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Veterinary Surgeon

Mearley Veterinary Group
Clitheroe, Lancashire
Salary up to £65,000 pro rata, depending on experience
Closing date
9 Feb 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon at Mearley Veterinary Group, Clitheroe 
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience and up to £5,000 welcome bonus, up to £5,000 relocation plus benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join us at Mearley Vets in Lancashire. You will have access to a varied caseload including a mix of consults and surgery, which can be weighted to your preferences. You will be supported and encouraged by our experienced team of vets and nurses.

Work-life balance that works for you

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you. A full-time role would consist of 40 hours per week. Weekday shifts will be a mixture of 09:00 am to 18:30 pm, 10:00am to 19:00pm and 09:00am to 19:00pm. You’ll be required to cover the shared weekend rota, this is currently sitting at 1:6 (consults only). Saturdays are 09:30am to 14:00pm and Sundays will be 10:00am to 13:00pm. There’s no out-of-hours or on call duties required. 

An experienced and supportive team

Here at Mearley Vets we have a wonderful team, a fantastic client base and we work from bright, spacious practices! Our team is made up of 2 clinical directors, 5 veterinary surgeons, 5 RVNs, 2 student nurses, 1 VCA and 14 admin and support staff. Our team members all have their own interests from equine, small animal surgery and exotics. One of our vets has a certificate in radiography and an interest in orthopaedics and another vet is hoping to start an exotics certificate shortly.

About us

Our sites are well maintained, and the buildings are light and spacious. The practice is RCVS accredited and clinical standards are exceptionally high. We are also very proud to be a nurse training practice. Our two main sites are well equipped with full diagnostic and surgical facilities, incorporating in house lab, diagnostic ultrasound, digital radiography, dental machines, tonometers, and endoscopy. We are a group of three surgeries (1 consult only) offering predominantly small animal and equine first opinion care. We have a varied caseload, and no two days are the same! Although we do have an equine caseload this would be your choice to, or not to, be involved with. We see a good mixture of small animal consultations and surgeries including routine, preventative care and some ECC, we even see some wildlife from time to time.

Here's what the team have to say about life at Mearley

Even with doing my veterinary degree in England, moving to the North West absolutely terrified me. I knew nobody in the area and being an American did not really prepare me for working and living up here. After my first week at Mearley's, I became part of the family. Everyone was looking out for me both in starting out in vet med and my wellbeing with being so far from home. The clients have also taken to welcoming me as well. I've been told I already have a following for the "American lad". The practice may be part of IVC but there's no micromanaging of vets. We all are able to practice independently, whilst receiving support and encouragement in further development of our careers and specialities.” Chase, Veterinary Surgeon.

Because our employee’s matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance
•             6.6 weeks annual leave inclusive on bank holidays 
•             Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•             Your birthday as a paid day off

•             Private medical insurance
•             Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•             Cycle to Work scheme
•             Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•             Non-accidental injury support

•             £1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata
•             Certificate support 
•             Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy 
•             Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•             All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•             All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
•             Infection Prevention and Control Programme 
•             Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•             BVA membership
•             VDS cover
•             RCVS fees 

•             Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•             Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer 
•             Discounted staff pet care
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch and quote reference BH11312.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Located in the Ribble Valley and East Lancashire we are a long established mixed practice providing high quality professional care to farm animal,equine and companion animals.

We have two main surgeries in Clitheroe and Accrington and a branch surgery at Barrowford.
We provide a mobile service and a 24 hour emergency service.

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