Experienced Farm Vets required for supportive team in South East England


Steph Ward

This client are searching for a proactive, enthusiastic, and experienced Farm Vet to join their friendly and supportive team of Vets in South-East England.

This is a 100% Farm animal practice who can offer flexibility on your base of preference, across Surrey, Sussex, or Kent. All are sought-after living locations, ideally placed for travel links: immediate motorway access, direct rail lines to London, close to Gatwick and other London airports. Multiple areas of outstanding natural beauty on the doorstep: Surrey Hills, Kent Downs, and High Weald – plus the South Downs and Ashdown Forest.

Horsham, close to Brighton and the South Coast, is a busy hub, with an equine practice, small animal referral centre on the same site. Sevenoaks and Ashford are both surrounded with National Trust properties and historical attractions.

There is a varied client base ranging from commercial dairy, beef, small ruminant, and camelid, to small holders, open farms, colleges, and pet farm animals. In all contexts, the aim of this client is to be progressive and offer the highest level of service. There is opportunity to focus on personal areas of interest. There are multiple avenues towards a successful career in farm animal practice. You can focus on different species, different types of production system and client base, population level, individual level, medicine, surgery, productivity, specific clinical aspects, or cross over with other aspects of agricultural advice. And if you want to add non-clinical strings to your bow, they can also support a varied career development. If you are interested in teaching and Veterinary education, they are closely involved in teaching students from the University of Surrey too.

The Vets typically work a 1:4 rota, but with seasonal variation. There is a day in lieu per weekend worked, and half-day once a week.

Salary is between 35,000 – 55,000 depending on experience and role.
Opportunity for leadership responsibilities.
Permanent and limited-term contracts considered.
Experienced support team members.
Predominantly low-risk TB area, and ATTs in the team.
Relocation support, including visa costs
5 days CPD annually and 1750 CPD budget, or certificate funding
Employee Reward Scheme
VDS cover
RCVS fees paid
RCVS library membership
BCVA membership

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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