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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (New Grad) - Wincanton, South Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire

Wincanton, Somerset
Salary dependent on experience £30-35k pa
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Role: Full or Part Time Veterinary Surgeon (Small Animal)

Location: Wincanton, South Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border

Hours: Permanent, Full time, 4 days per week, 1:6 weekends, OOHs 1 night per week

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience £30 -35k per annum

VetFinders are proud to be the recruitment partner for a wonderfully independent group of practices, based in South Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border. They are looking to recruit a Veterinary surgeon with immediate effect, suitable either for an experienced part time vet or a competent recent graduate for a full-time position.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon, looking to join an expanding team, and ever-increasing caseload.

Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • CPD encouraged and funded - £1500 per year and 5 days allowance, but not a hard limit. Negotiable for specific ambitions.
  • Generous staff discount

The Role:

As a Veterinary Surgeon, you will need to be able and be comfortable with a mixture of consultations and surgical procedures of general practice. Confident and competent in the role, training will be given and mentoring is encouraged.

The requirements for this role can be flexible, full time or part time applicants will be considered. Although experience is preferred, recent graduates with the right ‘can-do’ attitude who will fit in with our fabulous team are encouraged to apply.

The current vet and nurse team are very supportive, and there is always someone around for advice if needed.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, full time vets work 4 days a week, 8.30am – 6pm. Part time hours are negotiable. No late surgeries, and Saturday consults finish at midday. The practice feels it is important to get the work/life balance right. Consult slots do not run for more than 2 hours at a time, with regular breaks in the day for tea and chat. Out of Hours caseload is not too onerous and in general provides plenty of time at home on evenings and weekends.

Development and progression are important to the practice as they grow and evolve, but finding the right person is key. The practice is looking for someone to work with their existing clients, and deliver their high excellent standard of patient care. The team currently have strong work ethics to ensure quality and effective work is carried out to gain the best overall satisfied results for the patient and the client.

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the UK
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Effective decision-making ability
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • The ability to problem solve
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must live within a 30 minute response time of Wincanton, or have access to overnight accommodation.

About the practice:

The practice is 100% small animal, and proud to provide OOH services to all their own clients. All hospitalised cases are centralised at the main branch in Wincanton.

The main branch in Wincanton has been recently refurbished, and they are working towards achieving Cat Friendly status.  Gillingham is a purpose built branch, and is rapidly growing in caseload as the town grows. They also have two small branches in Milborne Port and Mere offering consultation services to more rural communities.

The practice is fully committed to providing the best care possible for their clients and this has seen them make significant investments in the practice in recent years, with plans to continue to grow in the future.

Proudly independent and always striving to offer the very best veterinary care possible.

The team consists currently of 4 full time vets, 3 part time vets, 6 RVNs, 4 ANAs and kennel assistants and a wonderful, wise reception team - they offer lots of experience to learn from and ask for advice.


To apply for this vacancy or request more information please send your CV in application to Lucy Emberton-Leveson, Vetfinders.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first, just let us know the job reference, Thanks and Good luck, VetFinders.


VetFinders is a recruitment business with a social mission at its heart. We are more than a recruitment business whose only aim is to make a profit, this isn’t us! We aim to make a profit of course we do but we work with a number of charities  giving back to the industry we love.  Giving is at the heart of our business, we work with the local college Askham Bryan sponsoring two nurse students through their studies, have worked  with Street Vet advertising their roles for free, donate to a local charity helping disabled and life limiting children with animal therapy and work with Blue Cross. When we place candidates in a new role we donate enough to pay for a Blue Cross nurse for the day. ‘A dream job for you, a Blue Cross Nurse paid for too.’

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