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Equine Veterinary Surgeon (New Grads Considered)

Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary dependant on experience
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Equine, Large/Farm Animal, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Role: EquineVeterinary Surgeon (with some Farm/Large) – NEW GRADS CONSIDERED! 

Location: Bolton, Lancashire. 

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 5 out of 7 days Mon - Fri, 1:5 weekends, OOHs 1 night p/w – with days off in lieu. 

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience £30k+ per annum 

VetFinders are proud to be the recruitment partner for a wonderfully independent practice, seeking an exceptional Equine Vet. The town of Horwich, Bolton is based in an exceptional part of Lancashire, and it offers beautiful surroundings, fantastic outdoor walks and sights of natural beauty.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a 2 years plus qualified Veterinary Surgeon, looking to join an expanding team, and ever-increasing case load. If you are an Equine Vet, happy to also do some farm/large animal work, and you are looking for an independent practice with a supportive team, look no further! 

New graduates will most definitely be considered and applications welcomed.  

Benefits package: 

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:  

·        Competitive salary DOE 

·        CPD encouraged and funded

·        Vehicle provided with fuel card 

·        Mobile phone and laptop 

·        Private health care 


The Role: 

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you will need to be able and be comfortable with a mixture of consultations and surgical procedures of general practice, roughly 80% Equine caseload, 20% farm/ large animal. Confident and competent in the role, some sole charge in OOH’s work. Training will be given and mentoring is encouraged. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, this is not essential, but preferred. Consideration for new graduates also. 

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, hours worked over 5 days (8 hours). In addition, a weekend rota 1 in 5, 1 night per week OOHs with days off in lieu.  

Development and progression are important to the practice, as they grow and evolve, but finding the right person is key. The practice is looking for someone to work with their existing clients, and deliver their high excellent standard of patient care. The team currently have strong work ethics to ensure quality and effective work is carried out to gain the best overall satisfied results for the patient and the client. 

Must haves: 

·        RCVS registered and qualified 

·        Possess the right to work in the UK 

·        Compassion and empathy 

·        Effective decision-making ability 

·        Excellent Interpersonal skills 

·        The ability to problem solve 

·        Excellent communication skills 

About the practice:  

The practice is a well-respected and successfully established within the Lancashire and Greater Manchester region, having been established since 1992, it has been ever expanding since. 

Proudly independent and always striving to offer the very best veterinary care possible. 

The team consists currently of 4 Vets and supportive admin/reception staff; lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice. This is a remote role but there is always someone to offer advice and assist where needed.  

The practice is looking for a team player, who believes communication and trust is very important for owners and therefore will endeavour to excel in this respect.  

The practice is very flexible, they understand the importance of a work life balance, therefore all applications welcomed.  


To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to Lucy Emberton-Leveson, Vetfinders. 

Refer a friend, family member or colleague for £250 

Maybe this role is not suitable for yourself but you know Veterinary professional that is! If you are interested in helping them find their dream job by referring them to VetFinders. We would be very grateful and as a little 'thank you' from us, you will receive £250 for every referral that is successfully placed into a new role. Please contact us for more information. 

Please Note: When it come to your privacy, at VetFinders – we take it seriously.  

All you need to know is that when you apply, we will process your details with the utmost care, we pass on your application for the clients review for the vacancy you have applied for only. We may contact you via telephone/text/email in regards to the vacancy, but your data is held and processed in accordance of your application for the vacancy, in terms of recruitment fulfilment. 

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VetFinders. 


VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love.  Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.’

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