Farm/Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (4 Day Week, with long Weekend off in 5)!

Location Cumbria
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Vet, Mixed Vet (Small and Large)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Generous + Benefits + Company Vehicle
Job ref: SGRWED
Published: 4 days ago

Are you Vet with an interest in Mixed work with a preference to Farm Animals? Would you like a 4-day working week, including one long weekend off in 5 (Fri-Mon inclusive)? Then this is the job for you!

This Opportunity means you will be part of a six-vet team (5 LA vets, 1 SA vet) and will be supported by a clinical director, a practice manager, two nurses and a dedicated reception team.

  •  The role is a mix of approximately 90% farm animal (no equine) and 10% small animal (mainly on-call and weekends).

The Ideal Vet:

  • The role would suit an experienced vet with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in mixed practice.

    An interest and enthusiasm in general practice is essential as there is potential for involvement with anything from herd health and preventive medicine to internal medicine and surgery. 

  • The desire to pursue professional development and postgraduate qualifications is fully supported and funded.

The Practice
This practice has been established for nearly 120 years. We are based in the market town of Penrith. Their big focus is on preventive health in both herd/flock health and domestic pets. Their farm clientele are generally progressive and are all within a compact catchment area. With Regular routine dairy visits are carried out and encouraged. And, having all mod cons including ultrasound, digital x-ray and bull breeding soundness equipment.

The Package

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience(£40-65k), along with:

  • A 4-day working week, including one long weekend off in 5
    (Fri-Mon inclusive)

  • True clinical freedom and encouragement to follow your chosen clinical interests

  • 2-in-5 out of hours rota (the weekend on call duties are shared between the two vets on call)

  • Always two Vets on-call

  • CPD allowance

  • Company Car

  • Staff discount

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Career Progression is encouraged

If you are a Veterinary Surgeon interested in Large Animal work but looking to maintain your Small Animal skills - Get in Touch Today!

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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