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Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Blackburn

Abbeydale Vets
Blackburn, Lancashire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role
An opportunity has arisen for a skilled and enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join Abbeydale Vets. In addition to your excellent communication and clinical skills you will need to be a people-oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.

You will be joining our well established and progressive small animal practice.

The role will involve daily consulting and operating. You will be providing high quality clinical care to all pets and an outstanding client experience.

We have a great rota, which offers a fantastic work-life balance:
• 4-day week
• 1:4 Saturday rota
• No OOHs
About Us
Abbeydale Vets are a "family orientated practice" that works well together. We all support each other and aspire to provide the highest standards. We are 100% small animal with a varied caseload. We have great facilities including; K-Laser, ultrasound, in-house haematology and biochemistry, digital radiography (including dental radiography).
Abbeydale Vets is located in Blackburn which has great commuting links to Manchester, Liverpool, The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. Blackburn has three local theatres with live music, comedy and drama. There is also a Museum and Art Gallery locally too. Blackburn is surrounded by plenty of places for the outdoor enthusiast, with the West Pennine moors to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and numerous hiking and cycling trails.
We have a fantastic team over the two surgeries. 5 vets, 6 qualified nurses, 2 ANA, 2 student nurses & we also have 8 experienced support staff. Our new Clinical Director has a Pg Cert (Diagnostic Imaging) and we also have a Veterinary Surgeon with a keen interest in exotics.
We are a close team who discuss cases and support each other personally and professionally. We are lucky to be a well-established practice, at the heart of the community, with many loyal, bonded clients.
We understand that considering new opportunities is a big decision and we do have team members who are more than happy to have informal chats with you, should you wish.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Vet Surgeon, with excellent communication and clinical skills. You will be comfortable with all routine and first opinion procedures. You will be keen to look after and work up your own cases.
You will be a good team player with a great sense of humour. Your passion will lie in developing not only your own skills, but those of your colleagues. You will be keen to mentor & support others too.
• 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
 • VDS cover
• 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.

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We are continually striving to improve the services we offer with new equipment and techniques to provide the latest and best treatments for the animals under our care. We are one of the first practices in the country to offer laser surgery.

Our main surgery is conveniently located on Preston New Road, close to the centre of Blackburn. There is parking both at the front and a large car park at the rear of the building. The surgery is fully equipped with laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound and cutting edge surgical facilities. There is an upstairs flat for nurse accommodation.

Our Darwen surgery opened in 2009. It is handily located in the centre of Darwen in what used to be the station  master's house and has its own car parking. It is the only vets in Darwen to offer onsite operating and dental facilities as well as consultations. Our staff here have many years experience in caring for Darwen's pets.

Both  are:  RCVS Accredited and My Family Vets Approved Practice


Find Us
01254 681811
91 Preston New Road
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