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  • Careers with Animals Day

    Do you dream of working with animals? Unsure about what opportunities exist? Want to find out if it’s really for you and how you can get started?

    If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, go to one of the free Careers with Animals Days, hosted by the College of Animal Welfare, and get the answers to your questions! This is a fantastic opportunity to talk to professionals, gather career advice and plan your next move!


    Whether you’re at school and looking at your options, employed in a different field and looking for a career change, unemployed and looking at how you can get back into work, or already working with animals and looking at different opportunities; this event will give you the chance to meet with relevant people and organisations within the animal care industry, gain advice, ask questions and receive guidance on training.

    Please click here for further details.

     
  • Video now available of RCVS Day guest speaker, Dr Adam Little

    The presentation made by Dr Adam Little, guest speaker at this year’s Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Day, is now available on the RCVS YouTube channel. In his talk, ‘Digital Veterinary Practice’, Dr Little, President of Exponential Vet Inc., discussed how evolving technology could impact upon veterinary medicine and practice.

    RCVS Day, an annual event held this year on 14 July, is made up of the Annual General Meeting and the awards ceremony. It includes the investiture of the new President and Council members, and a guest presentation from a leading veterinary practitioner.

    Dr Little investigated some of the emerging technologies that could be applied to veterinary practice, citing how, for example, every 12-18 months the amount of computing power available for a set price doubles, and how, though there are now about 9bn devices connected to the internet, by 2020 there are expected to be 50bn. Dr Little predicted that more and more of those are going to be worn by animals: to measure reproductive health in farm animals; to track performance in equines; and to monitor behaviour and activity in companion animals.

    Dr Little discussed how there’s already a smart litter box which measures an animal’s habits, an oral pill camera that can take 360 degree photos, 3D printed drugs, and digitised microscopy. By uniting these technologies with increasingly accurate virtual reality technology, he said, long-distance examinations could become a real possibility.

    More specifically in relation to the role of the RCVS, he explored how the profession could be proactive in engaging with these technologies, such as by: using regulation as a mechanism to attract ‘disruptors’ to work alongside the profession; identifying areas of retraining and creating targeted learning opportunities; fostering an entrepreneurial mindset; creating an early-adopter network of practices to foster initial collaboration; and framing industry challenges as targeted problems whose solutions can be crowd-sourced.

    The video of Dr Little’s speech is available on the RCVS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZhiCAQ2g0

    A video of the event is also available on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqib7vvOhHg

     
  • Bring Your Dog to Work Day

    There’s just over two weeks until national Bring Your Dog To Work Day - and Britain’s favourite day at the office is again taking the nation by storm.

     

    Please Click Here to read the full article

     
  • BSAVA launches online resource bank to build practice expertise

    Vets can develop their practices’ professional and business skills including integration of new graduates, with a flexible online resource from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).

    Newly qualified vets and their employers will find the BSAVA Professional Development Phase (PDP) Resource Bank particularly useful when it is launched on May 24.

    The resource will help the whole practice – from supporting and appraising new graduates, to coaching and mentoring staff teams – all aimed at developing an ethos of reflective learning and continuous professional development (CPD) alongside veterinary expertise.

    There will be materials to help staff members understand the organisation, management and economic pressures of practice, their responsibilities as employees, and building strong communication skills across the business.

    The BSAVA PDP resource bank provides CPD support matched directly to the RCVS PDP competences, allowing members to pick and choose those most appropriate to their professional development. They include webinars, podcasts, videos, PDFs and web links, with accessible timings from 15 to 90 minutes.

    The content is reviewed by committee and there will be ongoing development of new resources – including employer specific resources for practices supporting new graduates.

    BSAVA President Susan Dawson said: “This exciting and easily accessible resource puts continuous professional development at the heart of veterinary practice, helping everyone to meet the changing demands of delivering 21st century veterinary medicine,” she said.

    “Whether you’re an employer supporting a newly qualified graduate in your practice, a new or recent graduate starting out, returning to work after a break, or simply wanting to refresh your professional or clinical skills, we believe the support within these pages will be a welcome addition.”

    Kate King, BSAVA Education Manager, said: “We understand the many challenges of beginning your first job; everything is new and knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. At university undergraduates are expected to focus on the technical skills and knowledge of veterinary science, rather than areas more focused on the practice business, customer care and team-building, such as so-called ‘soft skills’ like emotional intelligence and strong communication.

    “Equally, vets in practice may have to prioritise the effective management of a practice’s workload ahead of taking extra time to help newly qualified vets find their feet.”

    For more information visit www.bsava.com

     

Position Vacant

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Practice Manager – Seaford, East Sussex

We are looking for a dynamic forward thinking practice manager to join our friendly, busy team in the beautiful South East.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organisational skills, be a confident leader and have a sound understanding of business.

We strive to provide a high standard of patient and client care, as such a strong customer service focus is vital as well as excellent administration and IT skills.

In this full time role together with the senior vets you will be responsible for the clinical & financial performance of the practices.

We can offer:

Competitive salary plus bonus scheme,

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, flexible working hours.

Staff discount scheme, CVS sharesave, Gymflex plus other company benefits.

To find out more and apply please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager – Suffolk/Norfolk Border

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Manager to join our two-site expanding practice ahead of the relocation of our Gorleston surgery to a new Hospital site.

We are looking for someone with fantastic organisational skills, attention to detail, with the motivation and drive to see our practice continue to deliver the highest levels of care for our clients.

The successful candidate would be expected to lead, manage and organise the reception and non clinical teams within the practice and work closely with the Clinical Director and clinical staff to ensure the smooth running of the practice and its financial performance to budget.

Excellent communication skills and proven experience of managing a team with strong leadership are essential for the role.

The role may involve occasional, intermittent reception duties as required.

Previous experience within the Veterinary field would be desirable but not essential.  We are offering a salary of £30k for the right candidate, along with 25d holiday, company pension, bonus scheme, and a range of other benefits. Training within the role will be encouraged and supported.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Assistant Practice Manager

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We are looking for an Assistant Practice Manager, based at the Scarsdale Vets Farm and Equine practice. The role will be to support the Practice Manager with the smooth daily running of the practice, the implementation of business plans and ensuring that the team adheres to the shared goals of the practice.

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, hard working with a confident positive approach. A can-do attitude and desire for improvement are essential, along with proficiency with IT systems including Microsoft Office programmes.

Minimum qualifications GCSE A-C required in Maths and English.

Higher level of academic achievement (HNC/HND/AS-Level/A-Level or Degree) a distinct advantage.

A qualification in customer service or business administration would be desirable. The successful candidate will be developed within their role. This role is ideal for somebody starting out in their management career, who thrives in a busy and diverse work environment.

Applications in writing to include CV to HR Department, Scarsdale Veterinary Group, Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HX or via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date 7 October 2016

www.scarsdalevets.com/equine

   

Pet Hospital Leader – Cardiff 37.5 hours per week Permanent

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Pets and people at the heart of what we do.
Do you have a business mind and a social heart?

We are looking for experienced veterinary surgeons, head nurses and non-clinical managers who want to further their career in a fast paced, progressive and commercial animal charity.

Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?

About the Role:
We are looking to recruit a first class candidate to head up operational delivery in one of our large, busy Pet Hospitals.  You will lead the Pet Hospital management team and their veterinary experts who are passionate about providing exceptional care and our mission, to Prevent, Educate and Treat.

Taking full ownership for all aspects of the Pet Hospital service, you will be accountable for leadership, client service, financial performance and operational efficiency. Reporting into the Area Veterinary Manager you will be fully supported in a large organisational structure with a number of career and development opportunities.   

We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):

·         Allocated CPD funding (where applicable)

·         Excellent career opportunities/development

·         37.5hr days working week

·         25 days holiday per year

·         Paid bank holidays

·         Life assurance 4 x annual salary

·         Contributory pension scheme

·         Discounted veterinary services

·         Childcare vouchers

·         Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)


Salary for this role is available on request.


About You:
You will possess an outstanding ability to communicate, great organisational skills and an interest in leading and developing people, as well as strong commercial focus.

We will consider applicants from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

About PDSA: 
As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods. 

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

To Apply:
Please send your CV and cover letter through to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and quote "Cardiff Hospital Lead" in the subject of your email.

The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.

   

Practice Manager Required - Newbury

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Due to the upcoming retirement of our current Practice Manager, Donnington Grove Veterinary Group are looking to recruit a replacement to be based at our busy mixed Practice in Newbury, West Berkshire. The role will also have responsibility for our Small Animal branches in Thatcham and Tadley.

The Practice Manager is responsible to the Directors for the management and administration of all business activities outside of clinical matters and human resources plus the implementation of policy and plans.  Key areas of responsibility include:

Accounting:
The management of administration staff and internal accounting processes.
The preparation of management/financial reports.
To be the point of contact for the external accountants and audit teams plus any governmental or statutory organisations.

Facilities Management:
Building and Grounds Maintenance. 
Communications and IT Infrastructures.
Office Equipment and Vehicle Fleet Management.
Contract Cleaning.
Health & Safety, Environment and Fire.
Procurement and Contract Management.
Security.
Utilities and Waste Disposal.

Business Administration:
Company Secretary duties associated with the organisation and chairing of periodic management meetings, dealing with correspondence and the submission of statutory reports and returns.
Managing the business payroll and pension scheme. 

Marketing:
The planning and delivery of the businesses advertising and marketing campaigns, event and sponsorship activities as directed by the Directors as well as maintenance of the Practice website.

Remuneration:
Benefits to include competitive salary, 25 days holiday, Company Pension Scheme and generous staff discount on veterinary fees.

Applications: 
To apply, please email current CV to Lynda Lewendon, HR Manager:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager Required - Dorchester & Weymouth Vets4Pets

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practices based in Dorset. Due to our continued growth and success we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as a practice manager on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist the practice partners with the day-to-day organisation and management of the practices and ensure a high level of customer service is delivered at all times. The ideal candidate will have good team leading, administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management.

Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a strong customer service focus and a good business sense are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is not essential. This rewarding position is a new vacancy due to the current expansion and would be c. 40 hours per week. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the practice partners and their team.

We offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent salary package and exclusive company benefits and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Vet Group, The Groom Room and Ride Away.

If you would like to join our winning team and you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Please apply via https://careers.myvetpractice.co.uk/vacancies/3309/practice-manager--full-time.html


   

Full Time Hospital Manager - Bournemouth

vets4pets

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our established small animal veterinary practice based in Bournemouth. Due to our continued growth and success we are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team as hospital manager on a full time basis.

The successful candidate will assist the practice partners witthday-to-day organisation and management of the practice and help grow and drive the business. The ideal candidate will have good team leading, administrative and organisational skills with previous experience of human resources, finance and business management.

Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, a strong customer service focus and a good business sense are also pre-requisites. Veterinary practice experience is not essential. This rewarding position is a new vacancy due to the current expansion and would be c. 40 hours per week This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the practice partner and their team.

We offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent salary package and exclusive company benefits and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Vet Group, The Groom Room and Ride Away.

If you would like to join our winning team and you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service, then we would love to hear from you - please click on this link.  https://careers.myvetpractice.co.uk/vacancies/3247/hospital-manager.html

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

   

Pet Hospital Leader – Thamesmead

37.5 hours per week
Temporary

To apply please click on the following link https://www.networxrecruitment.com/Jobs/Advert/453070?cid=1031&jobtitle=Pet.Hospital.Leader&location=Thamesmead&rsid=12860&ad=315350

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.

Do you have a business mind and a social heart?

We are looking for experienced veterinary surgeons, head nurses and non-clinical managers who want to further their career in a fast paced, progressive and commercial animal charity.

Would you love to do a job that gives you an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction knowing that every day when you walk through the door you’re contributing to a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet?


About the Role:

We are looking to recruit a first class candidate to head up operational delivery in one of our large, busy Pet Hospitals. You will lead the Pet Hospital management team and their veterinary experts who are passionate about providing exceptional care and our mission, to Prevent, Educate and Treat.

Taking full ownership for all aspects of the Pet Hospital service, you will be accountable for leadership, client service, financial performance and operational efficiency. Reporting into the Area Veterinary Manager you will be fully supported in a large organisational structure with a number of career and development opportunities.

We also offer great benefits which include (pro-rata for part-time roles):

· Allocated CPD funding (where applicable)
· Excellent career opportunities/development
· 37.5hr days working week
· 25 days holiday per year
· Paid bank holidays
· Life assurance 4 x annual salary
· Contributory pension scheme
· Discounted veterinary services
· Childcare vouchers
· Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Salary for this role is available on request

About You:

You will possess an outstanding ability to communicate, great organisational skills and an interest in leading and developing people, as well as strong commercial focus.

We will consider applicants from clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.


About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of over150 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.

   

Hospital Manager - Manchester

A fantastic opportunity for a Hospital Manager has arisen at Pet Medics Veterinary Hospital in Manchester.

Working as part of a new management team, that includes a new Clinical Director and Hub Area Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth administration and running of a 24/7/365 Hospital that provides 1st opinion, out of hours and referral services to patients and vet practices across Greater Manchester.

In the role, some of your key responsibilities will include:
• Managing a diverse team with direct reports that include the; Ambulance Manager, Head Day Nurse, Head Night Nurse & Head Receptionist.
• Initiating and driving business improvement activities that positively affect patients & their owners, OOH’s & referral customers and Pet Medics employees.
• Supporting the financial management of the Hospital in areas such as budget management, pricing, debt management and CAPEX spend.
• Building a culture of performance management and development.
• Working alongside the Hub Area Manager and team to support marketing initiatives and oversee facilities and H&S management and compliance for the Hospital site.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:
• Experience of managing or assistant managing a Hospital or large practice site. This can have been gained in the veterinary, medical (NHS or private practice) or similarly related field.
• Essential proven knowledge and experience of financial management and business development.
• A proven record of managing and developing others.
• Experience of managing and implementing business and process improvements.
• A passion for delivering the best possible service, support & outcomes for patients, customers and colleagues.
• An interest in the Veterinary field, in particular CVS.

Pet Medics is part of CVS Group PLC, one of the UKs leading veterinary service providers and as a Hospital Manager you will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:
• The opportunity to enrol in our industry leading share save scheme.
• A competitive salary package.
• Generous holiday allowance.
• Supported and encouraged professional development.
• Access to a range of flexible benefits to suit your needs (such as subsidised gym membership, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme).

To find out more and apply please send your CV and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

   

Practice Manager - Kent

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking practice manager with strong communication and leadership skills to help us support 3 sites and lead overall performance and management in the Kent area, the role is based mainly in Dover.  

Experience in the veterinary industry would be an advantage but not essential. Candidates with clinical experience will be considered. 

We strive to provide gold standard patient and client care and this role will be pivotal in the support and drive to achieve this.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of leading and managing teams, finance management including profit and loss accounts, budgeting and planning, excellent IT skills and HR experience.

You will have the ability to solve problems quickly using a flexible approach.

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.

We offer a range of benefits including:
ShareSave Scheme
Bonus Scheme
Company pension
25 days holiday plus bank holidays

To find out more and apply please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
   

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