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Veterinary Surgeon

Kingfisher Veterinary Practice - Chard
Chard, Somerset
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience, plus relocation allowance of £2,500
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Kingfisher Veterinary Practice, Chard
Up to £65,000 DOE
Up to £5000 welcome bonus and £5000 relocation allowance

Joining the team at Kingfisher Veterinary Practice

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our first opinion small animal practice in the beautiful Somerset countryside. We can offer a competitive salary, CPD allowance, with a 4-day working week, no night duties, and friendly, supportive staff. Some experience is preferred but a motivated recent graduate would be considered. Accommodation is available if required.  

Our location and practice

Our four-branch practice is in rural Somerset with beautiful scenery and the Jurassic coastline within easy reach with transport links via motorway and rail. Other equipment includes video endoscopy, tonometry, digital dental x-rays, and ultrasound scanners. Advanced orthopaedic surgery is available to our clients via a visiting specialist, and we have certificate holders in ophthalmology and surgery within our team of experienced vets.

Discover the next step in your career

We are seeking a pro-active and dedicated veterinary surgeon experience is preferred but all candidates will be considered. Applicants must be RCVS registered. We encourage and fund CPD including study for higher qualifications.

Because our employee’s 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
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • 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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata 
  • 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 £1000 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
  • Relocation allowance up to £5000

Please quote BH11382 when you apply. For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Maizie Brown, Talent Partner on the number provided.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding level of service for our clients and their pets, with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, within modern and well equipped surgeries.

All of our surgeries are modern, fully equipped and spacious with consulting, operating, X-ray and hospitalisation facilities and have ample parking. Our main branch at Crewkerne has additional diagnostic and hospitalisation facilities. Please see the facilities page for more information.

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