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Veterinary Surgeon

Highbridge, Somerset
Salary starting from £40,000 pa. More experienced Vets, discussed at interview, DOE
Closing date
11 Apr 2023
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Companion / Small animal
Veterinary Surgeon
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Fancy working in an Independent Practice, 3 days pw with great benefits

Veterinary Surgeon

Salary starting from £40,000 pa. More experienced Vets, discussed at interview, DOE

Hours: 3 days hrs pw, Full time

Plus 4 weeks plus bank holidays, staff discounts and pension scheme

Location: Highbridge, Somerset

Job ref: 703

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


  • Full Time, 3 days pw, 8.30am to 6.30pm (Tue/Thu/Fri, but can be discussed)
  • One night on call per week
  • 1:4 Weekends

This independent practice provides excellence in all aspects of pet care. As a practice, they require an understanding, enthusiastic and patient team player. You must be confident and capable of carrying out all surgical and medical procedures.

There will be sole charge when on weekend duty and night on call, but will always have RVN on duty with you. Ideally you will be competent in sole charge whilst doing OOH cover, but we are a Vet GDP practice so a less experienced Vet can be mentored where necessary.

The successful candidate will benefit from the clinical freedom enjoyed by being an independent practice. You will be a motivated and passionate individual, working seamlessly alongside our team to provide high quality veterinary care and a fantastic client service.

You will be free to workup and manage your own clinical cases and enjoy building your own client base, whilst benefitting from the support of our experienced team, with whom case discussion and collaboration are encouraged. The practice aspires to create an environment that offers clinical excellence combined with first rate patient and client care.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience is preferred but will consider less for a candidate with the right character, ability, and positive attitude.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Effective decision-making ability
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • The ability to problem solve


  • RCVS & VDS membership fees paid.
  • CPD allowance - £1-1.5K and 5 days
  • Certificates considered if benefit the practice
  • Staff pets get drugs/food at cost price, heavily discounted fees
  • 4 weeks plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme

The Practice

We are an independent, friendly, family run practice that feels that we are an integral part of our local community.

We cover our own OOH work which means we can hospitalise animals and follow on with continuity of care and no concerns about transporting to another site, plus gives a wider, more interesting caseload.

We are welfare orientated and competitively priced, but aim to provide a high level of service. Locums comment how welcoming we are.

We have set breaks within the rota for vets to do admin work and have lunch.

The Veterinary Director is a surgical certificate holder, so we do retain some more advanced surgical cases in house.

Currently, we have 3 Vets, 3 RVN's and 1 part time VCA. We have a team of 1 full time and 4 part time receptionists.

This is a great chance to be involved in an independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you are trained to do.

Interested? Be 1stApply now!



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