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Ribble Vets, Penwortham, Lancashire –

Full Time Small Animal Vet Position (New Graduate).

Part time, experienced candidates also welcome to apply

A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time vet to join us. Our independent practice has a big team of 19 vets (ten small animal, five mixed and four large animal), 18 nurses and 14 receptionists. We have a large purpose-built hospital and two branches.

Why we’re great according to our team:
  • Our large team is friendly and caring, with a nice balance between experience and newly qualified energy. Our nurses and support staff are at the top of their game.
  • We’re proud to provide our own out of hours emergency cover, giving our vets the chance to retain their cases in-house and work them up to a higher level, and provide our patients and clients seamless care.
  • Our consultations are a minimum of 15 minutes, with sufficient breaks between blocks to catch up on call-backs, paperwork or grab a cuppa!
  • Our lovely new purpose-built practice is bright, airy and a pleasurable place to work.
  • We have a very varied medical and surgical caseload and excellent facilities including eight consulting rooms including one dedicated to bereavement, two operating theatres, separate dental, x-ray and diagnostic rooms, five wards, ultrasonography, digital x-ray, endoscopy, hydrotherapy and k-laser. We strive to provide the best and most current treatments.
  • Our environment is a supportive. We actively encourage CPD, including regular in-house clinical evenings with guest lecturers, and case discussion sessions. We have an active WhatsApp groups for sharing cases and ideas. A director is always available to provide out-of-hours assistance if required. We currently have 3 certificate and 1 diploma holder.
  • Penwortham where we are located is a lovely large village in its own right, with an ever-increasing number of cafés, restaurants and bars, but is also located close to the motorway network to whizz off to the Lakes, West-Pennines, West-Yorkshire, North Wales or the Peaks, Liverpool or Manchester, all within an hour.
The Role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic and caring vet who enjoys the buzz of being part of a busy team. The position does include some out of hours evening and weekend duties. The weekend rota is 2 weekends in 8 weeks, either day or night shift NOT 24 hours on call. Always with the support of a director or experienced vet if required.
The Package:

For a recent graduate applying for the full-time position, we would guarantee a minimum package of £31 000. The salary for more experienced candidates and for the part-time position would be discussed on an individual basis.

The package includes: 

  • salary and out of hours payments 
  • practice accommodation or a housing allowance 
  • 5 days CPD funded per year 
  • pension contributions of 3% of salary  
  • childcare vouchers if required 
  • 32 days annual leave (24 days plus bank holidays) 
  • lieu time following out of hours shifts

Contact Us

Please contact Mrs Nicky Birch
(Head Nurse / Practice manager)

at nicky@ribblevets.co.uk

or on 01772 746393 for further information or to apply