Veterinary Surgeon

Ashbourne, Derbyshire
16 Jul 2021
16 Aug 2021
Contract Type

Veterinary Surgeon required at McMurtry & Harding, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

The Role

For our small animal vets the day is split between consultations and surgery time. We strongly believe that client care is foremost and for this reason we offer 15 minute appointments affording our vets the time to connect with our clients. Orthopaedic and laparoscopy surgery is com-mon within the practice and anyone wanting to specialise in specific disciplines would be fully supported.

About Us

Our practice is a large purpose built facility located on the edge of the historical town of Ashbourne, the gateway to the Peak District. We have
3 consult rooms, 2 fully equipped operating theatres, a digital x-ray room and separate dog, cat & isolation wards. Our in-house laboratory is fully kitted with modern Ideex equipment enabling us to do our own bioche-mistry, haematology and endocrinology testing.

We are proud to offer our own out of hours service which enables us to provide the best possible animal care and continuity of service.

We have ample parking and being in a rural area you'll never get caught up in the rush hour traffic. Having the Peak District on our doorstep means you can spend your evenings unwinding in the beautiful country-side or running, cycling and training for triathlons as some of our more energetic staff seem to do.

McMurtry & Harding, Ashbourne is 1 of 4 practices forming the Derbyshire Veterinary Services Group. We have a fantastic team of 20 Vets (Small Animal, Farm & Mixed) with a variety of experience including 3 certificate holders. They are supported by 20 RVNs, 2 SVNs, 2 VCAs plus a small army of Receptionists and Administrators.

It is important that our staff are able reach their full potential so we encourage regular CPD and there are plenty of opportunities to gain new experience or practice your existing skills. There is also the option to undertake training to become a mentor or coach to a Graduate Veterinary Surgeon.

We are the nominated practice for a local animal welfare society and we also undertake work for various other charities.

Candidate Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious Veterinary Surgeon who is confident to perform routine ops. You will ideally have 2 years' experience and be committed to continuous development.

The Rota

The role is full time (40 hours) working 5 days a week between 08:30 - 18:30. You will be required to do an equal share of the OOH rota which is currently 1 in 6 week nights and weekends. We would also consider part time working hours

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

  • 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 well-being
  • 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. Please quote BH3434 when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Amy via the apply button or call 07856426902 for more information.

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