Experienced Farm Animal Vet required for Mixed Practice in Somerset


Steph Ward
Our client are a large, mixed veterinary practice in Somerset, currently with a team of over 20 veterinary surgeons, each with their own specialist areas of discipline, allowing the team to provide a comprehensive service for the majority of species.

The team are looking for an experienced Farm Animal vet to join their 6-vet Large Animal team with the support of 2 TB Testers and 3 paraprofessional.

The team have a strong reputation in the area as a respected farm practice. They have in house facilities which allows surgery and hospitalisation of cattle and encourage students to see EMS with them as they have such an interesting and varied caseload.
This is a 95% Dairy farm practice with some beef, sheep and smallholder work. The team have a strong team ethos and work together to provide an excellent service to their dedicated farmers. All the usual equipment expected for a farm vet is provided and we have excellent in-house facilities to complement our ambulatory work.

This client has a strong team ethos and work together to provide an excellent service to their dedicated farmers. They hold regular meetings and communicate well together. Teamwork is the cornerstone of the service they provide and the sharing of ideas and expertise is actively encouraged.

This position would suit an ambitious candidate who wants to work with some of the best farmers in the UK. The majority of the dairy farmers have routine fertility visits and are used to receiving additional consultancy advice. A knowledge of the dairy industry and the challenges faced would be desirable. The ability to communicate clearly with the team and clients is a key attribute. Most important is a good positive attitude to get stuck in and make a difference on the clients’ farms. Ambitions to develop further services for farmers and to manage the farm department would be encouraged and supported.

This is a permanent role with a mix of routine fertility visits, sick cow work, delivery of OV services and consultancy and advice delivery.
The working week is 4.5 days; 8.30am - 6.30pm with an OOH rota of 1:6 weeknights and weekends.

If this role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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