Careers

Want to work with us?

We have exciting opportunities 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!

What’s it like working for us?

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.

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

 

Permanent Full Time Veterinary Surgeon

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. This benefits you as our in-house OOH provision means you have continuity of cases (as well as some of those exciting emergencies!) We understand however the effect on-call has on work life balance, so we try to make this as low impact and flexible as possible. Our full-time vets currently work 1 in 5 weekends (either nights or days) and no more than 1 in 8 weekday nights with the day following off work. Even on weeks you don’t have a night on call you have that same day off – your 40-hour week is spread over four days.

We invest in our vets! We promote and reward technical and behavioural excellence in all our vets. As we grow our surgeries, we’re looking for veterinary surgeons keen to develop their skills with us. We actively encourage and support study towards further qualifications.

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 hugely knowledgeable and highly skilled RVNs you work with.

We are very happy to talk about flexible working.

Salary scale: £34,000 – £50,000K (plus advanced scale for certificate holders)

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

 

Registered Veterinary Nurse

We have Registered Veterinary Nurse positions for the right candidates to advance their career and build their skills.

Under our new management structure, you will be supported as we grow our surgeries. We’re looking for candidates who are not only comfortable but thrive working within an environment which can be busy and challenging. You will be joining an experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled RVN team who are encouraged to work to their full potential – whether that be in medical or surgical nursing, consulting, imaging, schedule 3 procedures or clinical coaching.

If you love your job but don’t feel like you are making a difference, Ashlands Veterinary Centre might be the practice for you. It is central to our RVN strategy, that we promote and reward technical and behavioural excellence in our Registered Veterinary Nurses. We actively encourage and support study towards further qualifications.

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.

Working at Ashlands means you will have a work life balance! With no more than 1 in 12 weekends and 3-4 Saturday morning shifts a year, no night work or on call and the option to work chosen Bank Holidays. Not only that, we’re flexible! Speak to us about part or full-time work.

Whether you’re a recently qualified nurse or more experienced, we’re looking for individuals who love being a Veterinary Nurse!

Salary, up to £27,000 based on a 38hr week.

For further details or to apply, email your CV and a cover letter to jenny.chapman@ashlandsvets.co.uk

 

Are you an aspiring Veterinary Student looking to gain Veterinary Experience?

We’re looking for motivated individuals to join our weekend team At the Ilkley Surgery!

This role is ideal for those looking to gain experience in the Veterinary sector for a University course. You will be working closely with our Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses and the rest of the 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. There may also be administrative and reception duties, including answering calls. The role involves working Saturday and Sunday, most of which is out of hours.

Applicant Requirements

Previous experience in Veterinary and/or animal care roles is not essential, full training is provided.

The right candidate must be a professional, committed person, who will be dedicated to the care and welfare of our patients. Your ability to 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.

Job Type: Weekend

Salary: £8.63-£9.80 per hour

For further details or to apply, email your CV and a cover letter to jenny.chapman@ashlandsvets.co.uk

 

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.