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Current Vacancies at XLVet Practices

  • Small Animal Assistant Veterinary Surgeon at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

    Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton. All of our surgeries boast state of the art equipment allowing us to offer ‘Gold Standard’ veterinary care including CT, endoscopy and surgical suites. At HNVG we pride ourselves on our client retention and clinical decision making, rather than focusing solely on achieving rigid sales targets.

    Job Role
    Due to business growth, we have an opportunity for an experienced and ambitious Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and dedicated team. We allow complete clinical freedom to manage and work up cases, with support and training from experienced vets, should the need arise. Mentoring is offered via designated internal staff and external support through the XLVets mentoring scheme. We actively encourage medical/surgical development for all stages in your career whether you have experience or are newly graduated.

    This job role will require working at our main hospital as well as branch surgeries, with realistic 15-minute consults. The role includes working in our OOH rota which is shared with another practice, which equates to working only 7 weekends per year. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar job role, have a clean driving license and be a team player with high clinical aspirations. However, we will also consider applications from recently qualified, high calibre graduates. 

    • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
    • 4-day week
    • Enhanced holiday entitlement
    • Generous CPD allowance
    • Exclusive company discounts
    • Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
    • Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
    • Free parking at all branches
    • Branded uniform

    This is a great opportunity for a good work/life balance, providing the time to join in with our vibrant local community & enjoy the fabulous Cotswolds. We have great local facilities, schools and lots of cosy pubs!

    For more information about the practice please look at our website www.hooknortonvets.co.uk
    Please submit your CV or email further questions to will.oldham@hooknortonvets.co.uk

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  • Registered Veterinary Nurse (Maternity Cover) at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

    Reporting to: Head NurseResponsible for: Student Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants

    The role of the veterinary nurse is critical to the provision of high standards of client and patient care. The purpose of this position is to serve as a member of the nursing team. Guidance, support, and co-ordination are important aspects of the role. Working closely with other personnel at all times is essential in order to ensure the smooth running of the surgical suite, imaging, dental rooms, and wards. High standards of patient care are to be maintained at all times. This role is a temporary role for maternity cover (6-9 months) and is ideally full-time (5 days per week), however, part-time will be considered. You will be based at our Hook Norton Hospital and must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience. 

    Major Goals
    • To ensure the highest standard of nursing care is provided 100% of the time to 100% of our patients.
    • To maintain accurate client and patient records
    • To comply with the relevant nursing rota
    • To be efficient, pleasant, polite, concerned and helpful to all clients under all conditions at all times.
    • To treat all practice personnel with the same respect and consideration as clients
    • To help to ensure the smooth running of caseload throughout the hospital
    • To be involved with the admission and discharge process of patients, the accuracy of which is of vital importance
    • To promote our services, personnel, and products, both within and outside the practice at all times
    • To support marketing initiatives
    • To demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and actively participate in the staff appraisal system.
    • To understand and implement practice policies as supplied, updates and advised by the head nurse.
    • To take an active role in the training program of student veterinary nurses, junior nurses and veterinary care assistants. 

    Role Dependent Duties
    • Surgical nurses – set up, cleaning and closure of theatres, placement/care of intravenous catheters, set up and monitoring of IVFT, preparation and administration of medications, preparation and assistance with inductions, patient preparation, monitoring of anaesthesia, completion of anaesthetic records and safety checklists, assistance with post-operative imaging. Admit and discharge of patients.
    • Kennel nurses – Rehabilitation and supportive care, to include 1-1 monitoring and advanced nursing care of critical patients, bladder management, nutrition, placement/care of intravenous catheters, pre and post-op care, pain assessments, set up and monitoring of IVFT, venepuncture. Admit and discharge of patients
    • Night nurses – Provision of high standard care for hospitalised and out-of-hours emergency patients
    • Common sense approach to task prioritisation, where skill set allows support for other areas during low staffing periods and high caseload.
    • To be involved in deep cleaning, general cleaning, and maintenance of the premises. Regular cleaning/routine care of all equipment to include correct methods of sterilisation, and prompt reporting of any faults or damage.
    • Assisting veterinary surgeons, as required, at all times
    • Accurate record-keeping with regard to medical records, anaesthetic sheets, safety checklist, hospitalisations forms, etc
    • Obtaining samples for laboratory testing, both in-house and externally, ensuring correct form completion. Performing in-house diagnostic tests as necessary.
    • Dispensing medication as instructed by the veterinary surgeon
    • Equipment maintenance (request servicing/repair as necessary) and record to equipment maintenance nurse.
    • Reception and pharmacy duties when required
    • Assisting with practice marketing initiatives e.g. open evenings, practice tours, etc
    • Be fully aware of all Health and Safety Issues and read all information supplied. Familiarise yourself with all available health and safety information and speak to the Head Nurse if you have any queries.
    • Welcome and provide support for visitors including veterinary students and work experience. Ensure safe methods of work and minimum disruption
    • Follow Employee General Guidelines

    Work Benefits:
    • Generous CPD allowance
    • Exclusive company discounts
    • Comprehensive access to the XLVet community & resources
    • Full and unwavering support towards Certificates and career development
    • Free parking at all branches
    • Branded uniform
    • Healthcare Plan available to opt-in to
    For more information about the practice please look at our website www.hooknortonvets.co.uk
    Please submit your CV or email further questions to tracie.dunn@hooknortonvets.co.uk

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  • Mixed Vet at Northvet Veterinary Group

    We are an 11 vet, RCVS accredited, mixed practice with large animal work making up around three quarters of our work load. Our herds are predominantly beef suckler with some dairy and sheep. We have 3 branches and are well equipped for equine and our rapidly expanding small animal work too.
    Located just off the Northern tip of Scotland, we enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery, visiting Orcas, wildlife, a great music scene with festivals throughout the year, art, culture and world-famous archaeology. No wonder it appears on the top 20 best places to live in the UK and the best place to live in Scotland!
    One of our mixed vets is moving to mainland Scotland so we have an opportunity for a new vet to join our team. A genuinely mixed position is on offer with a bias in large or small animals considered. Our unique out of hours rota system allows good time off. Experience is preferred but we have an excellent support system for new or recent graduates.

    Our benefits include:
    Competitive salary
    Company car
    CPD is encouraged and funded
    Various membership fees paid 
    Medical and dental insurance
    Gym membership
    To apply, please fill out the application form below and send this along with your CV to Lynn at lynn@northvet.co.uk. If you would like more information about the role, please email lynn@northvet.co.uk or call 01856 873403.

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  • Small Animal Vet at Shepton Veterinary Group

    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.
    Contact Practice Manager Sharon Lane-Kieltyka on: 01749 343955 or Sharon.lane-kieltyka@sheptonvets.com

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  • Qualified Veterinary Nurse at Larkmead Veterinary Group

    At Larkmead Veterinary Group we have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly independent practice in South Oxfordshire.
    This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) including some night shifts and weekends on a Rota basis. The successful candidate will be a confident team player with excellent communication skills. You will be required to work alongside our highly skilled veterinary surgeons and nurses and support the care, consideration and treatment of all patients and their owners.
    Clinical coach qualification is desirable but not essential as training can be provided. Applicants must be a car owner as you will be required to work across all our practices in South Oxfordshire. 
    Employee Benefits:
    22 days holiday (plus UK bank holidays) pro-rata
    Company pension scheme with 8% company contribution
    ​Access to Cycle to Work scheme
    Veterinary care staff discount scheme
    Free onsite parking
    If this sounds like you, please apply in writing including your CV to: hr@larkmead.co.uk

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