Neathouse Partners offers tailored HR, Employment Law, and Health & Safety services to veterinary practices, ensuring compliance and operational efficiency. Our support enables veterinarians to focus on delivering compassionate care to animals and their owners.

H&S Services for veterinary offices

Neathouse Partners offers comprehensive Health & Safety services tailored to the needs of the veterinary industry. Our expertise helps organisations navigate regulatory challenges while enhancing operational efficiencies.

HR Services and Employment Law H&S Services

Paws and Policy: Trust Us to Manage Your Vet's Office HR Needs with Care and Compassion

Running a veterinary practice is about much more than furry friends – it's about managing a passionate team and ensuring a thriving business. But let's face it, juggling compassionate care with complex HR policies and ever-changing employment laws can leave you feeling like a cat chasing its tail!

Don't worry, you're not alone. That's where Neathouse comes in. 

We're not just HR experts, we're veterinary industry specialists who understand the unique challenges you face. From complex staff contracts to managing busy schedules, we offer tailored HR solutions to keep your practice purring, allowing you to focus on what matters most – providing exceptional care to your furry patients.

H&S Services

Whether you run a small veterinary office or manage a national vet chain, it’s common to find yourself juggling many different responsibilities.

Any employer needs to stay updated with the latest developments in Health and Safety and UK Employment Law. With Neathouse Partners by your side, you can improve staff retention and well-being, while ensuring Health & Safety compliance across your operations.

Most common issues faced by UK veterinary workplaces

  • Ensuring compliance with stringent health and safety regulations, particularly in relation to biosecurity, manual handling, musculoskeletal disorders, chemical safety and mental health.
  • Having clear procedures for emergencies involving animal bites, injuries, or equipment failures.
  • Managing diverse employment contracts for vets, nurses, technicians, receptionists and support staff, considering unique working hours, on-call requirements, and potential locum needs. Accurately calculating pay for diverse staff categories considering overtime, holidays, allowances and bonuses.
  • Staying abreast of changes in employment legislation and ensuring HR policies are up to date.
  • Handling disputes, termination procedures and grievances, and establishing protocols for handling whistleblowing.
  • Attracting and retaining qualified veterinary professionals amidst competition and potential relocation challenges.
  • Providing ongoing training and development opportunities. Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment that values diversity among staff and clientele.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and ethical guidelines when managing veterinary students and interns.
  • Understanding potential union involvement and navigating collective bargaining agreements if applicable.

Veterinary excellence starts with HR: how we ensure happy teams and healthy practices

Drafting, reviewing and updating HR policies to ensure compliance with employment laws and industry regulations.
Producing and drafting contracts, Staff Handbooks, letters, documentation and employee correspondence on your behalf.
Unlimited fixed-fee advice from our expert HR consultants and lawyers via our dedicated support line and email.
Creating comprehensive health and safety policies to address workplace risks.
Providing guidance on the interpretation and application of employment laws in specific situations.
Conducting audits to assess the organisation's compliance with employment laws and health and safety regulations.
Identifying areas of non-compliance and recommending corrective actions.


Frequently asked questions about Neathouse Partners.

What geographical areas does Neathouse Partners cover?

We offer services to all businesses and organisations located in England, Wales and Scotland.

Does Neathouse Partners cover my industry?

We provide HR and employment law services across a range of industries, including:

  • Health and social care 
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Charities
  • Construction
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Healthcare

Visit our industries page for more information on the sectors we cover. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and we'll let you know if we can cover your industry.

What makes Neathouse Partners different from other service providers?

We pride ourselves on our professional yet personal service, and build close working relationships with our clients so that we remain accountable for the advice we give. We provide personalised solutions to our clients, tailoring them to their unique business challenges while making them compliant with UK employment law and HR best practices. 

As a business owner, you need to focus on what’s really important to your business, with the peace of mind that we're looking after your HR requirements. We draft, edit and prepare your documents on your behalf, so that you can focus on your business knowing you’re fully compliant. 

We're a small collective of specialist qualified employment lawyers and HR experts, delivering an outcome-focused end-to-end service that helps you to operate at your best and comply with both UK law and HR best practices. 

You’ll be given your own personal HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer, who'll take their time to really get to know you, your business, and how you operate. This enables us to support what’s right for your business, whenever you need it. Our unique offering of lawyer-led employment law services, combined with expert HR advice, means that we can provide a seamless and consistent service to our clients. Unlike other companies offering HR solutions, our services always come at a fixed cost, enabling you to easily budget for your HR requirements, with no financial surprises later down the line. There’s no usage limits and no hidden extras. You can rest assured that all of your HR and employment law requirements are covered.

Which sizes of companies does Neathouse Partners help?

Neathouse Partners caters to a diverse clientele, accommodating the needs of everyone from small businesses with a single employee to large-scale organisations with 7,000 or more employees.

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