Small Animal Vet - Full Time Permanent Position

Would you like to work for a multi-award-winning, well-established practice?

We are looking for full time, permanent, companion animal vet, we are more than happy to discuss the hours to suit your work life balance.

Stanley House Veterinary Group was established in 1911, we offer high quality, first opinion veterinary care to small animals, horses and farm animals in the stunning area of of Pendle in East Lancashire.

The Area

Pendle offers a wide variety of leisure activities, for walking cycling, golf, sailing, football and hiking enthusiasts to name but a few, we are nestled between the Ribble Valley and the Pennine Way. The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is on our doorstep and the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, and Bronte Country are all within easy reach. For people who enjoy the city life, the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds and are within easy reach by road or public transport and offer excellent shopping and night life. We also have fantastic access to the motorway network, railways and major airports.

We are an approved veterinary nurse training centre and an approved member of the Royal College Practice Standards Scheme. We have great facilities which will allow for good case work, including a state-of-the-art DR digital x -ray machine with cloud base image storage, ECG, flexible endoscope, ultrasound scanner, tonometer, infusion pumps and a well-equipped lab including an electrolyte analyser.


Why Apply?

  • We recognise we all spend a lot of time at work, and we want our employees to have a great work life balance and enjoy their role
  • We have a team of RVNs working 24/7 at Colne, which is extremely beneficial to the Vets who do on-call, and greatly enhances in-patient care
  • Up to 38 days holiday a year, with a holiday buy back scheme, too, for those who love to travel.
  • We have 15-minute appointments.
  • We have regular team meetings so all our employees can contribute to the success of our practice and ensure everyone is listened to.
  • We offer a generous CPD allowance of £1700 per annum (pro rata), and certificates are encouraged with a higher CPD budget given.
  • Health Shield cash plan
  • You will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • You can join our corporate gym membership for only £22.50 a month
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • RCVS membership paid and VDS cover plus two other subscriptions
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Company sick pay
  • Pets treated at cost (within reason) Well behaved dogs should be able to come to work with you
  • Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • 1 Paid day volunteering leave, pro rata
  • Private Medical insurance available through group payroll deduct
  • New Graduate Program, two qualified mentors for VETGDP and a new and recent grad team leader.
  • The starting salary will depend on experience and we would expect the salary scale to range from £34,000 to £55,00 pro rata
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Robin in surgical

The Team

We have a lovely, well established, friendly and supportive team.

It is very important to us that our team feel happy and supported at work. We have regular wellbeing meetings and are constantly looking at how we can improve and help our team feel appreciated and part of the team.

As a practice we love to have social events. Over the last few years, we have taken part in the annual charity Pendle Pub Walk covering 13 miles and visiting a few pubs for refreshments on the way! Many of our employees enjoy taking part in activities, often raising money for various charities.

To hear more from our team and clients on why they love Stanley House, please watch our short video below.

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The Rota

Out of hours and On-call Vets

  • Our loyal clients really appreciate our in-house out of hours service. We understand how this can impact on vets and do ensure on call is kept to a minimum and vets have the following 24 hours off after being on call. There is accommodation on site for vets to use if preferred.
  • To further improve overnight care and provide major support to our vets, we have a team of RVN’s who work through the night. This makes being on call a lot less arduous for the on-call vet and greatly improves in-patient care.
  • Providing in-house OOH care not only gives our clients a better service, but also increases case exposure to our vets. Thus, allowing them to build experience and confidence in dealing with emergency and critical care patients.
  • Our week-end OOH rota is 1.5 in 8 with generous time off in-lieu given:
  • On-call Friday / Work Saturday morning only / Sunday on call (Monday & Tuesday off in-lieu)
  • On-call Saturday (With a Friday off in-lieu)  Followed by 6 week-ends off

In addition you would be on-call approximately 1 night every other week with the following day off. The rota is on a continuous 8 week cycle allowing you to plan your life ahead. We have an OOH telephone answering service so you will not be taking calls directly. Recent graduates will be given veterinary back-up OOH. There is CCTV so you can remotely keep an eye on inpatients.

Full time vets involved in the out of hour’s service do work a variation of 3, 4 and 5 day weeks throughout the 8 week rolling rota. If you are a full time vet doing on call you will only have two 5 day weeks in every 8 weeks. However, many of our vets choose to have extra days off. We are very open to suggestion and happy to discuss what hours may suit you.

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We are delighted to have won the BVHA design awards and our head nurse, Kira was awarded the exemplary VN educator of the year We are also very honoured to have won the 2016- 2017 Pendle Employer of the Year in our local business awards for investing in our employees and providing a supportive working environment in 2016- 2017 Pendle Employer of the Year. We have also been highly commended in the SPVS Wellbeing awards, twice.


Join Our Team!

Apply now!
If you would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please apply by emailing your CV to:
Alternatively, you can post your CV to:
Liz Edmondson Day
Practice Manager
20 Albert Road,
BB8 0AA.
For more information please give Liz a call 01282 860650