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Experienced Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Western Counties Equine Hospital

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  • Western Counties Equine Hospital

Western Counties Equine Hospital


An exciting opportunity has opened up for an Experienced Equine Surgeon to join our team at Western Counties Equine Hospital on a permanent contract with full time or part time options available.


Nestled in rural Devon in a peaceful, tranquil environment yet easily accessible being only a 10-minute drive from Junctions 26 and 27 of the M5.


We are an RCVS accredited equine hospital, with facilities second to none in the Westcountry and since opening, we have invested in a continued program of development and improvements.  Western Counties is a well-equipped Hospital with a standing MRI, standing and general anaesthesia surgery suites, objective gait analysis, in-house laboratory and plans for a large arena for ridden assessments.


We have a progressive friendly team committed to offering the highest standards of clinical care and a strong teamwork ethic.


We receive a wide range of elective and emergency surgery cases referred from across the South West as well as a significant lameness / poor performance caseload.


This role would suit an experienced surgeon who has a DipECVS/ACVS qualification, although surgeons who have completed a surgical residency and are competent in sole charge emergency surgery are encouraged to apply.  The candidate would be able to develop their own varied caseload whilst being part of a supportive and knowledgeable team. Your own development and specialist interests will also be fully encouraged.


In order to be considered for this role, you will need to be RCVS registered or be eligible to register.


In return we can offer you:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications with excellent pension contributions
  • 1:3 weekend hospital/surgery rota, with compressed hours during the working week, allowing our vets to have an excellent work-life balance
  • 6.6 weeks holiday per annum (including bank holidays)
  • Access to the CVS Sharesave and Buy and Sell Holiday schemes, staff discount for your own pets and the Employee Assistance Programme
  • RCVS and VDS subscriptions paid in full
  • Generous CPD entitlement (Hours and Budget).


Are you passionate about making pets a priority? So are we! Take a look at our short film to recognise the remarkable work that our vets, nurses, care assistants and receptionists do on the front line every day in the UK: CVS Ode to Veterinary Professionals


To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now' button below.


 For further information please contact Simon Joyner on 07973 846653 or

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Western Counties Equine Hospital
Western Counties Equine Hospital, Culmstock, Cullompton, Devon, United Kingdom, EX15 3LA
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