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Veterinary Surgeon New Graduate Vacancy

Job description

Calling all new graduates 2022/24! Would you like to work for an independent practice? If so read on…

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside as a new graduate!

We have 3 newly well-equipped, branch surgeries with a growing client base. You would join our team of 10 vets and 9 RVN’s to help provide an excellent service to the local community. The successful candidate would be fully supported by a dedicated mentor, and our experienced clinical team will also enhance your learning and progression with their wealth of experience as you begin your journey as a qualified vet. There is also opportunity to mix socially together such as BBQ’s, wellbeing events and staff Christmas party to name a few!

 

Here are some of the specifics:

  • 4-day week
  • £33,280 starting salary
  • 1 in 8 Out of Hours rota, ably assisted by a dedicated out of hours nursing team
  • Commitment to green initiative
  • Fully supported VetGDP
  • XLVets New Graduate Programme
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional fees
  • Supported CPD
  • Help with finding accommodation
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Send your CV and application over to [email protected]

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE – Graduate Vet Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy

Job description

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic is located in the beautiful Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, providing veterinary care in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, with branches in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford.

We are offering an opportunity for an experienced, passionate small animal vet, committed to delivering an exceptional level of care to both patients and their owners, to join our proudly independent practice.

Prospects of future management role and part ownership for the right applicant.

The Role:

Due to current expansion, we are offering an exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated, and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, to help us provide an exceptional service to our local community.

We are looking for a full (4-day week) or part-time experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team of 9 vets. We have an excellent, supportive nursing team comprising 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a dedicated on-call nursing team.

We operate 3 well-equipped branch surgeries all with DR X-ray, in-house IDEXX laboratory, ultrasound scanners and all other usual toys.

We run our own on-call service, from our main branch with a comfortable 1 in 7 rota shared pro-rata.

Our RCVS-accredited practice is proudly independent and a member of XL Vets.

All our vets have full clinical freedom and there is regular, open discussion of cases and ideas. Independence allows interested vets to pursue their clinical interests and the possibility of management and directorship roles in the future.

The Package:

  • Competitive salary package, dependent on experience, (up to 75,000-80,000)
  • Private medical insurance with Vitality.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 26.5 days for a full-time 4-day week.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • RCVS, BSAVA and VDS membership fees, fully funded.
  • Generously funded CPD.
  • We are committed to green initiatives and a “Cycle To Work“ scheme is available to all members.

Our abiding ethos is to care for our patients and clients but also to care for each other. Friars Moor has a strong family feel and team spirit. It is truly a great workplace place to be a part of.

If you want to advance your career as a small animal vet while making a real difference in the lives of pets and owners, we encourage you to apply.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to our practice manager Ms Justine Turnbull at [email protected], or pick up the phone and call our veterinary directors, Dan or Kirk, for an informal chat on 01258-472314.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE – Experienced Vet Surgeon

Kennel Assistant Opportunity – Blandford

We have an exciting opening for a kennel assistant to join our team at the Blandford branch. We are looking for an individual who is motivated, can work as part of a team but also able to use their initiative to work independently.

Hours are 12pm-6pm Monday to Friday with one in three Saturday mornings at the Sturminster Newton branch.

The main responsibilities within this role are:

  • Maintaining cleanliness within the practice through cleaning to a high standard
  • Assisting the vets and nurses with handling of patients
  • Keeping consumables topped up
  • Cleaning & packaging surgical kits & sterilising instruments
  • Feeding and walking out patients
  • Running blood samples

No previous veterinary experienced is required for this role. Full training will be provided and the successful applicant will complete an initial week’s training at the Sturminster Newton branch before moving across to Blandford.

If you have any questions regarding this role, or would like to apply please contact the Head Nurse, Lucy Jones on the following email with your CV to [email protected] or telephone 01258 472 314.

Closing date for applications Sunday 10th July.

Successful candidates will be informed by email on Monday 11th July.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 14th July.

Experienced Veterinary Surgeon full or part time

A new and exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside. An increase in work load and expansion of the business means we are looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years’ experience to join our team in this beautiful part of the country.

We offer support for continuing education including certificates. Our vets have full clinical freedom and there is regular, open discussion of cases and ideas. For the right person, independence allows interested vets to pursue the possibility of future directorship.

We have three well equipped, branch surgeries each with in house Idexx blood machines and DR X-ray. With a growing client base, our team of 9 vets, 12 RVN’s and our client care team work hard together to provide an excellent service to the local area.

We are keen for someone to start as soon as possible and listed below are the specifics:

  • Full/or part time applications accepted
  • Competitive salary with experience
  • 1 in 7 Out of Hours rota, ably assisted by a dedicated out of hours nursing team
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional fees
  • Supported CPD
  • Help with relocation costs

To chat about the role or to apply for the job, please get in touch with the practice manager, Justine Turnbull via email: [email protected] or telephone: 01258 472314

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Friars Moor Veterinary practice has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our forward thinking, busy first opinion veterinary practice in North Dorset with clinics in Sturminster newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford. An independent practice where further education is encouraged within the clinical team and nursing skills are well utilised.
We are looking to expand our nursing team and pride ourselves on having a very friendly ethos both within the clinical environment and socially outside of work. To continue providing a high standard of care we hold regular meetings within the team to review protocols where new ideas are welcomed. We maintain good relationships with all members of the practice and we’ve previously won the best place to work at the Blackmore Vale Business Awards.
This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours a week with 1 in 6 Saturday mornings. Monday to Friday you will be predominantly based at our Sturminster Newton Branch with 1-2 days of the week at our Blandford or Shaftesbury branch. Part time candidates are also welcome to apply for the position. We are looking for a caring, supportive, organised, and professional individual who works well as part of a team. The right candidate should have a passion for animals and be able to provide gold standard nursing care with the willingness to continue training in all aspects.
In return we will offer a rewarding career where CPD is funded and encouraged, a competitive salary of £13/hour, a friendly working environment, holiday benefits and we promote a good work life balance with no out of hours.
The successful applicant will need to hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel to any of our three clinics.
If you are interested in this position or have any questions, we would love to hear from you.
Please email your interest to our Practice Manager [email protected]

Qualified Veterinary Nurse – out of hours – part time

Part time On call Nurse Opportunity

We have an exciting opening for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team working from the Sturminster Newton Branch.

The role:
This is a permanent position of which the candidate is not expected to stay onsite at all times but must remain within a 20minute radius of the practice during their time on call. We are currently in the process of obtaining offsite practice accommodation should you live outside this radius.

The role is based on a four-week rolling rota, please find an example below. The ideal candidate will be flexible and help to cover extra shifts where required.

Week 1- Sunday 5pm-8am
Week 2- Friday 6pm-8.30am
Week 3- Tuesday 6pm- 8am, Sunday 5pm- 8am
Week 4- no shifts

The candidate will come in at 6pm on a weekday and receive a handover from the day nurses. They will then stay on the premises till 10pm (or when night checks have been completed on in-patients) and come back to complete night checks as required through the night. This will be discussed with the veterinary surgeon on call. Phones will be transferred to the candidate’s phone at 6pm on a weeknight and 5pm on a Sunday evening where they will triage and liaise with the on-call vet accordingly.

The Job role:

  • Taking the out of hours phones and triaging the calls.
  • Coming into the practice to check in-patients and administer medications if required.
  • Working alongside the veterinary surgeon on call to see patients out of hours.
  • Maintaining cleanliness within the clinical areas and theatre after use.
  • Some admin work such as scanning, phone calls to clients and dispensing repeat medications.
  • Monitoring anaesthetics.
  • Able to work as a sole nurse.
  • Cleaning and packaging surgical instruments used.
  • This role comes with a competitive salary of £11,388.

If you are interested in this position or have any questions, we would love to hear from you.
Please email your interest to our practice manager [email protected]

Christmas Opening Hours

FRIARS MOOR PROVIDE A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE COVERING THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD. PLEASE CALL 01258 472314

 

24th December – All branches open 8:30am-12pm

25th December – CLOSED

26th December – CLOSED

27th December – CLOSED

28th December – Sturminster Newton only 8:30am-12pm

29th-31st December – All branches open as usual 8:30am-6pm

3rd January Sturminster Newton only 8:30am-12pm

 

Christmas & New Year Opening 2021/22

Friars Moor veterinary surgeries are open over the holiday period at the following times.
Our 24 hour emergency care service is available throughout, on 01258 472314 as usual (additional costs apply).
(For usual opening times, see the foot of this page, and every page on the website)

Date Sturminster Newton Shaftesbury Blandford Forum
Christmas Eve 8.30am – 12 noon 8.30am – 12 noon 8.30am – 12 noon
Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sun) CLOSED (as usual) CLOSED (as usual) CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 27th Dec CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Tues 28th Dec 8.30am – 12 noon CLOSED CLOSED
Wed 29th – Fri 31st Dec 8.30am – 6pm (as usual) 8.30am – 6pm (as usual) 8.30am – 6pm (as usual)
New Years Day CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sun 2nd Jan CLOSED (as usual) CLOSED (as usual) CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 3rd Jan 8.30am – 12 noon CLOSED CLOSED

 

Date Sturminster Newton
Christmas Eve 8.30am – 12 noon
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sun) CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 27th Dec CLOSED
Tues 28th Dec 8.30am – 12 noon
Wed 29th – Fri 31st Dec 8.30am – 6pm (as usual)
New Years Day CLOSED
Sun 2nd Jan CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 3rd Jan 8.30am – 12 noon

 

Date Shaftesbury
Christmas Eve 8.30am – 12 noon
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sun) CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 27th Dec CLOSED
Tues 28th Dec CLOSED
Wed 29th – Fri 31st Dec 8.30am – 6pm (as usual)
New Years Day CLOSED
Sun 2nd Jan CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 3rd Jan CLOSED

 

Date Blandford Forum
Christmas Eve 8.30am – 12 noon
Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day (Sun) CLOSED (as usual)
Mon 27th Dec CLOSED
Tues 28th Dec CLOSED
Wed 29th – Fri 31st Dec 8.30am – 6pm (as usual)
New Years Day & Jan 2nd CLOSED
Mon 3rd Jan CLOSED

 

Hired

Small Animal Vet Graduate Opportunity

Calling all new graduates 2022! Would you like to work for an independent practice? If so read on…

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our progressive dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside as a new graduate in 2022.

We have 3 newly well equipped, branch surgeries with a growing client base. You would join our team of 9 vets and 10 RVN’s to help provide an excellent service to the local community. The successful candidate would be fully supported by a dedicated mentor, and our experienced clinical team will also enhance your learning and progression with their wealth of experience as you begin your journey as a qualified vet. There is also opportunity to mix socially together, pumpkin carving, wreath making, and the Christmas party to name a few (all COVID safe of course).

Here are some of the specifics:

  • Full time applications accepted
  • £32,000 starting salary
  • 1 in 7 Out of Hours rota, ably assisted by a dedicated out of hours nursing team
  • Fully supported VetGDP
  • XLVets New Graduate Programme
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional fees
  • Supported CPD
  • Help with finding accommodation
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To chat about the role or to apply for the job, please get in touch with the practice manager, Justine Turnbull via email: [email protected] or telephone: 01258 472314

Kennel Assistant Required

We are looking for an additional Kennel Assistant to join our nursing team working at our
Sturminster Newton Clinic.

This is a Temporary position but there is the potential in the future to progress through to Veterinary Nursing training for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who can work 4.30-6.30pm Monday- Friday but with flexibility to work extra hours to help cover holidays, including some Saturday mornings.

So, if you are interested in working with animals and assisting the vets and nurses in a busy, forward thinking and friendly practice we would like to hear from you.

Please contact the Head Nurse, Lucy Jones on the following email with your CV.
[email protected] or telephone 01258 472314

Closing date for applications Monday 25th October.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 28th October.