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Equine and Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon required at Pool Farm Vets

Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery
Salary up to £45,000 depending on experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2022
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The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an equine and small animal veterinary surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team here at Pool Farm Vets!

We are looking for a vet who enjoys a small amount of equine work alongside a busy small animal practice. The role can be flexible for the right candidate but ideally someone willing to work between 20 and 40 hours per week.

We only provide emergency cover for horses as Vets Now cover small animals. Weekends and weeknights are shared equally normally a 1 in 4 rota. Salary for the role is up to £45,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Our vacancy has arisen as one of our vets wants to reduce her hours as she is moving house to be closer to her fiancé.

We have a lovely, friendly, close-knit team of 3 reception ladies, 2 SVN's, 4 RVN's and 6 vets. We are based in a very rural village called Betley which is on the Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Shropshire border. The village has brilliant train links being only 10 minutes from Crewe station which means less than 2 hours to London and 3 hours 30 to Edinburgh.

We have all the equipment you would need and expect and probably more besides along with mobile equipment for the horses.

About the Team and Culture

We have 2 certificate holders in the practice and so clinical work is performed to a high standard.

We actively encourage CPD to continue this high standard.

Pool Farm has a very loyal and pleasant client base with many clients having been with us for nearly 20 years.

We hold a pet show (with an external judge!) at Betley show each August and we have a heavy involvement in the show each year.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for a confident and friendly individual who can practice medicine to a high standard. You should have good communication skills. Experience would be ideal but not essential for our role.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  •  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 quote BH6004 when you apply.

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We are a family run, enthusiastic, caring, forward thinking small animal and equine veterinary practice based in the small village of Betley, on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border. Everyone at Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery will provide the best care and attention for both you and your pets. Our friendly staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Find Us
01270 820 007
Main Road
Nr. Crewe
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