Head Vet

CVS Group in Hastings, NE

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Practice Site:
  • Cooper Vets (Hastings)
  • We moved into one of the largest and smartest purpose built surgeries in the South East in September 2001. We have dedicated dental, radiography and theatre suites. We also have the benefit of separate cat and dog wards to provide our staff with the best working conditions possible.

    Are you keen on using your excellent clinical experience to guide an established practice?

    Are you passionate about clinical excellence have a desire to take a step up, whilst having operation support within your practice?

    Are you looking to lead a committed team?

    In the role of Head Vet, you'll play a vital role in managing our busy caseload across two practices, Coopers in Hastings and Claremont in Bexhill-on-Sea. Your days will be varied with a mixture of consults and surgery, giving you time and freedom to develop your own interests while supporting our clinical teams. We'd love for you to have an impact in our clinical meetings, voicing your opinions on how we can grow and improve.

    This is a full time position working 4 days per week with no OOH cover however we want to find the right person and we won't let a trivial thing like hours get in the way. Let us know what you need - if it works for you then it would most probably work for us to. We are open, honest and we genuinely value our people.

    So – who are we?

    We are two well established practices on the south coast of the UK. We're really lucky to live and work in such a gorgeous part of the country. We've got beaches, historic castles and ruins, walking and cycling tracks, water sports and shopping centres. We're about an hour away from Brighton if you fancy a meander up to the award winning pier (we will expect candy floss or doughnuts on your return) and 90 minutes from London if you feel like a day out in the city. We've even got crazy golf. Why would you want to live anywhere else?!

    Our teams are our greatest source of pride. Our 10 veterinary surgeons have a diverse range of skills and experience but they all have one thing in common:

    One of our vets holds a surgery certificate and two others are part-way through their certs in medicine and surgery. Together, they are a fantastic support network for each other that regularly can be found in the break room discussing cases. We're not going to pretend that we get everything right all of the time and on those occasions where a case didn't turn out exactly as expected, they lean on each other.

    Our vets have access to all the equipment, tools and resources to do a fantastic job for their patient and their client. (Claremont has recently acquired a brand new piece of kit - a laparoscope, which we are all extremely excited about!) As for our clients, they are on our side. They work with us to achieve the best possible outcome for the cases, expecting the highest standards of veterinary medicine. As a result, our caseload is varied and exciting – no two days are ever the same but we do encourage case ownership and thorough work up.

    Both practices have experienced Practice Directors and Head Nurses who are able to support you in your role of leading our surgeons and developing our clinical standards. Our RVNs, SVNs and support team are exceptionally competent and passionate about delivering high standards. We know we're lucky and we don't take it for granted!

    So – who are you?

    You'll be a Leader. We'd love you to be energetic, confident and professional with great communication skills and very high clinical standards. You'll drive us forward and make recommendations on how we can improve. We'd like clinical discussions to be frequent and encouraged, as we value these highly as a source of ongoing learning for us all.

    If you haven't been in a leadership role before – that's OK. As we can offer full support and training for those new to leadership, this could be a great position for those wanting to take the next step in their career.

    In terms of your professional and personal development – we can't stress enough how important this is to us. We want to talk to you about where you see your career going, what you want to do next and how we can help you get there. We'd be happy to discuss funding and supporting you through a Certificate if you've found your interest and any ideas for self-improvement will always be met with enthusiasm.

    So – what can we offer you?

  • A salary of £55k
  • Achievable bonus scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday + bank holidays
  • Buy/Sell holiday scheme – purchase another 2 weeks of annual leave
  • Generously encouraged and fully funded CPD – abundant opportunities within the business aided by internal and external development courses and programmes
  • Access to our ShareSave scheme – giving you the opportunity to purchase shares in our business
  • Pension scheme – automatic enrolment and completely hassle free
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay 
  • Colleague discount on pet products and treatments including free consults, cost price drugs and a discount to our online pharmacy, Animed.
  • A range of other benefits such as Cycle to Work, Gymflex, Perkbox and more.
  • So - that's it really.


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