Careers at Girling & Bowditch

Current Vacancies

We’re currently recruiting for the following roles.

Please click on each role to find out more.

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

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

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:

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

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 funded CPD
  • OOH 1:4 weekend rota

How to apply

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

To download the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here

If you’d like a chat about the role, please contact Terry on 01308 862312

Part-time or Full-Time Veterinary Surgeon (Mixed Animal)

Part-time or Full-Time Veterinary Surgeon (Mixed)

We are looking for an experienced vet to provide a truly exceptional 70% small: 30% farm service who is:

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

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)
  • 70% small / 30% farm
  • Generous salary (based on experience)
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • 5 days funded CPD
  • OOH 1:4 weekend rota

How to apply

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

To download the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here

If you’d like a chat about the role, please contact Terry on 01308 862312 or 07772 303806

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

Graduate Veterinary Surgeon (Full-Time)

We are looking for a new/recently qualified graduate who takes pride in giving truly exceptional service to clients and their pets and who is:

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

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:

  • Generous salary (based on experience)
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • CPD encouraged/funded
  • OOH one night a week and 1:4 weekend rota that includes duty on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday and includes a surgery between 9am and 12 noon on a Saturday morning.
  • If newly qualified, full coaching support given to provide you with hands on learning and development

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 Terry on 01308 862312

To download the full Job Description and Person Specification please click here

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 4.5 exceptionally talented vets and the support of 3.5 qualified veterinary nurses and 2 trainee veterinary nurses We have 2 hydrotherapists and an ACPAT physiotherapist. Our Practice Manager and receptionists keeps everything running smoothly.

Our Facilities – Our premises were purpose built for us in 2002. Not only is the main 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. We also have two branch surgeries for routine appointments located in Maiden Newton and in Crewkerne.

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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