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Veterinary Surgeon

Andale Veterinary Centre
Widnes, Cheshire
Salary up to £52,000 pro rata depending on experience.
Closing date
21 Jul 2022
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The Role

Here at Andale Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to work on a ​full time or part-time basis.

Full time hours are 4.5 days per week (40 hrs) but part time applications are welcomed, we are also open to the option of part days/school hours. The normal working week consists of days of 9:00am -7:00pm with a half day each week. The mornings are a mix of operating or consulting from 9:00am - 12:00pm with 1-hour admin at the end of the morning. Afternoon consultations start at 2:00pm and run through until 6:30pm with half an hour admin built in.

 Bank holidays are limited and shared out fairly. We are open Saturday mornings, and our Vets work 1:3, consulting 9:00am – 12:00pm with breakfast included and time in lieu given back the following Friday afternoon, making a nice long weekend every third week. 

There are no out of hours with this role as cover is provided by Vets Now. There is also some flexibility in the days we require cover, we are happy to discuss different options if something works best for you.

The salary for this role is up to £52,000 pro rata dependant on experience. We also offer a relocation allowance of up to £5000 and a welcome bonus of up to £1500

About Us

Andale is a single site purpose-built small animal practice with an established client base and a supportive and friendly team. We have off road parking and two operating theatres, in-house laboratory, tonometry and a multi parameter. We have separate dog and cat wards, an imaging room including digital x-ray and ultrasound. We are a RCVS accredited training practice and an RCVS General Practice accredited. We are a cat friendly clinic and working towards being a rabbit-friendly practice also. Andale is situated close to Liverpool and Cheshire with easy access to North Wales.

Our close-knit team is made up of 7 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses, and a team of 6 Receptionists. We provide a high standard of care, and we value and encourage professional growth for all our staff. We encourage staff discussion and input through monthly meetings and regular appraisals. Amongst our Vet team, we have 2 certificate holders. We also have regular nights out and chippy Fridays along with a half-day shopping at Christmas.

Applicant Requirements

The role would suit a vet who enjoys all aspects of first opinion practice. The successful candidate would need excellent communication skills and enjoy dealing with clients. In return we would offer a supportive clinic with opportunities to further and develop your career. 

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 use BH5865 as a reference when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


John Dinsdale has been a veterinary surgeon in Widnes since graduating from Glasgow University in 1984. He later bought the practice in Liverpool Road and subsequently moved the surgery into the current purpose built building in Ditchfield Road where he now has a further four Veterinary Surgeons working in his team.

Our philosophy is to provide the most up to date treatments and diagnostic facilities combined with a traditional caring and personal service.

One of the best ways for us to care for your pets is to help to prevent illness. This aspect of veterinary medicine is one that we at Andale take very seriously. Our aim is to enable your pets to enjoy a longer, fitter, healthier and more active life through continuous monitoring and intervention only as and when necessary.

Our surgery is equipped with the most modern and up to date facilities. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our staff get the best training available to keep them up to date in the treatments and techniques available.

We have an extremely professional, highly qualified, long serving and caring team with many of our staff having worked for us for over 10 years.

My wife Janet (Practice Manager and Co-Director) and I would like to thank you for choosing Andale for your pet's health care. We look forward to building a long standing supportive relationship with you and your pet.

Our Surgery has recently achieved the distinction of becoming a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Accredited Small Animal Tier 2 Practice.

Find Us
0151 423 1388
Ditchfield Road
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