About CVS Group
CVS is the largest veterinary group in the UK encompassing four main business areas; our veterinary practices, diagnostic laboratories, pet crematoria and e-commerce division.
Our success is derived from the passion our people have for animals and for making pets a priority, it’s what is at the heart of our work, every day.
- Over 300 practices
- More than 640 vets
- In excess of 940 nurses
- Year End 2015 Revenue £167.3m
Services and Mission Statement
CVS Group Plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns more than 300 veterinary surgeries throughout England, Scotland and Wales. These surgeries include three locations which are wholly referral practices providing first class specialist treatment, It also operates 5 laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and 4 pet crematoria. The Group also includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.
Our vision is to continue to be the most comprehensive and integrated provider of veterinary services to animal owners in the UK whilst providing a growing return to our shareholders.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Providing high quality clinical care for animals and excellent customer service to their owners
- Meeting all of our customers’ veterinary needs
- Building on our strengths to provide services to other veterinary practices
- Expanding our business through acquisitions
Looking for a rewarding and stimulating career?
As the largest veterinary group in the UK you will be working with colleagues who have a real passion for animals and providing the best in client care. With our extensive network of veterinary practices across the UK we can offer veterinary professionals the opportunity to be part of an exceptional clinical support network.
We employ and work alongside some of the key opinion leaders and by working together we aim to deliver the widest range of development opportunities within the sector – we want to help you to be the best you can be.
As you would expect from the largest veterinary group in the UK we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities’ and an excellent package and benefits that include; competitive salary, performance related bonuses, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards. Our benefits package is under constant review to make sure that we can reward our people for all their hard work in the best ways possible. Find out more at this page on our website.
Our new Graduate Programme is an industry leading scheme which is well respected by universities providing veterinary degrees.
We are also dedicated to supporting our staff in maximising their own potential and to develop their careers with the Company. To enable this, we have a process to identify, develop and support our future leaders via our talent development programmes – one of which is our innovative Aspirational Leadership Programme. Find out more at this page on our website.
We recognise that working in the Veterinary profession at times can be very demanding – the intellectual, emotional and physical demands of a veterinary career can be tough to deal with, and many in our profession will struggle from time to time. At CVS we want our employees to feel that the company they work for cares about them as an individual and that is the reason why we place so much emphasis on the health and wellbeing of our employees. We believe that having a healthy, happy workforce will result in more motivated, engaged and committed employees. Find out more at this page on our website.
Investing in our future means that we are always seeking ambitious graduate Veterinary Surgeons keen to join the Find out more at CVS New Graduate Programme. The programme is a two year supportive comprehensive practical and theory based programme providing new graduate vets essential CPD required for their first job working in practice. It provides mentoring at a practice level with a national support network, plus the opportunity to meet up with other new graduates on a regular basis.
We strongly believe in investing for the future, and at CVS we have a unique talent programme that newly qualified veterinary surgeons can apply for. To help reach each vets potential, the programme will help to develop behaviours and veterinary skills in small animal practice.
Find out more at this page on our webiste.
Jenna Hill recently graduated from the second year of the Programme and tells us how she found it: Visit the Graduate Diary page on our website.
The MiNurse academy was launched in 2014. It is managed and taught by leading veterinary professionals who are recognised by employers both within the UK and internationally, and is designed to provide a streamlined approach to the educational needs of our qualified veterinary nurses.
Find out more at this page on our website.
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