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Small Animal/Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery
Crewe, Cheshire
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
19 Jun 2024
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Small Animal/Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Pool Farm Vets, Crewe

The salary for the role is up to £75,000 depending on experience (pro rata for part-time), relocation support of up to £5000, a welcome bonus of £5000 (pro rata for part-time), as well as access to temporary accommodation in the form of a 3-bed house that’s a short walk from the practice. 

Here at Pool Farm Vets, we are looking for a small animal veterinary surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. We are predominantly looking for a small animal veterinary surgeon, however there’s a small equine caseload attached as well. This would be a great opportunity for a small animal vet that’s looking for additional variety in their role by serving our bonded equine clients. The equine work would involve very basic duties like vaccination, dentals and stitch ups, anything more complicated could be referred. However, if you wished to learn more on the equine side we would be very happy to offer you the opportunity to further develop at one of our dedicated equine hospitals.

Work-life balance that works for you

Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work-life balance. We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. A typical full-time role would involve working 40 hours per week over 4-week days. Weekends are shared equally normally a 1 in 4 rota. Weekend on-call consists of Saturday morning small animal surgery (until 12). 

About our practice!

The practice has been family run since 2004! We have a lovely, friendly, close-knit team of 3 reception ladies, 3 student veterinary nurses, 4 registered veterinary nurses, 1 veterinary care assistant and 6 veterinary surgeons. We have certificate holders in medicine, surgery and anaesthesia. We actively encourage CPD to continue this high standard. The team often enjoy ‘pub Friday’ which in summer re-locates to the cricket club so we can all enjoy the early evening sun. We are based in a very rural but bustling village called Betley which is best described as “chocolate box” on the Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire border. The village has brilliant train links being only 10 minutes from Crewe station which means less than 2 hours to London and 3 hours 30 to Edinburgh. The nearby town of Nantwich is best known for its annual cheese show and jazz festival. We help to run a pet show (with an external judge!) at Betley show each August and we have a heavy involvement in the show each year. We’re equipped with Laparoscopic kit, arthoscopes, multiparameter anaesthesia monitoring, tonopen, digital x-ray and ultrasound, in house idexx lab, gastroscopes, endoscopes/rhinoscopes as well as mobile equipment for use with horses. 

Explore our additional benefits

At Pool Farm we value our people and recognise their significance in our success. We invest in our people to provide the best possible environment for our team. In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer the following benefits:

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

We care for your health and wellbeing
•    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

We prioritise your development
•    £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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
•    We support with professional memberships
•    BVA membership
•    VDS cover

We also offer additional perks
•    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.

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We are a family run, enthusiastic, caring, forward thinking small animal and equine veterinary practice based in the small village of Betley, on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border. Everyone at Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery will provide the best care and attention for both you and your pets. Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Company info
01270 820 007
Main Road
Nr. Crewe

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