Experienced Mixed Vet

Cumbria BH1316
21 Sep 2020
21 Oct 2020
Contract Type

About Us

Border Vets is a mixed dairy, beef & sheep commercial farm practice with lowland, upland and hill units in the beautiful North Cumbria / Dumfriesshire borders. Eden Vets is a dedicated companion animal practice, easily accessible to the Lake District, North Pennines and Scottish Borders. We are a a 7 Vet and 4 Nurse team with great support staff. We manage our own call and have a residential on-call nurse.

The Role

We require an Experienced Mixed Vet who will take an equal share in a 1:4 on call rota. They should have dairy, beef, sheep and companion animal experience and be competent in most common surgical procedures. The successful applicant would be expected to participate in organising farmer meetings (e.g. Flock Health Club). There would be plenty of scope to develop own interests. An aspiration to taking a leadership role would be an advantage. An interest in SA orthopaedics or dermatology would also be advantageous.

Applicant Requirements

Driving Licence, OV Essential skills & Tuberculin Testing. Ideally also General Export, Ungulate Export and Companion Animal export. Candidate should be comfortable with Bovine & Ovine Caesarian section, Bovine LDA, Cleat removal, Fertility visits & Mastitis investigations. Herd & Flock health planning. They should also be comfortable with 1st opinion equine work. Companion Animal emergency care. Interests in a specific discipline would be encouraged. Particularly SA orthopaedics or dermatology. Familiarity of semen evaluation in the Bull and Ram would also be advantageous.

Benefits (Subject to pro rata)

  • 25 days 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
  • Birthday leave
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • 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 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.

To apply, please email your CV to Laura by clicking the apply button or call 07484520516 for more information.

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