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Veterinary surgeon – Mixed practice

Full time. Permanent. Starting July 2018

We are looking for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join our 4 vet, RCVS accredited, mixed practice (65% small animal, 25% farm, 10% equine) from July 2018. We would prefer someone with 2-5 years' experience of working in a UK mixed practice but will consider and support a suitably experienced new graduate.

This is a truly mixed position in an independently owned (non-corporate) practice. You could be repairing a dog’s cruciate in the morning and calving a cow in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in the afternoon. We don't do any cattle TB testing.

You’ll be based at our well-equipped surgery in Knaresborough (we don’t have any branches) where you will work with three other vets, four qualified veterinary nurses and five reception / office staff.

We have plenty of toys for you to play with. We’ve got two digital x-ray systems, ultrasound with colour Doppler, a 3-meter video endoscope, fully computerised practice management system (with laptops in the vets’ cars), two operating rooms (one with a heated operating table), piped gas anaesthetic system, pulse oximeter and another ultrasound scanner for cattle fertility work.

The out of hours rota is equally shared between all four vets, you'll work 1 in 4 weekday nights, 1 in 4 weekends and 1 in 4 Saturday mornings. Every week you'll get at least 1 afternoon off and 1 in 4 weekends off is a 2.5 or 3-day weekend.

The generous annual holiday allowance is 29 working days plus you get time back for covering when the other vets are on holiday. The result is that if you take your holiday carefully and combine it with your long weekends off, you can stretch the allowance to 10 weeks.
Your salary will be competitive depending on experience. We will include an accommodation allowance, a tax-free mileage allowance for the business use of your own car, a mobile phone and we will pay for your home phone and broadband.

You will find Knaresborough and the surrounding area full of opportunities for leisure and relaxation for you to enjoy in your time off. If you like the urban lifestyle, then York, Harrogate and Leeds are all easily accessible. If the rural life is more your thing, then the Yorkshire Dales are on your doorstep and the Yorkshire Moors and Lake District are within easy driving distance.

If you want to know more, feel free to give Jonathan or Graham a call at the surgery on (01423) 862121 for an informal chat.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to vet-job@fhvets.co.uk.