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  • Small Animal Vet

    Would you like to work for an award winning, well established and independent practice?
    We are looking for an extra full time, permanent Small Animal Vet to join our friendly and professional clinical team.
    Why Apply:
    We are a well-established practice giving great job security.
    We are independent giving you freedom of choice and no sales targets.
    Although we provide our own in-house on-call service, we strive to maintain a healthy work life balance.
    We are happy to discuss the hours you work around your needs.
    Stanley House Vets was Pendle’s employer of the year 2016-2017 and runner up for 2018.
    We were highly commended in the SPVS wellbeing awards.
    Our main site has undergone extensive refurbishments, you can enjoy using our state-of-the-art equipment in beautiful surroundings.
    You would enjoy excellent support and back up from our well-established clinical team.
    We have 15-minute appointments.
    We have team meetings so all our staff can contribute to the success of our practice and ensure everyone is listened to.
    For more recently qualified vets we have reflective meetings giving vets a great environment to develop and grow.
    We offer a generous CPD allowance and certificates are encouraged.
    We have a new graduate development program.
    Our Colne surgery is an ISFM accredited cat friendly clinic.
    We are RCVS Accredited and a Nurse training centre.
    Accommodation is available.
    The rota is 1.5 in 8 with generous time off given for on call.
     
    Staff Perks:
    You will be enrolled on to Sovereign Healthcare which is a cash back plan and contributes to dentist, opticians, physio and much more.
    You will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme.
    You can join our corporate gym membership for only £22.50 a month.
    We offer a cycle to work scheme.
    Pets are treated at cost (within reason).
    An extra day holiday is given for every 3 years’ service up to a maximum of 5 days pro rata.
    Opportunity to take unpaid leave to encourage travelling but with the security of a full time job to come back to.
     
    You are more than welcome to speak to one of our vets to see what life is like at Stanley House.
     
    About Stanley House Vets 
    Stanley House Veterinary Group was (as far as we know) was established in 1921. In Colne in Lancashire.
    We are a mixed first opinion practice, running our Farm and Equine Department and Companion Animal Department totally separate. The practice has 4 directors and we currently employ 67 staff.
    We have 3 Companion Animal surgeries in Colne, Barnoldswick and Burnley. You will only work between 2 surgeries to try and maintain case continuity. Some lone work may be required but in general you will have the support from a well experienced team of excellent and dedicated vets, nurses and receptionists.
    Our facilities allow for good case work up and include a state-of-the-art DR digital x-ray machine with cloud based image storage, ECG, flexible endoscope, ultrasound scanner, tonometer, infusion pumps and a well-equipped lab including an electrolyte analyser.
     
    Out of hours and On-call
    Our loyal clients appreciate our in-house out of hours service. We understand how on-call can impact on work life balance, however, our large team helps spread the burden. We also give generous time off in-lieu and you will not work the following day after a night on-call. Should you also choose to stay at the surgery when on-call, we have on-site accommodation with shower facilities.
    Providing in-house OOH care not only gives our clients a better service, but also increases case exposure to our vets. Therefore, allowing them to build experience and confidence in dealing with emergency and critical care patients.
    You would be on-call one night with the following day off.
     
    Our week-end OOH rota is approximately 1.5 in 8 with time off in-lieu:
    On-call Friday / Work Saturday morning only / Sunday on call
    (Monday & Tuesday off in-lieu)
    On-call Saturday
    (With a Friday off in-lieu)
    Followed by 6 weekends off
     
    In addition, you would be on-call one night a week every other week with the following day off. The rota is on a continuous 8-week cycle allowing you to plan your life ahead. We have an OOH telephone answering service so you will not be taking calls directly. There is also an experienced nurse on-call and recent graduates will be given veterinary back-up OOH. There is CCTV so you can remotely keep an eye on inpatients.
     
    Awards
    Stanley House Vets are very honoured to have won the 2016 – 2017 Pendle Employer of the Year in our local business awards for investing in our staff and providing a supportive work environment. In 2018 we were very pleased to be the runner up selected from many applications.
    We have also been highly commended in the SPVS Wellbeing awards.
     
    About our team
    We have worked with the BVA in the summer of 2016 filming for Veterinary view – Watch our short films to meet some of the team.
    We have a friendly and supportive team. As a practice we do take part in a number of social events. Over the last 3 years we have taken part in the annual charity Pendle Pub Walk covering 13 miles and visiting a number of pubs for refreshments on the way!  Many of our staff enjoy taking part in activities often raising money for various charities including:
    Yorkshire three peaks.
    Yorkshire Tough Mudder.
    The Major Series.
    Guide dog challenge.
    50-mile Megahike.
     
    This year we are organising the Lancashire Three Peaks raising Money for The Christie and Anthony Nolan charities.
     
    We organise some in-house evening CPD, always with pizza and a chat beforehand.
     
    We have taken part in a short film about Euthanasia which is currently touring various film festivals.
    Please click on the link to view: https://vimeo.com/273735473
     
    About the area
    We do think it’s important to help employees, especially someone new to the area, find a good work life balance and Pendle offers a wide variety of leisure activities.
    For walking and hiking enthusiasts we are situated in the north east of Lancashire, nestling between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way, Pendle is a largely rural area dominated by the iconic Pendle Hill. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on our door step and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Bronte Country are all within easy reach.
    We have two golf courses in Pendle and a sailing club on Burwains reservoir.
    The area is home to cycling Olympian and world champion, Steven Burke MBE and for the cycling enthusiast there is a cycling club that meets regularly at the Steven Burke closed road cycle circuit. There’s also the annual Colne Grand Prix cycle race. For the more extreme off-road biking there are plenty of trails at Gisburn Forest approximately 8 miles away from Colne.
    The area also boasts a premier league football team! (we are still there this season we’ll see what happens!).
    Our corporate gym membership gives access to 4 gyms plus you can also use a further 13 leisure centres throughout East Lancashire, including fun pools and you can also receive discounts on spa treatments.
    For people who enjoy city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life.
    We also have fantastic access to the motorway network and major airports.
    Find out more at www.visitpendle.com

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  • Client Care Assistant

    We are looking for a Client Care Assistant to join our team in the beautiful North Yorkshire city of Ripon. Bishopton Vets is a busy, well-equipped RCVS Hospital and ISFM Cat Friendly Accredited Practice. Our veterinary team includes RCVS Advanced Practitioners in surgery, medicine and small animal practice and we have a visiting ophthalmologist, dermatologist, cardiologist, ultrasonographer and MRI scanner.
    The successful candidate will ensure our clients and professional colleagues receive a positive, friendly and efficient service, whilst exceeding their expectations at all points of contact. They will be responsible for supporting the whole client journey including: meeting and greeting clients, booking appointments and procedures, receiving and dispensing medication orders, handling both face-to-face and telephone enquiries, maintaining the waiting area, infection control duties and other administrative tasks as required.
    The suitable candidate must be flexible, professional and accurate, showing a proactive ownership of each enquiry handled and valuing the importance of continuity of care in client service.
    Full time and part time applications will be considered. The position includes shifts within the Practice opening hours of 8:00-19:00 and working Saturdays and Sundays on a rota basis. The role is based at the Ripon surgery, but cover for colleagues will be required as necessary across all branches. Full on-the-job training will be provided.
    If you are a team player who has the motivation and commitment to make a difference then please send your CV and covering letter FAO: Kelly Shaw, Bishopton Veterinary Group LLP, Mill Farm, Studley Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2QR or email careers@bishoptonvets.co.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday 7th February 2020.

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  • Mixed Practitioner Vet

     

    Mixed Practice Vet sought to bolster our team for an independently owned mixed practice on the lovely Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire border. Do you fancy joining a young and vibrant team with an added bonus of being near some lovely beaches, good pubs and some nice rural scenery? Cardiff airport isn’t too far either, although holidaying nearby is always a hit in nearby Tenby or St. Davids!
    We are looking for someone of mixed disciplines to replace the roles of vets on maternity leave. This position would enjoy the full support of dedicated Farm and Small Animal veterinarians and would involve servicing a local zoo.
    We have available Interherd+, Calf Health Programme, BBSE equipment, TB master, Easi-scans, In-house Lab, Robovet, Herd & Flock Health planning, Digital X ray, Laser, and a dedicated nursing, Vet Tech and support team!
    We involve ourselves in community life by running an annual dog show and attending the Welsh Dairy Show and Pembrokeshire County Show.
    All levels of experience will be considered. The desired candidate will be driven to work well within a team but must also be comfortable working independently.
    Vehicle provided (with cow spots!)
    25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
    5 days funded CPD, as well as in house training
    Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence, be RCVS registered and hold OV OCQ (TT).
    Equally shared on call rota 1 in 4, 2 vets on call with compensation received for weekends and overtime worked, to keep the work life balance fair and square!
    If living and working in one of the most beautiful places is on your to do list, then please forward CV and covering letter to Simon Allen on simon.allen@whitlandvets.co.uk.

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  • Exciting opportunity for a small animal vet/ branch manager at Kings Veterinary Centre

    We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced and confident small animal vet looking for their next step up into a branch manager position.  
    Having outgrown our current site in Syston, Leicestershire we are relocating to a bigger premises and are looking for a dynamic and ambitious individual to drive the business forward.  
    Our team of vets are down to earth, friendly and willing to share their wealth of expertise. We are fortunate to have a team of experienced RVN’s and dedicated support staff, all of whom share our passion for providing high standards of veterinary care to our patients. 
    As you would expect, our branches are fully equipped with an extensive range of diagnostic facilities.  
    As a practice we strive to combine the provision of exceptional, bespoke care with progressive current best practice in veterinary medicine. Our clinical club meetings are a great way to discuss cases and exchange ideas, and we hold in-house CPD days for the whole team to continually improve and advance our standards. 
    Our branch managers attend regular leadership and management CPD events, and are heavily involved in company wide decision making.
    Certificates are encouraged as our clients would much prefer an increase in our internal expertise options rather than external referral.
    We offer a four day week as a good work-life balance is essential to maintain the high demands of veterinary life. 
    We take pride in caring for our own patients out of hours on an equally shared 1:5 rota.
    In addition to all the above we offer…
    ● A attractive salary with a 4 day week  
    ● RCVS fees paid    
    ● Certificates encouraged and funded
    ● Full VDS cover
    ● 6 weeks paid holiday (including bank holidays)
    ● Pension scheme
    ● Generous CPD allowance
    ● Staff discount scheme
     
    If you value clinical discretion, would like to part of a forward thinking independent practice and work with a supportive team then call Henry for an informal chat on 07825 621733 or send your CV to henry@rutlandvets.co.uk

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  • Exciting opportunity for a small animal vet at Kings Veterinary Centre

    We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced small animal vet to work between our practices in both Melton Mowbray and Syston, Leicestershire.
     
    qOur team of vets are down to earth, friendly and willing to share their wealth of expertise. We are fortunate to have a team of experienced RVN’s and dedicated support staff, all of whom share our passion for providing high standards of veterinary care to our patients.
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    qAs a practice we strive to combine the provision of exceptional, bespoke care with progressive current best practice in veterinary medicine. Our clinical club meetings are a great way to discuss cases and exchange ideas, and we hold in-house CPD days for the whole team to continually improve and advance our standards.
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    qCertificates are encouraged as our clients would much prefer an increase in our internal expertise options rather than external referral.
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    qWe offer a four day week as a good work-life balance is essential to maintain the high demands of veterinary life. Though this is a full time position, we do offer a flexible approach to our working week which could also suit someone seeking part time hours.
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    qWe take pride in caring for our own patients out of hours on an equally shared 1:5 rota. Even then you are not on your own as there is always a senior vet on standby for help, advice or to simply bounce an idea.
     
    If you value clinical discretion, would like to part of a forward thinking independent practice and work with a fantastic supportive team, then in addition to all the above we offer…
    ● A very attractive salary with a 4 day week
    ● RCVS fees paid
    ● Certificates encouraged and funded
    ● Full VDS cover
    ● 6 weeks paid holiday (including bank holidays)
    ● Pension scheme
    ● Generous CPD allowance
    ● Staff discount scheme and much more
     
    Please call Henry for an informal chat on 07825 621733 or send your CV to henry@rutlandvets.co.uk

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  • Small Animal Vet

    Would you like to be part of a fun and professional team in the middle of cider country?
    Come and join our 8 vet, INDEPENDENT, enthusiastic and progressive small animal team here at Shepton & Wells Vets, for job satisfaction and a great work-life balance.
    We offer a 4 day week, but part time would be considered, and are proud to cover our own out of hours in a sensible rota (1 in 7), providing our community with continuity of care.
    Community is a core value for us, with a weekly local paper article and regular school talks, and we care about our work family – social events are encouraged, whether it is rounders, practice bingo, or a local beach clean! The successful candidate will have a great sense of humour and be keen to continue our strong client and community bonds, from our newly-renovated practice in the heart of Somerset. In return, we offer the freedom to follow your own cases and work amongst a fun-loving and easy-going team.  Studying towards a certificate is encouraged - several of our team already hold further qualifications or are working towards them.
    We offer all the standard kit you’ll need, including dental radiography,  endoscopy and laparoscopic neutering, and a growing exotics base is being developed for those that are keen.
    Last year we launched our brand new branch practice in Wells, alongside our long standing purpose-built practice in Shepton Mallet, and are looking for a passionate individual to drive both clinics forward into our centenary year of 2022 and beyond.
    Interested?
    Contact Practice Manager Sharon Lane-Kieltyka on: 01749 343955 or Sharon.lane-kieltyka@sheptonvets.com

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