Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - in the Chard area of Somerset

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £75,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -012024-30294

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - in the Chard area of Somerset

Type: Small animal

Location: In the Chard area of Somerset

Practice Type: Part of a group

Facilities: The four-branch practice is in rural Somerset with beautiful scenery and the Jurassic coastline within easy reach with transport links via motorway and rail. Other equipment includes video endoscopy, tonometry, digital dental X-rays, and ultrasound scanners. Advanced orthopaedic surgery is available to the clients via a visiting specialist and they have certificate holders in ophthalmology and surgery within the team of experienced vets.

Role: They are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join the first opinion small animal practice in the beautiful Somerset countryside.

Applicant Requirement: They are seeking a pro-active and dedicated veterinary surgeon experience is preferred but all candidates will be considered. Applicants must be RCVS registered. They encourage and fund CPD including study for higher qualifications.

Hours: Full-time, working 4 days a week, no night duties.

Salary: Up to £75,000 (DOE)


Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata 
  • Certificate support 
  • Learning and development opportunities via the Group Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance

Ref: JN -012024-30294

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