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

As a full time Veterinary Surgeon you will complement our team of 14 vets and 16 RVNs. We have excellent equipment; most recently having invested in a video arthroscope and a laparoscope. Outline planning permission is granted for a purpose-built hospital with a CT scanner and hydrotherapy suite; to 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.

Ideally, we will secure 40-hours spread over 4 days. The OOH commitment would be based around 1-5, with time off in lieu.

5 days CPD with a £1500 allowance, RCVS, BSAVA and VDS fees paid.

5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays( or time in lieu)

As a minimum; 1 year, of UK experience, would command £34,000, whilst our practice will, comfortably and fairly, reward deeper experience.

We are based on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, within 30 minutes of Leeds by train and 20 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Part time positions may be considered.

Permanent Emergency Veterinary Surgeon

Due to our ever increasing workload, we are now looking for a permanent night veterinary surgeon to relieve some of the on call commitments of the daytime staff. An on call room is available. Rotas and working patterns can be discussed, good rates of pay.

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