XLVets Farm

Working together for a healthier future

Current vacancies at XLVet practices

  • Student Farm EMS with Black Sheep Farm Health

    Black Sheep Farm Health are now offering dedicated farm animal EMS for penultimate and final year students. Students must have a keen interest in production animal health and ambitions to work with farm animals. We are a dedicated farm only practice based in Rothbury, Northumberland. The externship offers students a rare chance to get involved with progressive beef and sheep work, although the practice caters for all farm animal species. For more information on the practice and the experience provided, go to www.blacksheepfarmhealth.co.uk or find us on Facebook.
    The externship runs in two-week blocks during the spring and autumn. Students are welcome to contact us now for placements in autumn 2018 and beyond.
    The exact work will vary seasonally but the externship will allow students to get experience of:
    • Call-outs: sick cow work, calving, lambing etc. with dedicated farm vets at our busiest times of year.
    • Routine work: pregnancy diagnosis (manual and ultrasound scanning), blood sampling for cattle health schemes, routine fertility visits, bull and ram pre-breeding assessments.
    • Laboratory skills: worm egg counts, blood smears, semen morphology evaluation and assisting in disease outbreak investigations.
    • In practice seminars, tutorials and literature reviews.
    • Writing articles for a monthly newsletter and assisting with farmer meetings.
    To arrange a placement or for more information, email Kaz at kaz.strycharczyk@bsfh.co.uk with a brief letter of introduction.
    Please include the following details:
    • Mobile phone number and email address
    • Year of study and university
    • Dates you would like to see practice
    • Previous farm animal experience
    • Your particular interests within farm animal medicine
    There are several accommodation options available for reasonable rates, although a car is required to
    get to and from the surgery.

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    COASTAL WALES - come to beautiful Pembrokeshire, experience our amazing beaches and meet our friendly farmers.  Candidates must be MRCVS and OCQ(V) is preferred, but not essential.  Practice Van  and Accommodation available.
    We are a proactive, friendly team, mainly dairy, currently with 8 Farm Vets, 2 TB testers.
    Applications with CV to April Francis, Practice Manager 21 Portfield,  Haverfordwest  Pembrokeshire SA61 1BN or by email to april.francis@fentonvets.co.uk

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  • Full Time TB Tester required

    Additional Full Time TB Tester required to compliment busy Farm Vet Team based in Herefordshire.

    Applicants must be RCVS registered and should preferably be OCQ(V) TT qualified, although full training will be provided if necessary.
    Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence.
    For more information or to apply please contact Michelle Harris on 01432 351471 or email your CV to mharris@belmontvets.co.uk

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  • Farm Graduate Intern to start in Summer 2018

    Do you have a passion for farm animal work?
    Would you like to develop your clinical skills and herd health knowledge in a friendly, supportive environment, within a structured learning programme?
    We are looking for new graduates to begin an Internship Programme in summer 2018.
    We are a dedicated farm animal team, working with high quality dairy, beef and sheep farms in Yorkshire and the North of England.
    Within the team there are Specialist, Diploma holders, Certificate holders all with a passion for teaching and passing on that knowledge.
    OOH rota is shared equally amongst all members of the team.

    We have a team of Vet Techs delivering a variety of services including foot trimming.
    We have all the equipment, facilities and software (IH, IH plus, TotalVet, DietCheck, UniformAgri) to enable development in all areas of farm animal work to a high level.

    Through our sister company RAFT Solutions, we run a busy cattle advanced breeding department (including ET, OPU/IVF, cutting edge semen analysis laboratory), lead on a large amount of on-farm research projects and deliver high level knowledge transfer.

    To express your interest in this internship role please send your CV and a covering letter to:

    farming@bishoptonvets.co.uk or call Mark Spilman on 07813 051284

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