Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon- (Colne)

Location Colne
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £53k
Contact name: Sophie

Contact email:
Job ref: SG109
Published: about 1 month ago

Would you like to work for a multi-award-winning, well-established practice?

We at Lloyd & Cowan are pleased to be working with a client who are looking for a Vet to join their team on a full or part-time basis as one of their current Vets are retiring.

The practice was established in 1911, they offer high quality, first opinion veterinary care to small animals, horses and farm animals in Pendle, Burnley and the surrounding areas. They are an approved veterinary nurse training centre and an approved member of the Royal College Practice Standards Scheme. They have great facilities which will allow for good case work, including a state-of-the-art DR digital x -ray machine with cloud base image storage, ECG, flexible endoscope, ultrasound scanner, tonometer, infusion pumps and a well-equipped lab including an electrolyte analyser.


They have a friendly and supportive team. As a practice, they take part in several social events. Over the last few years, they have taken part in the annual charity Pendle Pub Walk covering 13 miles and visiting a few pubs for refreshments on the way! Many of their employees enjoy taking part in activities, often raising money for various charities.

Why Apply?

  • They recognise they all spend a lot of time at work, and they want their employees to have a great work life balance and enjoy their role

  • They have a team of RVNs working 24/7 at Colne, which is extremely beneficial to the Vets who do on-call, and greatly enhances in-patient care

  • Up to 40 days holiday a year, with a holiday buy back scheme too, for those who love to travel

  • They have 15-minute appointments

  • They have team meetings so all their employees can contribute to the success of their practice and ensure everyone is listened to

  • They offer a generous CPD allowance of £1,750 per annum (pro rata), and certificates are encouraged with a higher CPD budget given

  • They have a new graduate development programme

  • Health Shield cash plan

  • You will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • You can join their corporate gym membership for only £22.50 a month

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • RCVS membership paid and VDS cover

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

  • Company sick pay

Their corporate gym membership gives access to 4 gyms, plus you can also use a further 13 leisure centres throughout East Lancashire, including fun pools, and you can receive discounts on spa treatments.

The Rota:

  • Full or part time hours

  • To give you an idea of their current pay scales. A one year qualified vet will be paid £38,000. A vet who has been qualified for 6 years will be on £53,000 (pro rata)

  • Their vets have three 5pm finishes a week and they have a ‘flexivet’ (an extra vet) so that they have time built in for admin and phone calls

  • Weekend OOH is 1.5 in 8 with generous time of in lieu given

  • They are happy to discuss the hours you work around your needs

For more Information or to express your interest in this Opportunity send a CV to Sophie via the Link.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

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