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Vacancies

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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  • 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.

    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


     

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Pathologist to join our Diagnostic Laboratories Team on a short-term maternity leave contract from January 2022 for 6 – 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.  

    Specialist qualification in veterinary clinical pathology is preferred (Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology or the American College of Veterinary Pathology, or a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists), but board eligible clinical pathologists, and pathologists with other certifications and significant experience (ideally 3 years) in diagnostic clinical pathology will also be considered. The successful candidate must also be a member of the RCVS, or eligible for RCVS membership with full working rights in the UK.  

    Please see the job description for more details on the role. 

    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, and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date 1st December 2021 

    Informal enquiries should be directed to Paul Mcfarlane lvpdm@bristol.ac.uk 

    To apply please submit your CV and application to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk  

     

  • Do you have a passion for feline inpatient care? Infection control? And teamwork?
    We are looking for a new feline animal care assistant to join our feline nursing and ACA team.

    Our feline animal care assistants work alongside our feline nurses and a variety of clinicians to care for all of our feline inpatients. They are involved in inpatient checks, inpatient procedures such as restraint for IV placement and bloods, infection control, stock control and supporting with procedures. A core part of the role is to help deliver gold standard cat friendly hospital care by helping the cats to settle in and feel comfortable during their stay, as well as working with the cats in a compassionate way.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of nursing care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure. They must be passionate about cats and working within a cat friendly practice, have a feline friendly handling approach, and be excited to work within a developing team. We are looking for someone with some experience of working with cats in the veterinary environment. Previous experience in a referral environment is desirable but not essential.
    Flexibility will be necessary as the post will require participation in the OOH rota.

     

    Closing date: Monday 8th November 2021
    Please submit your application form to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

  • Are you keen to work with dogs and cats in a veterinary setting, alongside a group of friendly Clinicians and Vet nurses........ Look no further:

    The medicine department at Langford Vets is currently looking for an Animal Care Assistant to join the team.

    The chosen candidate will work primarily in our Canine Medicine wards with set months spent rotating through our Feline department.

    Duties include:

    • Assisting with inpatient checks
    • Patient restraint for blood collection and catheter placement
    • Undertaking infection control protocols to maintain the clinical areas
    • Involvement in the running of endoscopic investigations and assisting in medical procedures
    • Stock control

    Full training will be provided so prior experience of working with animals is not necessary but an enthusiastic approach and a passion to care for the patients is vital.  

    The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, be self-motivated, perform well in stressful situations, and able to communicate effectively.  

    Candidates should have a flexible approach to their work as the post includes shift work (between the hours of 7:30am – 8:30pm) and an OOH weekend rota.   This role will be 5 full days per week plus a weekend requirement.

    We offer a 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, and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date: Tuesday 9th November 2021
    Please submit your application form to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

  • ICU Animal Care Assistant

    We are currently seeking an Animal Care Assistant to join our ICU team.  

    The successful candidate will work within our ICU, assisting with the care of the patients, infection control, stock control and general maintenance and upkeep of the equipment.

    The ideal candidate will be able to work well within a team, be self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative. They should be passionate about patient care and have an interest in both cats and dogs. 

    Candidates should have a flexible approach to their work as the post includes shift work and an OOH weekend rota.  

    We offer a 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, and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 9th November 2021
    Interviews: w/c 22nd November 

    Please submit your application form to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

  • We are seeking to employ a full time registered Veterinary Nurse to work as part of our Theatre Nursing team.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work in state-of-the-art theatres, working alongside renowned specialists in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue, Ophthalmology, Anaesthesia, Cardiology and Neurology.   The Theatre nursing team are actively encouraged to utilise their skills with plentiful opportunity to assist the Surgeons as a scrub nurse for a number of complex surgical procedures, including joint replacements and interventional radiography.   This is the ideal working environment for those wishing to pursue advanced qualifications such as the American VTS in Surgery.

    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.

    We offer a 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, and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date for applications is: Monday 29th November

    Please submit your application form to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

     

  • We are seeking a part time twilight theatre auxiliary to join our theatre team on a fixed term contract of 12 months.

    The successful candidate will play a key role within our theatre team, assisting with the end of day shut down, cleaning of the theatre areas, and processing of surgical instrumentation. The successful candidate will have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of hygiene within the surgical areas and ensure that stock control is maintained. The candidate will work out of hours, on twilight shifts and so will need to confident with lone working, be self-directed and time efficient.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high standard of care, a desire to learn and a capability to work under pressure.  Previous experience in a veterinary environment, especially theatre, is desirable but not essential.    

    The role is 15 hours a week, with a weekend requirement as well, working 1 in 4 weekends days.

    We offer a 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, and inclusion on external discount schemes as an employee of Langford Vets.

    Closing date for applications is: Thursday 11th November 2021  

    Please submit your application form to hrteam@langfordvets.co.uk.

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