is diverse and will require strong organisational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as the role will involve liaising with clinical staff, clients, and suppliers. Experience of standard office software packages (e.g. Word, Excel) and good numeracy skills would also be considered important for the role.

The role is a fixed term contract and is full-time; Monday-Friday (8.30am-4.30pm). Salary will be dependent upon experience and skill level but likely in the region of £25-29,000p/a.
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, opticians, chiropody fees etc., employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, plus generous staff, 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 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 as 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 veterinary business and would like to know more, please apply now with a cover letter and CV!

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Receptionist – Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital, Wimbledon

Job Code: Receptionist SLH

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We are looking for a new receptionist at our RCVS accredited Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon Village. Stone Lion provides first opinion, specialist referral services and emergency and critical care out of hours. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a well-established practice, having provided veterinary care in the close-knit community of Wimbledon Village for over 100 years. We pride ourselves on the care given to both patients and clients and seek to employ like-minded individuals to go above and beyond.

Our receptionists are the first point of contact for clients. They must be resourceful, perceptive and proactive. The right candidate will be efficient, an extremely good communicator and will not be overwhelmed by a busy and demanding reception desk. We are looking for someone with the confidence, empathy and experience to provide the high standards of care and the personal touch we expect for our clients. The ideal candidate will have previous reception experience, ideally within the veterinary industry, and demonstrate a passion for client and animal care and the ability to work well within a team.

The role is 30 hours per week and would include 1:3 Saturdays either 8am-5pm or 9am-6pm.

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, opticians, chiropody fees etc., 24/7 employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, plus generous staff, 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 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 as 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 apply now with a cover letter and CV! If you do not hear from us please assume on this occasion you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Apply now Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital


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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