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New or Recent Graduate Vet - Astonlee Veterinary Hospital

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  • Astonlee Veterinary Hospital


New or Recent Graduate Veterinary Surgeon – Astonlee Veterinary Centre   

Has your first few months in general practice not been what you expected? Is hearing the phrase 'that might be what you've learned at university but that's not how it's done in reality?' a common occurrence?

Are you looking for a more structured graduate programme, designed by experienced vets, which will fully support you in your first years in practice?

If so, then the opportunity to join us at Astonlee Veterinary Centre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire might be just for you!

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.

We are a well equipped practice with a very supportive team that are dedicated to ensuring the right balance of animal welfare, client satisfaction, and work:life balance.

This is a full time role based on a 40-hour 4-day week with 1 in 4 Saturday shifts. There is no out-of-hours. You will be working alongside experienced vets and nurses who will provide consistent support, and challenge, to maximise your clinical development.

These are just some of the benefits of joining us:

  • Salary of £31,000 which increases to £33,500 at the end of year 1 and £36,500 at the end of year 2
  • No financial tie-in beyond completion of the programme.
  • Professional memberships (RCVS & VDS).
  • 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, whether it be dedicated small animal, farm animal or mixed practice.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 £1000!

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To take your first steps onto the CVS Graduate Programme and to join our team at Astonlee Veterinary Centre please select ‘apply now'

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Astonlee Veterinary Hospital
Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, MK16 9BA
  • Salary:
    Attractive salary and benefits
  • Practice:
    Astonlee Veterinary Hospital
  • City:
    Milton Keynes
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  • Application Closing Date:
    31 January 2022
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