Current job vacancies from across the XLVets community of independent veterinary practices in England, Scotland and Wales. XLVets Member Practices work collaboratively by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills to achieve excellence in veterinary practice and maintain the highest levels of customer care and animal welfare. The XLVets community is a mixture of Small Animal, Farm Animal, Equine and Mixed Practices with opportunities for graduate veterinary surgeons, registered veterinary nurses (RVN), experienced veterinary professionals, and operations and support staff.

Experienced Farm Animal Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre, Cumbria and Northumberland

We are an independent practice and member of the XLVets community.

Capontree Vets covers three sites at Brampton, Longtown and Haltwhistle, we work to achieve a happy progressive practice covering dairy 40%, sheep 15%, beef 40%, smallholders 4% and equine 1%.

The practice has 3 directors with certificates; CertCHP and two CertAVP.

We work in the local community and also cover some work at local auction marts during sheep/bull...

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New Graduate Small Animal Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

Are you a recently graduated Small Animal Vet looking to work for an independent veterinary practice?

About Us
Hook Norton Veterinary Group is a well-established independent practice that offers dedicated small animal, equine & farm care across a wide geographical area. We currently have 3 branch surgeries located in Charlbury, Deddington & Moreton-in-Marsh. Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the outskirts...

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TB Tester at Drove Farm Vets, Wiltshire

Full Time TB Tester/ATT required to compliment busy Farm Vet Team based in Wiltshire

4 day working week, vehicle and all equipment provided, accommodation may be available. Veterinary applicants must be RCVS registered and preferably be OCQ(V) TT qualified, although full training will be provided if necessary. Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence. Position available from July

Please send CV’s to careers@...

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New Graduate Small Animal Vets Vaccine Clinic at Stanley House Veterinary Group, Lancashire

Calling All New Grads! Not secured a permanent position yet? Would you like to run a vaccine clinic for Stanley House Vets over the summer and gain some valuable experience, which would enhance your CV. Due to various lockdowns, we are going to be sending out double the amount of booster reminders than normal in July, August and September. That coupled with vet’s holiday’s means we could really do with some help over the summer months with all these vaccines and 6 month...

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Small Animal Vet at Fenton Vets, Pembrokeshire

We are a well-established, very proud independent, progressive practice in Pembrokeshire, where we have stunning beaches and countryside, and a great work / life balance. We pride ourselves in a first class service, practising to a high standard, with our priorities based on excellent service and staff well-being. We are expanding to meet our growing client base and varied caseload. We are currently looking to recruit a small animal vet – full (4.5-day week) or 2-part time considered.

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Small Animal Nurse at St Boniface Veterinary Clinic

We have a vacancy for a nurse to join our dynamic, friendly team. We will consider full or part-time applicants. The successful candidate will provide excellent patient care at our purpose built small animal clinic. We are an independent, RCVS accredited, progressive practice situated in the heart of mid Devon. You will be joining an experienced, compassionate team striving to provide exemplary patient and client care. Our practice is state-of-the-art, with laparoscopic surgery, fantastic...

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Small Animal Locum Vet (Immediate Start) at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire


Free accommodation available and flexible working options.

Due to continued growth, we have an immediate need for a locum SA vet to join our large, friendly SA Team in our Hospital.  

HNVG is located on the outskirts of the stunning Cotswolds. We are a well established, thriving, independent Practice with a loyal client base. This can be as a locum or on a fixed term PAYE...

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Small Animal Vet at Millcroft Veterinary Group

Interested in making the most of the outdoors post-lockdown?

Due to continued growth our independent, progressive, six centre mixed practice on the quiet western edge of the Lake District seeks a confident new graduate or experienced practitioner to join our friendly 22 vet team. This is a full time, permanent small animal role.

We have a busy and varied caseload of small animal medicine and surgery.

The Lake District National Park is on our doorstep and presents a...

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Veterinary Receptionist (Full-Time) at Paragon Veterinary Group, Carlisle

Paragon is a thriving mixed veterinary practice. We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual with a passion to deliver the highest standards of client care to join our valued Business Support team. The role is rota’d and includes some weekends, based at our Dalston practice with cover extended to our branch in Newbiggin, Penrith. It is essential to have excellent communication skills, the ability to multitask, be computer literate and a motivated team player. Experience in stock...

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Experienced Full-Time Equine Vet at Paragon Veterinary Group

An additional experienced and highly motivated vet required to join a thriving Equine sector and dedicated team based on the edge of the Lake District, Penrith, North Cumbria. We are an XLVets member Practice with over 80 years of experience. This position provides genuine long term prospects within a vibrant and independent mixed practice.

We actively encourage and support our employees to live by the practice vision and values with a positive approach to teamwork as well as...

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Small Animal Vet at Seadown Veterinary Group

Want to work for a strong Independent practice where clinical decisions are not constrained by corporate ethos; live in a National Park and have all the sun, sea and surf benefits of a coastal location?

With one colleague returning home and another with ambitions of climbing in the Himalayas we are looking for two new Small Animal vets. The ideal candidates will bring new ideas to the team and add to the energy and positivity of a team dedicated to excellent client care. 


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Clinical Lead and Partner in Central Scotland

Rare and exciting opportunity to join a new small animal practice as a Clinical Lead and shareholder
An upcoming small animal practice in Central Scotland with progressive plans and a vision for expansion seeks a Clinical Lead to be a part of their new business venture. The ideal person will be an excellent Clinical Lead in the practice with sole responsibility of the day to day clinical aspects of the business. Administration and non-clinical aspects of the...
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Cattle Advanced Breeding/Clinical Farm Vet at Paragon Veterinary Group

Full or part-time position available for an experienced vet with an interest in cattle breeding and advanced breeding techniques to support our established IVF and embryo transfer services. Training will be provided for the right candidate, particularly in ovum pick-up and IVF donor management, with involvement in both our continuing research work and busy clinical farm practice available if desired.

For further information or to discuss the role, please...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse at Garston Veterinary Group

Our Trowbridge nursing team are requiring an additional nurse to deliver exceptional nursing care.

The ideal candidate...

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Friendly and sociable
  • Ability to work in a busy practice
  • Works to achieve a high standard
  • Wanting to further knowledge and skillset to help developing our nursing standard

Benefits include...

  • Full or part time
  • Excellent...
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Equine Vet at Garston Veterinary Group

We are seeking an Equine Vet to join our ambitious and friendly team

Are you an Equine ambulatory assistant ideally with at least 2 years of equine experience, or an enthusiastic new or recent graduate ready to help grow our team of 4.6 full time equine vets? Full details at

  • The successful applicant will be an excellent team player
  • We aim to offer our clients...
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Experienced Equine Vet at Belmont Farm & Equine Vets

Opportunity for experienced equine vet to join expanding large animal practice.
We are a looking for a colleague with at least 3 years equine experience to expand our friendly team of ambulatory equine vets covering beautiful Herefordshire. Our 3 branch, large animal only practice has grown significantly in the past few years and there is now an opportunity for the right vet to join us to help look after our loyal clients and their steeds.
As an...

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Small Animal Vet at Priory Veterinary Group

Enthusiastic vet wanted for a small animal position at our vibrant independent XLVet practice.
The ideal candidate for our exciting role will be a 1-3 yr qualified vet who loves being a vet, who enjoys working to a very high standard in a busy environment with motivated, passionate people, who has experience in general practice and a commitment to providing an exceptional level of care to our patients and service to our clients. We are also enrolled on the...
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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Seadown Veterinary Hospital

Looking for the right place to start small animal practice…?

We are an independent, long established and well-equipped 3 site practice based in the New Forest. We are looking for a new graduate keen to work somewhere with a busy, varied caseload and the opportunity to progress, supported by experienced colleagues around you.

The practice also takes external referrals in ophthalmology, has a visiting orthopaedic surgeon and an experienced ultrasonographer as...

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Small Animal Vet at Larkmead Veterinary Group


Larkmead is an independent practice with an established client base seeking an experienced vet to join our friendly team who can spend quality time with clients offering a professional service. The practice is located in South Oxfordshire with great links to the M40 and M4, 45 minutes by train to London.

This is a full time permanent position to include some night shifts and weekends on a rota...

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Small Animal New Graduate Programme at Paragon Veterinary Group

Here at Paragon Veterinary Group, we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon to join our expanding team of small animal vets at our busy mixed practice, based in Cumbria, on the edge of the Lake District.     

We are keen to welcome a new or recently qualified vet to our team of experienced clinicians, including a number of certificate holders, and RVN's. We offer a structured graduate programme to ensure the successful candidate is fully supported, including...

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Mixed Veterinary Surgeon at Thrums Veterinary Group

We are currently looking for a mixed animal veterinary surgeon with at least 1-2 years relevant clinical experience; and whilst we are looking for an all-rounder, an enthusiasm for small animals, equine or both would be highly desirable.

We are an independent mixed practice covering rural Angus and Perthshire, on the doorstep of mountains and coastline but with easy access to major towns and cities. We value Integrity, Community, Excellence, Happiness and Friendliness...

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Locum Farm Vet at Franklin Vets, North Waikato, New Zealand

  • Work from July to October in our supportive Farm Services Vet team
  • Centrally located Waikato town within commuting distance of Hamilton City.

Due to ongoing growth, we’re looking for a well-rounded Locum Farm Vet with at least 2 years’ practical experience to join our progressive, veterinary practice, which employs 50 vets across 10 clinics. This role will be based in our Taupiri clinic.

A confident communicator, your ability to interact and engage with...

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Companion Animal Vet at Pukekohe, Franklin Vets, New Zealand

  • Looking to develop your medical and surgical skills?
  • Want to work in a well-equipped BEST PRACTICE accredited clinic?
  • Do you thrive on exciting cases and busy days?
  • Want the support of senior Veterinarians to mentor you?
  • Keen to become part of a growing Vet practice with 10 clinics across South Auckland and the Waikato?

Due to ongoing expansion of our clinics and services, we are looking to increase our companion animal veterinary team in...

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Farm and Equine Vet Full Time Permanent Position at Stanley House Veterinary Group

Would you like to work for a well-established, multi award winning, independent practice operating out of state of the art, well equipped surgery / barn conversion in the heart of the stunning Pendle in Lancashire?

Our clients are a great mix of dairy, extensive and pedigree beef and sheep, pleasant small holders and sports and leisure horses.

Why apply:

  • We are a well-established practice giving great job security.
  • ...
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Small Animal Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre

We have twelve vets in an established trio of Vet centres – Brampton, Haltwhistle and Longtown. We are a multi discipline practice catering for pets and farm animal species, and we are currently seeking a Small Animal Vet to join our team.

The practice is on the border of Scotland and England. Newcastle Airport is 50 minutes away, and it's a 30 minute journey to the beautiful Lake District National Park. We are also on Hadrians Wall, making it the perfect area for walking. 


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Experienced Small Animal Vet at St Boniface Veterinary Clinic

We are looking for an experienced team focused individual to fill a small animal role. Full and part time considered. We are a proudly independent, mixed practice in beautiful mid Devon near Exeter, moors and coasts so plenty of opportunity to develop a great work/life balance. To enable this to happen we are offering:

  • 4 day week,
  • 1:6 rota (lovely on site accommodation for on call duties if your based further away)
  • Well organised rota with plenty of notice for...
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Small Animal Vets at Stanley House Veterinary Group

Up coming retirements and practice expansion mean have openings in our small animal department for veterinary surgeons with some experience.

Ideally one role would be a senior colleague to help the existing directors mentor our more recent graduates that we are developing but we will also consider any combination of hours and job shares just get in touch with your suggestions.

Salary range £45-60k pro rata for a colleague who joins our out of hours rota. Additional payments...

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Mixed Animal Vet Position Available

Builth Wells Veterinary Practice is a newly established, forward thinking mixed animal practice in beautiful Mid-Wales.  We have an exciting opportunity for a vet wanting to join our team, our practice is rapidly expanding and we are looking for a candidate with a genuine mixed animal interest.

Our exciting modern practice has the scope to allow you to develop specific areas of interest and this will be wholeheartedly supported and encouraged.  Remember, variety is the spice of life...

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Permanent/Locum Small Animal Vet Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

About Us
Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice that offers dedicated small animal, equine & farm care across a wide geographical area. We currently have 3 branch surgeries located in Charlbury, Deddington & Moreton-in-Marsh. Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Small Animal Hospital is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton...
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Registered Veterinary Nurse (Companion Animal) at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice that offers dedicated small animal, equine and farm care across the beautiful Cotswolds. Our main tier-3 RCVS accredited Hospital is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton with a further 3 branches based within the surrounding area. We are a proud founding member of XLVets and always strive for excellence in practice.

We have an immediate, permanent...

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Assistant Veterinary Surgeon (Equine) at Hook Norton Veterinary Group

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice that offers dedicated small animal, equine & farm veterinary care, across a wide geographical area. Our RCVS equine accredited practice is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton, with excellent transport links nearby to London and Birmingham (only 1 hour away). We have state of the art equipment, allowing us to offer ‘Gold Standard’ veterinary care. At HNVG, we pride ourselves on our client retention...

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Weekend Event Vet at Emerson & Watson Equine Veterinary Surgeons

We are looking for an experienced equine vet to help our practice provide weekend event cover during the up-coming 2021 polo season. The role would be a fixed term, fixed salary contract, based in Windsor.

Subject to the loosening of current Covid restrictions, the successful applicant would be required to start in mid-April and work most weekends through until mid-September, leaving their weekdays free to pursue other interests and/or employment.

The role would be...

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Experienced Small Animal Vet at Garston Veterinary Group

Garston Veterinary Group is a large, progressive, independent practice based over 5 sites on the Somerset/Wiltshire border. We are now seeking an enthusiastic small animal veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years’ experience to join our team from Spring/Summer 2021.

  • The successful applicant will be an excellent team player.
  • We aim to offer our clients and patients the best possible quality of service, while endeavouring to look after our vets’ welfare. As such you will...
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Small Animal Vet at Oakhill Veterinary Centre

Ongoing capital investment in our clinical facilities has created an exciting opportunity for an ambitious small animal vet to join our dedicated team and progressive practice.

You will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for modern day small animal practice. At least 2-3 years experience required. Full and part-time considered.

In an era of corporatisation we are proud to be a wholly independent and enthusiastic organisation who actively encourage and support...

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Small Animal Locum Vet (immediate start) at Capontree Veterinary Centre

We have twelve vets in an established trio of Vet centres – Brampton, Haltwhistle and Longtown. We are a multidiscipline practice catering for pets, horses and farm animal species, and we are currently seeking a Small Animal Locum Vet to join our team.

  • We are fully equipped including an inhouse lab, ultrasound and X-ray with regular visiting specialists including ultrasound scanner/MRI/CT scan.
  • ...
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Export OV

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Official Veterinarian to join our expanding Product Export Team here at Oakhill Vets.

Applications to be received by 28th February 2021. Please email your CV and a covering letter to The role is based from our practice in Goosnargh near Preston and will involve certificati on of EHC’s for products of animal origin in the surrounding area.

Ideally the...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse at Conway Road Veterinary Surgery

Independent, North Wales based Veterinary Practice seeks Registered Veterinary Nurse.

  • The practice has existed for over 30 years and has been under the present ownership for the last 5 years, during which the surgery has been extensively refurbished.
  • We have recently become a member of XLVets.
  • We pride ourselves on being a friendly, client focused team.
  • We provide a varied caseload with a surgical bias.

We are looking for a progressive...

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Small Animal Vet at Shepton Veterinary Group

Full or Part Time Small Animal Vet Required

Cider country is calling………. come and join our fun and professional team. We are looking to expand our 8 vet, INDEPENDENT, enthusiastic and progressive small animal team here at Shepton & Wells Vets. We offer job satisfaction and a great work-life balance and are proud to cover our own out of hours in a sensible rota (1 in 7 weekends), providing our community with continuity of care. Community is a core value for us and we care about...

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TB Tester at Sandstone Vet Group

We are looking for a TB tester to join the growing team at our new, independent practice in Cheshire.

Competitive salary with bonus scheme

We are currently a team of 4 TB testers working alongside 7 clinical vets and an office team of 7 - but we are expanding all of the time.

We are committed to providing the highest possible service to our farm clients, plus making Sandstone a great place to work!

To find out more please email...

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Farm Veterinary Solutions

Farm Animal Vet at Farm Veterinary Solutions

Are you an energetic, ambitious farm vet, eager to work in a well-established mixed practice?

We are a progressive independent veterinary practice providing a proactive service to our varied client base across the East Midlands. Our team of 12 farm vets and 8 support staff operate out of 4 branches located across the picturesque Leicestershire and Rutland countryside.

We are seeking a Farm Vet to join our friendly and motivated team. The role will offer a...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse

We have the opportunity for a full time experienced RVN to join our small animal team at Paragon Veterinary Group, mainly based at our Newbiggin centre. 

  • The successful candidate will be a motivated, pro-active, team player.
  • RCVS Tier 2 status
  • Nurse Clinics encouraged and actively promoted by the practice. We run Weight Management, Mobility, Laser, Dental and Puppy and Kitten Clinics currently
  • CPD Allowance
  • 25 days Holiday plus Bank Holidays...
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Full-Time or Part-Time TB Tester at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic

Full or part time TB Tester required to work within a busy progressive dairy practice in North Dorset.

Please apply with CV to

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