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Veterinary Surgeon - Bradford

Gatehouse Vets
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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

Veterinary Surgeon required at Gatehouse Vets, Bradford, West Yorkshire
About Us
Gatehouse Vets is a three-site group with one main hospital facility. Our hospital is a gold friendly cat practice and our Haworth branch has been awarded silver. We are a nurse training practice and part of the practice standards scheme with outstanding RCVS awards. All three sites are well-equipped with operating and lab facilities, including individual species wards (with additional exotics facilities at the Hospital and Bingley branch). Our new Bingley premises opened in December 2020 and boasts custom-built facilities including a new dental suite with CR x-ray.

Our clinical approach and practice ethos is to provide excellent staff, patient and client care through a culture of feedback and improvement with regular clinical and procedural audits involving the whole team.

We have a good mix of full and part time vets with varied interests; our clinical director has particular expertise in cardiology and critical care and two vets are completing medical and surgical certificates at present.

This six-vet team is complimented by our amazingly patient and invaluable receptionists and phenomenal nursing team; including diploma holders in emergency and critical care and exotics and feline behaviour.

We have a varied case load with most cases able to be worked up and treated by the team, including orthopaedics and cardiology and we see a good range of surgical cases. In addition, we have hospital facilities proving 24-hour nursing care, but out of hours duties covered by an external provider, arguably the best of both worlds!

Want an outsider’s perspective?
Have a look at what a recent locum made of us in The Blue Vet Diary blog!
The Blue Vet Diary – Trials and tribulations of a traveling veterinarian

The Role
• Four 10-hour days per week (full time) but part time may be considered for the right candidate.
• Rota’d Weekend (typically 1 or 2 vets on duty per Saturday)

Applicant Requirements
We are looking for someone well-grounded in surgery and medicine who is comfortable working as part of a strong team, as well as confident enough to be sole charge for weekend clinics or occasional branch surgery work. We expect a good team ethic and strong communication skills.

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
•    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 LGBTQ+ 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.

When applying for this role please quote job reference BH3253.

To submit your application click the apply button.


The practice was set up by a Mr Jordan in 1952. Mr Jordan accepted a Mr Edwards as partner in the early 1960’s and they then moved to the present site in 1965 from their original site which was at Green Paddocks in Pulford (now a private residence just up the road past the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel). The practice has been here ever since, has seen changes to the building, and partners come and go.

The practice expanded by setting up a branch in Chester (Wayside veterinary Surgery) and moved from the original Wrexham surgery (Pen-y-Bryn) to its current location at 2 Borras Park Road in 2000.

Find Us
Borras Park Veterinary Surgery
2 Borras Park Road
LL12 7TG
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