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Experienced Mixed Animal Veterinary Surgeon with Development Opportunities. Somerset

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Steph Ward
This client are a large, mixed practice in Somerset with over 20 Veterinary Surgeons, each with their own specialist areas of disciplines and can therefore provide a comprehensive service for the majority of species.

This role is to be based at one of their 2 practices in the area. A purpose built practice with all of the usual equipment that you would expect in a gold standard veterinary practice. Clinically the team encourage and educate their clients on the benefits of preventative healthcare but the biggest selling point is the practice team and the emphasis that is put on well-being and support. With trained Mental Health First Aiders and Well-being Champions, they strive hard at maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
The location offers everything that a popular market town would with good transport links to Bristol, Bath. London or the coast, depending on how you want to spend your free time.

With 5 qualified vets and 7 qualified nurses, this clinical team functions around support and the delivery of high quality veterinary medicine. The team are actively encouraged to develop individual clinical skills and interests. This has led to a GP Cert AVP in Small Animal Medicine, as well as Physiotherapy and Behaviour, Emergency Critical Care, and Dental Surgery.
The team also play an active part in the local community, sponsoring events like the local children's carnival, providing support on interview techniques for school leavers and giving talks with local charity groups.


As part of a 5 vet team and with the support of the 7 fully qualified nurses, you will be expected to deliver a mixture of 15 minutes consults or undertake surgical procedures as a part of mixed diary layout. Non-surgical days consist of a wide range of first opinion appointments, with an emphasis on case work up using in house diagnostic facilities. Fully equipped operating theatre and dental suite mean surgeries are undertaken every day and are performed at a high standard.

This is a full time position working 4 days per week 8.30am - 6.30pm. OOH rota is 1:10 weeknights and weekends.

This position would suit an ambitious candidate with a surgical bias and a view to future business development. They are keen to develop and hone a future Clinical Director if at all possible by providing all the relevant support, training and mentoring needed to take this next step in your career. An active interest in the day-to day running of the business would be essential and in return an exciting journey into running your own practice alongside 4 other Clinical Directors is on offer.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

• 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• 1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• VDS Membership paid


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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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.
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