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Veterinary Surgeon – Small Animal (& Equine)

Job Type: Full time Part time Employer: Station House Vets Sector: Equine , Small Animal
  • Location: England, United Kingdom View on Map
  • Post Date: 17/05/2023
  • Apply Before: 14/06/2023
  • Salary: £25,000.00 - £50,000.00 / Annually
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Job Description

We are an independent small animal and equine practice in Gods own County! A beautiful part of north Yorkshire on the edge of the Castle Howard estate and the Howardian Hills.

We have a broad loyal client base full of character, and their wonderful pets and horses.

We are looking for another special person to join our amazing team, who has the same independent family values as us; focused on going that extra mile for our clients providing continuity of care, our own out of hours and offering freedom of choice on medication and treatment options.  We don’t have targets – our clients and their pets are our priority!

We are looking for a Small Animal Vet or a Small Animal & Equine vet full time or part time can be accommodated – more important is someone who will enjoy the job, fit into the team and the life here.


  • % Travel 10
  • Qualifications MRCVS/ DVM / VMD (Veterinary degree)
  • Benefits CE/CPD allowance/tuition waiverEmployee discountsOther see below
  • Flexible Work Yes
  • Will support visa sponsorship No
  • Role Purpose A small animal (& equine) vet to complement the existing team.
  • Key competencies
    • RCVS registration
    • Good communicator
    • Team player
    • Good time management
    • Excellent client care
    • First opinion medicine and surgery
    • Equine experience (not essential)
  • Responsibilities + duties
    • Part time – 2/3 days per week or more considered for the right person
    • Daily admin tasks including repeat prescriptions, messages and result-reporting
    • Weekday rota of first-opinion consults and operations (and equine)
    • 1 week night OOH on call
    • 1 in 5 weekends OOH on call including Saturday morning clinic
  • Candidate Suitability/Qualifications

    You’ll be at least 2 years qualified.

    If you’d like to concentrate on a specialism (such as dentistry, imaging or surgery) we can accommodate that and help you further a specific skill or focus on being a great all rounder.

  • Benefits- additional details
    • The salary will depend on the role and experience but will be generous in this competitive market, and regularly readdressed.
    • There are future investment / partnership prospects for the right individual.
    • The rota is shared equally between all the vets, with a set weekday night each week which helps with home life planning, and one weekend in five as we like to keep our “out of hours” in-house.
    • On call incentive scheme
    • CPD is actively supported and is paid and time off given to complete it. We have two vets as certificate holders and one working to a cert and will actively support and encourage this
    • Holidays are vital and we currently give 5 weeks and bank holidays.
    • Mileage is currently paid at 55p per mile with plans for a practice vehicle next year.
    • Discounted veterinary fees and wellness plan membership for your pets
    • Paddocks and stables are available at the practice if you have horses you’d like to have close by, and we bring our dogs to work.  (Unless they are as unruly as Clare’s!)
    • A real coffee machine – and it really is good!
  • Flexibility and/or remote work options

    We are open to considering requests for flexible part-time working.

    It is rarely possible to work remotely although some admin tasks may be completed during time working from home.

  • Interview process details

    We would prefer a face to face meeting with Clare, Lucy and Vicky – the 3 practice owner vets.  We like to get to know you and chat through your experience and future plans and aspirations, and would include some structured competency questions.  Most important for us is the fit with the team.

    A trial day for prospective ideal candidates can be discussed.

    We would hope to offer the job to the right candidate shortly after interviews.


  • Position role reports to

    The 3 owner vets – (left to right) Vicky, Clare & Lucy

  • Workplace supports to work life balance

    The three practice owners are all working mums who are proud to be vets and to have a job they genuinely love.  In lovely rural surroundings, we are a 5-vet team with 5 nurses, 1 student nurse and 5 client care team members. Amongst the team we have two vets who are certificate holders and our head nurse, an ECC certificate.

    We have a lovely, broad and well-bonded client base of different characters and their wonderful pets and horses. We all enjoy being part of a local community providing excellent veterinary care with a good work life balance.

    We have a passion for reducing our impact on the planet and are working toward bronze accreditation with investors in the environment.  Team litter picking and other environmental initiatives take place on a regular basis.

    We chose to buy the practice to keep it independent as we all love working here.

    We appreciate the work life balance and family values of the workplace coupled with the clinical freedom and personal growth the practice allows.

    We have created a brilliant place to work offering a professional, friendly and compassionate service to our clients; we believe a happy and valued team offers the best in veterinary care and we strive hard to maintain this.

    With great access to cultural aspects of York & Leeds city life within 30-60 minutes, we really do have it all!

  • Support for global/foreign candidates

    We would consider applications from overseas candidates.