Category Archives: Pets

Fantastic day at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

What a fantastic day we had at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show yesterday. Kirk, Freya, Sophie and Dan thoroughly enjoyed chatting with all our lovely visitors with lots of tea and cake devoured.

We were delighted to have raised £175.22 with the raffle draw, which will be donated to Ukrainian animal charities. We will be notifying all the lucky prize winners in the next few days, so please check your phones if you entered! We would like to thank all the people who kindly donated some fabulous prizes:

E.B Marsh’s
Woodbridge Farm
Coconut & Cotton
Virginia Hayward
The White Hart, Sturminster Newton
Honeybuns, Holwell
Daisy Delbridge, Sturminster Newton
Flamingo Paperie
Shepard’s Farm Shop
Friars Moor Vets

We look forward to seeing you again next year! 😃

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show

Come see us at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury show on the 17th of August and take part in our raffle raising money for Ukranian animal charities!
 
We have had a variety of prizes donated for you to try and win; supporters include:
 
E.B Marsh’s
Woodbridge Farm
Coconut & Cotton
Virginia Hayward
The White Hart, Sturminster Newton
Honeybuns, Holwell
Daisy Delbridge, Sturminster Newton
Flamingo Paperie
Friars Moor Vets
 
Come find us on Avenue i: Plot 3 opposite the Fun, Food and Farming Tent.

Experienced Veterinary Surgeon for Saturday mornings – Blandford

We are offering an 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 are looking for a small animal vet to take sole charge for Saturday morning consultations at our Blandford branch, from 8.30am to 12.30pm. This position could suit someone with a young family and with a possibility to increase hours during the working week in the future.

We offer support for continuing education including certificates. Our vets have full clinical freedom and there is regular, open discussion of cases and ideas.

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:

  • Competitive salary with experience
  • Health Insurance
  • Professional fees
  • Supported CPD

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]

Jubilee Bank Holiday

Wishing you all an enjoyable bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022, our Sturminster Newton branch will be open on 2nd June from 8.30 – 12pm with our Blandford and Shaftesbury branches remaining closed.

All three branches will be closed and available for emergencies only, on Friday 3rd June with our Shaftesbury branch also remaining closed on Saturday 4th June.

Bank Holiday Opening Times

All three branches will be closed and available for emergencies only, on June 2nd to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022.

Our Sturminster Newton branch will be open on 3rd June from 8.30 – 12pm with our Blandford and Shaftesbury branches remaining closed.

Please call 01258 472314 in the event of an emergency.

Easter Holiday Opening Times

Our Sturminster Newton branch will be open on Friday 15th April and Monday 18th April from 8.30 – 12pm with our Blandford and Shaftesbury branches remaining closed.
All three branches will be open on Saturday 16th April from 8.30 – 12pm.
Please call 01258 472314 in the event of an emergency.
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Listen to Vet Rhian on ‘This is Alfred’ radio station

Exciting news, we have been invited to contribute to a new radio station based in Shaftesbury.

‘This is Alfred’ and the new ‘Sunday show’ can be heard by anyone living within the SP7 postcode area. You can catch Vet Rhian giving advice and information for pet owners or simply chatting about veterinary life. The station launches on 14th February on 107.3 FM.

Alternatively, if you live outside the SP7 area, you can catch up on all the different daily shows including the ‘Sunday Show’ when it’s first broadcast on Sunday 20th February. The ‘Sunday Show’ will go out between 9am and 9.30 am on 107.3 FM.

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