Veterinary Surgeon Required At Holmefield Veterinary Clinic
6 months ago
Up to £65K DOE plus benefits
Holmefield Veterinary Clinic
Brayton, Selby, United Kingdom
Are you looking for a role that matches your lifestyle? Do you want to work for a practice that is invested in the welfare of its staff? Then look no further! Holmefield Veterinary Clinic are on the hunt for a talented Veterinary Surgeon.
What is on offer?
- A salary of up to £65,000 DOE
- A welcome bonus for new hires of up to £5000 (pro rata).
- Relocation support of up to £5000.
- Complete flexibility with hours/duties, this is an excellent chance to create the perfect role for you
- The opportunity to work within a close-knit family like team.
About the role
This role will entail a mix of consults and surgical cases; however the clinical duties and rota pattern can be tailored based on your professional interests. We aim to create a work/life balance that suits your lifestyle, and work collaboratively as a team to ensure the best standards of care for our clients. You will work closely alongside our other vets, benefitting from outstanding nursing support across the board in our recently extended and upgraded premises with a great range of equipment. A full-time role would be based on 4 days per week (working 9.00 am to 6.30 pm) plus 2 Saturdays in 5 on a rota basis (9.00am to 4.00 pm). We do not cover our own out of hours care, so no nights or Sundays involved at all.
Rota pattens that work for you!
Wwe offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you. A full-time role would be based on 4 days per week (working 9.00 am to 6.30 pm) plus 2 Saturdays in 5 on a rota basis (9.00am to 4.00 pm). We do not cover our own out of hours care, so no nights or Sundays involved at all.
Here is what the team have to say about life at Holmefield:
“I thoroughly enjoy working at Holmefield, not only helping people with their questions, and meeting all the new puppies and kittens but also helping families through the more challenging times and offering my help and support. I work with an amazing team of people.” – Becky Jones, Receptionist.
“I started at Holmefield as a work experience student at the age of 14 in 2008, then joined the team after leaving school. I then completed my veterinary nurse training and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in June 2015. I developed a keen interest in diabetes after one of my own cats developed the condition and I saw first-hand the difficulties owners can experience in caring for their diabetic pets, so I now run nurse diabetic clinics to share my experience.”- Emily Knight, RVN
Holmefield is a friendly and long established 100% Small Animal practice with an experienced and long-standing team. Our Clinical Director Louise has been at Holmefield for almost 30 years and saw practice here during her studies! Our head nurse Alex used to bring her pets here when she was a child and has been with the practice since 2004. We are also lucky enough to have an experienced and talented reception team, including Julie who has just celebrated her 20th anniversary of working at Holmefield.
Holmefield Vets has its main site in the beautiful village of Brayton with a smaller branch practice in the picturesque Sherburn-in-Elmet. We are situated in a beautiful semi-rural location in North Yorkshire, whilst still being well connected to city life. There are regular direct trains from Selby to London, Manchester and Leeds and there is also a train station in Sherburn-in-Elmet. We are just a 20-minute drive from York, and Leeds and Hull are within striking distance too. Brayton is a lovely village with 2 pubs, a fantastic butcher, a village hall that offers scouts and cubs and cricket and rugby clubs. Brayton is next door to the lovely town of Selby with fantastic restaurants, including a new tapas restaurant, and the beautiful Selby Abbey, steeped in history. Sherburn in Elmet is a popular village with a super selection of pubs, restaurants and shops including a lovely little deli.
At the main site you will have access to modern, reliable, and well-maintained equipment including digital x-ray, a brand-new ultrasound suitable for both abdominal and cardiac scans, flexible endoscopy, K-laser, multiparameter monitoring machine and doppler blood pressure. We have separate species wards and are proud to be a cat friendly clinic. We also have a separate bereavement room to ensure a pet’s final visit is as peaceful as possible. The practice was refurbished recently and is beautifully light and airy with a huge staff room and separate vet office for case research and phone calls. At the branch practice we undertake consults and routine surgery, and staff enjoy working at this smaller practice from time to time and building close relationships with the clients. Patient safety is a priority, and all brachycephalic breeds or higher risk patients undergo anaesthetics and surgeries at the main hospital to ensure sufficient staffing levels during the post-operative period.
There is no doubt that our biggest strength is our incredible team. You will be joining an experienced, talented and friendly team who pride themselves on having a positive and inclusive culture. Communication is prioritised here, with regular team meetings and full practice meetings to ensure everyone feels included, empowered, and heard. We have a vet working towards her certificate in diagnostics imaging, a nurse with a feline diploma and another nurse working towards a behaviour qualification. We also have a receptionist who has completed bereavement training and offers support to clients who are saying goodbye to their pets.
We believe that veterinary practice is a team sport and we care passionately about working together to achieve both the best outcomes for our patients and the best working environment for ourselves. Professional development is important, and we always encourage team members to undertake CPD and further qualifications and would be happy to consider funding a certificate for the successful candidate. We also prioritise staff wellbeing. You will always have access to a mental health first aider on shift, as well as a wide range of supporting materials. Finally, we are a very social bunch! There is always something going on, be it pub nights, BBQS, summer & Christmas parties and so much more.
The perfect fit for our team will be an enthusiastic and compassionate Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for client care equal to their natural clinical drive. The ability to work well within a team, communicate effectively and practice good medicine are essential for this role. We actively encourage further development, complex case discussions and teamwork within the team.
Because our employee’s matter
We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -
Work life balance
• 5 weeks annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
• 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 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, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we 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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please use BH6700 as a reference when applying for this role.
Address: Brayton Lane, Brayton, Selby, United Kingdom