Current Vacancies at Larkmead Vets

If we have any current vacancies at Larkmead Vets for veterinary surgeons, vet nurses, receptionists, or any other roles, they will be listed below.

Larkmead is a progressive and supportive independent practice, seeking an experienced large animal vet to join our team.

Our Oxfordshire-based practice provides a professional and knowledgeable service to a wide variety of forward-thinking, engaged clients.  We are fiercely independent, and our staff are integral to providing a service that clients value and trust.

This role would suit a vet that is proactive, reliable, and keen to be part of a sociable and friendly team. The successful applicant will share our passion for clinical excellence while recognising the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We encourage and support vets wanting to study for certificates or the DBR.

Benefits Include:

  • 6 weeks holiday
  • Veterinary care staff discount package
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • Funded CPD
  • Profit related Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policy
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

Main Responsibilities

  • To perform routine clinical veterinary work, covering all species of large animal.
  • Confidently deal with clients and colleagues through phone/email and face to face.
  • To represent Larkmead Vets in a professional manner on and off the farm.
  • To keep up to date with changes/ advances in veterinary medicine and take responsibility for identifying relevant training needs.
  • To provide written reports, e.g. laboratory results/ herd health plans/ protocols for farms, in clear and timely manner when necessary.
  • To take responsibility for keeping herd health records updated and notifying colleagues of any known changes.
  • To work as an OV and assist in carrying out TB testing on farm and other OV duties as required.
  • To maintain biosecurity for our farmers – clean car, overalls, boots, clothing etc.
  • To help with the training and development of other team members, both through practical training and sharing of knowledge gained via CPD.
  • To be actively involved in XLVets
  • To give presentations/ assist in client education through writing the newsletter, discussion groups, etc
  • Must be willing to perform out-of-hours cover to assure animal welfare as per the large animal team rota.
  • To help achieve the development of Larkmead Vets business practices and commercial services and support the Larkmead values.
  • To Attend team and practice meetings as required
  • To perform such other comparable duties as may be required by the SMT.
  • To abide by the code of conduct issued by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Other

  • 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.

If you are interested, please contact hr@larkmead.co.uk for more information or send us a covering letter with your CV.

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-week 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!

Benefits include:

  • 4 day working week
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Generous pet discount scheme
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Free refreshments
  • Funded CPD & Professional Subscriptions (inc VDS)
  • Branded uniform
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

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

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.

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
  • Generous pet discount scheme
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Free refreshments
  • Funded CPD & Professional Subscriptions (inc VDS)
  • Branded uniform
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

Please give us a call for an informal chat. We’d love you to come and meet the team!

We are looking for a Veterinary Practice Assistant to join our team.

This is an entry level position, into the profession, and will allow you to gain experience in all areas of the practice.  No previous 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 hospital clean, tidy, and working smoothly.

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

You will need 5 GCSE’s grades 9-4 (A*-C) including, Maths, English and Science, and you will need to be a car owner with a manual driving licence, as you will be required to work across all our practices in South Oxfordshire. An animal care qualification would be an advantage but is not essential.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To undertake a 12 week training programme to learn all tasks required for the role as directed by the senior nursing team and senior reception staff.
  • To carry out routine daily tasks to maintain smooth running of the clinical areas, including stocking up and kit cleaning/preparation, scrubbing patients for theatre.
  • To support the nurses/vets to provide care for inpatients.
  • To help maintain high clinical standards in all areas of the practice and follow SOPs/practice protocols.
  • To complete clear records of cleaning daily in all areas.
  • To assist with animal handling as instructed.
  • To help maintain practice appearance.
  • To carry out inhouse lab work and prepare external samples.
  • To assist with reception work and phone answering when required.
  • To keep accurate hospital records and required paperwork as directed by the nursing team.
  • To attend team and practice meetings as required.
  • Complete health and safety appropriate to the role.

Benefits include:

  • Generous pet discount scheme
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Free refreshments
  • Funded CPD & Professional Subscriptions (inc VDS)
  • Branded uniform
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

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

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 in all aspects of nursing care.

Larkmead is an independent busy first-opinion mixed practice based in South Oxfordshire.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, hardworking, kind, and compassionate. You should be able to work well as part of a team and individually and keen to provide a great service to all of our patients and clients.

As an expanding practice, we are developing a career pathway for our nursing team and welcome applications from nurses of all levels, keen to join our supportive environment. There are plenty of opportunities available to expand your experience and skills, working with our veterinary team and directly with our clients, supporting them with animal care through our nurse clinics.

We are a training practice with a great team of students so a clinical coach qualification would be an advantage but not essential as training can be provided. We support and encourage CPD and areas of interest, including opportunities for moving into leadership roles within the team.

The role is full time, 40 hours per week (including some nights and weekends on a rota basis with time off in lieu). Part-time may be considered.

A full driving licence is essential to work across all of our practices.

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 a high standard
  • 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

Benefits include:

  • Generous pet discount scheme
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Free refreshments
  • Funded CPD & Professional Subscriptions (inc VDS)
  • Branded uniform
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

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

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

This role requires experience with client care or a similar customer facing role and 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 (40 hours per week), across 8 hour shifts between 07.30 to 19.30 weekdays, and 1 in 4 weekends (a Saturday or Sunday) or part-time (30 hours per week) – afternoon shift starting at lunchtime with one longer day, and 1 in 4 weekends (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
  • Generous pet discount scheme
  • Profit related bonus scheme
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Free refreshments
  • Funded CPD
  • Branded uniform
  • Long Service Loyalty Awards
  • Wellness Programme including – Employee Assistance Programme, Free Annual Flu jab, Cycle to work Scheme, staff social activities and discounted membership rates for the The Park Club Gym

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

Please direct enquiries to hr@larkmead.co.uk

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