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Farm and Equine Vet Vacancy, 6 Months+ Exp, Up to £55k DOE, +4WD Car, Accommodation Available

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Richard Powell
Our client in Lancashire have a vacancy for a farm/equine vet to join them on a full time basis, working a 4.5 day week.

The role generally covers an even split of farm and equine, however our client is happy to support interests.

The rota involves on call work for 2 in 5 weekends, split between 2nd on call and first on call. There is also 1 night per week on call. As a growing practice this is set to reduce in the future.

The equine services our client offer include dental visits, full vaccination, micro chipping, lameness, passports, pre-purchase inspections, routine health checks. The equine facilities and equipment include multiple battery powered diagnostic tools including x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopes. They are also constantly investing in new equine based diagnostic equipment.

The farm work involves working with large farmers and smallholders, taking full care of virtually all regularly kept farm animals, beef, dairy, alpacas, poultry, pigs and anything else their clients take on!

The successful candidate will work with a team of 5 other veterinary surgeons.

The package includes:
  • salary ITRO 35-55k depending upon experience,
  • Company four wheel drive vehicle
  • Laptop/phone
  • Accommodation available
  • a generous holiday package of up-to 38 days holiday, CPD of 1700
  • Beautiful rural location

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Our client in beautiful Lancashire are looking for a full time farm and equine vet to join their team on a permanent basis. This first opinion mixed practice runs its farm and equine department in a beautiful barn conversion close to the Ribble Valley, and the small animal department is kept totally separate at a location near by. The practice has 3 Clinical Directors across the group and employs around 80 staff in total. The farm and equine team are looking for a full time Vet to join their friendly and professional clinical team where the split is roughly 50/50 farm and equine, however personal interests are encouraged. This is a well-established practice giving great job security, a good work life balance and up to 38 days holiday a year, with a holiday buy back scheme too for those who love to travel. You would enjoy excellent support and back up from the the well-established clinical and support teams, with weekly team meetings, so all staff can contribute to the success of the practice and ensure everyone is listened to. The OOH rota is 2 in 5 weekends; the first weekend will see you on call on Friday night first and working Saturday morning, then from 12 noon you will be second on call until Monday morning. The second weekend you will be on call Friday night and first on call Saturday and Sunday (ie a full weekend) then followed by 3 totally undisturbed weekends. The normal week 4.5 days, working 8.30am to 5.30pm ish with one weekday night on call. The week following a full weekend on duty you get an extra half day off on the Friday. This is a growing practice and as they employ more Vets this rota will only improve. The team can offer a degree of flexibility to their ideal 4.5-day week and options and ideas can be explored and discussed. Salary is competitive, negotiable, and commensurate with experience. The salary range will be between 30,000 for a new graduate and up to 55,000 for a full-time experienced Vet. Certificate holders may receive an enhanced salary. In addition to your salary, you will also receive a generous CPD allowance of 1,750 per annum and certificates are encouraged with a higher CPD budget given, plus a four-wheel drive, laptop, and mobile phone. The practice also have several apartments available for anyone looking to move to the area. The surgery is set in a beautiful rural location in a stunning barn conversion. The surrounding area offers a wide variety of leisure activities and you are never more than a few minutes away from amazing and beautiful countryside. For walking and hiking enthusiasts the practice is situated in the north east of Lancashire, nestling between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way, Pendle is a largely rural area dominated by the iconic Pendle Hill. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Bronte Country are all within easy reach. For people who enjoy the city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life. The location is well connected with good access to the motorway network, railways, and major airports. If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900. Not all of our roles are on our website, so if you are looking to move jobs, please get in touch to discuss your options. If this vacancy isn’t quite right for you, please visit www.brightleaf.co.uk to view a full list of our current vacancies. You can also sign up for email alerts to receive news of new vacancies the second they are posted. Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.
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