Current job vacancies from across the XLVets community of independent veterinary practices in England, Scotland and Wales. XLVets Member Practices work collaboratively by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills to achieve excellence in veterinary practice and maintain the highest levels of customer care and animal welfare. The XLVets community is a mixture of Small Animal, Farm Animal, Equine and Mixed Practices with opportunities for graduate veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses (RVN), experienced veterinary professionals, and operations and support staff.

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2022 Graduate Vacancies

Experienced Veterinary Surgeon (Saturday mornings) at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic, Dorset

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside. An increase in work load and expansion of the business means we are looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years experience to join our team in this beautiful part of the country.

We are looking for a small animal vet to take sole charge for Saturday morning consultations at our Blandford branch, from 8.30am to 12.30pm. This...

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Experienced Small Animal Vet at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic, Dorset

A new and exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside. An increase in work load and expansion of the business means we are looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years' experience to join our team in this beautiful part of the country.

We offer support for continuing education including certificates. Our vets have full clinical freedom and there is regular, open discussion of cases and...

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Clinical Lead at Kings Veterinary Centre, Leicester

We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon towork in our busy Syston practice.

Our close-knit team of vets are down to earth, friendly and willing to share their wealth of expertise.

We are fortunate to have a large team of experienced RVN’s and dedicated support staff, all of whom share our passion for providing high standards of veterinary care to our patients.

Responsible for all clinical issues on a day-to-day basis,...

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Night Nurse at Kings Veterinary Centre, Leicester

We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced and dedicated night nurse for our practice in the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray. 

You should feel comfortable working sole charge, be enthusiastic, forward thinking and highly motivated. This is a 'hands-on' position, working within a fast paced and friendly team, and...

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Small Animal Night Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

About Us 

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice which offers dedicated small animal, equine & farm care across a wide geographical area. We currently have 3 branch surgeries located in Charlbury, Deddington & Moreton-in-Marsh. Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the...

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Veterinary Receptionist at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

Hook Norton Veterinary Group offers specialist Small Animal, Equine, & Farm 24-hour care across a wide geographic area. With additional branches in Charlbury, Deddington and Moreton-in-Marsh, we deliver unrivalled veterinary care to these areas and the surrounding villages. 

Due to continued growth, we now have a permanent opportunity...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet with Daleside Vets, Wrexham

Looking to start your career at a small-animal practice that cares about you?

Then look no further, Daleside Vets is an independent practice, with decisions being made by the vets themselves. 

We are based on the North Wales border around 40 minutes from Liverpool and an hour from Snowdon. 

With most of the vets being more than 10 years qualified, you’ll have plenty of experience to call upon should you need it, and as much support as you like.

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Veterinary Receptionist at Portland Vets, Edenbridge, West Sussex

We are an independent small animal practice based in West Sussex with three branches in East Grinstead, Edenbridge and Horley.

We have an opportunity within our Edenbridge Branch for a receptionist. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Receptionist to join our front-of-house team. If you are a dynamic person with a passion for client care and are looking for a new challenge in a fantastic independent small animal practice, we are waiting to hear from you. We are a BVRA...

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Assistant Lead Nurse (RVN, Registered Veterinary Nurse), Garston Vets, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our nursing team. We are looking for the ideal candidate to join our Trowbridge practice in an assistant lead role, to assist in supporting the nursing team.

Within the role, you will work alongside the lead nurse and lead vet to maintain and develop the clinical skills within the surgery. If you are wanting a new challenge in a social and friendly practice...

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HR Administrator at Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire

We are looking for an enthusiastic, positive and people-oriented HR Administrator to join our expanding HR team.

This is a full-time position working five days a week. The role is based at the Ripon surgery, but attendance at other
sites may be necessary from time to time. The position involves supporting the HR Partner and Veterinary Business Manager in the administration and delivery of HR processes across the practice and the provision of administrative and logistical support...

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Sales Ledger and Payroll Assistant at St Boniface Veterinary Group, Crediton

Due to our ever-growing practice, we have an exciting new role for a Sales Ledger / Payroll Assistant, which you will have the opportunity to develop and evolve.

The role will be 25 hours a week over Monday to Friday. Overtime may be required during busy periods. You will provide support to the Finance Manager processing financial and business information and assisting with completion of monthly payroll.

It will involve all aspects of sales ledger and credit control, payroll...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) at Larkmead Veterinary Group, Didcot/Cholsey, South Oxfordshire

Due to an expanding nursing team, we have an exciting vacancy for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team, providing care to our patients and assisting the veterinary team. Larkmead is an independent first-opinion mixed practice based in Didcot/Cholsey South Oxfordshire. As an expanding team, we are developing a career pathway for our nursing team and welcome applications from nurses of all levels. The role is full-time, 40 hours per week (...

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Experienced Small Animal Branch Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

We are currently recruiting an experienced, motivated Small Animal Vet to work under sole charge in one of our local Branches.

ROLE

  • Permanent role
  • Full Time at Charlbury or Deddington
  • Part-Time at Charlbury, Deddington or Moreton in Marsh
  • Weekend days at our main hospital are negotiable
  • NO nights OOH
  • Supported by Branch Nursing and Reception Team

We understand how important a good work/life balance...

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Foot Trimmer at Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire

Passionate about working with cattle and considering a change in career? Our Foot Trimmer vacancy could be for you.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Foot Trimmer to join our Vet Tech team, and be part of a dynamic, independently owned practice based in North Yorkshire. We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of animal care and client service. Our team thrives on innovation and embraces the latest technology. All equipment is provided for this position including...

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Farm Veterinary Solutions

Farm Vet at Farm Veterinary Solutions, Rutland

Exciting opportunity for a Farm Vet in the East Midlands

We are an independent veterinary practice, providing a proactive service to our varied client base across the whole of the East Midlands. We seek an experienced farm veterinary surgeon to join our friendly, motivated team.

Our team of 13 farm vets and 1O support staff, including Vet Techs and ATT's, operate across 4 branches located across the picturesque Leicestershire and Rutland Countryside. If you would like to join a...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or Experienced Student Nurse Broad Lane Vets, Coventry, West Midlands

Our lovely independent practice in Coventry seems to have gone through a particularly fertile streak recently, that, along with the nearly completed extension means we are looking for additional nurses to complement our existing team as we expand into our new spaces.

Our main site at Broad Lane now has separate cat and dog waiting areas, a cat ward, a cat theatre suite, and separate x-ray, ultrasound, and dental rooms. Although we are looking for full-time staff, we offer flexible...

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Small Animal Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) at Bishopton Veterinary Group, Ripon, North Yorkshire

This is an increasingly unique practice which is fully committed to independent ownership providing us with the flexibility to deliver the high standard of patient and client care that we want to, each and every day.

Our practice values are Clinical excellence, Adaptability, Respect, Education and Sustainability.

We have a position available in our small animal department, which is based at our...

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Farm Animal Vet at Paragon Veterinary Group, Cumbria

We have an exciting opportunity for an additional farm animal vet to join our expanding team. We are part of a 3 centre multidisciplinary independent practice, with 14 farm vets including multiple certificate and diploma holders.

Based in North Cumbria, the Lake District National Park is on our doorstep and there is plenty of opportunities to explore what this beautiful area has to offer. We promote a good work-life balance with currently a 1 in 7 OOH rota, 4.5 day working week as...

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Mixed Practice Vet or Farm Vet at Northvet, Orkney Islands

We are a 10 vet, independent mixed practice 60% farm, 40% small. We have three branches on mainland Orkney and also cover the smaller Islands. Our herds are predominantly beef suckler with some dairy and sheep. We are a pro-active and well-equipped practice.

Located just off the northern tip of Scotland we have easy access to the Scottish mainland, beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery, visiting Orcas, wildlife, a great music scene with festivals throughout the year, art, culture...

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Small Animal Vet at Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Lancashire

Why work for us?

  • Proudly independent
  • A supportive team of experienced vets
  • No out of hours
  • Well equipped across all branches
  • Fantastic team of fully qualified RVNs
  • VDS and an additional membership of your choice
  • Pay reviews every year
  • Career progression
  • 5 weeks paid holiday
  • CPD training
  • Regular team building and social events
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
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Registered Veterinary Nurse at Priory Veterinary Group, Christchurch, Dorset

Priory Vet Group are looking for an RVN to come and join us at our small animal hospital in Christchurch, Dorset. We are a 10 vet, 14 nurse hospital (9 RVNS) who are looking to expand and welcome a new member into our fantastic nursing team. Our nurses enjoy a varied role including dedicated operating, wards, inpatients and pharmacy shifts. We offer a large range of nurse clinics which are popular with our nurses and clients alike. 

We are an independent hospital who are proud to...

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Graduate Mixed/Farm Animal Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre, Cumbria

Capontree is proud of its reputation in providing the highest quality care to the farms of Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders of Scotland. Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a forward-thinking, confident new graduate to join our friendly and committed team.

We are a 3-branch, 13 vet modern RCVS Tier 2 practice. We have strong relationships with a large range of dairy, beef and sheep clients helping them to achieve their goals. You will work closely with a mentor ensuring...

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Small Animal Graduate Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre, Cumbria

Capontree is proud of its reputation in providing the highest quality of personalised, holistic care to the pets of Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders of Scotland. Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a forward-thinking, confident new graduate to join our friendly and committed team.
 
We are a 3-branch, 13 vet modern RCVS Tier 2 nurse training practice with an emphasis on dedicated and personal care. We are well-equipped, including digital radiography,...
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Small Animal Vet Vacancy, Seadown Vets. Hythe, Southampton, The New Forest. Full / Part Time Position

Seadown Veterinary Hospital - New Forest - Hampshire

We are a practice where you will have all the clinical freedom and support to succeed in your clinical aspirations, whilst having the time off to enjoy living in a National Park area and a coastal location. The emphasis in our practice life is teamwork, and the team is everything, so why not come and meet them to have chat.

We are looking for two new Small Animal Vets to join the gang. The ideal candidates...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Midshire Veterinary Group, Warwickshire

Midshire Veterinary Group is a long-established thriving independent practice. We are based in the historic county of Warwickshire. Close to the centre of England, we have fantastic transport links to the rest of the UK.

We have an experienced, supportive team of Vets and RVN’s, further supported by front of house teams and management. We work in a well-equipped environment including digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, TTA kit, extensive monitoring equipment...

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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon at Midshire Veterinary Group, Warwickshire

Midshire Veterinary Group is a long-established thriving independent practice. We are based in the historic county of Warwickshire. Close to the centre of England, we have fantastic transport links to the rest of the UK.

We have an experienced, supportive team of Vets and RVN’s, further supported by front of house teams and management. We work in a well-equipped environment including digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, TTA kit, extensive monitoring equipment and an in house...

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TB Tester at Sandstone Vet Group, Cheshire

Sandstone Vet Group is a new, independent practice servicing farms across the North West of England and North Wales.

Whether you are a qualified TB tester looking for a change or someone new to TB testing who is interested in exploring a change in career, we can offer:

  • A good work-life balance
  • An excellent salary including bonus scheme
  • A large, supportive and experienced team
  • Testing on well organised, friendly farms
  • A great part of the...
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Equine Vets at 608 Equine & Farm Vets, Warwickshire

We have two exciting opportunities for additional equine vets to join our dedicated and friendly team of 10 large animal vets in Warwickshire. This opportunity is open to graduates and experienced vets.

608 Equine and Farm is an ambitious independent practice with a varied equine clientele ranging from international sport horses to pleasure horses, with a substantial portion of geriatrics and donkeys. As a BEVA-accredited AI practice we also have an ever-increasing stud caseload, so...

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Small Animal Vet at Larkmead Veterinary Group, South Oxfordshire

Join a supportive, motivated, and talented team with an extremely loyal client base seeing a wide variety of cases, including orthopaedics. Enjoy the opportunities that independent practice offers to manage your own cases to an advanced level with appropriate in-house expertise and back-up. You could work towards a certificate in your field of interest (with support from experienced colleagues) if desired. Smile and enjoy being a vet! This role is working a 4-day week, with a 1 in 12 OOH...

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Experienced Small Animal Vet at Larkmead Veterinary Group, South Oxfordshire

Join a supportive, motivated, and talented team with an extremely loyal client base seeing a wide variety of cases including orthopaedics. Enjoy the freedom that independent practice offers to manage your own cases to an advanced level and ideally you are a certificate holder, or keen to study for one. Support your less-experienced colleagues within the framework of our mentoring programme. Smile and enjoy being a vet! This role is based at one of our hospital practices working a 4-day week...

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Graduate Farm Vet at Farm First Vets, Monmouthshire

We are offering an exciting opportunity for new graduate to join our progressive and happy practice based in rural Monmouthshire.

Due to continued expansion, Farm First Vets is looking for a new graduate to join our team. We are situated in a beautiful area on the Welsh border, close to the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley, but within easy access of Cardiff and Bristol. There are excellent transport links to the Midlands and London.

The practice currently employs...

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RVC Production Animal Internships at Synergy Farm Health, Dorset

Mentoring | Varied Case Load | Individual Development | Structured CPD

Our interns are based near Dorchester in Dorset throughout the programme. 

Embedded in our proactive Practice, our Interns are exposed to a wide range of production animal activities and case material.  Running since 2011, many have gone on to be employed by the Practice, performing important roles, whilst simultaneously advancing their careers.  Some are proudly now shareholders.  The...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Broad Lane Vets, Coventry

Broad Lane Vets, Coventry - big enough to support you, small enough to care

Looking to be part of a dynamic but close-knit team, where you can develop your skills in a supportive environment, at a practice where you feel valued? Then start your career with us! We’re experienced at mentoring new grads, with two VetGDP Advisors in place, and will tailor your training and support around you. We already have Certificate holders/studiers in Feline Practice, Diagnostic...

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Experienced Small Animal Vet at Paragon Veterinary Group, Cumbria

Paragon Veterinary Group is an independent mixed practice, across 3 sites, situated in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District. Our key values include client care and clinical excellence, and we are looking for an additional experienced small animal clinician to become part of our team of 9 vets and 6 nurses and continue our teamwork ethos. 

  • Access to all the usual mod cons: digital x-ray, dental x-ray, blood machines, ultrasound, endoscopy, purpose built in-patient facilities...
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Experienced Small Animal Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

SA Experienced Vet
Due to an increase in our client base, we now have immediate opportunities for experienced and ambitious Small Animal Vet(s) to join our friendly team of 18 Small Animal Vets, 15 RVNs, 5 Student Nurses and 4 Care Assistants. We understand the need for a balance between work and home and consider applications for any part or full-time working pattern. The roles can be permanent or interim locum opportunities, as we are currently free of some IR35...

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Farm Animal Vet at Allen & Partners, Carmarthenshire

Would you like to be a part of a young and vibrant veterinary team, surrounded by beautiful beaches, charming pubs and breathtaking scenery? Now is your chance, as we are currently recruiting for a Farm Vet on the stunning Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire border. This position is open to veterinary practitioners of all levels who are driven to succeed and provide second-to-none service across our practice.

Some of the perks that we provide include:

  • A vehicle with an exciting...
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Farm Vet at Farm First Vets, Monmouthshire

Farm First is a happy, progressive, independent farm practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic farm vet to replace one of our senior colleagues who is leaving for a job in academia after 13 years with us. Would you like to live in this beautiful area, with easy access to National Parks, stunning coastlines and the cities of Cardiff and Bristol? Our workload is an interesting mix of dairy, beef, and sheep, with camelids and smallholders for added variety. We are an 8-vet team with an...

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Graduate Ambulatory Equine Vet at Emerson & Watson Equine Veterinary Surgeons, Berkshire

FULL-TIME POSITION FOR RECENT GRADUATE, BERKSHIRE AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic recent graduate wishing to pursue a career as an equine vet. We are a friendly, supportive, and progressive ambulatory veterinary practice, located on the edge of Windsor Great Park and within easy reach of London and major airports. The practice has a varied client-base from leisure riders to professional show jumpers, dressage riders and polo players...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Millcroft Veterinary Group, Cumbria

Due to continued growth our fiercely independent, progressive, six centre mixed practice on the quiet western edge of the Lake District seeks a confident new graduate to join our friendly 27 vet team.

This is a full-time, permanent small animal role.

  • We are in the luxurious position to be recruiting in addition to a full-team so we are happy to wait for the perfect...
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Equine Vet at Garston Veterinary Group

We are seeking an Equine Vet to join our ambitious and friendly team

Are you an Equine ambulatory assistant ideally with at least 2 years of equine experience, or an enthusiastic new or recent graduate ready to help grow our team of 4.6 full time equine vets? Full details at www.garstonvets.co.uk/recruitment

  • The successful applicant will be an excellent team player
  • We aim to offer our clients...
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