Exciting opportunity with long term prospects - All levels welcome to APPLY

nr. Beccles, Suffolk
salary commensurate with experience
16 Sep 2022
16 Dec 2022
Contract Type

Our small, independent, family run, mixed practice on the Norfolk Suffolk border, minutes away from the beautiful Suffolk Heritage coast is expanding, and  we are looking for an additional vet to complement our amazing team!!! 

Full time position, (can be split into two part time flexible roles).  Predominantly equine, growing and expanding the equine side of the practice with some small animal. Purpose built clinic and equine rehabilitation centre. 

Equine experience preferred but not essential, and the position is open to new graduates.  Our new graduate mentoring  and support programmed is second to none!!

Package includes accommodation in beautiful period feature cottage, car, generous CPD budget   (study for certificates actively encouraged), RCVS fees & VDS cover, salary commensurate with experience.  Shared out of hours rota.    For more information contact Sally on 01502575901 (daytime) or 07881104868 or via the APPLY button

Stoven Hall Farm Equine

Stoven Hall Vets (formerly Stoven Hall Equine Clinic) was set up in 2011 as a purely equine practice with planning permission for a large equine rehabilitation centre on site to complement the veterinary services and treatment.  Since 2011 the practice has continued to grow and expand, and now also cares for companion animals.  Some of our horse clients also have small holdings/hobby farms, so we do see the occasional ruminant, alpaca or meerkat!!  We have also been on the BBC’s Countryfile.

Located within 60 miles of Newmarket we have easy access to both Rossdales Equine Hospital and Newmarket Equine Hospital for referring cases and visiting equine dental specialist vets (Chris Pearce and colleagues) from the Equine Dental Clinic in Wimbourne. 

Set in 20 acres of farmland (pasture) with paddocks, an exercise track, 60x30m outdoor floodlit ménage, internal stables and a bespoke equine examination room including stocks, it is not only a beautiful place to work but perfect for treating horses and those requiring rest and rehabilitation.  The practice has the usual toys including respiratory scope, 3metre gastroscope, ultrasound including colour flow Doppler, ECG, digital x-ray machine, HDE dental power tool system etc.  We are in the process of purchasing in house blood machines and a new dental oroscope system. 

In addition to the large animal examination room we have a waiting room, consult room, hospitalisation facilities and an operating theatre (including a state of the art dental machine) for our small animal patients.  With 15 minute consultation appointments as a minimum, we can ensure our clients and patients receive our full attention and time that they need.

Stoven Hall Farm Equine clinic

We are looking for a motivated, diligent, conscientious team player, with good communication skills and empathy for our patients and clients to help grow and expand the equine side of the practice with some small animal.  A good sense of humour is essential as is a liking of cake!!! 

Although experience is preferred the job opportunity is open to new graduates.  Our graduate mixed practice programme is second to none with one-to-one mentoring and support from our senior vets. Day or night, help is always on hand if you need it.  One of our former graduates has gone on to complete an internship at New Market Equine Hospital. 

Our graduate programme facilitates development of all core practical skills across the species giving a good foundation to continue your personal development either as a mixed practice practitioner or enable you to focus on a more species specific career.  Nothing prides us more at Stoven Hall Vets than to help you grow and flourish in your veterinary career, fulfil your goals and ambitions and become the very best veterinary surgeon you can be. 

For those experienced individuals, whom may not be familiar with  all the species we treat, again fear not, do not let this put you off this job, help and support is always available should it be needed.

One of our senior vets holds an ESVPS postgraduate certificate (GPCert(EqP)) in equine practice, and the practice actively encourages studying for a certificate with funding available at the practice to help facilitate this.

They say good things come in small packages!! We are a small practice and team who are more like family than work colleagues, it is not uncommon for us to socialise outside of work.   Out with Covid times we have a Christmas party each year for our clients, hold charity fund raising events, the most recent being our “Paws on Parade” in aid of the Air Ambulance and client evenings.  Being small we know all our clients and their animals individually, which not only creates a fantastic working atmosphere but a special rapport with our clients.  Many of you are probably too young to remember James Herriot but the best way I can describe us is we are the modern version of Skeldale. 

We are minutes away from the beach, 5 minutes from the prestigious Southwold pier and beach, close to the Norfolk Broads for those that like sailing and paddle boarding, and for those festival goers, Latitude festival is just up the road …. you can hear the bands from the clinic grounds!!  We are located within easy access to London by bus and train and a 45 minutes drive from Norwich Airport with good road links to other parts of the country.  Stoven with Brampton also has an amazing village primary school just up the road from the clinic.

We are an independent practice and will always remain so.  Looking to take the next step in your career? Aspirations to become a partner or own a practice?   This job opportunity has the potential to allow you to achieve your goals, with long term prospects for the right person.  We can also consider splitting the full time role into two part-time positions, which may suit individuals returning to work after maternity leave, families with children, or individuals wishing to work more flexible hours.

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience and further qualifications
  • Pet friendly accommodation in beautiful period feature cottage
  • VDS & RCVS fees paid
  • Equine livery on site if required
  • 3 days paid CPD with an annual allowance of £1500
  • Practice vehicle for business mileage
  • 5 weeks holiday pro rata plus bank holidays
  • Birthday off 4.5 day working week Monday to Friday
  • Shared out of hours rota with dedicated back-up and nurse on call assistance.

For more information please contact Sally on 01502 575901 (9-5 Monday to Friday) or mobile 07881104846, or press the APPLY button.

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