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

A vacancy has arisen for a full time Veterinary Surgeon to complement our team of 10 vets and 14 nurses. We have all the usual toys and have recently invested in a video arthroscope and a laparoscope. We have also got outline planning permission to develop a purpose built hospital with a CT scanner and hydrotherapy suite which will hopefully be completed in 2020.

This may suit a certificate holder or someone interested in studying for a certificate as we have a wide and interesting case load backed up by a large proportion of insured clients. This is a minimum 40 hour contract over 4 days. We cover our own OOH, part of this is covered by a dedicated night vet for one week and a dedicated night nurse the next week. 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. 5 days CPD with a £1500 allowance, 20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays or time off in lieu. RCVS, BSAVA and VDS fees paid

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

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