Careers and Vacancies
Our vision is to become the most highly recommended equine practice in North Yorkshire
We aim to continually improve our clinical standards and customer experience and want our employees to be passionate and enjoy performing at the highest possible level.
We will constantly strive to decrease our environmental impact to create the most sustainable equine practice in the UK.
We value quality – we provide value to our clients by providing a high quality service using the best resources available to us.
We are collaborative – we value teamwork, open communication, and cooperation with owners, riders, paraprofessionals, other industry experts and with each other.
We value excellence – we strive for continual improvement of our clinical standards and customer experience to achieve the best outcome for horse and owner.
We are passionate – genuine enjoyment of what we do means that we are able to perform our work to the highest possible standard.
We are sustainable – we take our social responsibility seriously and aim to become the most sustainable equine practice in the UK.
Our Current Vacancies:
We are always keen to hear from qualified Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses.
Please feel free to submit your CV, or enquire about vacancies at Minster Equine. You can view our current vacancies below.
New Graduate Racing Position
£34,000 – £42,000pa
Are you a new graduate vet with an interest in racing work? Do you seek a supportive environment in which you can learn and develop your skills as a racehorse and equine ambulatory vet?
The Minster Equine Practice is an equine-only ambulatory practice based near York and Malton in North Yorkshire. We are a young, dynamic, and enthusiastic team of 5 vets and 8 support team members, who recently voted the Minster Equine Practice as an ‘outstanding’ company to work for.
We have a varied caseload of sport and racehorses as well as leisure horses. We are a well equipped practice with state-of-the-art wireless digital radiography, ultrasound, videoscopes and gastroscopes that enable us to provide a modern ambulatory veterinary service. Our purpose-built clinic in Poppleton and smaller branch at Malton are fully equipped to allow further investigation that cannot be performed out in the field.
What we can offer you
Our experienced vets either hold, or are working towards, an RCVS certificate covering a wide variety of disciplines. We will help you to develop your skills in racehorse work, diagnostic lameness and medicine investigations. Initially we will give you training with our senior racing vet, where you will gain experience of lameness and clinical evaluations of racehorses on racing yards. There will be exposure to diagnostics and imaging, including gastroscopy, radiography and ultrasound. We will help you to become confident at performing upper airway endoscopy and evaluation with tracheal wash collection and overground endoscopy.
Your day-to-day work will include routine castrations, treatment of simple lacerations, blood screening as well as routine preventative care and medicine. Alongside this, there will be opportunity for anatomy dissections, cadaver diagnostic anaesthesia techniques, and training in evaluation and stabilisation of acute fractures with our Advanced Practitioner in equine orthopaedics.
After your first year, you will be encouraged to develop increased case responsibility with assistance from our senior race yard vet and, depending on your experience, you will become part of our racecourse vet team at York Racecourse.
We offer a generous CPD allowance to assist you in your development and you will also be enrolled on the VetPartners Equine New Graduate Scheme. This means that you will have the opportunity to visit other practices within the VetPartners group, gaining exposure to the hugely varied caseload that equine veterinary medicine has to offer. Furthermore, after a period with us, we encourage and help facilitate time abroad to travel to the southern hemisphere, gaining further experience in racing practice around the world.
Initially you will not be required to undertake out-of-hours visits, but you may be required for routine Saturday morning race work. Once you are confident in your skills we will encourage you to attend routine ambulatory calls and you will join the team on an equally shared 1 in 8 out-of-hours rota, under supervision if necessary.
A healthy work-life balance is important to us, and so you will enjoy 7.2 weeks holiday per year, time off in lieu for weekends spent on-call. We also welcome flexible working requests.
To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter telling us what you’ll bring to our team to:
- Accommodation with bills included
- Mobile phone
- Use of a practice vehicle
- Professional membership fees (RCVS,BEVA & VDS)
- Generous CPD allowance
- Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Sick Leave
- 7.2 weeks holiday + option to buy/sell holiday
- Healthshield membership
- Life insurance
- 66% workplace discount
- 1:8 OOH rota with compensatory lieu time
- Development and mentoring scheme
- Happy to talk flexible working
- Our team voted us 2* ‘Outstanding’ to work for in 2022
Equine Veterinary Coordinator
37.5hrs per week
Full time, permanent position
£21,000 per annum
Are you someone with equine experience looking for an interesting and fulfilling career within the veterinary industry?
We are searching for an Equine Veterinary Coordinator to join our team, working predominantly from the clinic at Poppleton. You will be an integral part of our support team, collaborating with your colleagues and clients to achieve the best outcome for horses and their owners.
As an Equine Veterinary Coordinator, your days will be active and varied. You will be the first point of contact for our clients, assisting them with enquiries, booking appointments and route planning, taking payments and triaging emergencies. In the course of the day, you’ll also carry out administrative tasks and office duties including generating and sending invoices, chasing debts, communicating messages to the team, updating patient records, organising incoming and outgoing post, and assisting in the insurance claim process.
Alongside your day-to-day office duties, there will be opportunities for you to be involved in projects such as organising educational talks, attending events on behalf of the practice, social media and marketing, and to help maintain our Investors in the Environment accreditation.
We offer a supportive and friendly working environment, where your career development is encouraged. There are many opportunities for you to collaborate, learn and develop within our exciting group of practices.
If this sounds like a role that you could thrive in, please forward your CV with a covering letter outlining what you will bring to our team to email@example.com
The role would be best suited to a person who …
- … enjoys working as part of a team
- … is calm and empathetic
- … is honest and approachable
- … is flexible and able to adapt to change
- … is organised and efficient.
The role would be best suited to someone who …
- … has excellent customer service skills and a confident telephone manner
- … has experience in an administration position or similar role
- … has A-levels or equivalent education
- … has proficient IT skills including Microsoft Office
- … has good written and verbal communication skills
- … is organised, able to multitask and work under pressure
- … is proactive and able to work to a high standard under their own initiative
- … has equine knowledge and experience
- … is familiar with the local area
- … holds a full clean driving licence.
- Enhanced holiday + option to buy/sell holiday
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and sick leave
- Healthshield membership
- Life insurance
- Private medical insurance
- Generous employee discount
- CPD allowance
- Reward and recognition scheme
- Our team voted us as an ‘outstanding’ organisation to work for