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Veterinary Surgeon

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Salary up to £80,000 depending on experience
Closing date
23 Mar 2024
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Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic is located in the beautiful Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, providing veterinary care in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset, with branches in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford.

We are offering an opportunity for an experienced, passionate small animal vet, committed to delivering an exceptional level of care to both patients and their owners, to join our proudly independent practice.

Prospects of future management role and part ownership for the right applicant.

The Role

Due to current expansion, we are offering an exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated, and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside, to help us provide an exceptional service to our local community.

We are looking for a full (4-day week) or part-time experienced veterinary surgeon to join our team of 9 vets. We have an excellent, supportive nursing team comprising 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a dedicated on-call nursing team.

We operate 3 well-equipped branch surgeries all with DR x-ray, in-house IDEXX laboratory, ultrasound scanners and all other usual toys.

We run our own on-call service, from our main branch with a comfortable 1 in 7 rota shared pro-rata.

Our RCVS-accredited practice is proudly independent and a member of XL Vets.

All our vets have full clinical freedom and there is regular, open discussion of cases and ideas. Independence allows interested vets to pursue their clinical interests and the possibility of management and directorship roles in the future.

The Package

  • Competitive salary package, dependent on experience
  • Private medical insurance with Vitality
  • Generous holiday allowance - 26.5 days for a full-time 4-day week
  • Generous pension scheme
  • RCVS, BSAVA and VDS membership fees, fully funded
  • Generously funded CPD
  • We are committed to green initiatives and a “Cycle To Work“ scheme is available to all members

Our abiding ethos is to care for our patients and clients but also to care for each other. Friars Moor has a strong family feel and team spirit. It is truly a great workplace place to be a part of.

If you want to advance your career as a small animal vet while making a real difference in the lives of pets and owners, we encourage you to apply.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please feel free to contact our veterinary directors, Dan or Kirk, for an informal chat on the contact number provided. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to our practice manager, Ms. Justine Turnbull, by clicking the “Apply now” button.


First established in the 1950's, Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic has long supported the local farming community with expertise to cater for all classes of livestock. Our farm animal team are friendly and approachable and we enjoy working with our farmers to build close working relationships. Our team of ten farm vets are dedicated to providing a dynamic and informed service to each farm on an individual basis.

Our small animal department are committed to ensuring your pets receive the highest level of care. We have a dedicated team of six small animal vets and four qualified nurses on hand to cater for all types of companion animals. Our balance of experience, expertise and modern know-how has led us to become a popular, well-established first opinion practice.   

We offer services from three locations across North Dorset with branches at Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum. Each site is equipped with the highest quality facilities but please be aware that operations are not performed at Shaftesbury.

Please do not hesitate to contact the practice; we are always happy to offer help and guidance over the phone.

We are proud to be an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. This is a voluntary initiative in place to give clients confidence in the quality of care their animals will receive.

Company info
01258 472314
Manston Road
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1BH
United Kingdom

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