Our full jobs board is currently undergoing maintenance. You can still view the latest vacancies (below) and if you would like to advertise professional opportunity you can currently email: alumni@rvc.ac.uk 

The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest vet school in the UK, and is part of the University of London. The RVC enjoys a prestigious reputation throughout the world, and the expertise of our staff is internationally recognised. We received the maximum score of 24 out of 24 in an assessment of teaching standards by the Quality Assurance Agency in 2003. The veterinary medicine degree is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the RVC was the first UK veterinary school to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Our graduates benefit from the ability to practice throughout both the UK and the USA, and further afield. The accreditation of the BSc Bioveterinary Science course by the Society of Biology has recognised the valuable skills and experiences these students go onto offer to employers within the science sector. Further details are available from the Society of Biology.

The RVC is committed to creating employable graduates that meet the needs of the veterinary sector and beyond. Our commitment to creating leaders of the future does not stop at helping our graduates into employment; We recognise that finding the right role, offering professional development and job satisfaction, is just as important for all our graduates and their employers. So, whether you are an alumnus of the RVC who appreciates the opportunity to maintain this link with the RVC and is well aware of the capabilities and skills of our graduates, or an employer who is learning about us for the first time, thank you!

A lot of our graduates and specialist postgraduates are interested in veterinary practice including companion, equine, exotic and farm roles but some seek alternative options. Such other areas can include roles involving work with animals, animal charities, related government agencies, veterinary pathology, veterinary practice management and zoo-keeping. Additionally, scientific roles in industry, academia and publishing are often of interest. 

If you have any questions about the vacancy promotion process, or would like to engage our students/graduates further, please contact the RVC Careers Service.

Veterinary Surgeon - Permanent

Spire Vets

161-163 St Johns Road, Chesterfield S41 8PE United Kingdom

Job Description: Come join our team! Vet required for busy, small animal practice in Chesterfield. We're an independent first opinion practice situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, with great access to rock climbing, cycling, hiking and horse-riding within the local area. Our team consists of 8 vets and 7 RVNs plus support staff. We're close knit group who enjoy team meetings at the pub and social gatherings outside the practice. The practice has a loyal following which returns a large number of opportunities for vets to develop their surgery skills, discuss cases and increase heir knowledge.

Great package available including:

  • Well paid PPO
  • Enhanced Mat pay
  • Enhanced Sick pay
  • Generous CPD budget

Vet Rota:

  • 4 day week
  • 1 early finish each week
  • 1 night every 2 weeks on call
  • 1 Saturday in 4
  • 1 Sunday in 8

Small Animal New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon - Permanent

Calweton Vets

79 Tavistock Road Callington PL17 7RD United Kingdom

We have an opening for an enthusiastic new graduate to join our team!

  • 8-vet team of wonderfully supportive colleagues (many started here as new grads and have stayed). A fun, friendly atmosphere to work in.
  • Full time hours are 4.5 days a week 8.30am-5.30pm.
  • 20 minute appointment lengths, with longer if they need
  • 1 in 8 weekends on call (with full support alongside a senior colleague), with time off in lieu of this.
  • Vet GDP mentor, in house ongoing support and training, and enrolment on the VetPartners New Graduate programme of CPD.
  • A roughly equal mix of consulting, medicine and surgical cases, plenty of learning opportunities alongside colleagues for gaining confidence with routine surgery.
  • Great facilities – separate dog and cat wards and waiting areas- feline friendly practice. Spacious working areas, updated regularly.
  • Digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy, diathermy, in house lab etc
  • Mix of dogs, cats and small furries, some exotics and pet chickens, and the occasional primate (we look after the Looe Monkey Sanctuary too!).
  • No financial targets just good medicine! • An in-house night nurse team who stay on site 24h, so you know your patients are being well looked after at all times.
  • Weekly vets clinical meetings to discuss cases and share tips with colleagues
  • Gym and swim membership, healthcare plan and company pension scheme

Here is a link to watch a little video of our practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpGJvfK1WK0 

Please email our clinical director Jenny on jennifer.robinson@calwetonvets.co.uk to apply for this role

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? No

Contact: Jennifer Robinson Other Tel: 01579 383231 Web: https://calwetonvets.com Email: jennifer.robinson@calwetonvets.co.uk 

Closing date: 01-Sep-2023

Veterinary Surgeon - Permanent

Mote Park Veterinary Group

Mote Park Veterinary Surgery Northumberland Court Maidstone ME15 7LW United Kingdom

We are a private practice in Kent with great facilities including endoscopy, ultrasound and full in house bloods. We have VetGDP advisors with a fully supportive environment. New graduates are encouraged in surgery and medicine and can follow their own cases in a cooperative and enthuasiastic atmosphere. We pay above average - our vets are extremely well paid - our vets tend to stay! There is great room for progression in both pay and responsibility and a future longterm career. We are close to airports, London, South Downs and the beach!

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

Contact: James Hoare CV and covering letter Tel: 07768747746 Web: www.moteparkvetgroup.co.uk  Email: moteparkvet@aol.com 

Closing date: 30-Jul-2023

Associate Veterinarian - Permanent

Bailey Veterinary Clinic

Bailey Veterinary Clinic Roseburg 97471 United States

Our practice routinely sees a wide variety of cases from general preventative care to complex medical and surgical cases. Our facility includes an extensive in-house lab, digital radiography, ultrasound, acupuncture, laser therapy, and state of the art dental suite. In addition to furnishing our clinic with updated equipment, we also have the mindset of pursuing the future of the industry. Our focus on Quality Medicine, Good Communication, Client Service, and Education has allowed us to build a great core and clientele that trusts us in providing the medical care we recommend. Our operating hours are Monday - Saturday with a rotating emergency schedule. However, with the hiring of more doctors we are hoping to go to 24/7 care and do away with the rotational on call shifts. We also have well-trained support staff who provide great service to our doctors, care to our patients and are excited to welcome a new team member!

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? No

Contact: Kahlil Knebel Application form Tel: 0015416734403 Web: https://www.baileyvet.com Email: kahlil@baileyvet.com 

Closing date: 01-Aug-2023

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon - Permanent £34,000

The Veterinary Centre

271 Reading Rd Henley on Thames RG91EL United Kingdom

Independent Small Animal practice, proudly providing our own out of hours service for our loyal client base. A team of friendly, passionate people looking for a new member to join us. We have hired 4 new grads in the last 3 years, all of whom are still with us.

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

Contact: Ben Lacey Other Tel: 07976 607225 Web: https://www.henleyvets.co.uk Email: ben.lacey@henleyvets.co.uk 

Closing date: 01-Oct-2023

Night Shift Veterinarians (Full time) - Permanent

Peticare Medical Limited

M/f, 29 Tung Ming Street, Kwun Tong Hong Kong ( region) 852 Hong Kong

  • At least 3 years of clinical experience
  • Competent in handling routine medical and surgical cases
  • Enjoy learning and practising good quality medicine in a supportive environment
  • Positive thinker, self-motivated, responsible and compassionate individual
  • Good communication with pet owners and teammates
  • Genuine love and passion for animals
  • Full entitlement to study leave, annual leave allowance
  • Special interest in exotics, orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy and ultrasonography is advantageous.

For the positions above, we offer the following:

  • 4 working days, 12 hours per day
  • Annual paid leaves plus statutory holidays
  • Comprehensive package including paid study leave and CPD allowance
  • Professional indemnity insurance included

Salary and benefits are negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Interested parties please send a cover letter, CV with a recent photo, and current & expected salary to hr@peticare.com.hk All information collected is for recruitment

Job suitable for new graduate? No

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

Contact: Ms Kwong CV and covering letter Tel: (852) 3500 5844 Web: http://peticare.com.hk Email: hr@peticare.com.hk 

Closing date: 01-Dec-2023

Day Shift Veterinarians (Full time) - Permanent

M/f, 29 Tung Ming Street, Kwun Tong Hong Kong ( region) 852 Hong Kong

  • At least 3 years of clinical experience • Competent in handling routine medical and surgical cases
  • Enjoy learning and practising good quality medicine in a supportive environment
  • Positive thinker, self-motivated, responsible and compassionate individual
  • Good communication with pet owners and teammates
  • Genuine love and passion for animals
  • Full entitlement to study leave, annual leave allowance
  • Special interest in exotics, orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy and ultrasonography is advantageous.

For the positions above, we offer the following:

  • 5 working days, 10 hours/per day
  • Annual paid leaves plus statutory holidays
  • Comprehensive package including paid study leave and CPD allowance
  • Professional indemnity insurance included

Salary and benefits are negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Interested parties please send a cover letter, CV with a recent photo, and current & expected salary to hr@peticare.com.hk
All information collected is for recruitment

Job suitable for new graduate? No 

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

Contact: Ms Kwong CV and covering letter Tel: (852) 3500 5844 Web: http://peticare.com.hk/ Email: hr@peticare.com.hk

Closing date: 01-Dec-2023

Veterinarian -- Permanent $100,000-120,000

Washington Animal Hospital

263 Route 31 South Washington 07882 United States

Washington Animal Hospital is a privately owned small animal practice perfectly situated in scenic northwestern New Jersey. Not only do we have all the bells and whistles that bigger practices have, we have great clients that have been with us for decades. Our location is ideally situated for those that want to take advantage of the outdoors (easy access to rivers, creeks, reservoirs, the Pocono Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and the list goes on and on) as well as for those who want to take advantage of major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia and New York City. Did we mention a weekend trip to the New Jersey Shore could easily be in your future?

Our top priority is offering the best quality and compassionate care to our patients and we are looking to add a full-time associate to our team! If you are looking for the unique opportunity that is rarely found, consider applying as we have been serving our community for over 35 years and continue to grow.

Our practice offers a wide range of modern diagnostic tools such as digital radiology and dental digital radiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, in house laboratory, multiparameter anesthesia monitoring, and a fully equipped surgical suite. We have local referral specialists available as well as an internal medicine specialist with weekly on-site ultrasounds and consults.

We value a healthy work-life balance and offer a competitive salary, with a sign-on bonus and flexible work schedule with no weekends or after-hour emergencies. We have a generous benefits package that includes three weeks of PTO, health and dental insurance, liability insurance, state, and DEA licenses, AVMA and NJVMA dues, VIN membership, CE benefits and retirement plan (SEP IRA).

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? No


Rebecca VanWhy CV and covering letter Tel: 908-689-3267 Web: www.washingtondvm.com Email: rebecca_wah@verizon.net 

Closing date: 01-Jan-2024

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon – Permanent £36000 plus depending on experience

Forest House Veterinary Group Ltd

28 Clewer Hill Road Windsor ( region) SL4 4BS United Kingdom

Job Description: http://www.foresthousevets.com/join-our-team/ Job

suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

Contact: Anne-Marie Griffiths CV and covering letter Tel: 01753 858877 Web: www.foresthousevets.com Email: anne-marie@foresthousevets.com 

Closing date: 31-Jul-2023

New Graduate Equine Vet - Permanent

Paragon Veterinary Group

Paragon Veterinary Group Oak Bank, Newbiggin Penrith ( region) CA11 0HT United Kingdom

Due to expanding workload Paragon Veterinary Group are looking for a New Graduate equine vet to join their friendly and growing ambulatory team of 4 vets, supported both in the clinic and on the road by 4 experienced equine technicians. Paragon Veterinary Group is an independently owned veterinary practice and active member of XLVets. The equine team is based at Newbiggin outside of Penrith, with a wide range of on site facilities including internal stable block, knockdown box, heated examination rooms and theatre, weighbridge and 23 paddocks, supported by portable DR x-ray, ultrasound, dental power tools, surgical laser, video gastroscope, respiratory and dental endoscopes. A diverse caseload is seen with the full range of clients including National Hunt race yards, competition horses, riding schools, pet ponies and donkeys. Vets are given full clinical freedom to work up cases while being encouraged and supported in developing their own areas of interest. New graduates are assigned a mentor to help ease the transition into clinical practice. We are a well respected and busy BEVA approved AI centre performing chilled and frozen AI during the Spring and Summer months. We host a veterinary dental specialist for advanced dentistry clinics throughout the year and have excellent relationships with a number of nearby referral centres for any orthopaedic and medicine cases. We also provide veterinary cover for local British Eventing Affiliated competitions, unaffiliated Eventing and British Harness Racing events.

Package details

  • 4.5 day week
  • 1 in 5 rota for equine only out of hours supported one-to-one initially
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (time back in lieu for bank holidays worked)
  • 5 days CPD allowance with further qualifications encouraged and enrolment on XLVets Equine New Graduate Programme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS, BVA and BEVA memberships fully funded
  • Company car (for private use if needed) and mobile phone Our location near the lovely market town of Penrith, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, provides a fantastic base for walkers, climbers, cyclists and for water sport enthusiasts while having excellent transport links via road and train.

For further information and to apply please send a covering letter and CV to Kelly Smith - kelly.smith@paragonvet.com 

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes 

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? No

Contact: Kelly Smith CV and covering letter Tel: 01931 716024 Web: https://www.paragonvet.com Email: kelly.smith@paragonvet.com 

Closing date: 01-Aug-2023

Veterinary Surgeon - permanent - £35,000

Brelades Vets

20 Knoll Road Dorking Surrey RH4 3EP

Job title: Veterinary Surgeon     

Type of practice: Small Animal   

Salary: £35,000

Permanent, full time

We are a small animal, independent practice with a friendly experienced team of 8 vets and 8 nurses and 2 kennel assistants. Two centres with operating only at our main surgery.  Fully equipped  equipment including digital x-ray,  dental x-ray, endoscopes, ultrasound and laparoscopic equipment.    ·  Our 2 year Graduate program is tailored to meet your individual needs ·  Dedicated VetGDP Advisor in practice ·  Phased approach to sole charge duties ·  4 day week · Starting salary of £35,000 rising after each year ·  CPD allowance of  £2,500 per year ·  Holiday allowance is 5 weeks ·  Own pets treated at cost ·  RCVS and VDS membership ·  Teamwork and case discussions ·  Plus, lots more!     The vets work between the 2 surgeries on a rota with a 1 in 7 weekends and Saturdays. Appointments will be spaced to give time to catch up and ask for advice. Weekends will be shadowed until you are feeling confident. So, if you would like to work for a friendly, independent vets that delivers outstanding pet healthcare and exceptional customer service, then we would love to hear from you.  Please send your CV to margaret@breladesvets.com  

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? No

How to apply:  email CV to margaret@breladesvets.com

Closing date: 20/07/23

Contact details: Margaret Fletcher practice manager

Post Registration Programme Registered Veterinary Nurse - 1 year fixed term - £27,000


Davies Veterinary Specialists, Hertfordshire, Willows Veterinary Centre, West Midlands, Southfields Veterinary Specialists, Essex, and Paragon Veterinary Referrals, Wakefield

Job title: Post Registration Programme Registered Veterinary Nurse

Type of practice: Referral

Salary: £27,000

1 year fixed term, full time (Start date 28th Aug- some flexibility in some practices to start earlier)

The Post Registration Programme is designed for newly qualified RVN's to fully immerse themselves in referral nursing in their first year after qualifying! The programme is a year long opportunity, with intakes in March and September, at multiple referral hospitals across the UK.

During the programme you will rotate around the hospital, covering three core areas for a total of three months per area (Wards, Theatre and Diagnostics) and an optional rotation, such as dentistry, internal medicine or neurology.

You will be supported in practice by a Preceptor (clinical mentor) and Skills Supervisors in specific areas to complete a Skills Matrix to ensure you see a variety of cases. 

We run 5 Professional Development Days which will cover a range of topics that kickstart your career in referral nursing, to include personality profiling, teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. We support you to complete 2 projects during the year, using Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine, which you will have time off rota to complete.

The perfect candidate would be someone who is keen to start their career in referral nursing but who would like the appropriate support to be able to thrive in the fast paced environment. We would be keen to hear from people who are interested in developing themselves, keen to learn and happy to work in large teams.

£27,000 per year

- £500 CPD allowance + 3 days in which to take it

- 5 Professional Development Days

- The equivalent of 2 hours each week off rota for study

- Preceptor and PRP manager support

- 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave

- RCVS and VDS fees paid

- Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD programme

- Career progression opportunities

- Staff discount schemes

- Enhanced sickness pay

- Enhanced equal family leave

- Wellness programme including:

Employee assistance programme

Eyecare voucher scheme

Free annual Flu jab

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

Recruitment referral reward scheme.

Towards the end of the programme, we support you to find the perfect role for you once you have had the chance to experience all areas of the referral hospital.

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes

Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

How to apply: Fill in application form and upload CV to https://www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk/careers/graduates-students-and-apprenticeships/referral-nursing-post-registration-programme

Closing date: End of July (Note vacancies will be filled if suitable candidates apply before the closing date)

Contact details: vetnursePRP@linnaeusgroup.co.uk

New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon - Small Animal

Home Farm Barns, Downham Road, Crimplesham, Norfolk, PE33 9DU

Since our launch 10 years ago, we have nurtured and developed sustainable and exciting careers for over 20 veterinary new graduates, a number are still with us. Many are currently studying for or have completed a certificate. A number used our solid induction from classroom to consult room as a springboard into internships. A number have left to travel the world and then returned to us to settle and build a life in Norfolk. All remain in the profession.

When we appoint a new graduate, we accept that their journey with us will have an exit point, one, two, three, possibly five years later. Regardless of journey length we take the responsibility of each career ferociously serious from day one of employment. On-boarding is over 4 months. You have a mentor. We teach methodically. We teach patiently. We know that all learn differently so we adapt the program accordingly.

Our business is fully independent and family run! Our main hospital (Crimplesham) operates 24/7 and is RCVS Hospital Status accredited. We have a slightly smaller practice in Kings Lynn that is beautifully equipped. Our nurse team are high in numbers, experience and passion for exceeding expectations.

Digital X-Ray (DR & CR). Full Lab. CT. Cardiology level ultrasound. Dental X-Ray. Spacious wards. Abundant consult rooms. Two sterile theatres at each location plus separate dental theatres. In-house we have Surgery & Medicine Certificate holders soon be joined by Cardiology and Ophthalmology. We perform high level orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery and approach medical cases creatively and collectively. We work as a team drawing on one another’s skills and support. No one is an island, no one should ever feel adrift and lost.

Our standard working week is 4 days. Weekends are 1 in 5 with time off either side. We run our own nights as a working shift currently 1 block of 7 nights every 10 weeks with 7 days recovery following. Each day is split with time to complete administration and a full shut down between 12.30 and 1.30pm so lunch can be taken and shared with colleagues.

Full private healthcare from day one of employment. Mental health support in the form of an Employee Assistance Programme and periodic on site mental health support. Monthly lucky dip. Bright Exchange Perks. Your birthday given as additional holiday. Team members children each receive a £100.00 book voucher on their birthday (reading is important). Uncapped CPD (as soon as you complete your VetGDP).

Basic Salary starting at £30,000 per annum rising to £34,000 per annum at the start of month 5 following a successful probationary period. Plus a £5,000 night bonus when joining the night rota.

Want to know more? Then please visit our linktree: https://linktr.ee/Vets1Group

Still want to know more, then please email breeze@vets-one.co.uk

Veterinary Surgeon – Farm

A fantastic opportunity has now arisen to join our independent farm animal only practice based in East Devon. We are a young highly motivated enthusiastic team committed to providing a progressive service with client satisfaction at the heart of what we do. We believe a supportive and positive working environment plays a key part in delivering this. We have a strong emphasis on teamwork. The job would suit an experienced vet with fresh ideas and expertise, or a new graduate who is keen to develop their career. We will fully support a new grad to become the best vet they can be. CPD and study towards further qualifications paid for and encouraged. Our work is largely dairy including regular routines, health planning and farmer meetings. A similarly proactive approach is taken to our sheep and beef work. Good remuneration including competitive salary and additional employee benefits. Excellent long term career prospects for the right candidate. If you would like to apply or any other information please contact Fo Jones at Blackdown Farm Vets with a curriculum vita and covering letter before Friday 26th June 2023

Fo Jones

Practice Manager

Blackdown Farm Vets Limited

Phone: 01404 819150

Email: FoJ@BlackdownFarm.Vet Web


Address: Dalwood Hill Nursery, Burrow Knap Way, Dalwood, Devon, EX13 7ES

Closing Date: 26th June 2023

Veterinary Surgeon

Stow Vets

Located in beautiful Cotswold countryside with great rail links to London wee are looking for an extra vet to join our friendly 8 vet team.

We have a purpose built practice with a laproscopy and dental xray. We enjoy mentoring new graduates and this role is very suitable for a newly qualified vet.

We can be flexible with start date and full or part time hours and can also consider a more senior vet.

Please contact us for further details

Carrie Collins carrie.collins@stowvets.co.uk

Stow Vets

Maugersbury Road

GL54 1HH

Telephone: 01451 830620

Closing Date: 1st September 2023

Graduate Veterinary Vacancy

Powis & Partners Veterinary Practice

The Role:

Unique opportunity to join an independent practice in a fantastic new premises. We are forward thinking and committed to providing excellent veterinary care. As a new or recent graduate you will be expanding our team so there will be plenty of time to learn and grow as you start your career. This is a full-time position working a 4-day week with the same day off each week. Saturdays are worked on a rota basis and there are no Sundays or on call requirements for this role.

The Benefits:

Salary up to £40,000 with commitment to a 3 monthly pay review for the first year

Generous CPD allowance, paid membership for RCVS and VDS

Structured CPD with GradstoVets (http://gradstovets.com) this includes CPD for clinical and personal development, graduate get togethers, an external mentor, online case discussions, membership of BVA a support network for graduates working in independent practices, as well as this CPD we will fund further CPD personalised to your development.

Powis & Partners are a RCVS Approved Graduate Development Practice

Support from a large, talented team in a single site practice

Independent practice meaning we can be flexible to your needs

Pension contributions

5 weeks holiday a year

Relocation package available for those moving to the area. Great central location with direct train links to London

Discounted in house veterinary treatment available for staff pets

Home office Sponsorship Licence for overseas applicants.

Applicant Requirements:

We want you to be enthusiastic and keen to work as a key member of our team, which requires good communication, self-awareness and high professional standards. The role requires a kind, compassionate approach and would suit someone that is ambitious and adaptable and wants to grow with our practice.

About Us:

We will very soon take up residence in our new, modern premises. It’s going to be very spacious - over 500 m ², purpose-designed and with all of the features that we need to give our patients the best care and allow our team to do their best job. There will be 2 surgical theatres, a dental theatre, an extensive prep room, imaging, separate dog and cat wards and 5 consultation rooms in addition to a bright and open first floor where our staff and office areas are found. We are a long-established practice with a friendly and stable team that bring experience and varied interests including medicine, surgery and behaviour. We have an interesting caseload; lovely clients and we all have plenty of opportunity to consult and operate each week. Vets have the support of our consultation assistants to make life that bit easier. The partners work in the practice every day and we take care of our team, we want everyone to feel valued, fulfilled and be able to pursue their own areas of interest.

For an informal chat call Pippa on 01384 372849.

To apply: Please send a covering letter and CV to: pippa@powisvets.co.uk

Powis & Partners

19 Audnam


DY8 4AJ  

T: 01384 372849   


Veterinary Surgeon

Job title: Veterinary Surgeon  

Company name: Holmer Vets

Type of practice: Small animal independent

Salary: From £43k

Temp/perm: Permanent

Full time/part time: full time, part time considered as well

Company address:

Holmer Vets, Roman Road, Hereford

Job description: We are a long-established and proudly independent veterinary practice in Hereford and are looking for a full or part-time veterinary surgeon to expand our team.   The surgery is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, including the installation of a designated cat ward complete with prep-room and operating theatre. The practice can perform most orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery in house, with an experienced team who can assist in working up medical cases to a high standard.   We work a 4.5 day week on a shift pattern to ensure a work-life balance which enables us to consult and operate most days. There is a VetGDP advisor, and we would be more than happy to consider a new grad for the position and help start their career with full support.  

Job suitable for new graduate? Yes Are there other RVC graduates at the practice? Yes

How to apply: email CV or any enquiries to info@holmervetsurgery.co.uk FAO Dan

Closing date: n/a

Contact details:



01432 272468

Small Animal Vet

Barn Lodge Vets, Lancashire  

Does a position as Small Animal Vet in an Independent, Family-Run practice with Hospital facilities and toys sound like the dream?

We think so! For new grads, we offer support in-practice with VetGDP mentor and from XLVets new grad programme and alongside a 2021 grad who has walked the same path for those beginning their career, together with encouragement to take your own independent steps and manage your own caseload with advice when you need it.  

And for those further along in their career then the space, equipment and investment to reach out to their next steps and responsibilities.  

Ormskirk, Lancashire is the place I’ve called home for 26 years. May have a funny name but we’re in the sweetest spot with a fantastic local community, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, whilst Liverpool and Manchester are only 30/50minutes away respectively.   Our ambition, as a family, is to create a working environment for us all to take pride in and the Hospital status of our central hub is really important to us; but we remain a very close team, this certainly isn’t a huge team where you could get lost or forgotten – We’re small enough to care but big enough to cope! We have three radial practices, one is a typical GP centre and two are just for outreach consults in local communities – you’ll get the idea when we tour you round! We tend to start everyone off at the Hospital within the team, and then explore other spots just when you’re ready.  

Our typical 40 hour week has no Out-Of-Hours, and only 1 in 5 Saturdays (9-3) as we value focussed working hours and then ability to enjoy decent breaks and time off around our home here. We pay for subscriptions, generous CPD budget, all the things you’d expect from a practice that wants to do right by its staff, clients, and patients together. If we think cases need additional expertise, we have some visiting consultants as well as support from an excellent local referral centre, and they actively encourage us to follow interesting cases along too. We do keep a fair number of bells and whistles to hand in the practice too – DR and dental xray, sparkling ultrasound, ortho kit, Laparoscopy arriving this autumn – everything we need to make doing a good job easy, we have here to hand.

Salary-wise, our new grads start at £33,000, and salaries rise to £65,000 for advanced expertise clinicians. Private medical insurance, and even your birthday off too!  

If you’d like to have a chat about our practice, why we think it’s special, and to see if you agree, then message me / email Jsk@barnlodgevets.co.uk or phone 07845802108 and see if you’d like to come and visit the team.

Best wishes, 

Mr Joel Kirwan BA (Hons) 

Business Development Manager

Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital 

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