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  1. Ireland - County Carlow - 5 vet equine practice, 2024 Stud Season
  2. Scotland - Kinross-shire - 7 vet equine practice, ambulatory equine vet
  3. West Sussex - Ashington - 25+ vet equine practice, Equine Stud permanent or seasonal
  4. Isle of Wight - Newport - 16 vet mixed animal practice, small animal vet
  5. Isle of Wight - Newport - 16 vet mixed animal practice, farm vet
  6. Guernsey - St. Peter Port - 8 vet mixed practice, predominantly small animal



Are you an equine vet with a passion for horses and people and a minimum of 3 years equine experience? If the answer is yes then please read on!

The clinic can offer sponsorship if a suitable applicant requires assistance with a UK Working Visa.

Our practice is growing and we have an opportunity for someone to come and join our fabulous team in beautiful Scotland. Whilst we may be bias there really is no better place to live and work with easy access to beautiful beaches, the Scottish mountains, skiing (when snow allows!) and for those city lovers, Edinburgh City Centre is just 40 minutes drive. We have an amazing team, wonderful clients and patients, and a purpose built clinic with full surgical facilities.

About You

Our Practice
Loch Leven Equine Practice was established 18 years ago with the aim of providing a dedicated service to horse owners in Fife, Kinross-shire, Perth and the central belt. Preventative healthcare and education delivered in a caring and compassionate way is at the heart of what we do because healthy patients mean happy clients. 

We enjoy working up our cases to get to the bottom of the problem so we can give our clients the options to make informed decisions about how we go forwards. Then we support them with whatever decision is best for them and their horse.

Case continuity is really important to us. It benefits the care our patients get, the relationships our vets build with their clients and our team’s professional development. And our team’s development and learning is a priority. A CPD budget is agreed as a starting point but we are yet to say no to a request for training that is going to benefit our team and therefore the practice and our patients. In the past we’ve funded multiple certificates, CPD courses abroad and personal coaches for our team.

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£40,000 - £50,000 This is dependent on experience and qualifications. A bonus is paid for every visit out of hours.

Working Hours & Rota - Part-time/Flexible work is welcomed and hours can be discussed to suit


Contact Liz Somerville – 07796 885709 or email

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We are searching for a vet to join our lovely team on the beautiful island of Guernsey.

Our 98% companion animal practice provides all the necessary equipment and facilities, including CT and hydrotherapy, to look after the large numbers of animals owned by our discerning clientele.

There is the advantage of 4.5 day week, a 1 in 8 on call rota and support by all team members including Certificate holders in surgery and equine subjects. We also have Vet GDP advisers.

Vets can work and develop in the area where they have most interest but also have the support of colleagues in areas where there is less experience. There is the opportunity to work up your own cases, to have days to operate, consult and do visits, something we feel is essential for personal development.

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Guernsey is a beautiful and safe environment in which to live with numerous sporting and leisure activities on offer. As a vet, you can live here under a licence which leads to permanent residency and can rent and purchase local accommodation. Benefits include:-

Interested? Please get in touch with our Practice Manager Karen at

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Farm Vet

Unique and flexible role available for a farm vet with a passion for proactive livestock health and welfare and sustainable food production.

We are looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic vet to support our wonderful farm clients on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Maybe you’d like to work part time? We can accommodate a 3 or 4 day working week alongside our 1 in 4 out of hours rota.

Maybe you’d be interested in dipping your toe into small animal work in a supportive and friendly environment alongside a variety of farm work? We’d love to support you in your journey.

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The Isle of Wight is a UNESCO biosphere - recognised as a unique natural and cultural environment. It’s a great place to live and work - with surf, sea swimming, mountain bike riding and sea eagles on your doorstep as well as easy access to cross channel ports, airports and direct trains from Portsmouth and Southampton to central London.

We’d love to hear from you whatever your aspirations - whilst ideally we are looking for someone with some experience who’d like to drive the farm side of the practice forward - we are also open to enquiries from newer graduates and are committed to supporting all members of clinical staff through a fantastic Graduate Development Programme (see more info here: ) as well as our links to the wider Vet Partners community UK wide.

The farm side of our practice looks after the 10,000 cattle on the Island - mostly beef as well as about 30,000 breeding ewes. Many of our clients are working towards greater sustainability in their enterprises and we believe that as Vets we have a big role to play in empowering and supporting these farms in their transition. We run regular client meetings - with recent topics including integrated parasite management, dung beetle safaris (!), anti-microbial stewardship and heifer selection. We would love you to do more of this - and will support you through a generous CPD budget as well as the usual farm practice toys. We’ve also taken groups of clients on days and weekends away to the mainland visiting progressive farms further afield and supporting them in translating knowledge into practice once they get back home. Our uptake of Annual Health and Welfare Review visits has been impressive and we are committed to continuing to provide this high level of proactive care going forward. We are in a 48 month Tb testing parish and are currently training an ATT so your time can be spent on clinical work with very little routine testing. Out of hours is currently a quiet 1 in 4 rota.

We also treat other species including goats, camelids, the occasional pig and back yard chickens. The practice employs 16 vets with a wide variety of specialisms so if you’re secretly harbouring a passion for raptors, capuchin monkeys or tapirs, we’d be happy to accommodate that - if not then there’s no pressure to see the multitude of exotics that pass through the clinic!

Clinical freedom is an important part of our ethos - but we also benefit from the support of the wider Vet Partners community which brings a wide range of employment benefits which we would be happy to discuss. We welcome informal enquiries - either to the Clinical Directors or the current post holder. We’d also love you to come and see us for yourself - come and spend a few days on this beautiful Island and we’d be happy to show you how we work as well as some of the things we think are so great about our island and our clients.

Please feel free to email with informal enquiries in the first instance to

Or submit your cv and a covering letter, telling us what you could bring to this role - and how we might be able to work together to create a fulfilling and stimulating role.


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We're looking for a Small Animal Vet to join our mixed practice on the ‘tropical’ Isle of Wight with lots of variety in caseload and the opportunity to work cases up to a high level.

The island is only a short ferry trip from the mainland (Southampton, Portsmouth, or Lymington) and has very easy access to Southampton airport and fast train links to London. You would be joining a young, vibrant, and supportive team with a wide range of interests and experience. We also pay for four return car ferry crossing per year for our vets.

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Our team currently consists of sixteen vets, sixteen nurses, three animal care assistants and a supportive management/admin team.
Maybe you’d be interested in dipping your toe into farm animal work in a supportive and friendly environment alongside a variety of SA work? We’d love to support you in your journey. We have a very varied caseload including exotics, farm and small.

The rota:

You would be working a 4-day week with a 1 in 10 OOH rota and no full weekends, we are lucky to have an on-call nurse available to help our vets, as well as a second Vet on call. We are welcome to all experience levels.

If you’re a New Graduate vet, you also have the opportunity of joining our fantastic Graduate Development Programme. As part of the VetPartners group, this programme means you will be able to embrace a blended learning approach of training days, in-house mentoring, CPD, and clinical practice, creating a varied platform for you to grow and develop as a Veterinary Surgeon. You will be offered both supportive 1-to-1 and group mentoring sessions, for engagement and interaction, as you develop an invaluable skillset. From surgical/medical experience, to enjoying teamwork, providing refined customer service, and gaining business knowledge to support the security of great patient care.

You can find out more about the programme at:

Benefits include:

If you are interested in the role and would like to gain further information, please email


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Experienced MRVCS Equine Stud Vet Required, West Sussex

Experienced Equine Stud vet required to join our team of 25+ equine vets, option for either short term for the 2024 season or as a permanent position - starting February.

Working out of our RCVS Tier 3 hospital facilities. With the support of RCVS, European and American boarded specialists in medicine, surgery and stud medicine.

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The current team of 4 stud vets are highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive work providing thoroughbred breeding services as well as artificial insemination with chilled and frozen semen, embryo transfer and ovum pick up. Mares are boarded in the hospital, managed at local studs or private yards. The hospital is equipped with intensive care foal units and an in-house laboratory. The successful candidate will need to be motivated, with a go-getter attitude, confident and an excellent communicator.

Competitive salary package, good out of hours rota and an enthusiastic social team awaits the successful candidate. If you are interested in applying for this role, do not delay, as the position will be awarded when a suitable candidate is received.

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Tanya Bricker
Email address:

Further info about us:

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Join us for the 2024 stud season!

We are a busy 5 vet equine practice based in scenic Carlow in Ireland. We are looking for an experienced stud vet to cover one of our vet's maternity leave from February 2024 to August/September 2024.

The work will primarily involve routine stud medicine and mare scanning on thoroughbred and sport horse studs with the usual general clinical work. We have a fully equipped modern clinic.  An interest in lameness workup and diagnostic imaging is a bonus but not a prerequisite.

Please email a CV to :

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