Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon (Clinical Lead Position)

Location Cornwall
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Above Market Salary + Benefits & Room for Promotion to CD!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Published: 14 days ago

If you’re looking to work in a stunning location, in a dedicated large animal & equine practice with a fantastic & supportive team then look no further!

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional Veterinary Surgeon to join a great practice with a Farm Animal bias to continue to expand the service they offer to their Farm clients! We are looking for someone to become a Clinical Lead with potential to quickly progress to Clinical Director for the right candidate!

They provide the opportunity to further develop the dairy side of the practice and many other aspects of the business as we continue to grow and keep up to date with technology and life! The role can be tailored to suit the individual.

  • The rota encourages a healthy life-work balance with time off after nights and weekends on call and the current rota is 2:8, so 1 in 4 nights and weekends with 2 vets on call for farm only.

More About the practice:

  • The team are experienced and knowledgeable vets serving Bodmin, Lostwithiel, St Austell, Liskeard and Wadebridge. All farm vets are dedicated to farm livestock and take a proactive and forward thinking approach to veterinary work and are an RCVS Accredited Farm Animal Practice.

  • They have a fantastic team of 8 vets who are proactive and keen to progress. With the size of the team they are able to provide you with a great support network that encourages peers to share their knowledge, best practice advice and also in-house clinical training sessions, allowing development opportunities

  • They are a mixed team with Some of vets carrying out solely farm work, others purely equine with a range in between and are therefore able to offer flexibility on work, but can be 100% farm role.

  • With 2 full time TB testers meaning minimal testing for clinical vets. Regular team meetings and appraisals. The usual equipment provided. Based in Mid-Cornwall giving easy access to all the county can offer making easy access to great beaches, moorland, woods, surfing, Eden etc.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • The candidate must be able to work within a team and individually.

  • Good communication skills with vets, office staff and clients are essential.

  • A positive, proactive and flexible attitude is desired.

  • Sense of humour also beneficial!


  • Generous Salary DOE - Up to £75k for the right candidate

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • BVA Membership paid

  • VDS cover

  • Birthday leave

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Service-related company sick pay

  • Sponsorship for overseas employees

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

If you are an Experienced Farm Animal Vet looking for your first step into Leadership - Get In Touch Today with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068. If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

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