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Permanent Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-14671)

Horsham, West Sussex

Farm Vet

£35,000 to £55,000 per annum

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

A large animal practice located in Horsham are looking to recruit an experienced large farm animal veterinary surgeon on a permanent basis to join their growing team. This role would ideally suit an experienced veterinary surgeon perhaps looking to relocate and have a new challenge.

They are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Vet to work within the branches head office on the outskirts of Horsham.

The role will involve commercial dairy, beef, small ruminant, camelid and small holders, open and pet farms. The Vet will work a mixture of routine fertility work, health planning, sick animals, and some TB testing. The role would be ideal for a Vet who is interested in teaching and education and the practice have farm rotation students from the University in Surrey.

There will also be 1 in 4 weekends depending on the season with a day off in lieu per weekend worked and a half day once a week. There is TB tester employed which helps minimise the TB workload for the vets.

Key details:

  • Type: Farm animal
  • Hours: Full time
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 Saturdays, 9am to 5pm
  • OOH: 1 in 5 during lambing and calving season as the vets double up
  • TOIL: Yes, days off when worked a weekend
  • Sole charge: Some
  • Team: 6 large animal vets supported by 2 administrative assistants

About them:

  • Modern and spacious purpose-built practices
  • Fully equipped facilities and services
  • Delivers a high standard of clinical care and uses evidence-based medicine
  • Multi vet practice so plenty of support is given to the right candidate to develop their knowledge and clinical skill further.
  • Career development opportunities into management for the right candidate
  • Varied case load from dairy, beef, sheep, pigs, camelids to smaller holders with smaller animals multi species open and pet farm animals.
  • Offers routine fertility work, health planning and individual animal work
  • Has a high surgical caseload
  • If you do have a passion for teaching the practice does take on rotating university students
  • Part time hours are also considered.
  • Certificates can be funded and supported.
  • Car, Laptop and Phone provided
  • Award winning practice
  • The practice supports all veterinary surgeons and are committed to their wellbeing and always tries to promote flexibility support and teamwork.

About you:

  • You must have a strong work ethic and provide an excellent high standard of clinical service
  • You will need to be confident in sole charge work
  • You must be competent in all areas of large and farm animal work
  • Experience in TB Testing experience is advantageous
  • You will be a forward-thinking vet, compassionate and enthusiasm with a positive attitude.
  • You would be qualified in fertility, cattle health and production, foot care and mobility, young stock and farm management


  • Salary: 35,000 to 55,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance of 1,750 plus 5 days leave
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BCVA fees paid
  • Contributory pension scheme available
  • Company car and phone and laptop provided
  • Private health insurance
  • Certificates are funded and supported
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • There is scope within this role to develop your career in many different ways and opportunities for responsibility as appropriate

Must haves:

RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be

Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

Have excellent verbal and 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 Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 14671

T: 0333 014 7374

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