We are a mixed practice in Lancashire close to the city of Preston.  Our main practice has achieved Veterinary Hospital status under the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme.  We also have 3 branch surgeries which are all assessed to Core Standards.  We have recruited and trained many new graduate vets over the years and know that a supportive, environment is conducive to learning and to ease the transition from vet school into your first job. During our two year scheme we will offer on-the job training by experienced vets and vet nurses to improve clinical skills and to enhance customer care and communication skills.  We also offer a CPD programme designed especially for the new graduate vet.  



·     Starting salary of £30k per annum including housing allowance

·     Annual salary review  

·     RCVS fees are paid

·     VDS cover is provided

·     OV training is funded

·     Fully funded CPD through one of the 3 providers:

o   GradTrak

o   Grads2Vets

o   Individually tailored CPD up to a value of £1,500 per year

o   Regular Vet clinical and housekeeping meetings

o   Monthly in-house CPD

·     24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays      


·     To work for Ribble Vets for the two year term

·     To take full part in the vets day and out of hours rota.  Initially a phased introduction to the out of hours rota. This is followed by full participation with 24 hour support by a nurse and with a clinical director on backup 

o   Currently this is one in 6 on calls

o   1 week of nights followed by 1 week of lieu

o   1 in 6 Saturday and Sunday day time shifts

o   Core working hours are 08.30 – 17.00

o   There are 1.5 late evening surgery per week (until 19.00)

o   NB, Rota move ups will be necessary to cover holidays.  These are equally shared across the vets (including the Directors)

·     Commitment to a training agreement for the two year period.  Should you leave before the end of the fixed term, you would be liable to refund a percentage of the training fees.

To apply or for more information please contact vets@ribblevets.co.uk