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Veterinary Surgeon

Otter Vets
Sidmouth, Devon
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
8 May 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon 
Otter Vets, East Devon
Salary up to £65,000 DOE plus Benefits

We are looking for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at Otter Vets.

You will be looking after a mixed caseload with duties including routine fertility visits, TB testing, day-to day farm visits, 1st opinion equine work, small animal consults and operating.
If your preference is for small animal or small animal/equine work, we would still really like to hear from you as we have flexibility to consider these roles.

Work Patterns

Work/life balance is important to us so our full-time vets typically work 4 days per week finishing at 6pm. We all work occasional Saturday mornings on a rota basis. On-call consists of one night per week plus 1:4 weekends.

Established history of over 70 years

Our practice has an established history of over 70 years, providing veterinary care to small animal, farm and equine clients in our local communities. We have two branches, one based in the Jurassic coastal town of Sidmouth and the other in the nearby market town of Ottery St Mary, Devon. 

We participate in a variety of local charity events and local agricultural shows. We are proud of the 24-hour service we offer for the continuity of care for all our mixed veterinary work. Currently, plans are being worked on to re-organise our two premises which will facilitate further growth and development.

Our Location

Come and admire the beautiful Jurassic coastline and rolling East Devon countryside. We are within easy reach of Dartmoor and for those needing city attractions, Exeter is a 20 minute drive away.

Our Equipment

Digital x-ray facilities, haematology and biochemistry analysers, dental and anaesthetic machines at both surgery premises. In addition, a multi-parameter machine, separate small animal and bovine ultra-sound scanners.

Our Team

You will be joining a busy, sociable & supportive team of 4 full time and one part time Veterinary Surgeons and 4 Nurses who work across both sites plus our Admin/Reception team. 

Out of work, we enjoy getting together for meals including a Christmas party and for team building.

Because our employees matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1,250 CPD allowance
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1,000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

Please quote BH10673 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the Apply now button.


Otter Vets is a well-established veterinary practice that treats livestock and horses as well as pets.

We've been in Sidmouth for over 50 years and our branch surgery in Ottery St Mary for almost as long.

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Chandlers Lane
EX10 9BX

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