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Veterinary Surgeon

Shipley and Idle Veterinary Centres
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
16 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon - Shipley and Idle Veterinary Centre, Shipley
Up to £75,000 dependent on experience and up to £5,000 welcome bonus (pro rata), up to £5,000 relocation plus benefits

Shipley and Idle Vets are looking for a veterinary surgeon to join them on a permanent basis. We’re keen to support different rotas, shifts and hours to offer you the work life balance that you need. We want to make sure that you have time to follow up on cases and spend more time with your patients, so we run 15-minute consultations with protected admin time and breaks. We can offer you a caseload tailored to your own clinical interest. If you’re looking for a consult only role, we can consider this as well. Ideally, we’re looking for a candidate that’s keen to continue to develop our already excellent clinical services.

Rota patterns that work for you

We’re offering true flexibility with this role; we can support consults only, part time hours whatever you’re looking for, there’s a role for you at Shipley. A typical full-time role would involve covering 40 hours per week over 4 weekdays (08:30 to 19:00), along with 1 in 3 Saturday mornings covering consults only (09:00 to 13:00).

A team dedicated to continuous professional development 

We offer a friendly and welcoming team environment, where we fully support each other and enjoy our working days together. Our fantastic team is made up of vet surgeons, RVNs, SVNs, VCAs and receptionists. Our vets frequently talk about the incredible support they receive from the nurse and reception teams. We truly think our team is our greatest asset. We always have a dedicated mental health first aider on shift. We’re keen to support our staff with their development, full certificate support is something that we can offer. 

Our practice

At the practice we see a mixture of routine and preventative work, as well as interesting medical and surgical cases. We provide first opinion care to small animals and work up our cases to the highest standard. We are very proud to also work with a local hedgehog charity. The practice itself is an extremely well-equipped site. You’ll have access to a brand new state of the art ultrasound machine suitable for both abdominal and cardiac studies, digital
x-ray, endoscopy both flexible and rigid, laparoscopy and much more! Our main practice is situated in a lovely market town which is less than a mile from the picturesque World Heritage site of Saltaire, this offers many lovely shops, restaurants, cafes and large parks as well as the stunning Salt Mills, a former textile mill that now houses an amazing gallery. Also, we have excellent travel links to Leeds city centre for those that prefer a more urban setting.

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

I started at Shipley Vets not long after qualifying as an RVN. I was welcomed into the team and over the years (nearly 20!) I have progressed in my career. I am very proud of the high standards of care we offer and how we all work together to ensure we are doing the very best for our patients. The practice has also adapted to ensure that work-life balance is achieved and this has been so important to me, having a young family. I am looking forward to many more happy years with great colleagues.” Lisa Powell – Practice Manager 

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
•    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

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The practice is now equipped with an extensive laboratory meaning we can run extensive investigative blood profiles including blood electrolytes, proteins, liver and kidney factors, cholesterol, glucose, and red and white blood cell analysis.

We have a high powered x-ray machine enabling us to take highly diagnostic  detailed x-rays of pets from tiny rabbits to Great Danes.


We are able to examine samples of cells from suspicious lumps and bumps (called fine needle aspirates) with the ability to prepare, stain and examine slides in the Shipley laboratory.


We have a good quality ultrasound scanner to allow non invasive examinations of internal organs.

A full range of endoscopes are used for examining the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestines (biopsies are often taken this way instead of having to surgically open up a pet to get samples). Also for examining airways. The endoscopes are also used occasionally to retrieve items that have been swallowed and may be too dangerous to leave making their own way through the body (again instead of surgically opening up an abdomen of a  dog or cat for instance).

Company info
01274 531010
91-93 Manor Lane
West Yorkshire
BD18 3BS

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