Careers at Girling & Bowditch

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon or Small Animal Vet (Full or Part Time) Wanted to Join our Friendly Team!!

We are an incredibly hospitable and very supportive Practice with a particularly kind, friendly and loyal client base!

Girling and Bowditch is a proudly independent, Graduate Friendly, Tier 2 RCVS
Accredited Small Animal Practice with 4 vets, based in a modern, purpose built premises.

We have all the clinical and diagnostic equipment you could need (apart from CT and MRI), including a well equipped in house laboratory with dedicated nurse, a laparoscopy unit for keyhole surgery, and our own Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy Rehabilitation Centre (and a fast boiling kettle!!).

We pride ourselves in collaborative and supportive care, where case discussion is strongly encouraged throughout the practice within our varied caseload, and further training is encouraged in whatever you are interested in!

Our Surgery is based in Beaminster, a beautiful town located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 15 minutes from the Jurassic coastline.  We are 10 minutes away from the nearest Train Station with a mainline train service to London Waterloo (2 hours)

What’s on offer!

  • Additional Coaching Days on offer for Customer Service, Communication and for learning how to handle difficult situations
  • Support if needed to find you suitable accommodation, so you will have somewhere great to live when you arrive!
  • Competitive Salary
  • Full Time Role, based on a 40 hour week, with a one night a week on call (with back up on-hand at all times) and a shared Rota (1:4) for Weekends on Call
  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave Plus most Bank Holidays (we ask you to work a couple!)
  • CPD encouraged and Fully Funded including possibility for certificate progression
  • Good bakers and tea makers are encouraged

Please send your CV and Covering Letter to:  terry@beaminstervets.co.uk 
A little about what would be required of you in Practice!

  • Regular Consultations at our fully equipped Beaminster Surgery together with 4 other Vets, also maintaining great communication and contact with our superb Clients!
  • Managing own caseload and supporting fellow Team Members with theirs (They too will help with yours, we are a great team!)
  • General Soft Tissue Surgery (in house training can be given if you are keen/keen to learn Orthopaedic Procedures!)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Coming up with new ideas to improve how we do things as a Practice, together with Team members
  • Helping with Client Meetings and Activities to Promote the Practice to New and Existing Clients
  • Working Collaboratively with fellow Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses, Receptionists and our  Practice Manager

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a covering letter and CV to:
terry@beaminstervets.co.uk

If you would like to discuss this position in more detail, please call either Terry or
Karen on
01308 862312

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate small animal veterinary surgeon to get hands on with plenty of support.

  • Are you keen to get hands on experience with small animal veterinary practice with full coaching support?
  • Do you have natural warmth and empathy and want to give a brilliant service to clients and their pets?
  • Do you want to be a part of a happy, friendly team?

If this opportunity appeals to you and that you believe you have the personality, skills and experience to be part of our team then we would love to hear from you.

About the role:

  • Competitive salary
  • Support with accommodation
  • The role is full-time based on a 40 hour week, with OOHs one night a week and 1:4 weekend Rota that includes duty on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and includes a surgery between 9am and 12 noon on a Saturday morning
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Full 24/7 coaching support given to provide you with hands on learning and development
  • CPD encouraged/funded

As a VetsureGraduate Friendly Practice we also have a structured Graduate Support Programme that includes the following elements:

  • 3 to 6 months of mentoring support from Terry Girling, our most experienced vet and the business owner
  • Hands-on coaching from our friendly team of vets and vet nurses
  • A structured programme to ensure you feel confident in all procedures after 6 months
  • Additional coaching days in customer service, communication and handling difficult conversations
  • Where needed, support with finding you accommodation so you have somewhere great to live when you arrive.

Job Description and Person Specification

Click here to open the full job description and person specification.

About us 

We are an independent, non-corporate, Graduate Friendly, Tier 2 RCVS Accredited, 4.5 vet Small Animal Practice based in modern, purpose built premises with on-site physiotherapy/hydrotherapy facilities and fantastic equipment.

Our main surgery is based in Beaminster, a beautiful town located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 15 minutes from the Jurassic coastline. Poole is 40 minutes to the East and Exeter is 50 minutes to the West. Crewkerne is 10 minutes away with a mainline train service to London (Waterloo).

How to apply

Please email your CV to terry@beaminstervets.co.uk

For more information please visit our website: www.beaminstervets.co.uk

Here you will be able to download the full Job Description and Person Specification.

If you’d like a chat about the role, please contact Karen or Terry on 01308 862312, please advise our receptionists you are phoning to enquire about a current vacancy.

“One of the friendliest, most supportive practices you could ever wish to work in…”

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (Full or Part Time)

If you’re a qualified veterinary surgeon, you may wish to review our vet job description below and contact us if you’re interested in what we have to offer.

Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (Part-Time or Full-Time)

£38-£50k per annum pro rata plus CPD/VDS/RCVS etc

“One of the friendliest, most supportive practices you could ever wish to work in.”

 

We are looking for an experienced small animal vet who takes pride in giving truly exceptional service to clients and their pets and who is:

  • Keen to have the right work/life balance and work in a beautiful location
  • Naturally warm and empathetic
  • Self motivated and dedicated but with a sense of fun too
  • Wants to play a key role in the development of our small animal work
  • A strong team member who is willing to muck in and do their bit

If so, and you believe you have the personality, skills and experience to be part of our happy and friendly team, then we would love to hear from you.

About the role:

  • Full-time or part-time (between 24 hours and 40 hours per week)
  • Generous salary (based on experience
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • 5 days fully funded CPD
  • OOH 1:4 weekend rota
  • Split shifts for better work life balance

About us:

We are an incredibly friendly and very supportive practice with a particularly kind, friendly and loyal client base. Girling and Bowditch is an independent, Graduate Friendly, Tier 2 RCVS Accredited, 4 vet small animal practive based in modern, purpose built premises with on-site physiotherapy/hydrotherapy facilities. We have all the clinical and diagnostic equipment you could need (apart from CT and MRI)You would be fully supported and coached in the use of this equipment if unfamiliar to you.

Our surgery is based in Beaminster, a beautiful town located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 15 minutes from the Jurassic coastline. Poole is 40 minutes to the East and Exeter is 50 minutes to the West. Crewkerne is 10 minutes away with a mainline train service to London (Waterloo).

How to apply?

Please send your CV with a covering letter to terry@beaminstervets.co.uk

If you’d like a chat about the role, please contact Karen or Terry on 01308 862312, please advise our receptionists you are phoning to enquire about a potential vacancy.

“I cannot recommend G&B highly enough. I have been a locum here for about 3 months and really enjoyed it to the point where, if I lived 20 miles closer, I would seriously consider a full time position (and this is coming from someone who really wants to leave the profession). Whilst it is a Cliché, it really is a great team to work with and there is plenty of banter and fun. The RVNs and SVNs are properly switched on meaning the place runs like clockwork. The clinic has really good kit, including laparoscopic surgery facilities, a video endoscope, digital dental radiography. The ethic here is to do a proper job, not to chase targets, so you get to practice veterinary medicine the way it is meant to be done.  There are quite a few Vets and there is plenty of scope for case discussion (we do M&M rounds once a week) and you can always approach the others for inspiration and a second opinion. Like I say, I cannot recommend it highly enough.” Harry

What our team say:

We’re such a close knit team and everyone gets along so well. It’s not like this in every job I’ve had and I’m lucky to have found Girling & Bowditch.”

Kirsty Padden-Barr, Nurse

Here’s some of the team!

At the Christmas party!

Enjoying the Summer sun!

About us

Our Team The friendliest, happiest team you could ever wish to work with.

Terry Girling, the practice owner, has extensive experience and a great sense of humour.  As well as Terry, we have 4 exceptionally talented vets and the support of 7 qualified veterinary nurses. We have 2 hydrotherapists and an ACPAT physiotherapist. Our Practice Manager and receptionists keep everything running smoothly.

Our Facilities – Our premises were purpose built for us in 2002. Not only is the surgery a great environment for our clients and for us, located right next to it is our purpose built rehabilitation centre with a hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill.

Our Equipment – We have pretty much everything. (Full Idexx In house Laboratory including sedivue/clotting and endocrinology; Ultrasound and Phased array probe for Echo cardiography; Digital Xray; Digital Dental Xray; Video Endoscopy, Gastroscope and Rigid 2.7 mm Endoscope; Bronchoscope; Otoscope; Lap spay; ECG and laser. We are fully equipped to carry out orthopaedics (with IMEX Ex Fix, TTA, ASIF and A/O system).

Our Clients – They are friendly, kind and very loyal. We see them as part of our family and genuinely treat their pets as we would our own.

Our LocationBeaminster is a beautiful town located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 15 minutes from the Jurassic coastline which is perfect for Practice BBQ’s and lunchtime trips out in the Practice boat. There is a great selection of shops, restaurants and pubs. The larger towns of Bridport, Dorchester and Yeovil are all within easy reach as is Lyme Regis and West Bay.  Crewkerne is 10 minutes away with a mainline train service to London (Waterloo). The city of Exeter is also 50 minutes away by rail and an hour by car.

As a Vetsure Graduate Friendly Practice we also have a structured Graduate Support Programme that includes the following elements:

  • 3 to 6 months of mentoring support from Terry Girling, our most experienced vet and the business owner
  • Hands-on coaching from our friendly team of vets and vet nurses
  • A structured programme to ensure you feel confident in all procedures after 6 months
  • Additional coaching days in customer service, communication and handling difficult conversations
  • Where needed, support with finding you accommodation so you have somewhere great to live when you arrive.

Out with some of the team on the practice’s boat!

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