Careers

Want to work with us?

As a group, we encourage staff to continue their development through veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse training courses so they can boost their knowledge and skills to enable us to provide the best treatment and care for your pet.

We are proud of our pledge to keep investment in the future of the industry at the forefront of our thinking. Investment in enthusiastic young people is paramount to ensure we have valued long-term  employees who are trained to the highest standard. Our nursing staff are able to offer our clients a high quality of advice to support them in all aspects of pet ownership. They are also able to support our veterinary surgeons during every procedure, ensuring the best in-patient care for our patients.

There are two ways of training as a veterinary nurse. The first is to be employed as an apprentice by the practice and attend a two-year day release course at Myerscough College in Preston, leading to a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

The second way is to do a degree course. The foundation degree course lasts three years and the honours degree course takes four years. The College places the students at veterinary practices to obtain practical experience. These courses ensure that all veterinary nurses who qualify in Britain have achieved a recognised national standard of competence in the industry.

We have clinical coaches, who look after the trainees’ well being and help them to complete their training.

Current Vacancies

Permanent Full Time Veterinary Surgeon 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team.

With surgeries in Glusburn, Ilkley and Skipton you have the opportunity to join a passionate team of veterinary professionals from all walks of life. We are based on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, within 30-45 minutes of Leeds by train and 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport!

As a full time Veterinary Surgeon you’ll complement our team of 15 Vets and 15 RVNs, growing your knowledge as you work alongside many skilled & supportive certificate holders. Our experienced team means that we can deal with surgical and medical cases in house allowing you to follow your own cases with clinical freedom and support.

We believe our patients deserve to have 24hr care provided by the professionals their owners trust and our in-house OOH provision means you have a continuity of cases.

We invest in our vets!

We promote and reward technical and behavioural excellence in all our vets. As we grow and specialise our surgeries, we’re looking for veterinary surgeons keen to develop their skills with us.

Whether you’re still finding your feet or are more experienced, we’re looking for someone who loves being a vet! The right candidate knows that a good consultation is about efficiently working out a solution, and you believe in the expertise of the RVNs you work with.

We’re offering a 40hr week spread over 4 days as well as an OOH based around 1-5, with time off in lieu. Sole charge may occasionally be required, subject to experience.   Flexible working also considered.

Benefits 

  • Salary scale: £34,000 – £50,000K (plus advanced scale for certificate holders)
  • 7 weeks annual leave including Bank holidays
  • Healthplan Care available
  • Access to mental health support
  • 4 Weeks sickness benefit — awarded after qualifying period
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Professional fees paid, including BSAVA membership
  • 5 days CPD with a £1750 allowance
  • Access to additional funding for Certificates
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer-a-Friend bonus
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Varied and challenging career

So what now?

There’s so much more to find out about working at Ashlands Veterinary Centre, for more information email: Ben.Ogden@ashlandsvets.co.uk

It’s time for the next step in your career, take that step with Ashlands Vets.

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, to thrive in our busy well-equipped small animal practice. You must have great communication skills, and a passion for promoting preventative healthcare.

You will enjoy fitting in with our friendly team, and working with our Nurses, vets and receptionists to provide an exceptional standard of care for pet owner and pet alike.

Previous experience within a busy small animal practice is not essential but desirable.

You will be required to work 35 hours per week on a shift pattern plus 4 weekends (days only) and 4 Saturday mornings.

What you’ll get in return: 

  • Salary scale: £22,000 – £26,000K.
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • 6 weeks annual leave including Bank holidays
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • Paid professional fees.
  • A funded and supported CPD package.
  • Discounted Veterinary fees
  • Company sick pay (after probationary period)
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A range of other employment benefits such as childcare vouchers, healthcare benefits and cycle to work schemes.

For further details or to apply, email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny.Chapman@Ashlandsvets.co.uk

 

Permanent Full Time Animal Care Assistant 

We're expanding our Nursing Team!

We’re looking for Animal Care Assistants to join our awesome Clinical Team! You will be working closely with our Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses and the rest of the Nurse team; helping them as required, including patient restraint, basic inpatient care, and preparing meals for our inpatients, whilst maintaining stock levels and ensuring we maintain our high hygiene standards.

Patient care is only part of the role, you’ll also help with the smooth running of our surgical cases and our consults. There is also administrative and reception duties, including answering calls. The role involves working 37.5 hours a week, including some Saturday shifts.

Applicant Requirements

Previous experience in Veterinary and/or animal care roles is ideal, an animal-related qualification such as an Animal Management course is also desirable. Full training is provided.

Do you want to go home knowing you make a difference? We’re looking for candidates who are not only comfortable, but thrive working within an environment which can be busy and challenging. Teamwork, attention to detail and working to high standards whilst working in a fast-paced environment is essential.

The right candidate must be a professional, committed person, who will be dedicated to the care and welfare of our patients. Your ability to work independently, use initiative and communicate well within a team is of great importance, as well as a hard-working, eager nature and confidence when approaching and handling companion animals.

About Us

With surgeries in Glusburn, Ilkley and Skipton you can join a passionate team of Veterinary professionals from all walks of life. Based on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, within 30-45 minutes of Leeds by train and 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport.

You'll join a team of 14 Vets and 20 RVNs, with the opportunity to grow your knowledge as you work alongside many skilled & supportive certificate holders. We attend to a wide variety of surgical and medical cases in-house, enabling you to see a huge variety of cases.

Being part of our team means working amongst colleagues and friends who are likely to be from different backgrounds with different experiences but ultimately, when it comes to caring for our patients, we are the same.

Whilst every day is different, our team is established – with many of our team members working with us for several years. Each person brings with them a wealth of knowledge and a caring attitude so nothing is ever too much for someone if you need support.

We’re social; whether you like quiz nights, meals out, craft workshops or team games, there’s something social for any lifestyle.

Benefits

  • 6 weeks paid holiday, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • A funded and supported CPD package
  • Discounted Veterinary Fees
  • Company Sick Pay (after probation period)
  • Focus on wellbeing
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A range of other employment benefits such as childcare vouchers, healthcare benefits and cycle to work schemes

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch, providing a current CV and cover letter to Jenny.Chapman@Ashlandsvets.co.uk

This listing will close as soon as sufficient applicants have been received.

Ashlands Veterinary Centre strives to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment, promotion, dismissal or any other aspect of employment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. This is an important commitment which all employees are expected to share.

Employees are encouraged to raise with management any discriminatory behaviour, assumptions or attitudes they encounter at work and are entitled to do so free from any reprisal providing they are acting in good faith or in the reasonable belief that they are acting in the public interest.