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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

ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANTS – ASHLANDS VETERINARY CENTRE, SKIPTON & GLUSBURN AND ILKLEY
Two Animal Care Assistants required to join our teams, one to work between our Skipton and Glusburn surgeries and one at the Ilkley surgery. These are full time 35 hours per week positions with a small amount of weekend cover (1in 12). Duties include cleaning, kennel duties, restraining animals for the vets, running laboratory tests and some admin. Full training will be given.
REGISTERED VETERINARY NURSE – ASHLANDS VETERINARY CENTRE, SKIPTON & GLUSBURN
Required to work between our Skipton and Glusburn surgeries, 35 hours plus weekends (1 in12) with time off in lieu.

For more information contact Anne MacGregor on 01943 817000 or anne.macgregor@ashlandsvets.co.uk