Careers & Training

Drove Veterinary Hospital is a Tier 3 RCVS Training Hospital and we are always pleased to hear from you even when we have no vacancies advertised.

Training

At Drove we are keen to invest in the development of our staff.

All Vets & Nurses complete a specific amount of Continual Professional Development (CPD) throughout the year as specified by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Many vets are also studying for further post graduate qualifications working alongside our existing certificate holders to provide 'Gold Standard' care for your animals.

We believe that all members of staff should be fully trained for the role they perform and are committed to ensuring that everyone is supported in their development

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Current Vacancies.

To express your interest in any of the below areas or vacancies please send your CV to mail@drovevets.co.uk


4 Day Week (every Friday off!), no OOH, Branch position with hospital support and involvement.

Full or part time

We are looking for an assistant with some experience to join us at our recently opened Ridgeway Farm branch. This is a 2-vet thriving surgery with an established client base and consistent support staff.

You will be able to manage your own caseload but have full support and involvement with our state-of-the-art hospital in Swindon. Here you will have the opportunity to work alongside certificate holders in medicine, ophthalmology, surgery and imaging and have access to excellent facilities including CT. The branch is modern, spacious and well equipped with lab equipment, digital radiography, ultrasound and operating facilities.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and client care skills to share our passion for the highest quality clinical standards and service.

You will be supported by a friendly, forward thinking team with an active mentoring scheme for all vets. We are proud to be an independent practice and you will be working alongside owners who are passionate about creating an environment where people want to work and clients want to visit!

The practice was awarded winner of the SPVS/VMA Wellbeing Awards 2019 and we have a busy ‘Thriving in Practice’ calendar. We strive for a good work life balance for all of our teams and treat everyone as an individual. A competitive package includes 5 weeks holiday (pro rata), private healthcare, pension, RCVS fees and Professional Indemnity.

Professional development is strongly supported, encouraged and funded.

Salary 40K+ commensurate on experience

Please submit your CV and covering letter to lgaskarth@drovevets.co.uk or for an informal discussion contact Lynne Gaskarth on 01793 522483.

Full or Part time, No OOH.

We’re expanding and we could have the perfect job for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant with some experience to develop their career at our state of the art, Tier 3 hospital based in Swindon, Wiltshire. The position could accommodate part- or full-time hours and we are looking for someone who has good communication skills, is a team player and has excellence in pet and client care at the heart of all they do. We are a strongly independent practice and you will be working alongside owners that are passionate about creating an environment where people want to work and clients want to visit!

You will be working alongside certificate holders in medicine, surgery, imaging and ophthalmology and a dedicated night team providing 24/7 care. The hospital provides first opinion, emergency, critical care and internal referral services from our local network of five branches providing an exciting caseload. We are proud to offer gold standard facilities including CT, endoscopy, arthroscopy, laparoscopic equipment and extensive in-house lab facilities. The position is ideal for someone wanting to study towards further qualifications or for existing certificate holders wanting to use their skills.

You will be supported by a friendly, forward thinking team with an established, active mentoring scheme. The practice was awarded winner of the SPVS/VMA Wellbeing Awards 2019 and we have a busy ‘Thriving in Practice’ calendar. We strive for a good work life balance for all of our teams and treat everyone as an individual. The package includes a competitive salary with 5 weeks holiday (pro rata for part time) plus bank holidays as well as many other benefits including private healthcare, pension, RCVS fees and Professional Indemnity. Professional development is strongly supported, encouraged and funded.

For more information on us please see drovevets.co.uk or for an informal discussion contact Lynne on 01793 522483.

Find out more about us at https://www.drovevets.co.uk/

Please submit your CV and covering letter to lgaskarth@drovevets.co.uk

Part time, weekend involvement, No OOH

We are looking for a vet with some experience to be part of our team!

This is an ideal position for someone looking to develop their 1st opinion skill base on a part time basis. The role is based at our state-of-the-art hospital in Swindon where you will receive full support from the team there. It is mainly a consulting role with the opportunity for good case consistency and involvement.

You will be working Saturday and Sunday 1 in 3 weekends 9am-5pm with the potential for days during the week also.

We are a friendly forward-thinking team, keen to support those returning to the profession and those looking to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We are looking for someone with a friendly manner and excellent communication skills. We are a strongly independent practice and you will be working alongside owners that are passionate about creating an environment where people want to work and clients want to visit!

The package includes a competitive salary as well as many other benefits including private healthcare, pension, RCVS and VDS fees. Professional development is strongly supported, encouraged and funded.

For more information on us please see drovevets.co.uk

Please submit your CV and covering letter to lgaskarth@drovevets.co.uk or for an informal discussion contact Lynne Gaskarth on 01793 522483.

Small Animal Graduate Positions Hospital Based, No OOH, Swindon.

The perfect introduction to your veterinary career!

An exciting opportunity exists for two new graduates to become part of our friendly, forward thinking team.

These positions are ideal for graduates who are keen to work with a growing team of great vets who have excellence in pet and client care at the heart of all they do. You will be working alongside independent owners that are passionate about creating an environment where patient care and our people are the priority.

You will be to be part of the XL Vets new graduate scheme and will be supported and mentored consistently by a team who are invested in your future with us. Chat to our last new graduate to get the full details!!

WHO WE ARE Drove Veterinary Hospital provides first opinion, emergency, critical care and internal referral services from our local network of five branches providing an exciting caseload and excellent facilities including CT.

Our clinical team includes certificate holders in medicine, surgery, imaging and ophthalmology alongside many very experienced and very skilled general practitioners. We have a dedicated night team providing 24/7 care.

We were winners of SPVS/VMA Wellbeing awards 2019 and have many schemes and positions in place that support our teams to be the best they can be. Our ethos is one of caring both for the patients and clients we see and the people we work alongside.

WHAT WE OFFER You will be supported by the whole team but will be part of an active mentoring scheme throughout the practice and part of the XLVets new graduate scheme.

The practice was awarded winner of the SPVS/VMA Wellbeing Awards 2019 and we have a busy ‘Thriving in Practice’ calendar.

We strive for a good work life balance for all of our teams and treat everyone as an individual. A competitive package includes 5 weeks holiday, private healthcare, pension, professional indemnity and RCVS fees.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR We are looking for someone who has good communication skills, is a team player and has excellence in pet and client care at the heart of all they do.

Most importantly we are looking for someone who is keen to get their career off to a great start and learn the foundations of how to really enjoy being a small animal vet!

For an informal discussion contact Lynne 01793 522483. Please submit your CV and covering letter to lgaskarth@drovevets.co.uk


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