Experienced Veterinary Surgeon - Mixed Practice - Full Time. In Beautiful North Yorkshire
Veterinary surgeon – Mixed practice
Full time. Permanent. Starting December 2019
We are looking for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join our 4 vet, RCVS accredited, mixed practice (65% small animal, 20% farm, 15% equine) from December 2019. We would prefer someone with 2-5 years' experience of working in a UK mixed practice but would consider and support a more recent graduate.
This is a truly mixed position in an independently owned (non-corporate) practice. You could be repairing a dog’s cruciate in the morning and calving a cow in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in the afternoon. You won’t have to do any cattle TB testing.
You’ll be based at our well-equipped surgery in Knaresborough (we don’t have any branches) where you will work with three other vets, four qualified veterinary nurses and five reception / office staff.
We have plenty of toys for you to play with. We’ve got two digital x-ray systems (one in the surgery for SA use and one portable for equine use), new ultrasound with colour Doppler, a 3-meter video endoscope, fully computerised practice management system (with laptops in the vets’ cars), two operating rooms (one with a heated operating table), piped gas anaesthetic system, pulse oximeter and another ultrasound scanner for cattle fertility work.
The out of hours rota is equally shared between all four vets, you'll work 1 in 4 weekday nights, 1 in 4 weekends and 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. Every week you'll get at least 1 afternoon off and 1 in 4 weekends off is a 2.5 or 3-day weekend.
The annual holiday allowance is 29 working days plus you get time back for covering when the other vets are on holiday. The result is that if you take your holiday carefully and combine it with your long weekends off, you can stretch the allowance to 10 weeks.
Your salary will be competitive depending on experience. We will include an accommodation allowance, a tax-free mileage allowance for the business use of your own car, a mobile phone and we will pay for your home phone and broadband. CPD is encouraged and paid for.
You will find Knaresborough and the surrounding area full of opportunities for leisure and relaxation for you to enjoy in your time off. If you like the urban lifestyle, then York, Harrogate and Leeds are all easily accessible. If the rural life is more your thing, then the Yorkshire Dales are on your doorstep and the Yorkshire Moors and Lake District are within easy driving distance.
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