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Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Market Veterinary Centre
The perfect location for lovers of the outdoors, allowing you to indulge and immerse in everything from paddle boarding and surfing, to lovely walks and cream teas.
Closing date
15 Dec 2021

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Mixed Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We have a great opportunity for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join our genuine mixed practice based in South Molton. This is a full-time role working 4 or 5 days whatever your preference and approximately one Saturday day shift per month will be required. Our mixed animal out of hours provision is currently required at rate of 1 in 5 weekends but will be improved by two Veterinary Surgeons returning from maternity leave in Spring 2022.

The role would be a mixture of set small animal consulting and operating days and farm/small holder work, including cattle (dairy and beef), sheep and some equine. 

Market Vets is a longstanding, two- site practice covering North Devon. Our mixed veterinary team is based in the market town of South Molton in a purpose-built premises. Our sister site, which provides companion animal services only as well as dog grooming, is based in Barnstaple. We pride ourselves in offering a quality, friendly and affordable service with 15–20-minute consultations. We provide services to a mixture of traditional beef and sheep farms, small holders as well as bigger dairy units requiring high level preventative health and fertility visits, with no routine TB testing. We have an excellent range of equipment to allow you to provide a high level of diagnostic and treatment options, including digital x-ray, dental x-ray, large animal x-ray, endoscopy, full lab on both sites, small and large animal ultrasound, orthopaedics, and K-laser. Our surgeries are in a beautiful area of the country, with easy access to the stunning beaches and beautiful scenery of the North Devon coast and Exmoor yet retaining easy rail and motorway links to historic Exeter and the rest of the country if required. We are in the perfect location for lovers of the outdoors, allowing you to indulge and immerse in everything from paddle boarding and surfing, to lovely walks and cream teas.

We currently have a mixture of 11 full-time and part-time Veterinary Surgeons, 11 Veterinary Nurses, 4 Veterinary Nursing support staff and 12 Support Team members. We have two certificate holders in small animal surgery and medicine respectively. A new mixed-animal team member will be mentored by members of our small animal and farm team and help is always available to facilitate learning and gaining of experience where required. There will be set days on companion and large animal work, although this will need to remain flexible depending on the daily needs of the practice. There is ample opportunity to develop your interests, with CPD and further qualifications greatly encouraged.

This role can be tailored to suit a new graduate or a more experienced Veterinary Surgeon. 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.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Pawsome - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process. If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.


We are a modern, well equipped and highly experienced Veterinary Practice with a long history of looking after the animals of North Devon.

Our location, at the heart of South Molton and Pottington, Barnstaple, enables us to remain as much a part of the community as we have always been. We pride ourselves on getting to know many of our clients personally and have enjoyed looking after many generations of animals.

We offer a 24 hour call out service for genuine emergencies outside normal surgery hours and can provide drop in facilities for minor problems and advice - so whatever the problem we are always available.

Our modern surgeries are fully equipped with state of the art operating facilities, digital radiography, ultrasound, emergency hospitalisation and an on-site laboratories and pharmacy. Likewise we actively encourage Continuing Professional Development among our staff so that we can always offer the latest treatments. Some of our vets also hold postgraduate qualifications.


Find Us
The Surgery
Southley Road
South Molton
North Devon
EX36 4BL
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