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New Graduate Vet - Astonlee Veterinary Centre

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  • Astonlee Veterinary Centre

Astonlee Veterinary Centre

Do you think ‘Best Practice' and 'General Practice' are incompatible? We don't. Are you looking for an innovative and enthusiastic team to support you on your journey into the veterinary industry? If so, then read on!

Who Are We?

At Astonlee we are committed to providing excellent new graduate development, by providing a programme that offers you the right support network and clinical mentoring in your practice, as well as dedicated CPD days throughout the year - CPD days that allow you to share experiences with fellow graduates, whilst also supporting you with clinical skills, business insight, wellbeing support and resilience techniques from the start.

Do you like structure in your working week? A 4-day week at Astonlee consists of two 8am-5pm consultation shifts, and two 8am-8pm operating shifts - with a short consulting period in the evening. Our 1-in-4 Saturday shift is an 8am-5pm call on the day consulting shift, with time in the middle of the day for emergency procedures.

You will be working alongside experienced vets and nurses who will provide consistent support, and challenge, to maximise your clinical development. We provide ample administrative and Vet GDP time, continued direction from a supportive Clinical Director, and access to a huge network of clinical support from our Hub Clinical Leads (HCLs) and Advanced Clinical Services Network (ACSN).

Click the link for a 3D virtual tour showing some of the benefits of working in a purpose-built veterinary centre –

What Do We Offer?

  • Salary of £32,000 which increases at the end of Year 1 and at the end of Year 2
  • No financial tie-in beyond completion of the programme.
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS) as well as a subscription of your choice (BVA, BSAVA, ISFM)
  • Up to 7 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays (or equivalent) with our Buy/Sell holiday scheme - allowing you to purchase an additional two weeks of annual leave
  • Receive an extra days' leave each year in your first 5 years at CVS
  • 10 CPD days a year covering both clinical and non-clinical skills and tailored to your clinical role.
  • Opportunity to enrol onto the country's first Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Veterinary) degree programme in conjunction with Nottingham Vet School – providing you with both a masters qualification and CertAVP
  • A committed and trained clinical buddy working alongside you in practice, with regular meetings to support your transition from student to qualified vet.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Discounted pet treatments.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 365 days a year helpline to support you and your immediate family when you need it the most.
  • Discounted UK gym membership with Gym Flex.
  • Performance bonus scheme.
  • Internal transfers – with a network of over 500 practices we can support you should you need to relocate
  • Recommend a Friend - Financial bonus up to £5000!

What to do now?

To make an informal enquiry please text Rebecca (Recruitment) on 07970 818104 or to apply straight away, please click Apply Now and upload your CV through our online portal where someone will contact you to help you with your application.

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Astonlee Veterinary Centre
Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, MK16 9BA
  • Salary:
    Attractive salary and benefits
  • Practice:
    Astonlee Veterinary Centre
  • City:
    Milton Keynes
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