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Permanent Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-13531)

Winchester, Hampshire

Farm Vet

35,000 to 50,000 per annum, commensurate to experience

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

A large animal practice located in Winchester are looking for a Permanent Farm Veterinary Surgeon to join their growing team.

The Vet would be joining a team of 5 Vets. The practice are part of a large animal veterinary group with multiple branch practices. This is varied case load between dairy, beef sheep, camelids and small holders. The practice also does their own TB testing but the practice is located in a mainly low-risk TB area. There is a large client base in this area and the practice believe in building strong working relationships, so they ensure that there are two Vets for each Farm so to offer continuity for their clients. The practice has a strong preventative medicine bias so the right candidate would also advocate this ethos.

They are looking for a Vet with a minimum of 1 year farm animal experience and someone who is comfortable with scanning, surgeries, and OOH work. There is support available for development of skills and knowledge so the role is ideal for someone who is looking for a role where they can progress.

This role is full time with 1 in 4 weekends and time off in lieu of any weekend work and a half day once per week.

Key details:

  • Type: Farm animal
  • Hours: Full time, one half day per week
  • Weekends: 1 in 4 weekends
  • TOIL: Yes, after weekend work
  • OOH: Yes on a rota
  • Sole charge: Some
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Branch work: Possible if required
  • Team: Large team of large animal vets supported by a large nationwide team of veterinary surgeons

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
  • Practice does its own TB work
  • 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
  • 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
  • Various levels of experience considered with 1 year minimum required
  • You will need to be confident in sole charge work
  • You must be competent in all areas of large animal work
  • You should have 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
  • You must have a strong work ethic and provide an excellent high standard of clinical service
  • Experience in TB testing is advantageous
  • You will be a forward-thinking vet, compassionate and enthusiasm with a positive attitude.


  • Salary: 35,000 to 50,000 per annum, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • CPD: Generous allowance of 1,750 plus 5 days to attend
  • Certificates are funded and supported
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BCVA fees paid
  • Contributory pension scheme available
  • Company car and phone provided
  • Health insurance
  • Exclusive colleague rewards including discounts with high street retailers and restaurants
  • Branded uniform provided

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.

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