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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]

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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.

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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]

Large Animal Vet Opportunity

Friars Moor Livestock Health is an independent farm animal practice based in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, servicing Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. To maintain and further develop our high level of service we are looking for an honest, motivated and hardworking team player, who has been qualified for a minimum of 1 year, to join our expanding practice.

The practice is predominantly 70% progressive dairy and 30% beef, sheep and goats. We encourage forward thinking and fully support the development of any innovative ideas from our team members.

We are keen for someone to start in the new year and listed below are the specifics:

  • Full or part time applications accepted
  • Competitive salary with experience
  • 1 in 5 out of hours rota
  • Company vehicle/ fuel allowance
  • 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

Closing date 30th November 2021

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Laboratory Technician / Farm Office Admin Assistant Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly farm office team, at Friars Moor Livestock Health in Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

The successful candidate will be required to work 5 days a week, plus 1 in 5 Saturday mornings alongside our supportive team of 14 farm vets, 3 foot trimmers, 3 vet technicians and 5 office staff members.

The position is diverse and will involve time split between working in our in-house laboratory, collecting, running, and examining biological samples (for which full training can be provided) and supporting our farm office administrative team. We are seeking a motivated candidate who has excellent communication skills and the ability to problem-solve, responding with solutions.

Key Requirements:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, with the capability to quickly pick up new software skills.
  • Able to answer and deal with phone calls from clients and the practice team.
  • Will use the online practice diary management software.
  • Would suit a candidate with laboratory training but not essential.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible with a good working attitude.
  • Will process drug orders and help to manage stock.
  • Further progression is encouraged with full support for the right candidate.

Applications should be made to the practice manager, Justine Turnbull via email: [email protected] or telephone: 01258 472314

Closing date 31st October 2021

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*UPDATED HIRED* Opportunity to become an Approved Tuberculin Tester

Friars Moor Livestock Health, a fourteen-vet farm animal practice working in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire are looking for two Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs). ATTs do not have to be vets, so if you enjoy working with farmers and cattle, this may be the job for you!

To apply you must be:

  • Over eighteen years of age
  • Hold a valid driving license
  • Hold at least three graded GCSEs or equivalents in English, Maths and Science
  • Have a clean criminal record

Applicants must be very confident at handling cattle, including having at least six months of cattle handling experience. People skills are also essential, and the applicant must be confident that they can act professionally and with compassion in what can be high pressured, intense testing environments.

Friars Moor will supervise, support and fund the candidates through the training period which includes on-line courses, on farm practical training and on farm assessments.

The job will be either a two or a four-day week.

For more information please contact Helen Rogers on 01258 472314
or via our contact form (clearly indicating ‘FAO Helen Rogers’).


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*HIRED* TB Tester and Exporter x 2

We are looking to fill two combined TB testing and export roles within our practice. Full support will be provided to complete the Essential Skills, Tuberculin Testing and Export Training. A generous holiday allowance is available, alongside a company car.

These positions can be full or part-time, comprising either a three, four or five day week.

For application details or requests for further information please contact Justine Turnbull, Practice Manager.

Tel: 01258 472314

Email: [email protected]


Alice Miller – Associate Director

Email: [email protected]

Qualified Veterinary Nurse – out of hours – part time

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Osteoarthritis is a progressive and painful condition due to damage and deterioration of the joints. It commonly affects hips, elbows, knees, and wrists, but can potentially affect any joint in the body. Some animals experience arthritis without visibly showing pain; for others it is a crippling and painful condition. All pets can be helped to reduce pain, promote joint health and slow down the progression of disease if you can detect the subtle early changes.