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Veterinary Surgeon - Farm

Border Vets Livestock Services
Longtown, Cumbria, England
Up to £65,000 DOE
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Large/Farm Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary up to £65,000 DO, Welcome bonus up to £5,000 plus Relocation Allowance up to £3,000

Border Vets are looking for an ambitious, knowledgeable Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon to work with the local farming community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking, self-driven vet with a strong desire to deliver preventative health care services to our clients. This role can also be adapted to suit mixed work.

Fix or flex - work life balance that works for you

Our vets usually work 40 hours per week across 4/5 days, with 1:4 weekends working on call at home from 7pm on Friday and in surgery from 8:30am to 1pm on Saturday, then on-call supported by a nurse for the remainder of the weekend. The role also includes 1 night per week on call. However, our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours truly tips the scale on your work life balance.

We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it brilliantly easy for you to strike the right balance. Many of our staff members already take advantage of our flexi working approach, we can accommodate full or part time hours, whether you need to do the school run, have family commitments or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern to fit around your lifestyle, we can fix or flex our patterns to suit you.

OC rota- Full time will have a day off in the week or part time will receive a OC supplement.

Our practice is located on the outskirts of the beautiful Lake District, Hadrian’s wall and borderlands, there is ample opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

This role will play a vital part in driving our farm business forward whilst we go from strength to strength for our local farming community. Our main requirements are enthusiasm and desire to be part of a caring, fun, and dedicated team who are always aiming to give a great client experience and high-quality care to our patients.

At Border we have 3 vets, clinical director, 1 RVN, 1 animal care assistant, farm services manager, practice manager and highly skilled receptionists.

Because our people 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

*6.8 weeks annual leave

*Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday


*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 CPD leave 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

Up to £65,000 DOE


Border Vets has become an integral part of the farming community for over a decade, providing a comprehensive and dedicated service for farmers, smallholders and horse owners across Cumbria and the Scottish borders. Our vets work with dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, and any other farm species you care to mention!


Border Vets aims to work with you to improve animal health and welfare. But the practice also understands the productivity and profitability needs of your business. We offer a 24 hour farm animal veterinary service, with wide expertise in disease prevention and control as well as a thorough and caring approach to individual animal medicine.

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