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Where do you want to be in five years time?…What is your plan to get there?
Developing and training the Park Vet Group team is central to what we do. Our practice embraces the Investors in People concept and strongly believes that the success of our business is derived from motivated, enthusiastic people delivering great results and client satisfaction to our clients.
We actively encourage you to develop a career path that you share with us so that you can help develop skills which will help our clients and the animals they care for.
In 2015 we are investing in a software solution called Training Progress to help provide a more structured plan for all people working at the PVG. This will allow us to share best practice, videos, presentations and resources to ensure your training plan is a reality. Training using in house or visiting specialists allows for a more robust learning environment where we learn together on how we can improve our clinical and professional approaches.
External CPD is funded and supported and a number of our members of staff have progressed through certificates and or published papers nationally and internationally.
A new approach we are also adopting is provision of “ one to one” support for all members of the team helping you to build both your clinical competence and confidence. We have run appraisals for some years now but this development will allow us to provide a better support program with checks and balances along the way.
So what does working at the Park Vet Group mean? An opportunity to develop your career within in a supportive, progressive practice.
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What do our colleagues think about working at the PVG?
As a mixed practitioner, some aspects of farm work compared to small animal work can be isolating but I know no matter what time of day or night I can pick up the phone and get a second opinion or borrow a spare pair of hands for a difficult calving. As a new vet at the practice I did not join the out of hours rota for the first 3 months this not only allowed me time to become familiar with the day to day job but allowed me to build a relationship with our farmers before they needed me in an emergency.
A lot of time and effort is invested in new vets getting to grip with the basics and the routine procedures and throughout my time at the Park Veterinary Group the practice has provided both in house training (with internal and external speakers) and a substantial amount of money towards external CPD. As well as this, all the vets get together at least once a month to share cases and disseminate information from CPD to ensure that everyone is kept up to date. The directors and managers are also keen for you to develop skills in areas that you find interesting. For this reason we are very fortunate within the practice to have many vets with different interests including ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging. My particular interest lies more in preventative health care and has led to me becoming the Infectious Disease and Youngstock Champion for the farm practice.