This is a full time position, but flexible working and part time applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will be a confident GP vet looking to take the next step in their career.
We are looking for a great communicator, someone with ambition and drive to lead the team and to ensure our wonderful clients and patients are given gold standard care. Certificate study is actively encouraged and fully funded, and there are partnership opportunities for the right candidate.
Full time salary package up to £57,369 per annum depending on experience to include:
- 5 weeks’ annual leave plus bank holidays
- 4-day week with 1:3 half or 1:6 full weekends
- Career progression and certificate funding encouraged!
- 4 weeks’ paid sabbatical (after each 5 years of service)
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
- £1,500 CPD Allowance plus 3 days CPD leave (FTE)
- RCVS, BVA and VDS fees paid
- Vehicle allowance or Company Vehicle
- Access to Wellbeing support and EAP programme
- Access to wide range of discounts for days out, high street and holidays.
- 100% attendance bonus schemes
- 1 day ‘Pet’ernity Leave
We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.
We also offer relocation allowances should you move more than 50 miles from your current home address.
Skills and experience
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years’ UK small animal practice (or UK equivalent) experience and be confident in their recommendations.
We collaborate between all the branches so you are supported whether sole charge or in one of the larger branches.
You must be pet and client-centric and have excellent communication skills, competent in spays and castrates.
At Ashford, our biggest asset is our team. With a large range of experience from vets to nurses, we work cases up to gold standard and always try to do it with a smile. It’s no secret this job can be tough at times, but our Positivity Board allows us to share messages of support with colleagues, as well as to celebrate our successes (however small they may be). Our NPS score being just under 90%, shows how this translates to a positive client experience that they are happy to share with us. If you don’t believe us, check out our Google Reviews!
You will be working alongside a Certificate Holders within well-equipped regional practices including digital and dental x-ray, ultrasound and echocardiography, ECG, multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring and have access to a full lab including microscope, haematology, biochemistry and iSTAT analysers. All out-of-hours care is managed by our local Richmond 24 hours Medivet hospital, where you will also have access to CT.
We hope you can see yourself fitting in with us and look forward to speaking to you soon.