Head Veterinary Surgeon Required At Wheelhouse Vets
Up to £57,500 DOE
Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Here at Wheelhouse Vets, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head Veterinary Surgeon to take on a leadership role in our large practice. The successful applicant will have a lot of managerial and clinical support in place. You will also be leading a team of 7 Vets, including 2 certificate holders, in a busy, high-end Veterinary Practice in Buckinghamshire.
The role centres around the leadership of the veterinary team, from running the day to planning individual vets’ personal and professional development plans. The candidate will also be involved in the direction of the practice with regards to clinical excellence and team engagement, with dedicated meetings to discuss these areas with the other team leaders.
The salary will be up to £57,500 dependent on experience.
We are a first opinion small animal practice located in the picturesque countryside of the Chilterns, perfect for horse riding, cycling, and walking. We are surrounded by golf clubs and country parks such as Wendover Woods, Black Park and Langley Park, all while being within easy commute of London.
Wheelhouse Vets are a fully equipped and modernised RCVS accredited practice striving to achieve the highest standard of care in South Buckinghamshire. We have surgeries in Chesham, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham, and Beaconsfield.
We are very well equipped with endoscope, laparoscopic bitch spays, ultrasound scanner, DR and CR Radiography, Class 4 Laser, and 3 consultation rooms. We have Vets who have completed or undergoing certificates in surgery (including orthopaedics), internal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology and ECC. We also encourage further training amongst our nurses, with certificates in anaesthesia, exotics, physio and ECC.
The Wheelhouse has been established for over 50 years and puts a strong emphasis on clinical excellence and team engagement. With 4 branches and a total of 42 clinical team members (16 Vets and 26 Nurses) we are a team who support each other and can deal with most of the clinical work that walks (or is carried) through the door.
As a practice, we actively support several different charities both locally and nationally each year including StreetVet, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
We also have monthly 1-2-1 catchups with our teams and other regular meetings such as practice zoom meetings, vet’s meetings, and clinical club.
Please view our Practice using the link below!
We are looking for a Head Veterinary Surgeon with good communication skills as communication is an essential part of the role. A certificate is not essential but a desire to perform excellent veterinary medicine is, and funding for a certificate can be discussed at the interview. Candidates should ideally have at least 3 years of clinical experience, however, leadership and management experience are not required as CPD in this area is encouraged and fully funded.
Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
- No insurance forms
- Long service holiday
- Bespoke healthcare plans for our clients
- Private healthcare for our vets
- Dedicated admin time
- SPVS membership and congress
- Dedicated training hub
- Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
- CPD paid days and allowance
- L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Private Medical Insurance
- BVA Membership paid
- VDS cover
- Birthday leave
- Discounted veterinary fees
- Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Service-related company sick pay
- Sponsorship for overseas employees
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Relocation packages
- Career progression opportunities
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH4724 when applying for this role.
Address: London Road, Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom