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  • We have a rare opportunity to join our theatre team as a Deputy Head Nurse. This role will work alongside our Head Theatre Nurse to support, develop and guide the theatre team in caseload management, advanced surgical procedures, training and human resources whilst still getting to work as a nurse within the team.

    This is an opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology. With opportunities to scrub into surgical cases, as well as circulate, perform intraoperative imaging and surgical prep of patients. The successful candidate will also support the head nurse with management of the staff and organisation of the surgical list. They would be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.     Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. We are looking for a candidate with at least 2-years’ experience as a qualified nurse and a thorough knowledge of theatre practice. Previous experience in a referral environment and management is desirable but not essential.    

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed application to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor (tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk).

  • Our Anaesthesia team are looking to recruit a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our expanding anaesthesia team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven nurse with a strong interest in anaesthesia. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.

    The successful candidate will work alongside senior clinicians, residents and anaesthesia nurses within a busy multidisciplinary hospital.

    The role is full time (40hours per week) with a requirement to take part in the OOH’s rota.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020

    Please send completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tp17354@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are seeking to employ a full time registered Veterinary Nurse to work as part of our Surgery ward team, working in our surgery and neurology ward. This role is to cover a period of maternity leave and is expected to last until September 2020.

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within our surgical wards with all of our surgical teams, to include; soft tissue, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and neurology. The surgery ward team help with pre-operative diagnostic tests, preparing patients for surgical procedures, post-operative management to include medication, physiotherapy and general nursing care.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. We are looking for a nurse with at least 1-year experience as a qualified nurse. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.    You will be involved with teaching and supervision of Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing undergraduates on clinical rotations.     Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

    Closing date: Friday 14 February 2020.

    For further information and to apply, please send your completed forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk.

  • We have exciting nursing opportunities due to expansion of the Clinical teams

    If you are passionate about delivering outstanding clinical care and working in an environment that allows you to achieve excellence in your chosen field, we would love to hear from you.

    Our current available nursing posts can be viewed above.

    However, if you are interested in working at Langford Vets and can not see a current vacancy for your preferred area of interest, please send your CV to our HR Advisor Tina Pierson -  tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk,  in case a suitable vacancy becomes available. We will keep your CV on file for 6 months in line with GDPR rules.

    Full and part-time hours can be accommodated.

  • Langford Vets is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Lameness and Imaging team for a period of 1 year. This position would be ideal for a veterinarian seeking more experience in order to apply for future radiology or sports medicine residency programs.

    The position would be primarily in the lameness and imaging service. Duties would involve working with the senior clinicians to perform lameness examinations and image acquisition and care of horses presenting for MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiographs, or nuclear scintigraphy.

    The post-holder would also rotate through the surgery and medicine services in the hospital and participate with three residents in the provision of out of hours emergency care under the supervision of senior clinicians. The post-holder would work with a team comprising of interns and students and so enthusiasm for teaching is important.
    Experience of either an equine internship or experience in equine practice is required.

    For more information please email: Yvonne Elce, Lead in Equine, yvonne.elce@bristol.ac.uk or Lucy Meehan, Clinician in Equine Lameness, lucy.meehan@bristol.ac.uk.

    To apply for this position please send your application along with a cover letter, CV and three references to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk
    Closing date: Monday 17 February 2020.

    Interviews are expected to be the last week of February or first week of March

  • If you are a superstar specialist small animal soft tissue surgeon (or if you are an exam away) this could be your dream job!

    Join our brilliant surgical team and work in our cutting-edge theatres. Langford Vets are part of the University of Bristol Vet School. Langford Vets is now ten years old and proudly lives by its mission “at the forefront of discovery, at the heart of animal care”. We have the largest team of American, European and RCVS Specialists in the South West of England, offering a truly multi-disciplinary referral service. You will always have support when you need it and you’ll be part of a passionate team who are pushing the boundaries to be the very best they can be. Our hospital runs a continuous improvement policy where we are constantly evaluating and learning to provide the very best inpatient care, customer experience and working environment.

    Our small animal hospital is located in the beautiful Somerset countryside, whilst being close to the vibrant city of Bristol allowing the opportunity for a country or city lifestyle. We have an on-site gym, CPD allowance, pension scheme and the usual staff perks on site.

    We are recruiting one position within the team and are open to applicants in either of the following 2 roles with a closing date of 31st January 2020:

    Staff clinician in soft tissue surgery

    For candidates who have completed an approved residency and are scheduled to sit their exams to become a diploma holder in the next 12 months, there is a position available for a 12-month fixed term contract, with a conditional offer of a senior role, subject to successfully passing their exams. This role will include 8 weeks paid study and a study allowance. Successful candidates would be actively encouraged to attend numerous resident teaching opportunities to help them prepare for the ECVS examination.

    Senior clinician in soft tissue surgery

    A veterinary qualification that can be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is essential. The ideal candidate must have experience of and enthusiasm for teaching, be a diplomat of the European (or American) College of Veterinary Surgery.

    Remuneration is competitive with private practice and commensurate with experience. Off clinic time is provided and the successful candidate would receive CPD support, contribution towards professional fees, five weeks of holiday in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement and a generous company pension scheme, as part of the benefits package. This is a permanent position and we are happy to consider full or part-time applications, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch and tell us a bit about you.

    Informal enquiries and completed application forms should be submitted to: Lee Meakin, Small Animal Surgery Clinician; Lee.Meakin@bristol.ac.uk  

  • Langford Vets equine hospital has an exciting opportunity for an experienced equine surgeon to join our wonderful team. The equine hospital of Langford Vets Hospital is located just south of Bristol in the beautiful southwest of England.

    We are looking for an equine surgeon with ACVS or ECVS credentials to join a dynamic team of individuals in the equine hospital. The applicant would ideally have several years’ experience with leadership potential.

    The facilities and equipment are excellent and will allow the individual to contribute to the success of this unique enterprise. Langford Vets is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol and equine surgeons enjoy the benefits of working in a hospital setting with a focus on service while helping to teach the next generation of veterinarians.

    A generous holiday and benefit package is included.

    For more information please email Richard Hammond at ceo-lvs@bristol.co.uk or Yvonne Elce at Yvonne.elce@bristol.ac.uk.

    Please send your completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk

  • A rare opportunity has become available at the Equine Hospital at Langford Vets. This position would be ideal for a new or recently graduated veterinarian seeking more experience in order to apply for future radiology or sports medicine residency programs. The position would be primarily image acquisition and care of horses presenting for MRI, CT or nuclear scintigraphy. This is a full time position for a period of 12 months.

    The assistant would also help in radiology and ultrasound of horses and may be asked to participate in other areas of the hospital as required. The primary daily responsibility however would be image acquisition in the equine hospital.

    Closing date: Friday 31 January 2020.

    For more information please email Yvonne Elce, Lead Clinician in Equine: Yvonne.elce@bristol.ac.uk or Lucy Meehan, Clinician in Equine Lameness, lucy.meehan@bristol.ac.uk.

    Please send your completed application form to Tina Pierson, tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk including a cover letter, CV and three references.

  • We’re looking for our next oncology senior…could it be you?

    Our oncology team is growing and we’re looking for an MRCVS who is an oncology or medicine diplomate, or perhaps just an exam away.

    We have a brilliant team of committed and talented people, this flexible post offers great work life balance with no out of hours expectation (though if you’d like to join the wider medicine team out of hours then we’d love to help you with that too). We are looking for an experienced clinician, but we are also able to support a developing interest in this area of small animal medicine.

    We are part of the University of Bristol so teaching and learning is part of the fabric of our company, being keen to learn and happy to share your knowledge with others is an essential part of life here and we believe it helps us all to keep learning and pushing ourselves to grow. As part of a multi-disciplinary referral hospital there is daily contact with a huge array of diplomates across all areas, we also benefit from a close relationship with our specialist imagers, soft tissue surgeons and critical care team who help us to excel in what we do by providing the support to compliment our skills.

    Working at Langford Vets means that you are in a beautiful campus in rural Somerset, but within easy access of the bright lights of Bristol making a country or city lifestyle entirely possible. We have an on-site gym, café, pension scheme and Bupa care package that you would expect but more than that we offer a working environment that is busy and exciting while allowing time for a life beyond work.

    We are a positive team who are passionate about our patients and positive about people power, if you think you’d fit the bill please contact Sara Gould at sg16003@bristol.ac.uk for an informal enquiry and the opportunity to come and meet us.

    If you can’t wait to apply please don’t hesitate to fill in our application form and send to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk.

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pathologist to join our Diagnostic Laboratories Team on a short-term contract for 12 months. The successful applicant will provide an excellent clinical pathology service for both our internal and external clients. This is a friendly, welcoming team with excellent client relations.

    The successful candidate must have at least three years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon in Clinical Pathology and be a member of the RCVS. Preference will be given to a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (Clinical Pathology) or a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Veterinary Clinical Pathology). You may be considered if you have significant experience and are eligible for one or more of these postgraduate qualifications. Please see the job description for more details on the role.

    Full and Part-time applications are welcome.

    For informal enquiries please contact Clinical Pathologist and Lecturer, Marta Costa: m.costa@bristol.ac.uk or Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hammond: ceo-lvs@bristol.ac.uk.

    To apply please submit your application form to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor: tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk

  • We are looking for a Diagnostic Imager to join our outstanding team! 

    Your new role: 

    The successful applicant will join our current team of four boarded Diagnostic Imagers, three residents and our team of radiographers and nurses. The hospital is multidisciplinary with a varied and interesting caseload and the role includes opportunities for pursuing research and teaching of both our undergraduate and postgraduate (interns and residents) students.

    What you’ll need to succeed; 

    You must have at least five years' experience working as a veterinary surgeon and be a member of the RCVS. You will be American or European boarded or be board eligible.

    What you’ll get in return; 

    The successful candidate will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including time and funding towards CPD, a generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, employee discounts and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.  You will benefit from the skills and knowledge of the exceptional clinicians around you, the support of our brilliant nurses, and be part of a fantastic hospital team. 

     You will also be working with our state-of-the-art equipment including;

    •  16 slice Siemens CT scanner
    • 1.5T MRI scanner – Philips Ingenia CX
    • Siemens S2000 and S3000 Ultrasound machines
    • DR and CR radiography rooms
    • Access to a 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner

     

    For informal enquiries please contact Chris Warren-Smith; chris.warren-smith@bristol.ac.uk    

    Please send completed application forms to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor at tp17354@bristol.ac.uk.

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic new or recent graduate farm animal clinician to join our practice team for a fixed 12-month position. You will be working with the team to deliver an excellent clinical service, to build and strengthen client relationships, and to help further your own learning as you seek to develop into a practitioner. We will support a new graduate as they complete their Professional Development Phase (P.D.P.). Appropriate CPD will be supported, with a budget of £600 available for the year. 5 weeks paid holiday excluding bank holidays. The position will commence on the 6th July 2020.

    This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their farm animal veterinary skills and knowledge, whilst carefully mentored within a positive and encouraging team. There is a wealth of experience within both the practice and the wider University to aid the successful candidate’s development. The candidate will be well supported as they tackle emergencies and learn how to implement herd and flock health plans whilst practicing evidence-based medicine.

    The practice works with commercial dairy, beef and sheep clients across North Somerset, as well as small holdings and back yard farm animals, and is responsible for farm animal clinical teaching of final year veterinary students. We benefit from having a presence inside the wider university team and have small ruminant and camelid referral facilities on site, as well as our own on-site procedures room, diagnostic laboratories and pathology service.

    For further information please contact James Adams, Lead Farm Clinician james.adams@bristol.ac.uk.

    Closing date for applications is Monday 17th February 2020.

    If you wish to apply for the job, please send your completed application form and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to Tina Pierson, HR Advisor, tina.pierson@bristol.ac.uk

  • Langford Vets is inviting applications for a position in our lameness and imaging service. This person will participate in the delivery of a high-quality clinical service, focussed on equine lameness and imaging with a residency program in large animal imaging. The appointee will work with senior clinicians in lameness and imaging and play a role in developing and maximising the use of the caseload for our veterinary students.

    Enthusiasm for clinical service and teaching is essential. The appointee will be part of the residency team with residents in medicine and surgery within the hospital and fulfilling out of hours duties as an equal part of the resident rota. Daytime duties will primarily be spent in lameness and imaging but rotations through the other services of medicine and surgery will be provided.

    Training in all imaging modalities will be provided and the post-holder will follow the ECDVI residency program starting in July of 2021 for three years with 6 months prior and 6 months post residency spent in continuing studies in the imaging department in order to fulfil ECDVI exam requirements.

    Closing date 14th February 2020.

    For more information please contact Lucy Meehan: Lucy.meehan@bristol.ac.uk