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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

Part Time receptionist required for Glusburn/Skipton surgeries

Approximately 20 hrs per week between 7.45 am and 7pm with some weekend work.

You will be responsible for welcoming clients and undertaking administrative tasks associated with the smooth running of clinics and other practice activities. The duties will include carrying out registration of clients using a computerised system, handling money, answering telephone enquiries, re-directing those of a technical nature to an appropriate member of staff and dispensing and checking medications prescribed by the vet.

Applications in writing to judith.phillips@ashlandsvets.co.uk

Closing date 5th November

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 endoscope,  arthroscope and a laparoscope.

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.

6.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays, (or time off in lieu)

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.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, to thrive in our busy well-equipped small animal practice. You must have great communication skills, and a passion for promoting preventative healthcare.

You will enjoy fitting in with our friendly team, and working with our Nurses, vets and receptionists to provide an exceptional standard of care for pet owner and pet alike.

Previous experience within a busy small animal practice is not essential but desirable.

You will be required to work 35 hours per week on a shift pattern plus 4 weekends (days only) and 4 Saturday mornings.

What you’ll get in return: 

  • You will receive an attractive salary.
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • 6 weeks annual leave including Bank holidays
  • Paid professional fees.
  • A funded and supported CPD package.
  • A range of other employment benefits such as childcare vouchers, healthcare benefits and cycle to work schemes.

For further details please contact Anne MacGregor anne.macgregor@ashlandsvets.co.uk or call 01943 817000