Careers

Senior Receptionist (Small Animal)

We are looking to employ a senior receptionist to join our friendly team.

This role requires experience with client care or a similar customer facing role. This is a full-time post that would suit someone who puts the client at the heart of their role, not necessarily currently in the veterinary world but definitely in a busy, service focused environment. Full training on our systems will be given to the successful candidate who will be expected to ensure that the reception team work together and achieve the best possible results. They will assist with the organisation of the reception team and its workload and ensure performance is kept to the highest standards.  They will need to use their own initiative, have a full driving licence and be available to work across all of our branches in South Oxfordshire. This role is full time (40hpw) with 1 in 4 shifts on the weekend rota (a Saturday or Sunday).

Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the reception team rotas.
  • To assist with the coordination of staff to facilitate all branches and opening hours.
  • To organise and chair reception meetings where necessary.
  • To assist and carry out team performance appraisals and reviews.
  • To be able to identify, organise and implement staff training.
  • Telephone answering and message taking
  • To confidently deal with clients.
  • To handle payments and cashing up in line with practice protocol.
  • To assist with and oversee the reception aspect of promotions and offers.
  • To attend team and practice meetings as required
  • To process monthly invoices in a timely manner

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to review on a regular basis.

Larkmead Veterinary Group is a happy practice, with a good working relationship between all staff, and welcomes like-minded personnel.

Benefits Include:

  • Support to complete awards and become registered with the British Veterinary Receptionist Association
  • 20 days holiday plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Auto enrolment into our company pension scheme with 3% employer contribution
  • Company branded uniform
  • Veterinary care staff discount package  
  • Onsite parking

If this sounds like you, please email your CV with a covering letter to hr@larkmead.co.uk


Receptionist (Small Animal)

We are looking to employ a receptionist to join our friendly team.

This role requires experience with client care or a similar customer facing role. This is a full-time post that would suit someone who puts the client at the heart of their role, not necessarily currently in the veterinary world but definitely in a busy, service focused environment. Full training on our systems will be given to the successful candidate who will be expected to use their own initiative, have a full driving licence and be available to work across all of our branches in South Oxfordshire. This role is full time (40hpw) with 1 in 4 shifts on the weekend rota (a Saturday or Sunday).

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide a friendly, efficient and caring service to clients and their animals.
  • To answer the telephone and take accurate messages.
  • To deal with clients at reception or on the telephone.
  • Be able to enter computer data accurately and appropriately.
  • To handle payments and cash up in line with practice protocol.
  • To assist with the cleaning and tidying of the waiting room, reception area, consulting rooms and pharmacy.
  • To liaise with reception, nursing and veterinary staff.
  • To stock shelves with food and pet products.
  • To participate in training and development activities as required.
  • To attend team and practice meetings as required.
  • To follow correct policies, protocols and procedures.
  • To be efficient, courteous and polite.
  • To be concerned and helpful to colleagues, clients and their animals, under all conditions.
  • To be keen, enthusiastic and willing to learn and an honest and reliable team member.
  • To uphold the Larkmead Values.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to review on a regular basis.

Larkmead Veterinary Group is a happy practice, with a good working relationship between all staff, and welcomes like-minded personnel.

Benefits Include:

  • Support to complete awards and become registered with the British Veterinary Receptionist Association
  • 20 days holiday plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Auto enrolment into our company pension scheme with 3% employer contribution
  • Company branded uniform
  • Veterinary care staff discount package  
  • Onsite parking

If this sounds like you, please email your CV with a covering letter to hr@larkmead.co.uk


Veterinary Practice Assistant (Small Animal)

We are looking for a Veterinary Practice Assistant to join our team. No experience is necessary, but you must be friendly and outgoing, a hard worker who is keen to be part of a team that keeps the behind the scenes hospital clean, tidy and working smoothly. This is a full-time position, and a car driver is essential as you will be required to work across all of our practices in South Oxfordshire. An animal care qualification would be an advantage but is not essential.

Our benefits include:

  • 20 days holiday (plus UK Bank holidays)
  • Auto-enrolment on to company pension scheme with 3% company contribution.
  • Veterinary care staff discount scheme
  • Branded uniform provided
  • Onsite parking
  • Cycle to Work scheme

If this sounds like you, please email your CV with a covering letter to hr@larkmead.co.uk


Experienced Small Animal Vet

Salary: £50-£65k dependent upon experience

Join a supportive, motivated, and talented team with an extremely loyal client base seeing a wide variety of cases including orthopaedics. Enjoy the freedom that independent practice offers to manage your own cases to an advanced level and ideally you are a certificate holder, or keen to study for one. Support your less-experienced colleagues within the framework of our mentoring programme. Smile and enjoy being a vet! This role is based at one of our hospital practices working a 4-day week (or 5 shorter days), with no OOH commitment. Please give us a call for an informal chat. We’d love you to come and meet the team! 

About us:

Larkmead is a proudly independent, XLVets member, Tier-2 Training Practice. Located in South Oxfordshire with great links to the M40/M4 (45 minutes train to London).

  • Modern well-equipped facilities
  • Separate Dental & Orthopaedic operating-suites
  • Digital radiography including dental
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • 24 hour on-site nursing team
  • In-house IDEXX laboratory

Benefits include:

  • 4 day working week
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • Generous CPD allowance and further specialisation/certificates encouraged
  • Veterinary care discount package
  • Onsite parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Please direct enquiries to hr@larkmead.co.uk


Small Animal Vet

Salary: £35 to £50k dependent upon experience

Join a supportive, motivated, and talented team with an extremely loyal client base seeing a wide variety of cases, including orthopaedics. Enjoy the opportunities that independent practice offers to manage your own cases to an advanced level with appropriate in-house expertise and back-up.

You could work towards a certificate in your field of interest (with support from experienced colleagues) if desired. Smile and enjoy being a vet!

This role is working a 4-day week, with a 1 in 12 OOH rota (with time off in-lieu given). Give us a call for an informal chat - we’d love you to come and meet the team! 

About Us:

Larkmead is a proudly independent, XLVets member, Tier-2 Training Practice. Located in South Oxfordshire with great links to the M40/M4 (45 minutes train to London).

  • Modern well-equipped facilities
  • Separate Dental & Orthopaedic operating-suites
  • Digital radiography including dental
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • 24 hour on-site nursing team
  • In-house IDEXX laboratory

Benefits include:

  • 4 day working week
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS, BVA, VDS)
  • Generous CPD allowance and further specialisation/certificates encouraged
  • Veterinary care discount package
  • Onsite parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Please direct enquiries to hr@larkmead.co.uk


Registered Veterinary Nurse (Small Animal)

Due to an expanding nursing team, we have an exciting vacancy for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team, providing care to our patients and assisting the veterinary team.

Larkmead is an independent first-opinion mixed practice based in South Oxfordshire. As an expanding team, we are developing a career pathway for our nursing team and welcome applications from nurses of all levels.

The role is full time, 40 hours per week (including some nights and weekends on a rota basis with time off in lieu) and a full driving licence is essential.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide care and treatment for all patients under clinical supervision
  • Assisting experienced vets in surgery including orthopaedics
  • Assisting vets with the medical care of in-patients
  • To provide support and training to our student nurses
  • Opportunity to engage with nurse clinics and puppy parties for our clients.
  • To ensure high standard of cleanliness in the clinical care areas
  • Taking and running of blood samples using our on-site analysis laboratory
  • Opportunity to progress as a Clinical Coach if desired (training provided)

Benefits include:

  • 22 days holiday plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Auto enrolment into our company pension scheme with 3% employer contribution
  • Funded CPD
  • Veterinary care staff discount package
  • Branded uniform  
  • Onsite parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
If this sounds like you, please email your CV with a covering letter to hr@larkmead.co.uk

Small Animal Vet (New Graduate)

Join a supportive, motivated, and talented team with an extremely loyal client base seeing a wide variety of cases, including orthopaedics. Enjoy the opportunities that independent practice offers to manage your own cases with appropriate in-house back-up. Join the XLVets New Graduate Programme to help you get your career off to a great start. 

About Us:

Larkmead is a proudly independent, XLVets member, Tier-2 Training Practice. Located in South Oxfordshire with great links to the M40/M4 (45 minutes train to London).

  • Modern well-equipped facilities
  • Separate Dental & Orthopaedic operating-suites
  • Digital radiography including dental
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • 24 hour on-site nursing team
  • In-house IDEXX laboratory

Please direct enquiries to hr@larkmead.co.uk