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Company Name PDSA
Location Aberdeen
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time


Pet Hospital Leader - Clinical - Aberdeen
37.5 hours per week
Full Time Permanent
Salary on request
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.

Aberdeen is PDSA's most northern Pet Hospital, located in the city centre . PDSA has served the local area for over 60 years offering first opinion veterinary treatment and preventive services.

The hospital building is well equipped and has been recently refurbished to provide a new dispensary and more consulting space allowing us to meet the demands of this busy small practice. The caseload is very varied.

We are a friendly welcoming team; CPD is encouraged and self development encouraged with the help of an experienced team of 4 vets, 3 RVNs and 3 VCAs. Although a small hospital, we pack a lot into a small space - 4 consulting rooms, theatre , prep area, radiography room with ultrasonography, separate dog and cat kennelling.

We aim to promote a healthy life for all our pets by preventing, educating and treating sick and injured animals with passion and compassion.

TOOH is fully outsourced; clinical staff typically work 1 Saturday morning in 4 with time off in lieu the next week.

Aberdeen has easy access to the beach and Cairngorms . There is an airport which links to major UK cities - and Europe.

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

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.

Clinical background required.

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

About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, 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 around 120 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.

PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks

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