Vacancy Details

Mixed Vet

Permanent Vet in Derbyshire

Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience, relocation support up to £5,000, plus benefits

An exciting opportunity has become available for a mixed discipline Veterinary Surgeon in Buxton. The mix is approximately 70-80% small animal, 20-30 % farm`` (mostly beef and sheep but some dairy) and a small amount of equine work. You can alter the % in each discipline to match your specific interests.

Our client is flexible and would consider both full time and part time applicants. The full time role is based on a 40 hour week over 5 days per week, between 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. They undertake their own on call (calls answered by external call centre) for both large and small animal work, with a small animal nurse on call to assist. The standard on call rota is 1 in 7 weekends (dependant on staffing levels), with TOIL in the week following, and weekday nights on call spread between all the vets. Saturday morning consulting on a 1 in 7 rota (dependant on staffing levels), with TOIL given.

They have 3 small animal consulting rooms (2 vet and 1 nurse), one dedicated operating theatre, an imaging suite (digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy), prep area with dental facilities and in house laboratory, and also have separate cat and dog kennels.

The large animal work is very varied from larger dairy farms to the smaller beef and sheep farms, plus a lot of small holdings. The work consists of routine herd health work (Easiscanner with goggles and screen) and general ambulatory work. They do their own TB testing although there are 3 lay testers, to lessen the load. They do bull and tup fertility testing. There are accredited BVD, Johnes and TB accredited vets and perform TB advisory visits for their farmers. Many of their clients are farm assured and CHECS/MV accreditation is also encouraged. They have a busy lambing period with a lambing club for our farmers.

On the equine side they are undertake 1st opinion work. The vets undertake pre-purchase examinations, portable x-ray for lameness workups, and routine surgery including castrations, and general 1st opinion emergency work.

They are a 5FT and 3PT Vet team ranging from 1 year to 16 years of experience. They have small animal medicine certificate holders, with another in progress. This gives a wide breath of skills and experience which enables them to support and mentor new additions. They are a nurse training practice and have 4 FT & 4 PT qualified nurses, with several ECC certificate holders. On reception they have a dedicated team who manage the front of house.

• 33 day annual leave
• Your birthday as a paid day off

East Midlands
  • Large animal
  • Small Animal
  • Equine