Farm Veterinary Surgeon
Date PostedNovember 29, 2023
Offered Salary£75000 / year
Expiration dateJanuary 16, 2026
Our client is looking for a dedicated Farm Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. The day-to-day duties include ambulatory farm calls, Dairy, Beef, and sheep. They have a varied caseload from larger dairy herds to smallholders.
The successful candidate will be going out to farms and talking with farmers. They won’t just treat sick animals but will also chat with farmers about how to keep their animals healthy in the long run. They’re looking for someone who can explain things well and work together with farmers to make sure their animals stay well. It’s not just about fixing problems but also about preventing them. This role is all about helping farms be successful and keep their animals in good shape.
About the Role:
They acknowledge life’s unpredictability and strive to offer the flexibility necessary for you to excel in your role while managing personal commitments. Join their team in a work environment that priorities your well-being, whether it is full-time, part-time, or flexible working hours. They believe in empowering their team members to achieve success on their terms.
About the Practice:
They are a practice who pride themselves in building relationships with the local community, providing an outstanding clinical service and creating a friendly supportive working environment.
They are a predominantly a dairy practice utilising all the usual software and equipment including Interherd, Total Vet, Easiscan, EEJ, a full in-house lab (culture, microscopy, and biochemistry) to provide a bespoke, professional service to our progressive and friendly farm clients. They also have a large number of beef and sheep clients as well as an increasing number of smallholders.
They are a small, supportive farm practice and benefit from the support of IVC Farm Vet Network. They have a good relationship with other local practices to help keep Out of Hours Work manageable. They employ full time TB testers (Veterinary and non-veterinary) to ensure their Vets can enjoy the diversity of farm practice and develop expertise alongside specific clinical interests with further study/ qualifications encouraged and supported.
Based on the Shropshire / Cheshire/ Staffordshire border they are also in a beautiful rural location with easy access to the M6 and the Hills of North Wales.
Because their employees matter
They recognise that their people are fundamental to the success of their business. Investing in their people, premises and processes is at the heart of what they do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from –
- 6.6 weeks annual leave
- Your birthday as a paid day off
- Private medical insurance
- Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
- Non-accidental injury support
- £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
- Certificate support
- Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
- Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
- All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
- All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
- Infection Prevention and Control Programme
- Quality Improvement Programme
- BVA membership
- VDS cover
- RCVS fees
- Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
- Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
- Discounted staff pet care
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, they are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, they are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.