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Small Animal Vet - No OOH

Oakhill Veterinary Centre
Goosnargh, Preston
Competitive salary based on experience, with a structured annual review
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a small animal veterinary surgeon to join our proudly independent practice in Preston, Lancashire.

“I love working at Oakhill – the team are so supportive and welcoming. This has given me the opportunity to develop my confidence and skills. I feel that I have progressed so much in the two years I have been here.” Vet Maddy Walsh


A diverse and rewarding role where you’ll see a great mix of both routine and emergency medical and surgical cases, meaning no two days are the same. We can tailor the role around you. There is the possibility for consult-only roles, dedicated operating days and structured development, including one-to-one surgical guidance as required and freedom to further individual interests. Within our team we have several certificate holders and vets experienced in surgery, dermatology, ultrasonography, medicine, plus a visiting ophthalmologist.

  • Fantastic team of experienced vets and fully-qualified RVNs.
  • As an independent practice you have the freedom to work up cases the way you want.
  • All branches fully equipped with digital X-ray, ultrasound and lab, plus access to dental X-ray.
  • All the directors are vets working within the team, as such they continually invest in the practice for the benefit of patients and staff.
  • Regular clinical meetings with CPD, case discussion, and the opportunity for your ideas to be heard.

We want all our team members to feel motivated and satisfied at work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a supportive environment where everyone can thrive, with initiatives focused on employee wellbeing and development.

Vet Stephanie Heys says, “The small animal team have strong and diverse skill-sets, that allow cases to be worked up and treated to a very high standard in-house.”


  • Competitive salary based on experience, with a structured annual review and career progression opportunities.
  • No OOH – we work in partnership with Vets Now for our out of hours service. Weekend rota is equally shared, 2-in-15 (weekend 1 = Sat day and Sun morn only and weekend 2 = Sat day only).
  • Five weeks paid holiday (pro rata for part time staff) plus bank holidays or day off in lieu.
  • RCVS membership fees paid.
  • VDS cover and another professional membership of your choice paid.
  • Family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Active and varied health and wellbeing programme for all, with regular team building and whole practice social events throughout the year.

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Established in 1974, our three-division vet practice has been delivering the highest standard of veterinary care (with a personal touch) to pets, equines and farm animals across the North West for 50 years.

We’re proud of our status as an independent practice, as it means we’re driven by our customers’ and clinicians’ needs – not by the need to satisfy investors - giving our team the freedom to make decisions that prioritise the wellbeing of the animals.

Our dedication to investing in equipment and training is unwavering, empowering our team to deliver our professional veterinary service with excellence.

Have a look on our website, Facebook and Google reviews to get an idea about who we are and what we are all about! 


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