Farm Veterinary Surgeon - Staffordshire - Ref BP13167

Job Role

Veterinary Surgeon

Job Type

Permanent

Location

Staffordshire

My client is looking for an enthusiastic, self-driven farm vet with 1-2 years’ experience and a strong desire to deliver preventative health care services to the clients. They are predominantly a dairy practice but also deliver beef and flock health planning.

Day to Day duties involve routine fertility scanning visits, AHDB mobility mentoring, AHDB Mastitis control planning. Bull and Ram fertility testing, flock health clubs and WEC. They have 4 ATT/vet techs who carry out the bulk of TB testing however a small amount will still be expected of the successful candidate.

The vets work 42 hours over 4.5 days per week between 8:30am-6:30pm, with a 1:5 out of hours rota for nights and weekends.

The salary range for this role is £35,000-£45,000 depending on experience.


The Farm department has a separate management office and forms part of the larger vet team of small animal and mixed vets. They have a very friendly, close-knit supportive team with a range of experience from 1-15 yrs.

They have a range of equipment to support you in your role; 3 Easiscan scanners plus a new easy scan go with Bluetooth to phones and tablets to support independent development of farm animal ultrasound skills. This includes rectal /pregnancy scanning, calf lung scanning, bull and ram fertility equipment and an in house mastatest machine for milk bacteriology.

They have their own in-house laboratory with modern idexx equipment enabling them to do their own downer cow and energy profiles. They also provide in house WEC counts and drench testing as part of flock health plans to sheep clients. They use Totalvet and Interherd plus software to analyse herd data and create Health reports, along with MyHealthyherd planning programmes to produce Redtractor compliant and Action Johnes health plans.

You will be provided with a work van or car and an Android tablet to record clinical notes and billing on site using the vetimpress system. These are linked to label printers in cars for efficient labelling of medicines and to comply with RCVS Practice standards of recording batch numbers and dispensing. All vehicles have medicine storage cool boxes and temperature recording devices to ensure we carry medicines correctly.


They are a team of 7FTE farm vets within a mixed practice team of 20 vets including 4 ATT/vet techs. They have one vet with advanced practitioner status in flock health and they support and encourage further academic development and leadership skills. 


The ideal candidate will hold a veterinary degree, be MRCVS registered and hold a driving licence. A few years of experience of farm work in the UK is essential with an expectation to be competent to cover out of hours emergencies. An enthusiasm for expanding and developing the services offered would also be advantageous.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • L&D opportunities

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Plus much more

For more information contact me on 01392249646 or at ben@jhprecruitment.com

Please quote the following reference number when you apply

BP13167

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