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Veterinary Surgeon

Blenheim Veterinary Centre Ltd
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
1 Sep 2024
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Blenheim Veterinary Centre
Veterinary Surgeon
Up to £65,000 depending on experience, relocation support up to £3,000, plus benefits 

At Blenheim Veterinary Centre, we pride ourselves on delivering comprehensive veterinary care, encompassing a balanced caseload across medicine, surgery, and imaging. This role presents an opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to shape their working day by establishing a focus in a particular area of interest, allowing for personalised caseload development. We are committed to supporting your pursuit of further qualifications, aligning with your professional aspirations.

Find your future

To complement our team of highly skilled vets, we require a dedicated professional to join us on a full or part-time basis. Working hours are from 08:30 to 18:30, allowing an hour for lunch and dedicated administrative time. Additionally, a share of Saturday mornings from 08:30 to 13:00 is part of the role.

Find a place to excel

Blenheim Veterinary Centre has been established in Ashbourne, Derbyshire since July 2002.

We are a close-knit team who enjoy our good days and lean together in the harder times - we like a good giggle and also support each other when times are tough! We have a large, experienced team of Veterinary Nurses and we are also a VN training practice. Our warm, friendly reception team would be able to offer you all sorts of support and knowledge should you choose to join us. 

We are very proud to announce that one of our Nurses has achieved a distinction in the ISFM's Certificate of Feline Nursing. We have a large number of clients with cats and we work with the local Derby Cats Protection, so if you have a keen interest in working in a Practice who regularly sees a lot of feline patients your wish is one we are able to grant! Our caseload is varied though and support Just for Dogs and also care for exotics and wildlife as well. We see an above average amount of exotic pets due to having a Certificate holder who is supported by a highly experienced exotics nurse.

We are really keen to support your expertise or learning goals and incorporate them into services for the practice, so talk to us about any Certificates you are aiming for.

We have wonderful, loyal clients, a large number of whom have been with us since the day we opened. We pride ourselves on building excellent relationships with them by being friendly and helpful and offering excellent continuity of care.

Derbyshire is really a beautiful place and there is plenty of activities to get involved with locally in your spare time, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors! We are 45 minutes from East Midlands airport so travelling is easy.

Meet like-minded professionals

We have a hugely experienced CD with an encyclopedic knowledge of general practice, offers acupuncture and is an OV. Our Senior Vet holds a Medicine Certificate, is our GDP advisor and mentors the team. We have two other experienced Vets (one doing exotics Certificate the other an OV) and two younger team members who now are three and two years post graduating. We are looking for someone special to fit in with this team and enjoy it's diversity.

What we’re looking for in you 

We're looking for an experienced Vet and we can offer an excellent work life balance. We want someone who has:

  • Drive to work towards clinical excellence within first opinion practice
  • Passion for small animal practice
  • RCVS registered
  • Desire to provide a high standard of veterinary medicine, to the pets under our care
  • Integrity when working with the clinical team to drive the strong principles that the practice adheres to
  • Responsibility to the pets under our care, making strong and confident clinical recommendations 
  • Growth in wanting to progress your clinical knowledge and skill development, which in turn contributes to the growth of the practice and the clinical team
  • Confidence in making strong clinical recommendations and being able to coach less experienced team members in making these
  • Support with less experienced team members in discussing medical work ups

Because our employees 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
•    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 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 £1250 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
For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Jim Dixon, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


An independent mixed Practice in the beautiful market town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Serving the local community since 1 July 2002.

We pride ourselves on integrity and maintaining a friendly, family atmosphere. The centre is fully computerised and boasts three large Veterinary consultation rooms and a Nurses consultation room. Separate dog and cat wards ensure peace and quiet for cats and rabbits, etc.

Company info
01335 342111
Blenheim Veterinary Centre Ltd
Airfield Industrial Estate

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