Veterinary Surgeon

Oakmount Veterinary Centre
Fixed Term, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 23/12/2020

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, to cover maternity leave in our supportive and empathetic veterinary hospital in Burnley. This is a fixed term contract to commence March 2021 for a 12-month period. We ask that you deliver empathetic, trust-building consultations for wellness and ill/injured animals and demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills to create and implement diagnostic and therapeutic treatment plans.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week inclusive of working 1:6 weekends, therefore an average 4 day working week of 38 hours. Various shifts between 8am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Covering 1 Bank Holiday per year with a day off in Lieu. No emergency OOH on call, however, our surgeons do participate in a shared overnight inpatient rota in providing care for our hospitalised patients.

About Us

Oakmount Veterinary Hospital is situated in a thriving market town surrounded on all sides by breath-taking Pennine countryside, with fantastic travel links to the city of Manchester and Leeds and within easy commute to the lake district. With a team of 8 vets, 11 RVNs, 4 SVNs, 2 kennel assistants, 6 receptionist and other support staff, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and outstanding patient care. We have all the equipment you would expect - a suite of Idexx machines, Ultrasound, rigid laparoscopy, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, endoscope etc, but it is our friendly and supportive team that makes us who we are!

Applicant Requirements

You will be registered with the RCVS and will have clinical experience and confidence in your abilities to communicate with clients and perform much of the day-to-day work of a small animal Veterinary Surgeon. You will have a genuine fondness for people and be able to work well with clients and staff to achieve a good outcome and be able to work through the challenges that inevitably occur in busy hospitals. You will also have a desire to grow and be the type of person who seeks out feedback and opportunities to develop. You will be the sort of person who is flexible. So, occasionally, if a case needs a little more attention or a rota goes sideways you are happy to get the job done or help a colleague out. This does not happen often because we schedule very carefully to make sure you have a life away from work. But as you have probably noticed in veterinary medicine, not everything is under our control, so having a team who “have each other’s back” is very important to us and helps us to enjoy a happy culture.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Amy Cranfield from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Amy Cranfield

Veterinary Recruitment Consultant


Oakmount Veterinary Centre

Trafalgar Street, Burnley, BB11 1TP, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal