Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Devizes - Wiltshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #600

Job Type: Veterinary Surgeon

Salary: From £40,000+ pa DOE,

Hours: Full or Part Time, 1:4 weekends

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Job ref: 600

Do you love your profession, and would like to develop your skills alongside your other passions or responsibilities such as parenting, sport, study, or outdoor activities?

Here at Vetfinders we are helping a practice find their next hire. A rare opportunity has become available to join Macqueen Vets in Devizes, Wiltshire

This proudly independent small animal hospital is looking for a confident vet to take their place in their awesome happy Team. Their strong family culture prioritises well-being and will encourage you to develop your full potential both clinically and personally.

" I've never worked somewhere where everyone seems so happy, and is so lovely to work with"


We are looking for someone with a love of clients and their pets, who enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and is comfortable with emergency surgery to join our happy team.

We are an independent RCVS Approved Hospital with 5 Outstanding Awards and ICC Gold Cat-Friendly status and are also working towards several further accreditations. We have on-site CT scanning with a dedicated radiographer, laparoscopy and full Hospital equipment.

You will be part of a friendly team of 7 vets and 22 qualified nurses, many with additional qualifications and skills. Our nursing and reception team are experienced, friendly and supportive. We have been a respected Orthopaedic referral practice for 30 years, and offer regular clinics with a visiting Diplomate Cardiologist and an Advanced Practitioner Ophthalmologist.

We are committed to continually investing in our team, equipment and facilities to ensure we always provide our patients with the best care possible and our staff with the opportunity to be the vets and nurses they always wanted to be. Certificates are fully supported, funded and encouraged. We also offer personal development CPD to enhance your enjoyment of veterinary life, such as Vet Dynamics Vet Academy and the Colourful Consultation.

We have embraced new technology and ways of working throughout this pandemic and believe that many of the things we have learned will be applied to further enhance the personal, high-quality service that we offer. As an independent and aspirational practice, we are always on the look-out for different ideas to constantly develop the way we work.

We cover our own 24-hour emergency service in-house, as we believe that this is in the pets' and clients' best interests and allows us to provide continuity of best care. Your normal working week is 4 days (36 hrs) with one night duty and one weekend in 4. We offer a generous salary, dependent on experience.

So, if you're passionate about client and pet care, and love being part of a committed team who learn and develop together whilst eating a lot of cake.

Benefits package:

Benefits of working for this successful and well-respected practice are:

· CPD encouraged and funded, both clinical and personal development

· Further certificates encouraged and funded

· Very competitive salary based upon experience

· Holidays entitlement of 5.6 weeks, including bank holidays

· Pension Scheme

About the practice:

An independent, family-owned veterinary hospital on the outskirts of Devizes, Wiltshire. Their focus will always be on high-quality, compassionate care.

The practice opened in 1990, and is respected and established in the South West. Each year they continue to grow and develop the facilities allowing them to provide the best possible care for clients and their pets. The team holds five outstanding RCVS awards and are a Gold Cat Friendly Practice.

They offer referral services in Orthopaedics, CT imaging, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, lap spays and BOAS assessment supported by a 24-hour, on-site emergency service.


There is a strong family culture which prioritises well-being and encouragement to develop everyone’s full potential. The team all have a passion for lifelong learning and many of them either have, or are studying for, further qualifications so they may develop their interests and enhance the services that are offered to clients and their pets.

The practice offers IMS placements for vet students in their final year at college and the whole team enjoy helping the next generation of vets develop their skills.

"Such a pleasure working with you guys. You have such a fab team, having worked in many places, you should be so proud"

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This is a great chance to be involved in an independent practice surrounded by a motivated supportive team helping you to do the work you trained to do

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