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Veterinary Surgeon

Dawlish, Devon
Salary starting from £32k to 62k pa. More experienced Vets, discussed at interview, DOE
Closing date
18 Feb 2023
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Fancy working in an Independent Practice with a great salary & benefits package, with No OOH’s!

Veterinary Surgeon

Salary starting from £32k to 62k pa. More experienced Vets, discussed at interview, DOE

Hours: 40 hrs pw. No OOH’s

Plus 6 weeks holiday, staff discounts, Accommodation available & more

Location: Dawlish, Devon

Job ref: 698

At Vetfinders we are helping a practice in Devon find their next hire. Due to business development, they have a new opportunity for a proactive, enthusiastic and experienced Vet to join their team at this Independent, small animal practice


  • No OOH’s, but we do care for our own inpatients on a 1 in 6 rota 
  • Full time, 4 days a week, 9-hour shifts with a paid lunch break 
  • 1:4 weekend day 
  • Part Time discussed 
  • Driving licence and own transport essential for this position 


  • Salary commensurate with experience £32k-62k
  • RCVS subscriptions and VDS cover paid.  CPD allowance provided and actively encouraged; we are a member of the Western Counties Veterinary association and in the past few years our vets have gone on CPD to Florida, Luxembourg, Austria, Barcelona as well as BSAVA and LVS
  • 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) plus your birthday off 
  • Pension 
  • Private Healthcare and Death in Service 
  • Accommodation can be provided, including utilities (not council tax) in a modern 1 bed or 2 bed flat. 
  • Business mileage paid. We also have a practice van for use for attending home visits and transferring patients between surgeries 

Our 14-vet team, including certificate holders in Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Small Animal Surgery, Dermatology and Dentistry, plus up to date equipment including CT scanner, full dental suite and lab means that we can provide our clients with comprehensive care. 

CPD encouraged as we are very keen for staff to develop themselves to their maximum potential. Certificate enrolment encouraged and funded. We offer generous CPD budgets with vets this year going to NAVC in Florida, BSAVA, LVS, Barcelona and Luxembourg. Business ownership is also an option in the future for the right candidate. 

Ideally you would have completed at least 1 year in practice but as a Vetsure accredited Graduate Friendly practice with 3 VetGDP advisors we can support you to develop into a great vet. 

Opportunities available for a full or part time position. 

The Practice 

Bay Vet Group is an independently owned, RCVS accredited, 100% companion animal practice on the South coast of Devon, we are proud to have served the local pet community for over 50 years. 

This will be our sixth year with our new graduate programme; we aim to provide a supportive environment in which to hone the skills learned at Veterinary school in the transition from university to companion animal practice. We have 3 VetGDP advisors to support our new graduates. 

Over the last few years, the practice has invested heavily and are now proud to be able to offer CT, digital radiography, quality ultrasound scanners (Including Doppler), quality anaesthetic monitoring equipment, excellent surgical and consulting facilities including three dental suites, full IDEXX laboratory facilities, microscopy, endoscopy and laparoscopy. Most importantly we pride ourselves on our excellent team of experienced clinicians with the added expertise of certificate holders in Cardiology, Dermatology, Small animal surgery, ophthalmology and dentistry. 

We have a really friendly team and encourage socialisation together outside of work.  We hold many social events such as barbeques, meals and our infamous Christmas party. 

Our practices are based in Teignmouth, Torquay, Chelston, Newton Abbot and Paignton with our main surgery being located in Dawlish. South Devon offers one of the best, quality of life areas to live in; our practices are all within a mile of great beaches! Water sports in and on water available locally including sailing, surfing, kite surfing and sea kayaking, with many good local clubs. Dartmoor is a 15 minutes’ drive away which is great for hiking, horse-riding and cycling. The city of Exeter is only a 20-minute drive away, and good transport links gives easy access to London and the rest of the UK. 

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in an independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do or get back to loving being a vet again! 

Interested? Be 1st … Apply now! 



VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love. Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.

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