Join Goddard Veterinary Group

We are very proud to be a long-standing veterinary group across Greater London. Since we were established by our founder Arthur Goddard in 1952, we have grown under the leadership of his son Philip Goddard who became the practice principle in the late ‘90s to become the largest family-owned veterinary group in the United Kingdom.

Across the industry, we have built our reputation by providing high-quality care to pets from across all areas of London. We pride ourselves on delivering the same level of care for our team as we do for our pets.

Our group now stands at 44 veterinary practices and 3 veterinary hospitals, ensuring we can cater to London’s pets 24 hours a day across all 365 days of the year.

We fully believe we have some of the most compassionate and qualified professionals in the  UK. If you would like to join our team view our vacancies below. If we don’t have a vacancy for you right now, send us your details for consideration at a later date.

Why Work With Us?

Profession Leading Benefits Package

Our people are our greatest asset and proud to offer a generous CPD allowance, enrolment  on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan, use of our 24/7 employee assistance programme and much more.

Equal Opportunities

We are proud of our people and we support them in any way we can by being an equal  opportunities employer. We welcome talented professionals irrespective of their gender,  race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment,  religion or belief, age, marital status, disability, pregnancy, trade union membership or the  fact they are full-time or part-time. 

Professional Development

We actively encourage all our veterinary nurses and surgeons to undertake professional  development courses. You will be given the time, opportunity, and financial support to  undertake developmental courses.

Goddard Graduates

We provide a supportive environment for Graduates to take what they have learnt and apply  it. Initially based at our hospitals, our graduates learn all aspects of the job by shadowing  experienced Goddard Veterinary Surgeons. Learn more about enrolling on our graduate  program.

Our London Vet and Nurse Vacancies

Veterinary Surgeons

We have a range of opportunities from  hospital positions to running your own clinic  and offer part-time and flexible working in many of our practices.

Vet Surgeon – Uxbridge, West London

See the job vacancy page here

Most jobs say ‘Looking for a great work-life balance? ‘But this one really will deliver! Our popular Uxbridge practice is going through an exciting time, giving us the opportunity to create a rota designed especially for the vet who would love a rewarding, satisfying career but also a home life too and a chance to take advantage of the wonderful city of London!

The role includes either a Monday or Friday off every week plus one early finish and one late start every week. Three of the days you will be working with a second vet but will be sole charge on the 4th day and on some Saturday mornings, however, you will be fully supported by our RCVS accredited Tier 3 hospital in Northolt. There is no overnight work. We would love you to support our hospital colleagues on a 1:8 Sunday daytime rota only and some Saturday afternoons between 2-5pm. The Mandeville hospital has fantastic facilities including a state-of-the-art CT, excellent ultrasound, scopes, an array of specialists and provides a great place to develop your ECC skills and experience a busy hospital environment.

We have a really established clinical team; Kelly our lovely head nurse has been with the practice for over 16 years and Alana our other qualified RVN started with us after recently qualifying. We also have the help of Kitty our SVN and Rachel our VNA, who are training at our nurse college, and Debbie our receptionist who has worked at the practice for 23 years.

We have all the usual toys in order to work your cases up to a high standard, including a dental x-ray and a new ultrasound. There is also the caseload to undertake a certificate at Uxbridge and this would be fully supported.

Our Uxbridge branch has been at this location for many years and is extremely popular within the local community. Situated in a residential conservation area close to the town centre with all the shops you could wish for. With excellent transport links with the M25/M40 and Heathrow Airport a short distance away plus regular tube services into central London.

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

The salary range is around £35-65k depending on experience. Accommodation is also available if needed. In addition, we offer a £2000 and 5-day CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth plan which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Accommodation is available if needed. Uxbridge is a great place to live and work; well served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines and is close to the M40 and M25 motorways and Heathrow airport.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • “I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!”
    Current Employee – Nov 2020 *Credit Indeed
  • “I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.”
    Current Employee – March 2020 *Credit Indeed

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters.

We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments, and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now Uxbridge

Vet Surgeon – GP for Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

Job Code: WVH Vets

See the job vacancy page here

Exciting times — be part of the change! We are expanding and are on the lookout for enthusiastic, GP with  2 years + experience  to join the friendly team at our RCVS accredited veterinary hospital in Wanstead, East London. We’re happy to consider someone with either a medical or surgical bias or an all rounder ! If you love hospital work and an exciting caseload get in touch ! 

We’re here for all patients — Wanstead Veterinary Hospital provides an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care, and referral service to our clients and local network of 20 branches and works to the highest clinical standards. As a result, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to treat a wide range of patients and conditions with the support of dedicated professionals.

We’re proud of our state-of-the-art equipment — there is great diagnostic support with a new CT scanner, a 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.

We’re all about the team — the successful candidates will be strong team players looking to expand their experience in a busy hospital environment and will share our philosophy of practicing to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care. You would have the opportunity to work alongside Certificate holders and Diplomates in a range of specialisms. There would be minimal OOH duties ensuring you benefit from a work-life balance.

We’ll look after you — we offer a competitive salary including a generous CPD allowance of £2000. We have a great benefits package including:

  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays).
  • BUPA private health insurance.
  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.

We may also be able to assist with accommodation if needed. 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.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied case load. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meeting throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat to our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

 

 

 

 

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Surgeons (Float) – Greater London, flexible role

See the job vacancy page here

Love the variety and flexibility of locuming but not the paperwork or lack of benefits? We have the perfect role for you in our forward-thinking independent family-run veterinary practice. We are looking for experienced veterinary surgeons to join our team and float in either West London, East London, or SW London. We don’t expect people to cover huge areas, and you will work closely with the locum coordinator teams to work out which clinics are accessible to you.

This is a very flexible position and would suit full or part-time work and allows much more flexibility than a set clinic role. For example, we have had vets who have combined the float role with volunteering abroad. We’re happy to talk to you about rotas that would work for your individual needs. This is also a role that could also work as a short-term contract, allowing you to use London as a base when travel reopens and combine other interests.

The role allows you to experience different environments from RCVS accredited hospitals with an array of specialists to multi vet and small sole charge clinics. So why join the team instead of locuming? We can provide job security, a regular fixed monthly income which can be supplemented if you would like to do extra shifts; fantastic hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. No filling in tax returns and you don’t have to worry about IR35 or having to set up a limited or an umbrella company.

There is a competitive salary, dependent on experience. In addition, we offer a £2000 and 5-day CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications.


We have a great benefits package including:

  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays).
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500
  • Accommodation is available if needed in some of our regions

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied caseload. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this interesting role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now

Vet Surgeon – Caterham, Greater London

See the job vacancy page here

Our fantastic vet Dani is going on maternity leave later in the summer, so we are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to look after this lovely 2-vet practice in Surrey. The clinic is located in a nice area just off Caterham’s attractive High St, a short stroll from Waitrose, Café Nero, and the local train station (with fast links into Central London). It is also close to the pretty Surrey countryside.

Caterham has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, an experienced longstanding team, with dedicated nurses, receptionists, and loyal clients. The practice has undergone a total refurbishment which includes a new operating theatre and lab area. We have two consultation rooms, separate staff rooms and offices, a large airy reception area, separate dog and cat wards, and lots of new equipment including a brand-new ultrasound and dental x-ray.

We would love to find a vet with an interest in ultrasound as we have our new machine, but this isn’t a deal-breaker, and we’re happy to support your interests. Hilda, our second vet also has an interest in ophthalmology so is happy to support you with your eye cases! The rota is a 4-day week (Monday, Tuesday 8-6pm, Thursday /Friday 9-7pm) and 1:3 Saturdays (8-5 pm), with just five Sundays a year at our main hospital in Wimbledon. There is no night work or on-call required.

The salary is in the region of £45-55k depending on experience. In addition, we offer a £2000 and 5-day CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications.


We have a great benefits package including:

  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday plus bank holidays)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth plan which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Accommodation is available, if needed, above the practice in a lovely well-presented flat. Caterham has great transport links into Central London (the practice is a short stroll to the station) but it’s also easy to escape into the pretty surrounding Surrey countryside, with good local pubs nearby.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:


  • “I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!”
    Current Employee – Nov 2020 *Credit Indeed
  • “I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.”
    Current Employee – March 2020 *Credit Indeed

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters.

We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now Caterham

Vet Surgeon – New Addington, South London

See the job vacancy page here

Our New Addington clinic is one of our most popular practices in South East London and is close to the lovely Surrey countryside. Have you ever fancied running your own clinic and making your mark in the local community? This is a great opportunity to learn more about practice management but at the same time be fully supported by your experienced team. Jo who manages the clinic, Marie and Liz our fantastic RVNs, have all worked with the clinic for many years and will support you every step of the way. We are keen to help our vets develop their interests and will invest in the equipment that’s needed for you to move forward with your career.

The role can be a full-time role 4 ½ days and 1:4 Saturdays or could be a part-time job share for two vets, we’re really happy to chat about both options. The role involves no OOHs. The practice is sole charge, but you’re fully supported by our tier 3 hospitals.


  • The salary is in the region of £45-55k depending on experience
  • £2000- and 5-day CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and is keen to support study for certificate qualifications
  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth plan provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500
  • 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 has great transport links into Central London but it’s also easy to escape into the pretty surrounding Surrey countryside, with good local pubs nearby.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:


  • “I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!”
    Current Employee – Nov 2020 *Credit Indeed
  • “I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.”
    Current Employee – March 2020 *Credit Indeed

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters.

We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now New Addington

Vet Surgeon – Loughton, Greater London

Job Code: Vet Loughton

See the job vacancy page here

Sheree is leaving to be a full-time Mum, so we’re looking for a fantastic veterinary surgeon to make their mark at our independent clinic, situated in the leafy suburb of Loughton, in Epping Forest. We are a well-established and friendly team, and the practice is very much part of the local community. We’re really proud of our many 5-star google reviews from our lovely clients.

We have a very happy working environment, as well as wonderful, bonded clients. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer and always work to the highest standards. The clinic is a training practice, and you are fully supported by Sam, Su, and Amy our experienced RVNs, Laila our VNA and soon-to-be SVN, and Michelle our practice administrator.

We have all the usual toys to work your cases up to a high standard, including a shiny new dental x-ray. The practice has a busy caseload and would be able to support study towards a certificate. The full-time rota is a 4-day week and includes a long weekend, with every Monday off, and only 1:4 Saturdays. There is no overnight work, but we would like you to support our hospital colleagues at our RCVS accredited tier 3 veterinary hospital in Wanstead on a 1:8 Sunday day- time only rota. The Wanstead Veterinary Hospital has great 24-hour facilities including CT, an excellent ultrasound, scopes, laparoscopic equipment, and an array of specialists and provides a good environment to develop your ECC skills. The branch role is sole charge but is fully supported by the hospital team.

The practice has plenty of parking and is only 10 minutes’ walk from Loughton Tube on the Central Line. Accommodation is potentially available if needed, making London living more affordable.
We are looking for a clinician who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoy being a great GP. Are you a good communicator who fits well into a team? Would you relish helping to advance our standards of care? Are you able to build trusting relationships easily? Can you manage your time, prioritise well, and do you enjoy getting the job done but also relish having a life outside of work?

The salary is in the region of £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 benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks), BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, etc. 24hr Employee Assistance Programme, generous shopping/ leisure discounts, a cycle to work scheme and more!

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 90s 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star reviews on Indeed and Glassdoor.

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 Loughton

Vet Surgeon 2020 Graduate – North West London

See the job vacancy page here

Are you a recent 2020 graduate who’s looking for a new challenge? We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic vet, looking to join the friendly team at Goddard Veterinary Group in our Mandeville Region, West London.

We’re looking for a vet who would like to hone their routine operating and consulting skills in a supportive environment and help develop their career in a family-owned practice known, for its excellent patient and client care. This would be ideal for someone who is looking to build on their routine skills and has already gained competency in neutering. This is a newly created role, so there is some flexibility with the rota. The role will start with working closely with our branch vets, helping them to catch up with many of the procedures that have been on hold due to Covid- 19 and will evolve into either a float position or a fixed role within the Mandeville region. It’s an exciting opportunity to work within the Goddard Veterinary Group alongside a variety of experienced clinicians.

We’re here for all patients — Mandeville Veterinary Hospital and its surrounding clinics provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care, and referral service 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 with the support of dedicated professionals.

We’re proud of our state-of-the-art equipment — there is great diagnostic support at the hospital with a new CT scanner, a diploma holder in imaging providing our CT and ultrasound service, a strong medical team, and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

We’re all about the team — the successful candidates will be strong team players looking to expand their experience in supportive branches and a busy hospital environment and will share our philosophy of practicing to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care. There would be minimal OOH duties and no nights ensuring you benefit from a work-life balance.

We’ll look after you — we offer an excellent and competitive salary including a generous CPD allowance of £2000. 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 benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks), BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/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 ’90s 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 we’re really proud of our many 5* employer reviews on Indeed.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, please apply online today with your CV and cover letter explaining your interest or call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673.

Apply now

Vet Surgeon – Enfield, North London

Job Code: Vet Surgeon Enfield

See the job vacancy page here

Small but perfectly formed, our Enfield branch in North London has been caring for pets and their owners in the local community for nearly 40 years. It has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, a dedicated, longstanding team, and loyal clients. Ashleigh our lovely vet is staying with us, but heading West to head up our Harrow clinic, so we’re on the hunt for a vet with a passion for small animal medicine and who would like a surgery on which to make their mark! Great transport links into Liverpool St Station in just 22 minutes!

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 ‘90s 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 we are proud of our many 5-star reviews on Indeed.

The role is a 4-day week with alternate Saturdays. 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 1:8) at our RCVS accredited first opinion and referral hospital in Wanstead; The role is sole charge but is fully supported by the hospital and we use an animal ambulance service to transport critical cases.

We have excellent support staff; our lovely experienced RVN Jennifer and Ciara, our very nearly qualified student nurse. 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 veterinary surgeon with great people skills and at least two years’ experience. The salary is competitive, is dependent on experience, and has the potential to increase with the growth of the practice. Our CPD allowance is £2000 with 5 days paid CPD per year. 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 a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks), BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, etc. plus generous shopping and leisure discounts, cycle to work scheme, 24- hour employee assistance programme and more!

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 or apply online.

Apply now Enfield

Night Vet Surgeon – Mandeville Veterinary Hospital, West London

Job Code: Night Vet MVH

See the job vacancy page here

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

  • On average 13.5 shifts per month
  • Accommodation available
  • Certificates supported

We’re here for all patients — Mandeville Veterinary Hospital and its surrounding clinics provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care, and referral service 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 with the support of dedicated professionals.

We’re proud of our state-of-the-art equipment — there is great diagnostic support at the hospital with a new CT scanner, a diploma holder in imaging providing our CT and ultrasound service, a strong medical team, and experienced surgeons routinely conducting advanced orthopaedic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive surgery all available on site.

We’re all about the team — the successful candidate will be a strong team player looking to expand their experience in ECC in a busy hospital environment and will share our philosophy of practicing to the highest clinical standards and providing excellent client care.

We’ll look after you — we offer an excellent and competitive salary including a great CPD allowance of £2000. 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 benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks), BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/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.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re really proud of our many 5* employer reviews on Indeed.

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! Northolt has excellent travel connections; Northolt Tube on the central line is 3 minutes -walk -away and just a 30-minute journey into central London, the A40 is on the doorstep, there is easy access to M4 and is very close to Heathrow (direct bus service).

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established independent family-run business, please apply online today with your CV and cover letter explaining your interest or call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673.

Apply now Mandeville Veterinary Hospital

Night Vet Surgeon – Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital, London

Job Code: Night Vet SLH

See the job vacancy page here

We’re looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join the emergency and critical care team at our RCVS accredited Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon, London.

A varied caseload can be expected from our subscriber practices and would be a great role for somebody studying towards a certificate. All the necessary equipment for patient side diagnostic testing is available and RVN nursing cover is provided throughout the night. Are you someone who is confident in managing medical and surgical emergencies? Do you have excellent communication skills and compassion to provide a high standard of care to patients and clients alike? If this sounds like you please get in touch!

The current rota proposed is 7 on 14 off but there is some flexibility with this . This role could also be combined with some routine day shifts if desired.

We can offer an excellent and competitive salary plus a £2000 and 5 days 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 a great benefits package including increasing holiday allowance (up to 6 weeks), BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropody fees, generous shopping, and leisure discounts, cycle to work scheme, 24-hour employee assistance programme and more!

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 ’90s 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; nearly 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 5-star reviews on Indeed!

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

Apply now Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital

Vet Surgeon Full or Part-Time – Mile End, London

Job Code: Mile End Vet

See the job vacancy page here

Veterinary Surgeon Mile End

Our Mile End Clinic is expanding, and we are looking for an additional vet, 3 days a week, to join our friendly team!

If you enjoy variety, flexibility, and a great work-life balance this could be the role for you! Situated opposite Mile End park and a few minutes’ walk from the tube station, this is a vibrant area, suited to those who love the buzz of a London practice with all amenities nearby. We’re developing exciting future plans within Goddard Vet Group as a whole, and specific plans for Mile End, in order to support our many new clients and their pets.

The role is three days: including two shorter -days working alongside our experienced full- time vet Martin. We are flexible in which days these are and start and finish times. The core role is 26 hours per week plus a 1 in 3 Saturday rota. There is also the option to pick up additional shifts either on an ad-hoc or a permanent basis in other branches to make it a full-time role. There is no night work or on call.  Our ideal candidate would be confident in GP practice, enjoy a busy environment with a broad and varied caseload, is happy with routine surgeries and loves working as part of a team.


  • The salary is competitive and dependent on experience
  • £2000- and 5-day CPD allowance ( pro rata for part-time roles) . We see CPD as an investment in the individual and the practice and are keen to support study for certificate qualifications
  • Increasing holiday allowance (after working with us for 4 years you’ll have 6 weeks holiday)
  • BUPA private health insurance
  • Simplyhealth plan providing cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Membership Scheme Allowance up to £350 per annum
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • “I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!”
    Current Employee – Nov 2020 *Credit Indeed
  • “I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.”
    Current Employee – March 2020 *Credit Indeed

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness Plans for all our new starters.

We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non-UK veterinary surgeons obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now Mile End

Saturday Vet Surgeon – Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital, London

Job Code: Saturday Vet SLH

See the job vacancy page here

We are looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team and provide regular Saturday daytime cover at our RCVS accredited hospitals in Wimbledon, South West London.

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. We are looking for clinicians who can fit into our practice culture and values and just enjoy being great GPs. 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?

So why join the Saturday team instead of locuming? We can provide job security; fantastic regular hospital experience and you can plan your weekends well in advance. We are happy for you to have another salaried job 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, 24-hour employee assistance service, BUPA private health insurance as well as cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, etc, plus generous shopping, leisure, and pet care discounts. This role could also be combined with some regular or ad-hoc part-time shifts.

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 ‘90s 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; 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 joining us and would like more information, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat 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.

New Graduate RVN / SVN MAT cover – Hackney, London

See the job vacancy page here

We are seeking an RVN or SVN to join us at our Hackney branch in September 2021 (or if you cannot wait, we are open to discuss an earlier start date). This is a long-established, busy practice, in a vibrant area of London. We look after lots of long-standing clients as well as attracting many new pet owners. We are well known in the local community and are proud of the standards of care that we offer. We understand how important the pet and owner bonds are in everything that we do.

Hackney is a fast-paced practice, with modern and collaborative ways of thinking, with a team open to new ideas. We have lab equipment, dental X-ray, plentiful kennelling for our in-patients. Further investments are being planned to support the patient’s needs and ensure the branch can be best positioned to meet future demand. Hackney is a truly great place to work, with a wide and varied caseload and we work with enthusiasm, dedication, and good humour. You will find we are truly a welcoming, supportive, and friendly team.

We would love to find a nurse, who enjoys all aspects of the nursing role from supporting our two vets Niven and Jean in surgery, through to running your own Nurse consultations or triaging emergency cases, or an SVN looking to grow and develop their skills whilst continuing their studies. We are seeking an individual who is a great communicator and thrives in a happy, energetic environment. No two days are ever the same! The role is 35 – 40 hours per week including 1:3 Saturdays. There are no on-call, nights, or OOH’s.

Our pay range for qualified RVNs is £23,000-£32,000 depending on experience.

Our industry-leading benefits package includes:

  • Paid BVNA, VDS, and RCVS fees.
  • Fully funded CPD and certificates supported.
  • Simplyhealth plan provideing cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied case load. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments, and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs.

If you are interested in these rewarding roles and working with an independent forward-thinking business, and would like to know more, please apply now or call Fiona Stephens on 07507694673 for an informal chat.

Apply now Hackney

Training Manager – Nursing College, East London

See the job vacancy page here

Are you a nurse trainer? Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference and develop the next generation of qualified nurses in a friendly family run supportive practice with a fantastic longstanding reputation for training and developing all colleagues?

This is a unique opportunity for an accomplished and enthusiastic veterinary nursing educator with significant experience of delivering training in a college or university environment and with good experience of working in a clinical practice setting. We are looking for a Training Manager who will be responsible for running the Goddard Veterinary Nursing College, managing our Training Department team, overseeing in-house training, and advising on clinical and nursing matters for the practice.

This role is primarily based at The Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in East London and may involve some occasional travel throughout London to visit our practices and will also allow for some remote working.

We are proud of our ability to deliver high-quality training to our nursing teams and the provision of support to continuously improving clinical standards is important to our success. This role is unique and involves working with the Goddard Veterinary Nursing College team and overseeing the successful delivery of the Veterinary Nursing Assistant, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and Functional Skills qualifications. The successful applicant will also work with the Training Coordinator Team to provide bespoke in-house training, quality assurance visits to our practices and will play a role in ensuring robust protocols and policies are in place for both veterinary nursing and clinical situations.

Our ideal candidate must have;

  • RVN status with significant experience working in education, teaching, and training veterinary nurses (level 2 and 3) and a background of working in clinical practice.
  • Flexibility to travel within the M25
  • Enthusiasm for promoting high standards of clinical and client care and continuous quality improvement
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Experience in delivering excellent client care training
  • Experience of managing and motivating a successful team
  • High level of literacy and technical writing
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Diligent research skills

It would be advantageous to have;

  • Experience of working to the Education Inspection Framework
  • Experience of managing apprenticeships
  • Experience of managing ESFA funding processes
  • Experience of running in-house training
  • IQA qualified
  • Safeguarding Lead qualification and/or training
  • Degree qualified

Excellent salary for the right candidate. In addition, we offer fully funded CPD- with 2 full or 3 -part days CPD allowance.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Simplyhealth plan which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Paid BVNA membership, RCVS, and VDS fees.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • 5 weeks holiday.

In 2022 we will celebrate our 70th Birthday and we remain, the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK with 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nurse training college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us for 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supportive /listening to me through difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up-to-date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCAs to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team; everyone has a voice and can help make changes /improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back at Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individual needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide good training and good CPD allowance.’ Former employee Dec 2020- *credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments, and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established, but forward-looking, independent family-run business and would like to know more please call Helen Farrant for an informal chat on 07883035875 or apply now.

Apply now

New Grad RVN – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

See the job vacancy page here

Come and be part of our highly skilled and hugely supportive nursing team at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. If you love being busy, developing your skills, and experiencing a really varied caseload, then our East London independent hospital is the place for you!

The position would be great for a newly qualified RVN who is looking for a flying start to their career. Wanstead sees an amazing caseload and would be a great place to study for a certificate. The position is full-time (40-hour week) with 1:4 weekends (time off in lieu after a weekend worked).

Our pay range for RVNs is £23,000-£32,000 depending on experience. Accommodation is available if required!

Our industry-leading benefits package includes:

  • Paid BVNA, VDS and RCVS fees.
  • Fully funded CPD and certificates supported.
  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 for 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied case load. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat to our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

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.

Wanstead has 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.

If you are interested in these rewarding roles 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 – Putney, London

See the job vacancy page here

Are you an experienced RVN thinking about taking their first steps into team leadership or do you already have some leadership experience and are looking for a new challenge? Are you someone who likes to be organized and efficient and is confident in all GP nursing duties both for medical and surgical cases?

We are seeking a confident RVN to lead a small (yet expanding), very organised team. Our Putney practice is located in a vibrant area with a London ‘village’ atmosphere, just a short walk from the River Thames, Putney High Street, and Putney Station. The role is full-time (40 hrs.) with 1:3 Saturday (currently mornings only), no nights or on call as this service is provided by our Tier 3 Hospital in Wimbledon which you will also have exposure to as part of the rota.

You will be working alongside an experienced and compassionate team who have a passion for building strong bonds with their loyal and growing number of new clients but truly live the values of work-life balance.

Training is important to our culture, so we are looking for someone happy to be a clinical coach to support the support team in their development whilst being keen to develop their own skillset. Full training will be provided if you have no prior coaching experience.

The salary range is £23,000-£32,000 depending on experience. In addition, we offer paid CPD- with 2-days or 3 -part days CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and in some roles, we can support study for nursing certificate qualifications.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Paid BVNA membership, RCVS and VDS fees.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

 

In 2022 we will celebrate our 70th Birthday and we remain, the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK with 44 clinics, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training college.  Our forward-looking approach means we have introduced a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views, as our colleagues are truly valued. We’ve run Town Hall meeting throughout the last year, communicating real time updates, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right, collaborative decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters.

We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supportive /listening to me through difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up-to-date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCAs to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team; everyone has a voice and can help make changes /improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back at Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individual needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide good training and good CPD allowance.’ Former employee Dec 2020- *credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * credit Indeed.

‘At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meeting throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat to our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior RVN – Kennington, London

Job Code: Senior RVN Kennington

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We are seeking an experienced RVN to join our team and support our two vets and nursing colleagues in our growing Kennington branch. We are positioned in a vibrant area of London, with great access to public transport and local amenities. You will be working alongside an experienced and compassionate team who have a passion for building strong bonds with their loyal and growing number of new clients but truly live the values of work-life balance.

Training is important to our culture, so we are looking for someone happy to be a clinical coach to support the support team in their development whilst being keen to develop their own skillset. Full training will be provided if you have no prior coaching experience.

The role is full time (40 hrs.) with a Saturday rota of 1 in 3 once you are settled in, no nights or on call, as this service is provided by our Stone Lion Hospital, where you will also have an opportunity to spend some time. If you thrive on providing support to vets, clients and your team, love your time both in theatre and also providing great pet care advice to clients and you believe that life is better with pets then our company culture could be ideal for you.

Our salary range is £23,000-£32,000 depending on experience. In addition, we offer paid CPD- with 2 full or 3 -part days CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and in some roles, we can support study for nursing certificate qualifications.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Simply Health which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Paid BVNA membership, RCVS and VDS fees.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service.

In 2022 we will celebrate our 70th Birthday and we remain, the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK with 44 clinics, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supportive /listening to me through difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up-to-date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCAs to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team; everyone has a voice and can help make changes /improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back at Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individual needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide good training and good CPD allowance.’ Former employee Dec 2020- *credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meeting throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat to our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

 

 

 

 

 

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RVN – Ilford, East London

Job Code: RVN Ilford

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We are seeking a Registered Veterinary Nurse with some experience to join our small but perfectly formed team at our Ilford Clinic in East London. This is a lovely opportunity to become more involved in how the clinic runs and take your first steps into management of a small team. Elena, our fantastic, experienced vet, has a passion for exotics, so a shared interest in exotics would be brilliant but not essential! We are very much part of the local community at Ilford, and you can tell how much our clients value us, by all our lovely Google reviews!

We are a family-run practice that was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. 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 we’re really proud of our many 5* colleague reviews on Indeed!

We would love the successful candidate to share your knowledge to develop others around you, and provide Clinical Coaching support for Carys, our fantastic VNA. We can provide in-house training to become a clinical coach through our own nurse training college. In addition, we would like you to use your skills for organising and planning, to ensure the smooth running of the branch. If you thrive on providing support to vets, clients, and your team, love your time both in theatre, and providing great pet care advice to clients, if you believe that life is better with pets, then our company culture will be ideal for you.

The role is full-time (40 hrs.) with some Saturdays (afternoons only, 2-5pm). There are no nights or OOH as these are provided by our Tier 3 RCVS accredited practice in Wanstead.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a fantastic colleague discount scheme, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cashback on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractor fees, and other medical needs, 24-hour employee helpline, cycle to work scheme, generous shopping and leisure discounts, fully funded CPD and paid for BVNA and RCVS registration fees.

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 apply now.

Apply now Ilford

Float RVN – South or West London

Job Code: Float RVN West South London

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Love the variety of locuming but not the financial insecurity? Are you a registered RVN or a very experienced VNA? If so, we have the perfect role for you to join our independent family-run practice and float throughout either South or West London. This is 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 benefits 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 is 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 benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, generous CPD allowance, RCVS and BVNA fees paid, Simplyhealth Cash Plan which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, etc. cycle to work scheme plus generous shopping and leisure discounts. Accommodation available 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 90s 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 colleagues; over 20% of our team have been with us 10 years or more and we are proud of our many 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 Tanya Wicks on 07985136171 for an informal chat or apply now.

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RVN (MAT cover) – Mandeville Veterinary Hospital, London

Job Code: RVN MVH

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

We are looking for  compassionate RVNs with some experience. We value our veterinary 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. You will be able to fully utilise your nursing skills working with a supportive and friendly team. Mandeville Veterinary Hospital is an interesting and rewarding place to work.

The rota involves some weekend work but no nights or on-call.

Excellent salary and benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth cashback plan which provides cashback/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, cycle to work scheme, 24-hr employee assistance programme and more! Accommodation may be 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! Good transport links into Central London (Northolt tube 3 minutes’ walk) and close to Heathrow. We provide an excellent first opinion, emergency, critical care, and referral service to our clients and local network of 1o branches and work to the highest clinical standards. There is great diagnostic support with a 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.

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 90s 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 we are proud of our many 5-star reviews on Indeed and Glassdoor.

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 Tanya Wicks on 07985 136171 for an informal chat or apply now with a covering letter and CV.

Apply now Mandeville Veterinary Hospital

Part-Time Float Theatre Nurse (RVN) – Greater London

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Do you love surgical nursing? Are you looking to work part-time around other commitments? If so, this could be the role for you! With the growth in patient numbers and a greater surgical caseload in our clinics, we are looking for dedicated RVN’s who would like to focus primarily on the surgical caseload.

The role will see you supporting vets and clinical teams across a small group of clinics focusing on; pre-op diagnostics such as blood tests, preparing theatre for surgery, monitoring anaesthetics, recording surgical information, patient recovery, and monitoring (with the help of the team), preparing for patient discharge and some emergency triage. You will also have responsibility for assisting with pets admitted for monitoring, diagnostic testing, or treatment of chronic conditions.

  • This role is Monday to Friday, potentially 9am-3pm (there is some flexibility on either side to fit in with any other commitments). We understand that not everyone wants the same thing, so as this role has a large element of flexibility, we are keen to talk informally to RVN’s and discuss what might work for you and us.
  • This would suit an experienced RVN with theatre experience, who has an organised and methodical approach, but with the ability to adapt if the clinical situation changes, someone with previous experience with in-patient care, in diagnostics such as x-ray and dental x-ray, the ability to engage and communicate with a team to ensure the smooth running of theatre, and flexibility for travel within a limited geographical area.
  • The salary range £23,000-£32,000 depending on experience (pro-rata for part-time roles) In addition, we offer paid CPD- with 2-days or 3 -part days CPD allowance. We see CPD as an investment in the individual as well as for the practice, and in some roles, we can support study for nursing certificate qualifications.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Simplyhealth plans to provide cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme
  • Paid BVNA membership, RCVS, and VDS fees
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500
  • Increasing holiday allowance with length of service

In 2022 we will celebrate our 70th Birthday and we remain, the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK with 44 clinics, 3 hospitals and our own nurse training 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supportive /listening to me through difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up-to-date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCAs to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team; everyone has a voice and can help make changes /improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back at Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individual needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide good training and good CPD allowance.’ Former employee Dec 2020- *credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs. As an A1 Home Office approved sponsor, we are sometimes able to help non -UK veterinary surgeons and nurses obtain a working visa.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a forward-thinking and independent family-run business, please call Fiona Stephens on 07507 694673 for an informal chat or apply now.

Apply now

Part-time Call Centre Registered Veterinary Nurse – Woodford Green, Essex

Job Code: Call Centre RVN

See the job vacancy page here

We’re looking for a diligent, client-focussed and forward-looking qualified RVN to join our friendly contact centre team in Woodford Green, on the Essex/London borders to offer telemedicine consultations and advice to clients across our group.

This new role is an exciting one and forms part of a fast-expanding contact centre team looking to engage and delight clients by making it easier and production to access some of our vet services by telephone and video consultations. You’ll be a great communicator, proactive, and assume responsibility in ensuring that our clients and patients receive the very best care. You’ll also be involved in the creation of recorded and written client information to help enhance and help develop the telemedicine service and some insurance administration tasks.

The position is for 30 hours per week including some Saturday mornings and is office-based. If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care (preferably having independent nurse consultation experience), and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

We offer competitive pay and a very supportive working environment. Our industry-leading benefits package includes increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cashback 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 Contact Centre offices have on-site parking and are a short distance from Woodford Underground Station and the A406 North Circular Road.

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 Jodi Dolan, Contact Centre Manager on 020 8506 5995.

Apply now

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.

VNA – Wanstead Veterinary Hospital, East London

Job Code: VNA WVH

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Nursing Assistant to join us at our first-opinion and multidisciplinary referral small animal hospital in East London. This is a permanent position – 40 hours per week, 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. There is the potential for VNA training with this role.

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. By joining the Goddard Veterinary Group, you will be part of a team dedicated to providing excellent standards of client and animal care. This is a hands-on role in a small team so the ideal candidate will need to be adaptable, flexible, and willing to work at all levels. The role also involves some face-to-face contact with our clients, so we are looking for someone with the confidence, empathy, and experience to provide the standard of care and the personal touch we expect for our clients.

We look after our colleagues with a profession-leading benefits package including increasing holiday allowance, cashback/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 ’90s and remains the practice principal. We are now the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK and have 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nursing college. We have a great reputation for looking after our colleagues; 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 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 e-mail our nursing manager Betsy Malamah-Thomas (bmthomas@goddardvetgroup.co.uk) or to apply please e-mail a cover letter and CV (detailing your experience).

Apply now Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

Administration and Support

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

Training Manager – Nursing College, East London

See the job vacancy page here

Are you a nurse trainer? Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference and develop the next generation of qualified nurses in a friendly family run supportive practice with a fantastic longstanding reputation for training and developing all colleagues?

This is a unique opportunity for an accomplished and enthusiastic veterinary nursing educator with significant experience of delivering training in a college or university environment and with good experience of working in a clinical practice setting. We are looking for a Training Manager who will be responsible for running the Goddard Veterinary Nursing College, managing our Training Department team, overseeing in-house training, and advising on clinical and nursing matters for the practice.

This role is primarily based at The Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in East London and may involve some occasional travel throughout London to visit our practices and will also allow for some remote working.

We are proud of our ability to deliver high-quality training to our nursing teams and the provision of support to continuously improving clinical standards is important to our success. This role is unique and involves working with the Goddard Veterinary Nursing College team and overseeing the successful delivery of the Veterinary Nursing Assistant, Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and Functional Skills qualifications. The successful applicant will also work with the Training Coordinator Team to provide bespoke in-house training, quality assurance visits to our practices and will play a role in ensuring robust protocols and policies are in place for both veterinary nursing and clinical situations.

Our ideal candidate must have;

  • RVN status with significant experience working in education, teaching, and training veterinary nurses (level 2 and 3) and a background of working in clinical practice.
  • Flexibility to travel within the M25
  • Enthusiasm for promoting high standards of clinical and client care and continuous quality improvement
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Experience in delivering excellent client care training
  • Experience of managing and motivating a successful team
  • High level of literacy and technical writing
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Diligent research skills

It would be advantageous to have;

  • Experience of working to the Education Inspection Framework
  • Experience of managing apprenticeships
  • Experience of managing ESFA funding processes
  • Experience of running in-house training
  • IQA qualified
  • Safeguarding Lead qualification and/or training
  • Degree qualified

Excellent salary for the right candidate. In addition, we offer fully funded CPD- with 2 full or 3 -part days CPD allowance.

We have a great benefits package including:

  • Simplyhealth plan which provides cashback/refunds on many routine medical costs such as dental care, physiotherapy, optician, chiropractic fees, and more.
  • 24hr Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Generous shopping/leisure discounts (never pay full price in all the major shops and cinemas again!).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Great colleague pet discount scheme.
  • Paid BVNA membership, RCVS, and VDS fees.
  • Colleague Introduction incentive of £1500.
  • 5 weeks holiday.

In 2022 we will celebrate our 70th Birthday and we remain, the largest family-run veterinary practice in the UK with 44 clinics, 3 hospitals, and our own nurse training college. We have a great reputation for looking after our staff; over 20% of our team have been with us for 10 years or more and we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supportive /listening to me through difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up-to-date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCAs to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team; everyone has a voice and can help make changes /improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back at Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individual needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide good training and good CPD allowance.’ Former employee Dec 2020- *credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters. We are forward-thinking; we have developed our own successful contact centre to help ease reception pressure in our busy clinics and allowing us more time to chat with our clients about their needs. This year we have a big programme of refurbishments, and we are continually reviewing our clinics’ equipment needs.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working with a well-established, but forward-looking, independent family-run business and would like to know more please call Helen Farrant for an informal chat on 07883035875 or apply now.

Apply now

Part-time Call Centre Registered Veterinary Nurse – Woodford Green, Essex

Job Code: Call Centre RVN

See the job vacancy page here

We’re looking for a diligent, client-focussed and forward-looking qualified RVN to join our friendly contact centre team in Woodford Green, on the Essex/London borders to offer telemedicine consultations and advice to clients across our group.

This new role is an exciting one and forms part of a fast-expanding contact centre team looking to engage and delight clients by making it easier and production to access some of our vet services by telephone and video consultations. You’ll be a great communicator, proactive, and assume responsibility in ensuring that our clients and patients receive the very best care. You’ll also be involved in the creation of recorded and written client information to help enhance and help develop the telemedicine service and some insurance administration tasks.

The position is for 30 hours per week including some Saturday mornings and is office-based. If you can demonstrate commitment to working to the highest clinical standards, dedication to delivering excellent client care (preferably having independent nurse consultation experience), and a desire to help and support both clients and colleagues, then we’d love to hear from you.

We offer competitive pay and a very supportive working environment. Our industry-leading benefits package includes increasing holiday allowance, enrolment on to our Simplyhealth Cashback Plan which provides cashback 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 Contact Centre offices have on-site parking and are a short distance from Woodford Underground Station and the A406 North Circular Road.

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 Jodi Dolan, Contact Centre Manager on 020 8506 5995.

Apply now

Senior Call Handler – Woodford Green, Essex

Job Code: Senior Call Handler

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We are looking to recruit an organised, articulate, and highly motivated individual with proven exceptional customer service skills to join our expanding call handling team at our Head Office in Woodford Green as Senior Call Handler. We welcome applicants with impeccable spoken and written English, experience in leading small teams, and who are confident communicators, and who are able to deliver outstanding client care.

Due to expansion, we have the opportunity for a 30 hour per week position.

The senior call handler will:

  • lead a small team by example, ensure that all client enquiries and outbound contacts through telephone, email, app, or web are dealt with by the team in a professional and timely manner
  • maintain a high and improving standard of client care by means of excellent communication and service at all times
  • monitor and coach the call handler team to ensure high standards by all call handlers
  • ensure that patient care is prioritised during all calls handled by the central call handling team
  • ensure compliance in advice provided by the call handling team with GVG protocols and SOPs
  • answer calls in line with SOPs and assist other call handlers in fielding enquiries
  • provide leadership to the call handler team, overseeing performance, arranging training for new starters and regular up-skilling of existing team members, motivating, and encouraging the continual improvement in standards and achievement
  • promote products and services such as microchipping, diets, ProActive Pets, and insurance to clients, making recommendations for suitable products and services offered by the Group according to client/patient need identified during call handling
  • receive and resolve or triage complaints or complex enquiries

Successful applicants will:

  • have a minimum of three years previous customer service experience, ideally within a call handling role
  • ideally have 1-2 years + experience of team supervision/management
  • take ownership of their enquirer’s journey
  • be a problem solver and have a proactive attitude
  • display a good standard of IT literacy
  • have GCSE Maths and English (A-C)
  • show good organisational skills
  • have the ability to remain calm under pressure and when dealing with emotional situations and to multitask.
    have an excellent team ethos.

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. 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; 20% of our team have been with us 10 years and we’re really proud of our many 5-star colleague reviews on Indeed!

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a well-established independent family-run business, please click the apply button now and submit a covering letter and CV. If you do not hear back from us, please assume on this occasion you have not been successful in your application.

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Contact Centre Call Handler – Woodford Green, Essex

Job Code: Call Handler Head Office

See the job vacancy page here

We are looking to recruit four organised, articulate, highly motivated individuals with proven exceptional customer service skills to join our expanding call handling team at our Head Office in Woodford Green, Essex. We welcome applicants with impeccable spoken and written English, confident communicators, and who can deliver outstanding client care.

The call handler will form part of a team responsible for inbound and outbound calls for our practices and will work in collaboration with practice colleagues to ensure excellent client service.

Each position is 30 hours per week.


Duties will include:

  • Booking appointments
  • Receiving and responding to enquiries by telephone and online chat service
  • Advising clients on vaccinations, flea, worming, and neutering protocol
  • Registering new clients
  • Advising clients on pet insurance matters
  • Promoting our Pets healthcare plan
  • Taking prescription requests
  • Handling enquiries relating to euthanasia and cremation
  • Receiving and resolving complaints
  • Updating client files

Successful applicants will need:

  • A minimum of two years previous customer service experience, ideally within a call handling role
  • A good standard of IT literacy
  • GCSE Maths and English (A – C)
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and when dealing with emotional situations
  • The ability to multitask
  • A proactive attitude
  • An excellent team ethos

Goddard Veterinary Group is a family-run practice and was started in 1952 by Arthur Goddard. We are now the largest family-run veterinary group in the UK and have 44 clinics, 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 we’re proud of our many 5-star employee reviews on Indeed. Here’s are some of the lovely things people say about us:

  • ‘I’ve been working at Goddard Vet Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing you to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I’d joined them sooner!’ Current Employee-Nov 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve worked for the company for 5 years and they are great at supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high, and the caseload is great.’ Current Employee – March 2020 * Credit Indeed.
  • ‘I’ve enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, interesting and varied caseload. Management were accommodating with my flexible working request. Good back up to the branches from 24-hour hospital, so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone -call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.  Former Employee -Nov 2020. * Credit Indeed.

At the heart of it all, we really value our colleagues. We have a Colleague Forum to listen to our peers’ views and we’ve run Town Hall meetings throughout Covid, taking polls and with live Q and A’s to make sure we’re making the right decisions for our people. All our senior managers are Mental Health First Aid trained and we offer Wellness plans for all our new starters.

If you are interested in this rewarding role and working for a well-established independent family-run business please click the apply button now and submit a covering letter and CV.

Apply now

Locum Vets and Nurses

Are you a locum vet or nurse in London? Find out details on how to get in touch here


Supportive employer
I enjoyed working for Goddards for 6 years and am sad to have to leave due to relocation. I liked working with the supportive team, lovely clients, and interesting and varied case load. Management were accommodating to my flexible working request. Good back up to branches from 24-hour hospital so I never felt isolated knowing that friendly help and advice was only a phone-call or email away. Excellent CPD and benefits package.
Former Employee - Nov 2020
*Credit Indeed
Great company to work for
I have worked for the company for 5 years and they are great for supporting career progression. The standards of practice are very high and the caseload is great.
Current Employee - Mar 2020
*Credit Indeed
Supportive team, great work/life balance
I have been working at Goddard Veterinary Group full-time for more than a year. Pros: There is a great supportive nature throughout the company, allowing us to grow and achieve things professionally and personally. Cons: Wish I had joined them sooner!
Current Employee - Nov 2020
*Credit Glassdoor
Fantastic Company to work for
Friendly, supportive, flexible, Goddards have always been there for me to celebrate the good times (qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse which they put me through my training for) and supporting/listening to me through the difficult times (whether personal or work related). Extensive, up to date equipment to provide gold standard care for all animals and a very well put together team of Vets, Nurses and VCA's to care for the animals. Everyone works as a team, everyone has a voice and can help make changes/improvements if required. I have never felt so at home whilst at work. I have not closed the door to Goddards, for now, I need to change jobs for my own reasons, I hope to be back to Goddards one day. Fair pay, flexible hours (always consider individuals needs) and everyone treated as an equal. Good holiday, great benefits scheme, provide training and good CPD allowance.
Former Employee - Dec 2020
*Credit Indeed
Fantastic supportive practice
I worked at Goddard Veterinary Group full-time for more than a year Pros: Whilst I have worked for many of the groups/independent practices in and around Essex/London, I have never worked with a practice of such high standard. Goddard pride themselves in 5 star care and I can say that every patient that was cared for whilst I was working with them got that care. The standards and protocols are great, each branch works between themselves, but still lives up to the high standard. The practices are very busy and have a varied caseload. The vets that I worked with were super supportive - they listen and value your opinion. Everyone I met was welcoming and lovely. I hope to return soon (I added a human baby to my fur baby gang.) Keep up the good work guys! Cons: Non that I can think of.
Former Employee - Oct 2020
*Credit Glassdoor

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