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Veterinary Surgeon

Delaware Veterinary Group - Yeovil
Yeovil, Somerset
Salary up to £74,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Delaware Veterinary Group, Yeovil
Salary up to £74,000 depending on experience and up to £5,000 in relocation support, plus benefits 

Ignite your passion for excellence in veterinary care at Delaware!

We are looking for a part-time small animal vet to join our team. We divide our work equally amongst the team with both consultations and surgical caseload, playing to the strengths of each of our vets. 

This 28-hour position is currently worked over 4 days of 7-hour shifts but the exact number of hours, shift lengths and days worked can be flexible. We are open between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 8.30am to 1pm. Saturdays are worked on a 1:3 basis. We work in partnership with VetsNow to continue our care outside these hours so there is no out-of-hours work. We do supervise our own low input inpatients overnight and at weekends if required.

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.

Be part of delivering clinical excellence

Delaware Veterinary Group has 2 great practices in Somerset, overseen by the same leadership team. This vacancy is at our Yeovil branch. We work with our clients and their pets to deliver high quality veterinary care on an individual patient basis and have facilities and equipment to support this such as digital radiography including dental, ultrasound, endoscopy and in-house laboratory. 
Yeovil is well placed for access to the coast and has good road and rail links to London, Bath and Exeter and beyond!

Meet like-minded professionals

You will work alongside 5 other small animal vets. We have a 6 strong nursing support team and 6 non-clinical support team members. Teamwork, sharing information and helping each other is at the centre of our mission. We have an open culture with support designed so you can be the best vet you can be. 

Delaware is a long-established local brand, proud to be part of the Yeovil community.

Are you the perfect fit?

The right small animal vet for us will want to work as part of an excellent team that cares about each other as well as our patients. We will want to learn about your work interests so we can support further career development. We want to ensure you enjoy what you do at work and have enough time away to enjoy your personal life too.

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


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 5 days 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


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

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Maizie Brown, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided. Reference BH11383.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


You will find Delaware Veterinary Group branches in Castle Cary and Yeovil. The purpose-built premises were opened in Castle Cary on a green field site in July 1999 with facilities for companion, equine and farm animals. The surgery in Yeovil was established in 1979 on Hendford Hill and has been expanded to meet the demands of the Veterinary Practice well into the millennium.

Delaware Vets are a large, mixed veterinary practice in Somerset. We are currently have over 20 Veterinary Surgeons, each with their own specialist areas of discipline. We can therefore provide a comprehensive service for the majority of species, combined with the depth of experience and innovation that is essential for the most challenging veterinary problems.

Company info
01935 474690
106 Hendford Hill
BA20 2RF
United Kingdom

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