Job opportunities at Wildbore Vetstop in Worksop
Working in the veterinary industry is an incredibly challenging yet rewarding profession with a wide range of opportunities! At Wildbore Vetstop in Worksop, we’re keen to promote our work and inspire future generations of veterinary professionals and support staff.
Current Job Opportunities
Full time vet needed for small animal hospital practice in North Notts
We are a first opinion small animal Hospital based in Worksop, North Notts looking for a full time vet to join the team. First opinion means you get client contact and continuity of cases, while being a Hospital means that inpatient care is a big part of what we do, and that our clients are happy to support thorough work ups. You will spend some of your time seeing boosters and expressing anal glands, but you will also get plenty of opportunity to investigate and treat interesting cases. We work from a single site, so there is plenty of support on offer.
Our working week averages 38 hours, with breaks built into each day. We have a six week rolling rota, with one weekend worked in 6 (days only) and days off in lieu of weekend time worked. Some weeks you will work a mix of consult and theatre shifts, some weeks you will be on a ward shift, looking after our inpatients.
Our premises and working practices are Covid secure
We have a team of 11 vets, full and part time, varying in experience from new grads to more years’ experience than I’m allowed to mention here. They are supported by 18 RVNs, along with SVNs, VCAs and front of house staff.
Who are we looking for?
Someone who wants to develop and build on their skills as a GP vet, supported by our team and their wide range of interests. If you’ve already decided on a clinical area you want to focus on, talk to us about how we can help you with that, including access to certificates (80% of our vets either hold a certificate or are studying for one). If you just want to broaden your skills then we can also support this – being a good GP is an undervalued skill in itself. We are used to a collaborative approach to cases, so you should be happy to take part in case discussions and understand the concept of evidence based medicine.
About the area…
Worksop was a mining town, but in more recent years is developing as a commuter area, serving Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield and more. We are lucky enough to have Clumber Park on our doorstep – as the National Trust website says, ‘a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres’. A great place to walk, run, cycle or just be.
What we are offering
Our purpose built Hospital means we have all the kit and more, from a CT scanner to a separate End-of-Life Suite that allows us time and privacy to ensure those final consultations are treated with the dignity they deserve. We have separate dog, cat and rabbit areas throughout the practice, and have ISFM Gold Cat Friendly Status. Obviously the current situation limits our ability to show you around the practice in person, but we can definitely arrange a virtual tour, and would be more than happy to discuss the role on an informal basis. If you want to chat to one of our existing team we can also put you in touch with them.
Package includes salary from £31K (new graduate) upwards depending on experience, CPD allowance, BSAVA, RCVS and VDS membership. We offer 5 days sick pay annually, 33 days holiday including bank holidays and a pension scheme. We also offer a 4 week paid sabbatical after every 3 years continuous employment, to be used as you see fit.
Work culture and work-life balance, including OOH cover
Our aim is to promote lifelong health, wellbeing, and happiness in all our patients, and this is reflected in our working practices.
We run 20 minute consults as standard – this gives the time to explain your treatment plans properly, increasing compliance and therefore job satisfaction. If you don’t enjoy chatting to people about their pets, we are the wrong place for you. We run our theatres on a similar basis, with time allocated for each procedure, and proper consideration given to the individual patients’ needs.
We look after each other, and share the work equally. Clients (human and animal) are at the heart of what we do, and we encourage a relationship built on mutual trust and respect. This extends into our team too, as we all need each other to function at our best.
We believe that time off should be just that, time away from the job to rest and recharge. We seek to balance our responsibilities to our clients with our own work life balance by outsourcing our emergencies to Vets Now, while keeping our inpatient care on site, under the care of a RVN and VCA overnight.
Contact details and further information
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat about the role.