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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

Veterinary Surgeon 

A vacancy has arisen for a full time experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join our team of 14 vets and 16 nurses to cover while one of our vets takes maternity leave. We have all the usual toys and have recently invested in a video arthroscope and a laparoscope. The position will be based at our Ilkley site, with X-ray, dental X-ray, op theatre, in house lab and separate kennels and cattery, and isolation facilities.

We have a wide and interesting case load backed up by a large proportion of insured clients. This is a minimum 40 hour week over 4 days. We provide our own OOH, this is covered by a dedicated night nurses and an on call vet.  The OOH commitment would be 3 week nights and 2 weekends (either Sat/Sun daytime, or Fri/Sat/Sun night and Sat morning)) in 10 weeks.

We are based on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, within 30 minutes of Leeds by train.

Accommodation may be available

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