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Veterinary Surgeon

Oakmount Veterinary Centre Ltd
Burnley, Lancashire
Salary up to £65,000 DOE
Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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The Role

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our supportive and empathetic team here at Oakmount Veterinary Centre. A Surgeon who would thrive in the additional role of Clinical Lead. The role will include supporting our experienced clinical team and being a VetGDP advisor to our graduates.

We ask that you will also deliver empathetic, trust-building consultations for wellness and ill/injured animals and demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills to create and implement diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans.

This is a full-time position, although a reduced number of hours maybe considered. Full-time working 40 hours per week inclusive of working 1:6 weekends, therefore a 38 hour week over 4 days.
Various shifts between 8am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday's, with no emergency OOH on call.

We recognise a work-life balance is of paramount importance so, we schedule very carefully to make sure you have a life away from work.

Salary up to £65,000 DOE

About Us

Oakmount Veterinary Hospital is situated in a thriving market town surrounded by breath-taking Pennine countryside, with fantastic travel links to the city of Manchester and Leeds and within easy commute to the lake district.

With a team of 8 vets, 11 RVNs, 3 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 5 receptionist and multiple support staff, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and outstanding patient care.

Working alongside our small animal department, we have an Exotics department with separate predator and prey species wards, consulting rooms and operating theatre.

We have all the equipment you would expect from a RCVS Accredited Hospital but it is our friendly, fantastic and supportive team that makes us who we are!

We are committed to continually developing our people as they are at the heart of what we do, so invest heavily in CPD.

Working collaboratively with our clients, other professionals, charities and rescue centres within the community is really important to us.
Applicant Requirements

Our main requirements for this role include:

. Registered with the RCVS and will have clinical experience and confidence in your abilities to communicate with clients and perform much of the day-to-day work of a small animal Veterinary Surgeon.
. Hold or be willing to achieve your VetGDP advisor qualification.

. Genuine fondness for people and be able to work well with clients and staff to achieve a good outcome and be able to work through the challenges that inevitably occur in busy hospitals.
. Possess leadership skills to help nurture and support our graduates and clinical team.
 Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:
•    Welcome bonus up to £1,500
•    Relocation allowance up to £5,000
•    Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
•    CPD paid days and allowance
•    L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    BVA Membership paid
•    VDS cover
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Service-related company sick pay
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities

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.

Please use BH4617 as a reference when applying for this role.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Originally the practice mainly dealt with farm animals but also on a smaller scale, provided care for companion pets. Then in 1998 the large animal side of the business was passed over to our neighbouring practice to allow us to focus on providing veterinary care for companion animals.

In May 2001 we moved into larger premises in Trafaglar Street. This is at the crossroads of two of the main thoroughfares into Burnley. Our new practice is three times larger, in terms of floor area, with two operating theatres and much improved facilities for our in-patients. Our reception area has the added benefit of being easily accessible by less mobile clients and their pets.

With changes in the nature of the types of pets owned by the Burnley community, we evolved into a companion animal practice. We also treat a varied number of birds from budgerigars to parrots and sparrowhawk to owls. To ensure we offer our clients and patients good quality care and service, our vets and nurses regularly undertake further training to keep their skills up to date. 

We offer a blood test to all patients that require general anaesthetic, just as you would have received when admitted for surgery in a human hospital. These important blood tests have revealed several cases of sub-clinical illness which has allowed us to change our routines to even further reduce the risk facing patients that undergo operations. We do charge for these optional tests but firmly believe that this added expence is well worth it for the health of our Very Important Patients (vip's).

Find Us
01282 423640
Oakmount House
Trafalgar Street
BB11 1TP
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