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Senior Vet - 20 mins from Chippenham

Our client is looking for a senior Small Animal Vet to join their team near Chippenham.

This role will initially for a period of 12-months, with the potential to extend to a permanent contract. The practice take pride in providing excellence in patient and client care alike, while being part of a fun and supportive team. The practice aim to make full use of and develop staff skills within an open and trusting environment and to encourage education for the team members as well as clients.

As a Senior Vet, you will be working closely with both the Clinical Director and Practice Manager, to assist in clinical protocol decision making, and management of the practice as well as providing support to the rest of the clinical team. You will be part of a well-established team of 3 experienced vets, 6 nurses and support staff, as well as a lovely client base with varied case load. You will be responsible for building client loyalty through excellent clinical care. Case discussion is encouraged, as is the development of new ideas and skills. You will be able to develop good rapport with all team members and clients.


  • Experience is essential
  • Up to date CPD
  • Ability to work within a team containing persons with various levels of experience
  • Great communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop professionally


  • Fixed term contract
  • Competitive salary
  • Encouraged, supported and funded CPD in your area of interest
  • Employee benefits including pension, networking opportunities & money saving schemes
  • Private medical insurance
  • 38 hours per week
  • 1:4 weekends
  • No OOH or Bank Holidays worked
  • 6.6 weeks of holiday per year plus your birthday off!
  • Easy reach to great countryside and National Trust properties
  • Only 30 minutes to Bath, 1 hour to Bristol Airport and 1.5 hours to London Paddington

Facilities and who you’ll work with:
Single-site RCVS Accredited Small Animal Practice with staff car park. There is a separate dog, cat and isolation wards, a separate theatre with multi-parameter monitoring system, suction, cautery and heated operating table, an imaging suite including digital CR radiography, flexible endoscope and a new mobile ultrasound machine, a large prep room with recovery kennels and separate dental tub table, a Tonopen and Algarbrush, a dedicated laboratory and a veterinary ambulance. Dental radiography is the next project!

For more information on this role or if you would like to apply then please contact [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.