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Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Churchfield Veterinary Centre
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
10 Jun 2022

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The Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated equine veterinary surgeon to join our first opinion team at Churchfield Vets. The role would suit an organised, self-motivated progressive team player with equine practice experience who wants to fully commit to equine work. Our equine sector is both ambulatory and clinic-based, and as well as routine equine work, the practice workload includes lameness investigations, internal medicine investigations, elective surgery, dentistry, and reproductive procedures.

We are a BEVA approved A1 centre for both chilled and frozen semen.

4.5-day week                                                                                                  

1:4 rota on call nights and weekends for equine cases only with one extra-long weekend free every fourth week.

About Us
We are an equine and small animal practice in South Yorkshire with good access to motorways and the Peak District. The area boasts an abundance of leisure activities. Our equine centre is situated at Hoylandswaine between Sheffield, Doncaster, Huddersfield, and the Pennines We have a knock-down room and surgical suite, stables, an indoor trot-up and lunging area, an outdoor ménage, and paddocks. Our equine team includes three equine vets and one mixed equine/small animal vet, and three equine groom/veterinary assistants. Additional support and laboratory services are supplied by staff at our administrative and small animal centre in Barnsley, which is three miles away from the equine centre.

Equine equipment includes portable DR and static CR X-ray units, ultrasound scanners, endoscopes, motorised dental equipment, ESWT (Shockwave) and we have organised client-days for gastroscopy and sarcoid laser surgery. We have an exceptional client care policy, friendly staff, and veterinary support. We believe in discussing problem cases, and we have regular equine meetings for this purpose. Competitive salary and holidays offered, CPD allowance, paid subscriptions; paid medical insurance and a pool car is available.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, organised, and self-motivated team player with equine practice experience. Good communication skills are essential. Abilities welcomed and encouraged in all areas of first opinion equine practice. There is the ability to follow-up ambulatory cases at our equine centre. We would encourage development of your own ambitious interest, and future certification, if desired.
• 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.

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Churchfield Veterinary Centre has been providing a caring, compassionate and high quality veterinary service since the 1930s. With five surgeries spread throughout South and West Yorkshire, we are well placed to serve the local communities with 24/7 care for their pets and companion animals.

We offer everything from emergency veterinary care, to a range of foods, pet products and simple, sound advice to ensure that your pet is rewarded with a long and fulfilling life.

We work with both livestock and companion animals, and provide a comprehensive service in equine care.

Find Us
29 Sackville Street
S70 2DB
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