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Head of Laboratory Services

Updated: Feb 22

Exciting opportunity for a Head of Laboratory Services in an expanding and busy Veterinary Practice

Donnington Grove Veterinary Group is looking for a Head of Laboratory Services to manage our expanding Laboratory based at our main hospital in Newbury, West Berkshire.

Newbury is a thriving market town with good train links to London. The Practice is based in a semi-rural location with good access to open countryside.

We are a busy Equine and Small Animal practice running laboratory tests in key diagnostic areas including haematology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, microbiology, serology and molecular diagnostics.

This position would ideally suit either a Veterinary Surgeon with an interest in Laboratory work or a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, however, a degree qualified candidate with relevant experience and qualifications would be considered.

The role would involve leading a team of Laboratory Technicians to deliver a first class service to our team of 50 Veterinary Surgeons and our wider referral network. Our ambition is to grow the services that we provide and we aim to become the Laboratory of choice within the IVC Evidensia Group. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of the portfolio of tests and ensuring that the Laboratory is up to date in terms of equipment and working practices.

Experience in leading teams is essential as we are committed to developing our in-house team, encouraging individuals to expand their knowledge, and to drive a strong team-working ethic. We want to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone is engaged in the future plans of the Laboratory.

Benefits to include:

· Competitive Salary

· 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

· Private Medical Insurance

· Company Pension

· Health Cash Plan

· Retail Offers and Discounts

If you would like to apply, please supply a covering letter and current CV to Lynda Lewendon, HR Manager –

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