From the moment I walked through the door, the team have supported me. I know I can ask for help and never feel bad about doing so. They really understand what it’s like to be a vet, and they strive to get the best out of each and every one of us. My buddy gave me the confidence I needed to work on my own, but I knew they were there to guide me if I needed their support; I was able to develop myself as a vet. I chose Medivet because of their Graduate Support Programme. Being a newly graduated vet is very exciting but it’s also very frightening. Medivet’s Graduate Support Programme gave me the experience and confidence I needed. I can perform veterinary medicine as a high standard and give my patients the care they need to live happy and healthy lives.
Nienke Nulder - Veterinary Surgeon
The nice thing about Medivet is that it’s owned and run by vets. We have the peace of mind to know that decision makers can draw from their own experience to do what’s right for our patients and our clients. Medivet’s Graduate Support Programme was invaluable to me. It helped me gain confidence, expand my clinical skills and extend my knowledge in a manner that was self-guided. Our model means we can ensure continuity of care across the group. We are able to see cases right from the beginning to the very end, so there’s little need to refer out. We have access to state-of-the-art equipment at our 24-hour centres, which means we can do loads in house. There’s often no need to refer out, and we can provide continuity of care to our patients.
Lesley Burke - Partner & Veterinary Surgeon
Our collaborative approach means we all have the opportunity to make things happen. It’s exciting. I can speak my mind and know I’ll be heard. Our computerised system, Freedom, makes Medivet a “one stop shop” for our clients, regardless of which practice or hospital they visit. Being part of a large group means there are excellent opportunities for career progression, and Medivet’s rapid growth is creating opportunities all across the board.
Alex MacDonald - Integration Team Manager
Working at the same time as studying is the best way to learn. It really is a positive and inspiring place to be. There’s always someone to talk to and we all look after each other. But the support doesn’t end there… They make sure we are happy, they give us praise when we do something well, and they help us to develop our skills so that we can excel in our career.
Holly Sawyer - Practice Coordinator Student Veterinary Nurse
Medivet are strong advocates of continued professional development. They provide us with a CPD allowance that we can use towards our yearly requirement. Medivet strives to make their colleagues feel valued, and they have several ways of rewarding their family. I am proud to be part of a group that helps support local and international charities. Medivet are currently working with the Wilderness Foundation to help save the rhino from poaching in South Africa, and Medivet has supported charities like Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with the many pets in their care.
Sarah Hall - Head Veterinary Nurse
The hub and spoke model is one of the best things about Medivet. I can access some really cool diagnostic tools, like endoscopy and ultrasonography, without having to buy it myself. I also rest easy knowing that I have the trust of my colleagues to help me care for my patients when they are in hospital, particularly overnight, or when I am not working. Freedom is great. It enables me to keep track of my patients at my own practice, but also when they are in hospital at the local 24-hour centre. It’s very easy to use. I am a partner here at Medivet, and whilst I run my own practice, the major benefit is having a support team who are able to deal with the non-veterinary details behind the scenes, like organising holiday cover, or fixing IT errors. This way, I get to focus on what I do best – being a vet!
Paul Morton - Partner & Veterinary Surgeon
There’s a real family feeling here at Medivet; We laugh together, we cry together, but most importantly, we support one another. There’s a really good support network and you know there’s always someone you can call for a second opinion; everyone has something to bring to the table. We have access to patients’ files across the whole group. It can be reviewed regularly and adaptions can be made for ease of use, but we also receive messages and reminders through the system to keep us up-to-date. I have been with Medivet for 13 years and in this time, I have been a floating nurse, a student nurse, and a head nurse. I’m now a senior nurse acting as a ward manager and emergency and critical care nurse, as well as an in-house lecturer. I have colleagues who were nursing but have moved into support roles, such as an area manager or in marketing. The opportunities at Medivet are endless! I really love my job and I would recommend Medivet to anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the vet industry.
Sasha Potter - Senior Veterinary Nurse, Advanced Clinical