May 1st 2013 we opened the doors for business (all two of us) (in a dining room).
May 2016 and our door is considerable bigger and 20 of us arrive for work everyday.
Since launch we have won the British Veterinary Hospitals Association, Presidents Award, for 'Outstanding Design Features' and the Governments Business is Great Award for 'Outstanding Growth'.
We no longer work out of a dining room.
We carry digital X-Ray and Dental X-Ray. Storz Scopes. Full Lab - every unit sold by IDexx. 2 Theatres. Dental Theatre. Large beautiful dog ward downstairs and large beautiful dog ward (upstairs). Large cat ward. Isolation and large team crash area to sit, eat, stop and breathe....
We are the first commercial practice in the UK not to charge for euthanasia - we don't want to make money out of saying goodbye. Reception doesn't carry any pet shop product (we are a vets not a pet shop) and we have a large and growing Nurse team to support in every respect.
A job at Vets 1 is unlike any other in the veterinary world. Demands on you will be tremendous (but rewards are abundant). The team is young, ambitious and motivated. If we are currently hiring, you will see a job post below – if we are not hiring then please get in touch anyway, we would love to hear from you.
Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with current small animal hospital or busy general practice experience
In the first 5 days of this month an additional 92 companion animals skipped through our door for the first time (except for the lame ones - they hopped). Our Nursing team are performing miracles but have politely asked if we can find them an additional family member.....so here goes....
We are an award winning, modern practice based in West Norfolk with state of the art equipment, beautiful premises and a warm family vibe that extends beyond our walls and into the community. Two theatres. Dental theatre. Spacious dog / cat wards. Digital X-Ray. Dental X-Ray. Scopes.
5, soon to be 6 Vets. 4, soon to be 7 Nurses, (three already hired 8 once this role filled) and a commercial support team that pick up everything non clinical (including mops).
We all make coffee. We all clean down. We have no separation between any of our teams, we are simply; one team.
Things move quickly at Vets 1. Under 3 years ago we worked out of a dining room now we have about 10,000 square feet to play in. We have already outgrown current facilities (even before the builders have left the site) and plans are being developed to again expand and push forward.
We work hard. Possibly harder than you ever conceived possible. And no, we don’t play hard. We are far too tired.
You will be paid a salary, a good salary. You will receive a generous uncapped CPD allowance that includes travel, accommodation and food. RCVS fees paid. BVNA fees paid. VDS fees paid. When on duty you will be housed in our beautiful on site courtyard apartment and provided with everything you need to survive. Coffee on tap. Pizza when needed.
All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If you work in West Norfolk and are worried - don't be!
Please send CV and covering letter to Rachael Godsmark, Nursing Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 01366 384644