Locum Vet Jobs

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  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm ECC Night Vet

    STORRINGTON – Our client is looking for a perm ECC Night Vet to join their supportive team.

    The practice is proudly independent and family-owned within a purpose designed 24 hour hospital. They have an excellent reputation and based on their significant growth, are now looking for an additional ECC Vet to join them.

    You must be passionate about providing the highest standards for your patients and a premium service for your clients. They have great relationships with the daytime teams in the hospital and branch practices, so it is vitally important that you have excellent communication skills and value the importance of teamwork.

    The role will involve seeing first opinion emergencies alongside providing continuous care for inpatients. They are looking for a vet who can efficiently investigate cases to a high standard and have a medical mind-set, as well as being competent with emergency surgeries sole-charge. Good personal skills are essential, and the candidate will be encouraged to maintain continuity with clients and able to see cases through to a conclusion.

    They recognise the importance of a work/life balance and average 12x 13hr shifts in a 28 day period.

    Although experience in emergency care is preferred, this is not essential, and they would consider applicants with a strong passion for this discipline. Funding towards an ECC certificate will also be considered.

    In return they are offering a fantastic renumeration package;

    Salary dependent on experience and certificate/advanced practitioner status
    Equivalent of 28 days holiday (incl bank hols)
    £1500 per year CPD
    RCVS, VDS and BVA subscriptions

    This is an exciting opportunity for an ECC vet to grow within excellent surroundings, supported by a family-style team in a thriving independent practice situated in a fantastic part of the UK.

    If you are interested and would like to know more information, please call 0115 9681515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk.

    Job Ref: 20-00288

    Location: Storrington, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Vet Surgeon

    GLOUCESTER – We are working with a prestigious client based in the Gloucester area, who are looking to recruit for a permanent Vet Surgeon to join their team to work across four different sites.

    They are looking for a 2+ year qualified, full-time vet who is a good team player, confident with sole charge, and competent at performing routine operations. The ideal candidate would be someone who is confident in the veterinary field, happy with sole charge – as would be expected to work as the sole vet when rota'd in to work at branches, alongside nursing and support staff. They would also have their share ofwork at their main site.

    They provide a half-day off per week too to improve work-life balance.

    Weekends are 1:4 rota, and Saturdays generally consist of consults at one branch from 9-10am, a second branch from 10.30-11.30am, and a third branch from12.30 – 2.30pm. Between 2.30-5:30pm, vets have the phones in case of emergencies and support of a veterinary nurse if required. At 5.30, phones are diverted to the OOH vets. Sundays consist of consults at the first banch 10-11am, second branch 12-2. Phones are diverted to the OOH provider at 2pm. The client willpay mileage for travel between branches.

    The client hasNO OOH! They use an out-of-hours provider so your nights and public holidays are yours to enjoy!

    If you are interested in the position or know of anyone who would be interested please call 0115 968 1515 for more information.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Job Ref: 20-00278

    Location: Gloucester, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN

    PETERBOROUGH – Our client is looking for a perm RVNto join their team in their 4 vet practice.

    The surgery has an established, bonded client base and great opportunities for nurse clinics whilst dealing with a varied case load. No night duties, Weekends on a rota with time off in lieu.
    Excellent package available for the right candidate including CPD & Pension scheme, Professional fees paid and healthcare.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00276

    Location: Peterborugh, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Clinical Director / Senior Vet

    PETERBOROUGH – Our client is looking for a Clinical Director / Senior Vet to join their team.

    Are you looking for a position where you can really help shape a practice? Do you enjoy working with and supporting colleagues? TheirpracticeinPeterborough is looking for a new team member – and that might be you! Theyare looking for a clinical director or Senior Vet who loves providing quality veterinary care but also enjoys helping others grow and develop in their roles. Experience of the business side of veterinary practice is an advantage but not a necessity but an interest in this is important. Theycan provide the guidance and support for these elements.
    The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing excellent client and patient care, helping others realise their potential and being instrumental in the growth of the business; driven by providing high standards of care. You will have clinical freedom and be able to develop the services offered. Building good relationships with colleagues in the branches will help see you flourish in this role.
    There is no out of hours work and weekends are on a rota with time off in lieu. An attractive package is available to the right candidate including a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, funded cpd with 5 days off to pursue this, healthcare scheme, pension, VDS and RCVS memberships paid for and the opportunity to work with a friendly and motivated team.
    This well equipped practiceis the hub for theirpractices in the region. Based in the metropolitan city of Peterborough, there are excellent links to London, the wonderful Cambridgeshire countryside and easy access to airports for those well-earned holidays. Soon to complete a refurbishment, this is the perfect time to join the team and help shape the practice's future.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00275

    Location: Peterborugh, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm P/T Receptionist – Mat cover to start Mid May 2020

    WARRINGTON – Our client is looking for a perm Part Time Receptionist to start mid May 2020 to cover maternity leave.

    They areahigh quality, affordable veterinary healthcare provider, offering a full range of small animal veterinary services to clients, operating a mixture of walk-in/appointments.

    The ideal candidate will be a positive, friendly, service-orientated person with a "can do” attitude who has:

    A minimum of 2 years reception and customer service experience (essential).
    Previous veterinary reception experience (preferred).
    Proven track record of maintaining good working relationships with clients and staff.
    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    Excellent organisational and prioritising skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks, work to tight deadlines and stay focused under pressure.
    Outstanding telephone manner with the ability to build rapport with clients quickly.
    Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative.
    Excellent attention to detail.
    Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    This role will involve:

    Welcoming and registering new clients.
    Booking in clients and making sure they receive gold standard care.
    Answering the telephone and dealing with a range of queries.
    Helping to deal with any client complaints.
    Ensuring correct medicine is being given out according to the Vet's prescription.
    Managing client expectations regarding wait time.
    Administration duties e.g. scanning in paperwork, filling in forms etc.
    Taking payments.
    Promoting offers and services.
    Help wherever needed with animal restraint or animal care.

    Benefits

    28 days holiday including bank holidays (pro rata)
    5% pension contribution
    Cycle to Work Scheme
    Free lunch Fridays
    Supportive environment and a great place to work

    Working Hours:

    Your standard working hours will be 3 days per week including 1:4 weekends.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00262

    Location: Warrington, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN – Start 01/06/20

    ASHTON – Our client is looking for a perm RVN to deliver exceptional care to clients and their pets

    They area high quality veterinary healthcare provider, offering a full range of affordable small animal veterinary services to clients, operating a mixture of walk-in/appointments. Theyoffer a range of clinical services from preventative healthcare through to complex medical, surgical and orthopaedic procedures. Theyhave superb, spacious, purpose-built surroundings with operating theatres, multiple consulting rooms, digital x-ray and an up-to-date Idexx in-house laboratory.

    You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as theyare a growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities.

    Who theyneed
    An enthusiastic veterinary nurse who is passionate about the provision of high quality service to patients and clients.
    A key participant in the running of theirdynamic and forward thinking clinic, supporting the rest of the nursing team.
    Someone who is keen to continually improve their professional knowledge and experience and are an excellent communicator, understanding that educating pet owners about their pets' welfare is just as important as providing high quality treatment.
    You will need to be qualified and registered to apply.

    What theyoffer

    28 days annual leave including bank holidays;
    RCVS fees covered;
    £300 CPD allowance/ 3 days;
    5% pension contribution (after probation period);
    Cycle Scheme;
    Free lunch Fridays.

    Working hours
    Your standard working hours will be an average of 40 hours per week, including 1 in 4 weekends.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00261

    Location: 100 Wellington Road, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN x 2

    BUCKHURST HILL – Our client is looking for 2 xpermRVN to join their friendlyteam.

    • 7 on, 7 off nights with 6 weeks of days shifts (which include 1 weekend with time off in lieu for working) before doing 7 nights on again
    • RCVS registration paid when due
    • Work pension
    • Health shield
    • BVNA membership paid
    • CPD allowance
    • 20 days holiday excluding bank holidays
    • No accommodation available

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00253

    Location: Buckhurst Hill, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN – F/T & P/T

    STOCKTON-ON-TEES – Our client is looking for a full time and part time perm RVN to join their practice.

    The RVN is for approx 16hrs per week over only two fixed days and up to 1: 4 Saturday mornings although weekend working is not required immediately on a regular basis.
    They are a very friendly and supportive team in beautifully extended and refurbished premises, at theirwell-established site.
    Their practice in Norton, an increasingly cosmopolitan village on the edge of North Yorkshire, houses ateam of 3 qualified RVNs and 4 vets currently (one being part time) and with almost 50 years combined experience in general practice.
    Hours are available through the week (FT nurses usually work 38 hours, and Saturday mornings; 1 in 3). There are no other OOHs as theyuse a dedicated OOH provider very close to the clinic.

    If youare interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00252

    Location: Stockton-on-Tees, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm Clinical Director and/or Experienced Vet

    BISHOP AUCKLAND – Our client is looking for aPerm Clinical Director and/or Experienced Vet

    Experience Level: not a new graduate, ideally two plus years' experience would be perfect – theycan add two candidates across theirlarge practice, one of whom would ideally aspire to clinical director responsibilities
    Size of Vet & Nurse Team: 18 Vets, 13 RVN's, 5 SVN's and 4 Auxiliary Nurses working between three branches.
    Facilities on site: Fully equipped Practices with digital X-ray, ultra sound scanner, endoscope, fully equipped in house lab, digital dental x-rays and lots of other pieces of equipment.
    Hours per week: 4 days a week (40 hours). No on call rota but one in 6 full weekends with two days off during the week.
    Salary & Benefits: Salary depends on experience RCVS fees paid and membership of one other body. CPD funded and encouraged. Holiday entitlement of 4 weeks plus bank holidays in the first year and 5 weeks plus bank holidays after 1 year.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00250

    Location: Bishop Auckland, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm Vet x2 FT or PT

    RIPON – Our client is looking for a 2 permanent Vets to join their team.

    The practice will consider all levels of experience, both full and part time hours (4 day week with weekend clinics and OOH duties equally shared).

    Salary commensurate with experience
    5 working weeks annual leave plus 8 recognised Bank Holidays
    1 paid volunteering day per year at a choice of local charities
    VDS, RCVS and 2 professional memberships paid
    5 days CPD and £1500 budget per annum with further training/certifications encouraged
    Aviva Private Health Care insurance
    The 'People's Pension' pension scheme
    Annual bonus scheme subject to eligibility
    Social/Team events throughout the year (including Summer BBQ and Christmas Party)
    Wellbeing initiatives, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme for a wide range of information and advice across a range of topics.
    Fruit Monday and Cake Friday
    Cycle to work scheme
    Staff pet discount scheme

    This is for an independent practice who pride themselves on their flexibility to deliver the high standard of patient and client care. They have an amazing team of 14 FTE vets, supported by excellent, experienced and qualified nurses. They have a wealth of existing experience in the team with Advanced Practitioners in medicine, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and general practice.

    They encourage and fund personal development and want to help you grow and deliver your expanding skillset. The practice is well-equipped with digital x-ray, video endoscopy, fully integrated internal lab facilities, visiting MRI and CT scanners, separate dog, cat and isolation facilities.

    If you are interested and would like to know more information, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk.

    Job Ref: 20-00247

    Location: Ripon, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN x2

    OLDBURY – Our client, a dog only practice, are looking for 2 Vets to join their team.

    48hr week
    Monday – Saturday 8am-5pm (closed on Sunday)
    No sole charge
    OOH and OC negotiable
    Salary dependent on experience

    Please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruitment@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more info!

    Job Ref: 20-00243

    Location: Oldbury, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm Vet x2

    OLDBURY – Our client, a dog only practice, are looking for 2 Vets to join their team.

    48hr week
    Monday – Saturday 8am-5pm (closed on Sunday)
    No sole charge
    OOH and OC negotiable
    Salary dependent on experience

    Please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruitment@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more info!

    Job Ref: 20-00242

    Location: Oldbury, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm SA vet (new grads considered) FULL OR PART TIME, RELOCATION OPTION!

    BOURNEMOUTH – Our clients are seeking a small animal vet to join their supportive team! The practice can be very flexible and open to full or part time hours.They are a friendly and established practice, with an exceptional care reputation that they are proud of. You would be looking to offer the same high service with the support of the 2 RVNs on site and the unrushed consults. The role will involve sole charge but lots of support on offer if needed. Sole charge can be worked around if needed also. There are no OOH with this vacancy. It is based in a beautiful location nearthe coast of Bournemouth and can provide a relocation option if needed. Shift times are usually 9-6.30pm, giving you the time to explore and enjoy your surroundings. 1:3/4 saturday morning rota.
    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00223

    Location: Dorset, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Clinical Director

    HERTFORDSHIRE – Our client is looking for a Clinical Director for their practice.

    Full time, 1 night a week on call, 1:7 weekends 1:2 sat 9am-1pm (Can be flexible)

    These thriving practices are bright, spacious, air-conditioned and purpose built to industry leading standards with state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, ultrasound and in-house laboratory facilities. The practices are based in rural Hertfordshire and Essex which all offer onsite parking.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00221

    Location: Hoddesdon,, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm Vet x 4

    HERTFORDSHIRE- Our client is looking for 4 perm Vets as follows;

    2 x Full Time Vets — 4 day week- 1 night a week on call, 1:7 weekends- 1:2 sat 9am-1pm

    1 x Experienced Vet ideally orthopaedic Vet -4 day week,1 night a week on call, 1:7 weekends full weekends 1:2 sat 9am-1pm (Can be flexible)

    1 x Experienced Vet -4 day week,1 night a week on call, 1:7 weekends 1:2 sat 9am-1pm (Can be flexible)

    These thriving practices are bright, spacious, air-conditioned and purpose built to industry leading standards with state of the art equipment including digital X-ray, ultrasound and in-house laboratory facilities. The practices are based in rural Hertfordshire and Essex which all offer onsite parking.

    Candidates will need to have good general surgical and medical skills and enjoy building relationships with new patients, clients and the wider team.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00220

    Location: Hoddesdon,, England

  • Role Type - Locum : Vet


    Locum SA vet – May Dates

    DERBYSHIRE – Our client a 100% SA practice are looking for a locum SA vet to help with some cover. The role is working AD HOC dates through March, April and May. The role is working days only, no OOH. You will need to be experienced in sole charge, and happy with routine operations and appointments. The practice have a fantastic friendly and supportive team, who are more than happy to help. Dates needing cover are:

    Saturday 2nd May 9am-12pm
    Monday 4th – 9am-7pm
    Tuesday 5th May 9am-7pm
    Wednesday 6th May 9am-7pm

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00216

    Location: Heanor, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm Head Nurse

    WALTHAM FOREST – Our client is looking for a perm Head Nurse to join their practice.

    They are a high quality veterinary healthcare provider, offering a full range of affordable small animal veterinary services to clients, operating a mixture of walk-in/appointments. Theyoffer a range of clinical services from preventative healthcare through to complex medical, surgical and orthopaedic procedures. Theyhave superb, spacious, purpose-built surroundings with operating theatres, multiple consulting rooms, digital x-ray and an up-to-date Idexx in-house laboratory.

    You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as theyare a growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities.

    Who theyneed
    Strong leadership skills
    An enthusiastic head veterinary nurse who is passionate about the provision of high quality service to patients and clients.
    A key participant in the running of our dynamic and forward thinking clinic in Southampton supporting the rest of the nursing team.
    Someone who is keen to continually improve their professional knowledge and experience and are an excellent communicator, understanding that educating pet owners about their pets' welfare is just as important as providing high quality treatment.
    You will need to be qualified and registered to apply.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00212

    Location: London, England

  • Role Type - Permanent RVN


    Perm RVN

    SOUTHAMPTON – Our client is looking for a perm RVN to join their practice.

    They are a high quality veterinary healthcare provider, offering a full range of affordable small animal veterinary services to clients, operating a mixture of walk-in/appointments. Theyoffer a range of clinical services from preventative healthcare through to complex medical, surgical and orthopaedic procedures. Theyhave superb, spacious, purpose-built surroundings with operating theatres, multiple consulting rooms, digital x-ray and an up-to-date Idexx in-house laboratory.

    You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as theyare a growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities.

    Who theyneed
    An enthusiastic veterinary nurse who is passionate about the provision of high quality service to patients and clients.
    A key participant in the running of theirdynamic and forward thinking clinic in Southampton supporting the rest of the nursing team.
    Someone who is keen to continually improve their professional knowledge and experience and are an excellent communicator, understanding that educating pet owners about their pets' welfare is just as important as providing high quality treatment.
    You will need to be qualified and registered to apply.

    What theyoffer

    28 days annual leave including bank holidays;
    RCVS fees covered;
    £300 CPD allowance/ 3 days;
    5% pension contribution (after probation period);
    Cycle Scheme;
    Free lunch Fridays.

    Working hours
    Your standard working hours will be an average of 40 hours per week, including 1 in 4 weekends.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00211

    Location: Southampton, England

  • Role Type - Permanent Vet


    Perm Vet

    ASHTON – Our client is looking for a perm Vet to join their practice.

    Join a growing, thriving team in a state-of-the-art, fully equipped, spacious, purpose-built clinic where you'll have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills with the benefit of an interesting and diverse case-load, the support of a fantastic, forward-thinking team while working for a company with strong values.

    They truly care about all theirteam members and the people and pets theylook after and want to give more people access to high quality veterinary care by being affordable and convenient for theircustomers, whilst not compromising on veterinary standards.

    You will be supported to develop your skills and will have the opportunity to progress as theyare a growing, thriving company with lots of new opportunities.

    What theyoffer

    Theyoffera great work/life balance and a chance to work within theirprofessional & up to date clinic alongside theirfriendly team of Vets, Nurses, VCA's and Receptionists.
    Along with a well structured rota, you will receive:

    33days holidayincluding bank holidays;
    5% Pension Contribution;
    Cycle scheme;
    £1,500 CPD allowance per annum / 5 days off;
    VDS & RCVS fee's covered;
    Free food Friday's.

    Who theyneed?

    An enthusiastic small animal vet with at least three years of qualified experience, who is passionate about the provision of high quality service to patients and clients. You will be a key participant in the running of theirdynamicand forward thinking clinic, supporting theHead Vetand the rest of the veterinary team. You are keen to continually improve your professional knowledge and experience and are an excellent communicator, understanding that educating pet owners about their pets' welfare is just as important as providing high quality treatment.

    Job Details

    An average of 37 hours per week including 1:4 weekends.

    If you are interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk for more information.

    Job Ref: 20-00210

    Location: 100 Wellington Road, England

  • Role Type - Locum : Vet Nurse


    Locum RVN – FTC 12m mat cover

    MILTON KEYNES – Our client is looking for a locum RVN to join their lovely team on a fixed term contract covering maternity leave for approximately 12 months from June 2020 onwards. Our client is also open to this starting earlier.

    The shifts are between the hours of 7.30am – 7.30pm with no OOH. There is a Saturday morning rota of 1:6.

    Specific duties will include;

    All general nursing duties
    Understanding and implementing the practice organisation, services, standard procedures and policies
    Maintaining a friendly, helpful attitude to clients
    Assisting the consulting veterinary surgeons
    Assisting senior staff in training of student nurses.
    Ensuring clients receive prescribed medicines and products, and that they understand how to use them
    Ensuring that the practice is kept clean
    Ensuring that the dispensary, operating theatre and consulting rooms are kept properly stocked with drugs and disposables
    Ensuring clients are properly billed and keeping account of daily cash takings
    Assisting with reception duties and telephone calls as required
    Assisting colleagues as required
    Furthering professional knowledge by taking part in CPD

    Our client is also looking for 2 permanent RVNs, either full or part time.

    If you are available and interested, please call 0115 968 1515 or email recruit@carltonprofessional.co.uk.

    Job Ref: 20-00208

    Location: Buckinghamshire, England