Benefits to employees

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Health Shield

Health Shield offers a variety of benefits, including money back on treatments such as dental, optical, prescriptions and flu jabs. Health Shield also offers wellbeing support, including 24/7 counselling (including face-to-face) and support helplines. Health Shield also provides discounts on shopping, days out and holidays.

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Reward and Recognition

Our Nettie awards recognise and reward team members who demonstrate our values of being respectful, supportive, dedicated, approachable and working collaboratively, which are the foundation for the way we do things at VetPartners.



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Wellbeing

Wellbeing within our teams is important to us at VetPartners. We established our Wellbeing Group in 2017 to support colleagues and promote wellbeing throughout the organisation. The Wellbeing Group ensures excellent training resources are available for all, awareness of the importance of all aspects of wellbeing and that support is available (anonymously if necessary) to promote general wellbeing, as well as help those at the point of crisis.

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Annual leave

Enjoy a minimum of six weeks holiday, inclusive of bank holidays.

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CPD support

VetPartners is committed to developing all of our team members to help them reach their potential. We recognise the value of supporting personal, clinical and professional development. We offer a minimum CPD allowance across the business, which supports colleagues to acquire new knowledge and skills.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion

At VetPartners, embracing equality, diversity and inclusion is essential to our culture. We nurture workplaces where colleagues can be themselves and work without prejudice, whether relating to age, ethnicity, social backgrounds, gender, culture, disability or sexuality.

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Pet discount

Receive 10% off all products and services at our small animal and equine practices for up to three pets or pleasure horses, increasing to 33% off all treatment procedure fees if you work in a practice. You are also eligible to a 50% discount on our small animal Pet Health Plan if registered with one of our practices and the annual fees paid at that practice.

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Buy and sell holidays

Sell up to two weeks of your holiday above the statutory minimum and buy an extra two weeks of holiday.

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Cycling to work

VetPartners offers the opportunity to buy a bicycle via Cyclescheme, a salary sacrifice employee benefit. The salary sacrifice is taken from your gross salary (before tax).

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Clear and transparent pay scale

VetPartners is ensuring all employees are paid fairly based on their experience, expertise and performance. Through regular reviews and career development discussion between employees and their manager, we make sure everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

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Maternity, paternity, adoption and surrogacy leave

We’re proud to be a family friendly employer. Receive maternity pay of eight weeks full pay, 12 weeks half pay followed by 19 weeks Statutory Maternity Pay. We offer two weeks of full pay during paternity leave. This also applies for primary and secondary carers during adoption and surrogacy, where you will benefit from the enhanced maternity (primary carer) or paternity (secondary carer) benefit.

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Coming soon – flexible benefits

We will soon offer private medical insurance for any employee who would like to subscribe for themselves and their family. Other flexible benefits will include increasing pension contribution.

Flexible working opportunities

VetPartners is open to flexible working, including part-time hours for new parents, we also want to encourage anyone who has left the profession to return and are happy to discuss flexible solutions.

 

If you’re interested in flexible working, we are happy to discuss how part-time working options can help to support your work and life goals.

For more information on flexible working opportunities,
contact: careers@vetpartners.co.uk

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Summer Challenge

A HUGE thank you to everyone for getting involved with the Summer Challenge activities.

 

We hope you enjoyed painting, drawing, hula hooping, singing, playing instruments, skipping and everything in between.

 

Points were allocated at the end of each week for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The winners are;
Please see the link below to the leader board

1st Place:
Valley Vets with 69 Points       
2nd Place:
Prince Bishop Veterinary Hospital with 28 Points        
3rd Place:

Littlecroft Veterinary Clinic with 22 Points.

IT REALLY WAS
A BLOOMING MARVELLOUS SUNFLOWER CHALLENGE

Helping Each Other

We are aware of several practices who are struggling to maintain a service to our small animal and equine patients, as well as farmers and their livestock, due to a number of reasons from team members having to self-isolate, to vacancies in practices.

 

We are also aware that some of our team members have volunteered to help plug holes and gain experience by working at an alternate site a day or 2 a month. Several have already done so – THANK YOU.

We are nervous about encouraging this, as we want to ensure we look after your wellbeing and we know how much pressure you are all already under.

However, we have had feedback that this is something we should offer and some team members would be keen to do, so if you would like the chance to experience a different practice, earn some extra funds, and feel you have capacity to help out, please email shifts@vetpartners.co.uk and they can let you know what opportunities would be available.

 

This can be as little or as much as you feel able to. We will be ensuring your line manager keeps an eye out for you doing too much, and that you are getting the necessary breaks.

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Reward a VetPartners star

Each month, 10 people from acress the group will be chosen to receive a Nettie (our very own mascot), along with a £250 Love to Shop voucher.