Experienced Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Location Cumbria
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Equine Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £58k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGAPAGA
Published: about 1 year ago

Have you ever wanted to work in the Lake District but thought there were no horses?

Due to expanding workload, we are looking for an experienced equine vet to join a friendly and growing ambulatory team of 4 vets, supported both in the clinic and on the road by 4 experienced equine technicians. 

About the Practice:

The team is an independently owned veterinary practice and based in the Penrith area, having a wide range of on-site facilities including block, knockdown box, heated examination rooms and theatre, weighbridge and 23 paddocks, supported by portable DR x-ray, ultrasound, dental power tools, surgical laser, video gastroscope, respiratory and dental endoscopes.

A diverse caseload is seen with the full range of clients including National Hunt race yards, competition horses, riding schools, pet ponies and donkeys.

Vets are given full clinical freedom to work up cases, while being encouraged and supported in developing their own areas of interest.

They are a well-respected and busy BEVA approved AI centre, performing chilled and frozen AI during the Spring and Summer months. There are opportunities for teaching as a host practice for clinical rotations for a veterinary School and as a popular EMS practice. They also host a veterinary dental specialist for advanced dentistry clinics throughout the year and have excellent relationships with a number of nearby referral centres for both orthopaedic and medicine cases.


  • 4.5 day week

  • 1 in 5 rota for equine only out of hours

Package details

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (time back in lieu for bank holidays worked)

  • 5 days paid CPD allowance with further qualifications encouraged 

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • VDS indemnity cover

  • RCVS, BVA and BEVA memberships fully funded

  • Company car (for private use if needed) and mobile phone

If you are an Equine Veterinary Surgeon with 1/2+ years of experience looking for a change with an exciting caseload- Get in Touch with Sophie for a confidential & friendly chat!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 028 8744 0649.

If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.