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Small Animal Veterinary Anaesthetist (Head of Service) - Swindon, Wiltshire

Eastcott Veterinary Clinic & Hospital
Swindon, Wiltshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Hospital, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Small Animal Veterinary Anaesthetist – Head of Service

Eastcott Veterinary Hospital, Swindon, United Kingdom

Eastcott Veterinary Referrals are recruiting a board-certified anaesthetist to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team as Head of the Anaesthesia Service.

We are looking for a veterinary anaesthetist who is committed to excellence both in patient care and in communication with colleagues. You will lead an anaesthesia team of veterinary anaesthetists and a dedicated and highly trained team of veterinary nurses. The successful candidate should have great leadership skills and the passion to bring out the best in those around them. You will have the opportunity to take a central role in the further growth of the anaesthesia service and the development of the members of your team. You will be working within our multi-disciplinary hospital which includes the following services soft-tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, dental/maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and ECC.

Eastcott Referrals is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire, between Bristol and London and close to the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. In 2020 we completed a major extension and refurbishment which means the successful candidate will be able to take advantage of the new cutting-edge facilities. It’s a great time to join our dynamic and motivated team that has benefited from the support of the Linnaeus Group and Mars Petcare. This investment in our state-of-the-art facilities has allowed us to provide the best care to our patients, and the opportunity to perform the most up-to-date and innovative techniques. We encourage our staff to undertake further professional and personal development and provide a friendly and supportive environment in which our clinicians can flourish and enjoy their work.

What’s on offer?

  • Full-time - based on a 4-day week – part-time options would also be considered
  • Competitive salary
  • 1:4 weekends and 1 night each week on duty
  • Benefits package including 6 weeks holiday, 7-days CPD with generous CPD allowance, registration fees and pension scheme

To find out more

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this position further or who wish to apply should click the apply button.

Applications by: 1st September 2021. Applications may close early if the right candidate is found.


Eastcott Vets Swindon in the only veterinary practice in the UK to be voted UK Vet Practice of the Year twice. It is the only Swindon vets to have ever been voted UK Vet Practice of the Year. Eastcott Vets, Veterinary Nurses and Staff have been nomimated for awards every year since the awards have been running. 

We are passionate about our work and we are dedicated to providing the highest levels of care for your pets and the best possible service to you.

Each year we choose a pet charity to support. In 2012 we raised £10,000 to fund the training of a Guide Dog puppy. Our puppy was born on 17th July 2012 and is called Edsion after our hospital.

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