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Farm Veterinary Surgeon - Castle Cary, Somerset

Delaware Veterinary Group
Castle Cary, Somerset
Competitive Salary
Closing date
6 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Large/Farm Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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As part of a 6 vet team and with the support of our 2 TB testers and 3 paraprofessional we are looking for an experienced farm animal vet. Castle Cary is in the heart of the south west dairy country. We are a 95% dairy farm practice with some beef, sheep and smallholder work. We have a strong team ethos and work together to provide an excellent service to our dedicated farmers. All the usual equipment expected for a farm vet is provided and we have excellent in house facilities to complement our ambulatory work. The role is a mix of routine fertility visits, sick cow work, delivery of OV services and consultancy and advice delivery.

We have a strong reputation in the area as a respected farm practice. We have in house facilities which allows surgery and hospitalisation of cattle. We encourage students to see EMS with us as we have an interesting and varied caseload. With trained Mental Health First Aiders and Well-being Champions, we strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Castle Cary offers everything that a popular market town would with good transport links to Bristol, Bath. London or the coast, depending on how you want to spend your free time.

We have a strong team ethos and work together to provide an excellent service to our dedicated farmers. We hold regular meetings and communicate well together. Teamwork is the cornerstone of the service we provide and sharing of ideas and expertise is actively encouraged.

This position would suit an ambitious candidate who wants to work with some of the best farmers in the UK. The majority of our dairy farmers have routine fertility visits and are used to receiving additional consultancy advice. A knowledge of the dairy industry and the challenges faced would be desirable. The ability to communicate clearly with the team and clients is a key attribute. Most important is a good positive attitude to get stuck in and make a difference on our clients’ farms. Ambitions to develop further services for farmers and to manage the farm department would be encouraged and supported.

Benefits (subject to pro rata):

•             5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays

•             5 days paid CPD leave

•             £1250 CPD Allowance per annum

•             Private Medical Insurance

•             VDS Membership paid

•             BVA Membership paid

•             Service based holiday entitlement increases

•             Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

•             Enhanced paternity pay

•             Birthday leave

•             Discounted veterinary fees

•             My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships

•             Cycle to Work scheme

•             Pension

•             CPD/training support

•             Paid bereavement leave

•             Company sick pay

•             Employee opinion survey

•             Free uniform in a number of roles

•             Annual pay reviews

•             Social events

•             Sponsorship for overseas employees

•             Academy & Leadership courses

•             Focus on employee wellbeing

•             Relocation packages

•             Career progression opportunities

•             Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Delaware Veterinary Group has been established for over 100 years. The original surgeries were at Delaware House, Castle Cary and Market Street, Yeovil.

The new purpose-built premises were opened in Castle Cary on a green field site in July 1999 with facilities for companion, equine and farm animals. The new surgery in Yeovil was established in 1979 on Hendford Hill and has been expanded to meet the demands of Veterinary Practice well into the new millennium.

In October 2000 a new branch surgery was opened in Stoke-sub-Hamdon to extend and improve the service offered to the area by holding daily surgeries in the village.

The Practice employs eleven veterinary surgeons at Castle Cary and five at Yeovil. Together we provide a broad base of experience and expertise, which enables us to offer first class treatment and advice for all species of animals.

Find Us
Fulford House
Torbay Road
Castle Cary
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