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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon - Haliax

West Mount Vets
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Attractive salary and benefits package
Closing date
17 Aug 2021

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Exciting opportunity for a Small Animal Vet. We can be super flexible with hours and no need to work OOH!!

If you are looking for an amazing learning environment, a friendly, supportive team with flexible working options, you will get it all here at West Mount Vets!

Our main Hospital is based at Halifax, with branch practices in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, West Vale and Paddock. Being a commutable area, the M62 connects you to Huddersfield, Braford, Peak District and an hour to Manchester! Also offering great public transport links. Close to Leeds Bradford and Manchester International airports.

We provide our own emergency cover here, therefore our rota working from our main hospital in Halifax, works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You really do get the chance to be the Vet you trained to be at Westmount! Your own further development will be encouraged ensuring this is a fantastic career opportunity. We have these interests in our veterinary team: Cardiology, Radiology, Ultrasound, Microscopy, Small Animal Medicine, Dentals and Soft Tissue Surgery. We have excellent practice standards, great facilities to work within, and all the necessary equipment available to treat our small animal patients in an emergency.

This role is for daytime work initially, with the option for OOH if desired and you have the skills to work sole charge with emergency and inpatient care. Rota pattern to be discussed with our Clinical Director.

We offer an attractive salary and benefits including:

  • Company Bonus scheme
  • Industry leading enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • CPD fully encouraged and funded
  • Assistance with further education/certificates
  • RCVS membership and VDS cover paid.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Company Share saver scheme.
  • Perkbox offering a range of discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Visit our website for contact details for an informal chat


CVS Group plc is one of the leading veterinary services providers in the UK and owns over 450 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK and the Netherlands. These surgeries include seven referral practices providing first class specialist treatment. We also operate four laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and seven pet crematoria. The Group includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.

CVS (UK) Limited was established in August 1999 to acquire and operate veterinary practices which were well established within their local community and had a reputation for high quality service. It was recognised that the value of these businesses lay in the quality of their staff and the relationship they enjoyed with their existing clients. To build on this CVS provides professional management expertise in the areas of finance, personnel, practice management, Health & Safety etc, thereby relieving local staff of many administrative tasks, to enable them to concentrate on clinical care.

As the number of acquisitions increased so did the diversity of operational styles and approaches. These are shared on a regular basis at meetings where clinical directors and other key staff consider alternative approaches to common problems. The two day CVS annual conference is now a major event in the veterinary calendar providing a broad range of CPD and where new initiatives are considered and fed back to each of the businesses.

From 2001 CVS diversified into many other aspects of veterinary business. This diversification includes veterinary laboratories, veterinary crematoria, a locum and recruitment agency, an online dispensary, and own labelled products. Currently a key focus is the expansion of its own centres of excellence providing multi-disciplinary referral services to its own practices and to the veterinary profession at large. It is also expanding its network of out-of-hours emergency centres to ensure that its clients get the best possible care whatever their needs. A recent addition to this diversification is the establishment of grooming parlours at some of its larger practices.

A major feature of CVS’s practice division is the Healthy Pet Club which provides inexpensive annual cover for routine treatments such as worms and fleas and regular health checks. With over 300,000 members this now provides a significant cost saving for clients.

CVS employs an increasing number of veterinary specialists who offer invaluable advice to their colleagues and lead the internal CPD programme. Through this support for quality CPD many of the company’s veterinary surgeons have acquired new skills of value to their colleagues elsewhere in the group. The establishment of a New Graduate scheme and the MiNurse Academy are part of a fuller CPD programme which includes more formal business skills training.

CVS has selected some single suppliers for certain types of product which has enabled us to get more competitive prices and better support from the manufacturers. However care is taken not to compromise clinical judgment through our selection of products, and this is achieved by having all decisions on the choice of veterinary products decided by a team of qualified veterinary surgeons.

CVS continues to acquire more veterinary practices and associated businesses but each one is considered with care to ensure that they are compatible with the CVS culture. The key attributes of the practices are their location, their current standing in the local community, their overall performance and the willingness of the existing practice team to embrace the CVS approach to business.

Find Us
CVS Group PLc
CVS House
Owen Road
IP22 4ER
United Kingdom
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