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Permanent Equine Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-7505)

Taunton, Somerset

Veterinary Surgeon

Up to £65,000

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

We are recruiting for a permanent full time Senior Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join a practice in Taunton Somerset.

This is a full-time role working 4.5 days per week. There is a 1:4 on call rota which also includes weekends. The Senior Vet would be joining a team of 4 Vets. They are proud to have a very low staff turnover and many of the staff members have been with the practice a long time.

The practice is a first opinion ambulatory equine practice, and they have a purpose-built equine clinic which offers in patients stabling and treatment rooms, operating theatre and a wide range of portable equipment. They have a large and longstanding client base with hunters and competition horses and hackers and companions.

They are looking for an experienced equine Vet with at least 7 years post qualification under their belt. Ideally, they would be a certificate holding Equine Vet but this is not essential. Good surgical skills would also be ideal as they offer a state-of-the-art surgical suite. They will have a motivated and can-do attitude and enjoy establishing good working relationships with their clients and build up their client base. Excellent communication skills are also key. This is an exciting opportunity for a Vet to develop the role over time and expand into the business side of things should they wish to do so.

Key Details:

  • Type: Equine Vet
  • Hours: Full time 4.5 days per week
  • Weekends: Yes 1:4
  • OOH: 1:4 on call
  • Sole Charge: Some
  • Team: 4 Vet and support team
  • Consultations: N/A

About them:

  • Established forward-thinking Practice
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Offers an excellent work / life balance
  • Comprises of a team of highly experienced surgeons - one currently studying towards a certificate in exotic animals
  • Experienced Equine Vets
  • Provides a vast range of modern Equine veterinary services, equipment and facilities
  • Excellent reputation within the community
  • Offers opportunity to develop the role into the business side of things
  • Focused on proactive healthcare and educating clients on equine health
  • Friendly and motivated team in place
  • Practice provides clinical freedom for personal growth and development

About you:

  • You will be an experienced Equine Veterinary Surgeon
  • Minimum of 7 years post qualification
  • You will be confident in Equine Surgery
  • You will always deliver a high standard of clinical care
  • You will be motivated and ambitious to grow your own client bases
  • You will have excellent customer facing skills
  • You will work well within the team alongside other veterinary specialists and clinicians
  • You will be a passionate and motivated veterinary surgeon with a genuine interest for animal welfare
  • Ideally you will be a certificate holding equine surgeon or working towards a certificate


  • The Equine clinic offer a wide range of modern equine services.
  • Surgical facilities include Airway Operations, Wound Repairs, Skingrafting, Laser surgery, Arthroscopies and joint flushes.

  • Full in patient care facilities for up to 7 horses at one time
  • State of the art reproduction treatments
  • State of the art diagnostic equipment including:
  • Endoscopes
  • ECG
  • Ultrasound scanners for soft tissue injuries and reproductive work
  • DR digital x-ray system for lameness and skeletal injuries
  • In house laboratory


  • Salary up to 65,000 commensurate to experience negotiable
  • CPD allowance
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Certificates funded and supported
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Health Insurance scheme
  • Staff Discount

Must haves:

RCVS Registered & Qualified or soon to be.

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Have excellent verbal / written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the VS Team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 7505

T: 0333 014 7374

E: info@vetseekers.co.uk

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