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Small Animal Job, Preston, Lancashire

If you're a Veterinary Surgeon looking for a new job in the Preston area, whether you're 1 year qualified or 20 years qualified, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Prospect Health are proud to be working with one of the leading independent purpose-built small animal hospitals in the North West. With a 19 strong team of fellow veterinary surgeons with a good balance between experience (3 cert holders and 1 diploma holder) and newly qualified vets, you'll be joining a busy and vibrant working atmosphere with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and personal development. You'll also have the support as 18 nurses, 14 receptionist and a team of admin and practice management staff. The team is supportive, actively encourage CPD and regularly host in-house clinical evenings with guest lecturers. There is a group chat amongst the team for anyone to ask for clinical advice any time of the day and the directors provide out of hours assistance if you're ever in need of help.

The hospital itself is built to industry leading standards and is bright, modern and airy, making it conducive to high clinical standards and an enjoyable place to work. Housed within the hospital is a range of state-of-the-art facilities including, eight consult rooms (including a dedicated bereavement room), two ops theatres, a separate dental suit, imaging rooms with x-ray and diagnostic equipment, five wards, ultrasonography, digital x-ray, endoscopy, hydrotherapy and k-laser. New equipment is always being added in order to provide to most up-to-date level of care.

This position is full time with an average of a 40hr week over an 8 week period. It is a 4-day week and weekends are 2 in 8 with 1 being days and 1 being nights. There is also out of hours requirements 1 night a week. The out of hours service is for their own clients only and you will have the support of a 2nd on call vet and a night nurse. You will receive additional out-of-ours pay on top of an already competitive salary. There is also practice accommodation or housing allowance if needed, 5 days CPD funded each year, 32 days annual leave, TOIL when on call and lots of other work perks. If you're interested in this role, simply apply below or contact us for a confidential chat to find out more.


Key Duties

  • One of the leading independent, purpose-built tier 3 hospitals in the North West
  • Bright modern and airy clinic making it an enjoyable place to work
  • Looking for a small animal vet
  • Team of 19 vets, 18 nurses, 14 receptionists and practice management team
  • Supportive environment with nice balance of experience and newly qualified vets
  • Excellent facilities including digital x-ray, endoscopy, hydrotherapy and k-laser and much more
  • 4-day week
  • 2-in-8 weekends (1 weekend of days, 1 of nights, TOIL)
  • 1 night a week on call (for own clients only)


Package and Benefits

  • Competitive salary between £35k - £55k+
  • 32 days annual leave (24 days plus bank holidays)
  • Lieu time following out of hours shifts
  • 5 days CPD funded per year
  • Practice accommodation or a housing allowance
  • Pension contributions
  • Childcare vouchers if required


Key Skills, Qualifications and Client Requirements

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • You must be registered with the RCVS to practice in the UK
  • You must have a minimum of 12 months post graduate experience in small animal work
  • You will passionate about providing the highest level of care to your patients and their owners
  • You will enjoy working as part of a team and be driven to continue learning and progressing as a vet


What Happens Next?
If you are interested in finding out more about this Veterinary Job please click the 'Apply' button. On submission of the job application form, an email alert is sent to the specialist consultant handling this role to register your interest.
All dialogue with us is in the strictest of confidence, without any obligation and we will NOT send your details to the relevant practice without your consent.

Alternatively, to find out more about this role or any other roles that maybe relevant, you can email us at [email protected] or call our Veterinary team on 01423 813453

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