Veterinary Surgeon

Ashleigh Veterinary Centre, Chorlton
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 16/04/2021

The Role

We have a rare opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team here at Ashleigh Vets. We are a busy practice which also sees a lot of exotic patients. This role provides a strong foundation in the basics of building a relationship with clients, consulting and providing sound clinical advice, as well as gold standard inpatient care and a firm foundation in emergency medicine, and routine and emergency surgeries. You will be working alongside experienced vets during the day, with plenty of people to ask for help and advice. Additional training will also be given – not just in the clinical work, but client management too. The out of hours work complements the day work to give a good basis of inpatient care and emergencies. More experienced staff are always on back up, so you are not “on your own”.


The shift pattern is:

Week 1: mon- fri 8am to 4pm, sat/sun 11am to 7pm
Week 2: mon/tues off, wed-fri 8am to 4pm, sat/sun 7pm to 9am
Week 3: mon-fri 7pm to 8am, sat/sun off
Week 4: off, sat/sun off

When working out of hour shifts you work with an auxillary nurse, with an RVN and experienced Vet Surgeon second on call.

About Us

Ashleigh vets has been proudly caring for the pets of south Manchester for the last 50 years and is fortunate to have a lovely client base and good reputation. With easy access to airports, motorways, the city centre and countryside; it’s an ideal location. Well equipped with usual toys (digital x-rays, video endoscope, ultrasound) we can cater for most patient’s needs. We pride ourselves on giving honest advice to clients and never work in a target driven way.

Here at Ashleigh, we are lucky enough to have a really wonderful team. Everyone looks out for each other and has each other’s back, which makes a good atmosphere. Meet ups outside of work were commonplace when we were allowed! And I’m sure they will restart, once we can. We are keen to encourage a good work/life balance and do what we can to support our staff in this way. 

Applicant Requirements

The successful applicant must be a RCVS Registered Veterinary Surgeon. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and keen to be a team player and to learn. This role would suit a new graduate, or a more experienced vet wanting to work part time.


•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    VDS Membership paid
•    BVA Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    VDS cover
•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•    Enhanced paternity pay
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Ashleigh Veterinary Centre, Chorlton

221 Upper Chorlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 0DE, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal