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Early applications are encouraged for all vacancies. Langford Vets reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date, should we be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

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The University of Bristol has an opportunity for an internship (PG Dip) in Veterinary Clinical Practice, for information on how to apply for this role please click here.

  • Langford Vets are pleased to be able to offer a residency position in Cardiology in a programme approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. You will be part of a strong and supportive cardiology team, working with other specialties within the truly multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital. The programme will include clinical training at the highest level (echocardiography, interventional cardiology and other specialist techniques) dedicated journal clubs and teaching time, and ample research opportunities. You will be primarily be involved in clinical work and are expected to study for the ACVIM Diploma in Cardiology. Other duties include teaching of final year vet students and clinical research. During the programme, you will be expected to present a research abstract at an international meeting and submit work for publication as first author. Applicants must have worked in general practice and ideally undertaken a rotating internship prior to being considered, in addition to having demonstrated a passion for veterinary cardiology.

    The programme is due to start in February 2022, with residency completion in early July 2025. For more information about the opportunity please contact Kieran Borgeat, Clinical Lead in Cardiology (k.borgeat@bristol.ac.uk). A video tour of our hospital and an introduction to the job of a Cardiology Resident with us can be requested. Candidates will benefit from visiting the hospital prior to application if possible.

    Closing date: Sunday 3 October 2021.

    To apply please complete the application form & send to the HR Team ( hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk)  please note your stated referees will be contacted directly after the closing date to complete an online reference form.

  • We are seeking an experienced, professional, and dynamic customer care focused person who is also interested in working around animals to join our reception team in our Small Animal Referral Hospital. This is a specialised veterinary hospital taking cases from first opinion veterinary practices with patients requiring advanced and specialised treatment, procedures and care. This is a busy hospital and can be highly pressured at times, dealing with emergencies/ urgent and chronic cases requiring referral from approx. 600 vet practices across the SW of England.

    The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering fantastic customer service, highly organised and able to multitask while working in a busy and sometimes stressful environment.

    The role involves answering the telephones, paging clinicians, taking appointments, managing the online referral process for veterinary practices. It also involves meeting and greeting clients and patients and maintaining and updating administration duties, such as dealing with insurance claims and taking payments. Liaising with the clinical team about new and ongoing referrals, updating clients on patient status, sending welcome packs and discharge notes.

    They will have a compassionate, diligent, and hard-working attitude, good organisational and communication skills, be able to work well within a busy team, be self-motivated while motivating others. They must be able to deal with pets and clients in often sad and stressful situations.

    The ability to work flexible hours and working regular weekends will be required.  The part-time position will be 30 hours over 7 days for a changing rota.

    Experience of having worked in a veterinary environment would be an asset but not essential. Full training and support will be provided.

    We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, 5 weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays, Bupa Benefit, CPD, employee discounts of up to 50%, free onsite parking, free eye test voucher, annual flu vaccinations,  enhanced maternity and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Friday 24th September 2021.

    For further information and to apply please send your completed application form to the HR Team (hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk)

     

  • Langford Vets are looking for a dermatologist to join our close-knit team, with an intention of building towards a 2-3 diploma holding clinicians with support from service specific nurses.

    The small animal hospital at Langford is one of the busiest in the UK, housing the largest team of European, American and RCVS specialists and specialists-in-training in the south west with all major specialties accounted for, as well as serving as the clinical teaching centre for the veterinary and veterinary nursing students of the University of Bristol.

    The hospital is located at the rural Langford Campus, which is perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but just 30 minutes from the innovative and colourful City of Bristol. It is also within easy travelling distance of the National Parks and beaches of Wales and the South West, and just 5 miles from Bristol International Airport.

    Candidates must have completed an ECVD or ACVD accredited residency in addition to a veterinary qualification recognised by the RCVS that allows you to practice veterinary medicine within the UK.   Beyond that the job can be tailored to the individual; full or part time would be considered with flexible working negotiable. There is wide scope to incorporate the interests of the individual, whether that be in clinical research, teaching, or anything in between.
    You will participate in the delivery of a high-quality clinical service in veterinary dermatology and will also be expected to deliver clinical teaching and practical instruction for undergraduate veterinary students during their hospital rotations.
    The appointees would be eligible for a range of company benefits, in addition to a generous pension scheme and CPD package.

    Closing date Thursday 30 September 2021

    Please submit your CV and application to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk 

    Informal enquires should be directed to Vicki Black, Clinical Area Lead: vicki.black@bristol.ac.uk

  • Langford Vets are looking for an additional radiologist to join our close-knit team, currently comprising three experienced ECVDI Diplomates, one board eligible radiologist, three ECVDI small animal track residents and three radiographers. The small animal hospital at Langford is one of the busiest in the UK, housing the largest team of European, American and RCVS specialists and specialists-in-training in the south west with all major specialties accounted for, as well as serving as the clinical teaching centre for the veterinary and veterinary nursing students of the University of Bristol. Imaging facilities include 1.5T Phillips MRI, 16-slice Siemens CT, two Siemens ultrasound machines, two computed radiography suites and two fluoroscopic units.

    The hospital is located at the rural Langford Campus, which is perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but just 30 minutes from the innovative and colourful City of Bristol. It is also within easy travelling distance of the National Parks and beaches of Wales and the South West, and just 5 miles from Bristol International Airport.

    Candidates must hold an ECVDI or ACVR diploma or have completed an ECVDI or ACVR accredited residency. Beyond that the job can be tailored to the individual; part time would be considered with flexible working negotiable. There is wide scope to incorporate the interests of the individual, whether that be in clinical research, teaching, involvement in our developing interventional services or any combination of these.

    The appointee would be eligible for a range of company benefits, in addition to a generous pension scheme and CPD package. For pre-boarded applicants, full support in exam preparation will be offered; as a centre we have an excellent success rate in preparing our residents for ECVDI board exams. 

    Please submit your CV and application to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk

    Informal enquires should be directed to Alison Major, clinical lead for diagnostic imaging: alison.major@bristol.ac.uk

     

     

  • Langford Vets, University of Bristol is seeking to recruit a senior clinical anaesthetist to primarily work within the University’s state of the art Small Animal Hospital.

    We are the largest referral centre in the south-west of England and consequently have a busy and varied caseload of around 3,500 small animal anaesthetics a year. The clinical team is friendly, mutually supportive, and recognises the contributions of each discipline to the overall success of patient care.  Along with clinical anaesthesia we provide an acute and chronic pain service and support the intensive care unit in the management cases which require invasive or non-invasive ventilation. The hospital is equipped to a very high standard, and we have dedicated anaesthesia ultrasound and endoscopy units.


    Along with the small animal hospital we support the farm animal practice when cases require general anaesthesia, and provide the anaesthesia service to the university’s Translational Bio-Research Centre, primarily with large animal (pig and sheep) experimental models.

    The department currently comprises 5 senior anaesthetists, 3 residents enrolled in an ECVAA training program and 6 anaesthesia nurses. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the on-call rota and participate in small group and individual under- and post-graduate student teaching on clinics.

    Approximately 10% of time will be rotated off clinics including 10 days a year available for CPD along with 33 days of annual leave (including bank holidays).The position would suit an ECVAA or ACVAA diplomate or a candidate who had completed a residency within either college. It would be possible to increase the proportion of off clinics time for applicants who are preparing for examinations.

    The Langford campus is situated 10 miles south of Bristol in a lush valley on the edge of the Mendip hills. Bristol and its environs are arguably the best place to live in the UK, with a vibrant local food scene, a huge range of cultural attractions and amazing countryside with easy access to hills, ancient woodlands, rivers and the beautiful beaches of the South West and Wales.


    For informal enquires please contact Paul MacFarlane lvpdm@bristol.ac.uk

    To apply please complete an application form and send to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk


     

  • Langford Vets are pleased to invite applications for a small animal track residency position in diagnostic imaging. The successful candidate will join our close-knit department of four European Diplomates, two other small animal track residents and three radiographers based at the Langford Vets Small Animal Hospital, working within the largest team of specialists and specialists-in-training in the South West of England.

    The position is a fixed-term four-year post beginning in February 2022, during which you will study for the European Diploma in Diagnostic Imaging. Specialist training will be given in all relevant modalities and full support offered to fulfil the credentials requirements of the ECVDI. You will form a vital part of the imaging department’s clinical service and will assist with teaching of vet and vet nursing students. Engagement with clinical research is expected and encouraged. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, have at least two years post-graduate experience, and ideally have undertaken both general practice work and a recognised rotating internship.

    For more information please contact Alison Major, Clinical Lead in Diagnostic Imaging (alison.major@bristol.ac.uk).

    The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th September, and interviews will take place on Tuesday 19th October, either in person or via video conference.

    To apply please send a letter of intent to HRteam@langfordvets.co.uk and also visit

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    Please note that only on line application submissions will be accepted for this role.

    The form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and it is not possible to save an incomplete form. A preview of the application form is available at:

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  • Langford Vets (University of Bristol) are pleased to be able to offer a residency position in Small Animal Surgery in a programme approved by the European College of Veterinary Surgery. You will be part of a large surgery team (including 7 ECVS diplomates and 6 residents) working with other specialties within the small animal referral hospital and will receive training in all aspects of Veterinary Surgery including orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurosurgery. You will be primarily be involved in clinical work and are expected to study for the ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery. Other duties include clinical teaching and clinical research and you will be expected to submit manuscripts for publication based on research work during the programme. 

    For informal enquiries contact Lee.Meakin@bristol.ac.uk 

    To apply please complete the application form (https://forms.office.com/r/a9iyLcsX4a) Please note only applications submitted via this online form will be accepted.

    Please note that visitors are not currently allowed prior to application. There will be an opportunity to visit during November/December for those shortlisted for interview (planned for January 2022). 

    Closing date is Friday 8th October 2021. 

     

  • Customers feedback that they knew their animal got the best care & attention- fancy joining the team? 

    We are seeking a RVN to join our friendly and supportive Surgery Ward team, working in our surgery and neurology ward.  

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within our surgical wards with all our surgical teams, to include; soft tissue, orthopaedics and neurology.  As part of the surgery ward team, you will help with pre-operative diagnostic tests and provide in-patient care for a variety of cases.  The role also involves post-operative management and rehabilitation of patients 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 and working different shifts on a rotational basis. 

    To apply please complete an application form & send to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk

    Closing date is: Tuesday 5th October 2021.

    interviews will take place wc 11th & 18th October 2021. 

     

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