Small Animal New Graduate Vet Opportunity - Hospital site in Northamptonshire


Steph Ward
If you’re a Veterinary Surgeon graduating this year and looking for an opportunity to develop in a proactive and supportive environment, then this could be the role for you.

As part of this group you will be enrolled into their Graduate Development Programme, which lasts approximately 2 years. After the cohort collectively meets in September, the programme offers a blended learning approach of training days, in-house mentoring, CPD, and clinical practice, creating a varied platform for you to grow and develop as a Veterinary Surgeon. You will be offered both supportive 1-to-1 and group mentoring sessions, for engagement and interaction, as you develop an invaluable skillset. From surgical/medical experience to enjoying teamwork, providing refined customer service, and gaining business knowledge to support the security of great patient care.

The group was set up in the 1960s and has grown to what is now 4 large branch surgeries and a 24-hour hospital, which provides care for pets across Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire.

This is a team that puts its people and pets at the heart of everything they do – their friendly and highly qualified team will support you to develop your skills in a thriving and collaborative environment.

You will be predominately working at the Hospital which is a brand-new, state-of-the-art, 24-hour facility. Relocated due to outgrowing its previous location, the new premises have been purpose designed by and for Vets. There are all the facilities you would expect from a modern hospital including CT, digital X-ray machine, endoscopy, laparoscopy kit, sterile theatre, piped gas, ultrasound, and excellent welfare facilities for the team.

The hospital sites sits in the heart of an historic market town in central England. As well as its historic heritage, this is a diverse and vibrant town centre with excellent sporting facilities. Yet you are still less than an hour by train to London or Birmingham. The surreounding area has an abundance of country parks and spectacular countryside to explore on the doorstep to allow you to maintain fantastic mental wellbeing.

You can expect a starting salary of 32k plus 6.6 weeks paid holiday, including Bank Holidays.
You will also benefit from the Graduate Scheme, Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments, from dentistry to sports massage, RCVS Membership paid, plus two other membership subscriptions, VDS cover, Discounted Veterinary fees, My Benefits – various discounts including retail, and gym memberships, Cycle to Work scheme and other benefits.

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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