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Permanent Equine/Large Animal Veterinary Surgeon Northampton (VETSEEK-1882)

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Mixed Vet

£35,000-£45,000 DOE

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting for a Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join an independent mixed animal practice in Northamptonshire.

This position is an Ambulatory Equine / Farm Animal role with 80% of the work Equine and 20% Farm animal. There is no TB testing involved with the Farm animal work.

This is an independent large mixed animal practice with a highly experienced Veterinary team comprising of 12 Vets, 13 Nurses and supporting nonclinical staff. The practice require an additional Veterinary Surgeon to join their existing ambulatory team of 5 Vets.

This is an established large independent mixed animal practice which is passionate and dedicated to providing excellent Veterinary Care for all creatures great and small. They have a fantastic reputation within the area and have a highly experienced Veterinary team with a wide variety of special interests.

About the role

The position involves mainly Equine and working with competition and pleasure horses alongside some stud and race work. On the farm Animal side this would mainly be emergencies only that would be required. The role involves working up cases as far as possible using equipment available which includes a wireless digital X-Ray Machine, battery powered URT endoscope or gastroscope, diode or therapeutic laser a choice of 3 scanner and a powered dental kit. There is also a inhouse blood machine available.

The rota is equally shared between the 5 other Vets and there is one long weekend off every 5 weeks. The right Vet must be passionate and dedicated with a caring and compassionate attitude. Establishing excellent working relationships with clients is very important along with working well as part of a team. The role offers full support from the clinical partners along with a large amount of supporting staff. Due to the level of support the practice are able to consider applications from newly graduated Veterinary Surgeons.

Responsibilities include:

Covering 24 hour care where necessary

Receiving telephone calls: offering advice, explaining results: discussing tests etc

The Vet is responsible for the correct pricing of all cases and to inform the client in line with the RCVS Guide to Professional Conduct.

The vet will be responsible for the health and safety of the animal

The Vet will remain professional at all time

The Vet will follow the protocols and policies set by the practice accordingly

The Vet will record drugs and services used in the booking sheet daily along with clinical notes

The Vet will ensure that the Equine reception are fully aware of their whereabouts throughout the day

Key Details:

Type: Equine & Farm Animal

Hours: Monday - Friday 4 Day week

Weekends: Yes shared on a rota between the Vets. 1 long weekend off in 5

OOH: None

Team: 12 Vet 13 Nurses and large support team

Consultations: Onsite

About them:

Independent Mixed Animal Veterinary Practice

Established with an excellent reputation

Onsite parking

Large clients base

Large supportive friendly team - low staff turnover

Offers support for newly graduated Veterinary Surgeons

Offers a wide range of modern veterinary services and facilities with state-of-the-art facilities

Offers career development opportunities

No targets or strict protocols in place

Ethos of family friendly, close knit supportive practice.

Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development


You will always deliver a high standard of clinical care

You will have an enthusiastic and caring attitude

You will have a good level of experience in Equine & Farm however support will be available for new graduates

You will want to be at the forefront of the practice help growing and developing the services and facilities provided.

You will have excellent customer facing skills

You will be happy to be on call

You will establish good working relationships with clients

You will be professional and courteous as all times

You will work well within the team alongside other veterinary specialists and clinicians

You will be a passionate and motivated veterinary surgeon with a genuine interest for animal welfare


The practice offers a wide range of modern mixed animal veterinary services and facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology.

Orthopaedic, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmic, routine and exotics surgery services


Blood pressure monitoring




State of the art surgical suite facilities

Digital X- Ray

Dental X-Ray

In House laboratory

Nurse Clinics

Hospitalisation Facilities


Salary - 35,000 - 55,000 pro rata

CPD Generous allowance 3 days to attend

5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays

RCVS and VDS fees paid

Exclusive company discounts and rewards

Workplace Pension Scheme

Health Insurance scheme

Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Excellent communication skills

1 years' post-grad UK experience

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

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