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Job Vacancy – Maternity cover for Practice Manager position

FULL TIME Practice Manager (Maternity Cover)

We are currently looking for a Practice Manager to join our team at Kings Bounty Equine Practice. We are an expanding equine ambulatory practice based in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire.

The Role is a combination of effective management of the practice whilst providing support to our team of ambulatory vets. This includes but is not limited to:-

  • Financial reporting including daily reconciliation, debt control, supplier payments
  • Ensuring clients receive the highest level of customer service
  • Responding to day to day queries and general needs of the practice
  • Pharmacy management including stock control
  • Supplier Liaison
  • Managing the small admin team
  • HR support including the management of annual leave, CPD allowances, Training development, recruitment.
  • Overseeing Health and Safety compliance
  • Supporting the Clinical Director in the day to day running of the practice

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, diligent, organised and efficient individual with a professional manner and a passion for high standards. They need to enjoy working in a small friendly team and be a forward thinking, confident natural leader but able to take direction too. They must have the ability to work both on their own initiative and manage their time effectively. A sense of humour advisable!

Experience with Microsoft Office is essential, equine experience preferable.
This is a full time position working Monday to Friday to cover Maternity leave for up to 14 months with a salary commensurate with experience. The company also provides a generous benefits package including CPD support and a generous annual leave allowance.

A small but fun and friendly team awaits!
Office located near Alresford, Hampshire on a scenic country manor estate. Please send CV and covering letter to: recruitment@kingsbountyequine.co.uk

Please see our Recruitment Privacy Policy on our website for how we handle your data –

“HAT HAIR? DON’T CARE! “

Sara sporting the new KB hat silks. June 21

Did you know….?

According to a survey conducted by the British Equine Veterinary Association, being a horse vet carries the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the UK. Hardly surprising given the things that we do on a daily basis! You may have seen the recent article in Horse & Hound about the campaign ” Hat Hair, Don’t Care” where equine vets are all being encouraged to align our safety with that that so many of you working with horses, already abide by. So, in support of this great effort, the Kings Bounty vets have all had a wardrobe upgrade with silks that many of you team chasers out there will recognise! Please help us to stay safe as we examine and treat your horses …and please bring your hat too! JP #hathairdontcare#horseandhound

Lockdown January 2021 **Update**

Lockdown January 2021 *Update*

Dear Clients, 

We have now received guidance from our regulatory body and as we had hoped, we are permitted to continue to offer veterinary services in order to maintain the health and welfare of our equine patients.

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It is however, ever more important for us to balance equine health with human health and as such, we will continue to risk assess our work and ensure that it can be carried out in a way that is not going to compromise the team or you, our clients. If we have concerns we will discuss these with you in advance of the visit and may suggest an alternative approach e.g. a remote consultation if it is appropriate – each case will be different. Should you prefer a remote consult please let us know – everyone’s situation and risk adversity is different!  

To help us work safely, please can we ask the following of you:

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                     Please wear a mask and gloves at the visit, the vets will be doing the same

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                 Please help us to maintain social distancing. If it is unsafe for other physical reasons, we will discuss the increasing the level of PPE for both parties.

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              Please ensure that only one person is present to to handle the horse ( please do not bring children / onlookers/ pets to the visit).

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               Please inform us in advance of the visit if you are unwell, are self isolating for whatever reason (including through T&T) or think that you may have been in contact with someone who has since become unwell. We will work with you to find a work around so that your horse is still cared for

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               Medication can still be obtained from the practice during this period but please call us in advance to arrange this if required.

Thank you for your ongoing support helping us to look after our patients safely!Please call, or preferably email the practice ( admin@kingsbountyequine.co.uk) if you have any concerns – we are here to help.   Stay safe! 

Best wishes from all at Kings Bounty Equine Practice.

Lockdown – 5th November 2020 * Update*

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We are relieved to confirm that, as an essential business, we are able to continue to look after your horses, offering our comprehensive range of services, provided that we can achieve them in a Covid secure way. Medication can still be obtained from the practice during this period but please call us in advance to arrange this if required. If you have any other concerns about your horse, or are poorly/ self isolating yourself and have a visit booked, then please contact the practice in advance so that we can plan a safe work around. Thank you for all of your support helping us to maintain our patients’ welfare whilst keeping clients, everyone’s families and practice team safe

COVID 19 UPDATE – 23RD SEPTEMBER 2020

Following the latest government updates as the prevalence of Covid 19 is again increasing and that we will be working with social distancing measures for the foreseeable future , we would like to politely remind you of our measures that will help us all to stay safe and healthy whilst we continue to maintain a full range of veterinary services, as safely as possible.


Many of the measures below are now second nature to you all and we are very grateful for the ongoing support from our clients helping us to achieve these. For the majority, client biosecurity has certainly been impressive.
When we visit your yard :
– please maintain the 2m social distancing guidelines. (If there are any other extenuating circumstances e.g. an overriding different health and safety risk, we will then discuss additional measures that will need to be put in place to safeguard both you and us.
– ensure that your horse is ready/tied up prior to arrival– the passport, if required, should be ready beside the stable/horse
– please ensure that ONE client/person per horse attends the appointment.
do not let dogs run around loose and help us to ensure that others on the yard respect our wishes to socially distance.
please have a mask with you as we may ask you to wear it.


Please inform us immediately if you have symptoms of Covid 19 such as a high temperature or a new persistent cough or if you are in any situation where you are expected to self isolate. DO NOT ATTEND THE APPOINTMENT. We can discuss alternative arrangements.


*IF YOU THINK THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE MAINTAINED PLEASE DISCUSS THIS WITH US BEFORE WE ARRIVE*

Keep smiling everyone – it’s good to have our four legged friends!


Should you wish to book an appointment or discuss in more detail please call the office on 01420 520164

Opening hours – Christmas 2018!

OPENING HOURS:

Christmas Eve – normal hours

Christmas Day – Emergencies Only ( Call paging service on: 01209 823227)

Boxing Day – Emergencies Only

Thursday 27th / Friday 28th December – normal hours.

Happy Christmas from all at Kings Bounty Equine Practice!

WIN TICKETS TO OLYMPIA 2018!

WIN TICKETS TO OLYMPIA 2018!

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One lucky person will win TWO TICKETS for Olympia’s afternoon performance on Sunday 23rd December 2018!

Click HERE to download the quiz – you can email or post your answers back to us!             admin@kingsbountyequine.co.uk

The winner with the most correct answers will be picked during the first week of December! Give it a go – no need to be 100% correct to win!

Good luck from all the team at Kings Bounty Equine Practice!

We are recruiting! October 2018

 

PART TIME Office Assistant

Rachael, our lovely Office Administrator,  is reluctantly leaving us due to a sudden change in her circumstances and so we are looking  for someone to fill her shoes here at Kings Bounty Equine Practice.

We require a diligent and efficient office assistant to work 2-3 days per week.

You will be a highly motivated, organised individual with a professional manner and a passion for high standards.

Role requires client/supplier liaison, general office administration, data processing and would ideally include managerial  assistance to the Practice Manager.

Experience with Microsoft Office is essential, equine experience preferable.

A fun and friendly team awaits!

Office located near Alresford, Hampshire.

Please send CV and covering letter to: pm@kingsbountyequine.co.uk

 

Newsletters – would you like to receive them personally?

Spring Newsletter 2018!

Spring is finally here! Please find our Spring Newsletter here full of news of Sara’s wedding and some topical veterinary advice for you!

We’d love to continue to individually send clients practice info and offers that may take your fancy but under the new data regulations that start in May, we need your “paw print” to do so…….nor would we want to annoy you with unwanted post/ emails!

If you haven’t already filled in a form with your preferences, then click here:

(don’t worry about completing the horse section  – just your contact details and preferences)

 Please note the Text Reminder box is an OPT OUT box!

If you’d like to register with the practice please call the office in the first instance!

Thank you for your continued support for the practice.

Here’s to happy, healthy and sound Summer 2018!

Best wishes,

Janette

Please read our PRIVACY POLICY  if you would like more information about how we handle your data

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**Important Practice Update! **

General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and our clients!

Data protection and privacy laws are changing on 25th May 2018!I

We hold personal data about our clients and take client privacy seriously. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR) we need to provide you with certain information in relation to the lawful grounds for our ongoing processing of this data, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to your data! We have therefore updated our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

We would like to continue to send our clients practice specific information (newsletters/ invites to lectures/ offers / equine health advice and practice services) that we feel may be of interest to you) and we would like to confirm that you would still like us to do so!  We are keen to know your communication preferences so that we can tailor our service to you and not bother you with unwanted annoying emails…..! (If you change your mind, you can opt out at any time by contacting us by email, text, phone, by post or via the Contact page on this website)

We are also using this as a good opportunity to ensure  that the details on your practice account are accurate and that you are familiar with the current T&Cs.

For existing clients PLEASE CLICK HERE  (you do not need to refill in your horse(s) details if nothing has changed since you last filled in this form).

For new clients wishing to register with the practice – please call the office in the first instance (01420 520164).

We apologise for the digital “paperwork”  – it will save the vets putting soggy paperwork under your noses at the back of their cars! (Alternatively, please feel free to contact the practice to request a paper or emailed copy).

Many thanks in anticipation of your responses!

Janette