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.

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2022 Graduate Vacancies

Small Animal Registered Veterinary Nurse at Bishopton Veterinary Group, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

This is an increasingly unique practice which is fully committed to independent ownership providing us with the flexibility to deliver the high standard of patient and client care that we want to - each and every day.

Our practice values are Clinical excellence, Adaptability, Respect, Education and Sustainability.

We have an exciting position available in our small animal department, at our new...

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Large Animal Farm Vet at Larkmead Veterinary Group, South Oxfordshire

Larkmead is a progressive and supportive independent practice, seeking a large animal vet to join our team.

Our Oxfordshire-based practice provides a reliable and knowledgeable service to a wide variety of forward-thinking, engaged clients. We are fiercely independent, and our staff are integral to providing a service that clients value.

This role would suit a vet that is proactive, reliable, and keen to be part of a sociable and friendly team. A successful...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse at Rutland Veterinary Centre in Uppingham, Rutland

Exciting opportunity for a full-time Registered Veterinary Nurse

We are an independent mixed practice in Rutland seeking an experienced RVN to work at our busy practice in Uppingham. This role will suit someone who is enthusiastic, forward-thinking and highly motivated. As a practice, we strive to combine the provision of exceptional, bespoke care with progressive current best practice in veterinary medicine.

Our clinical club meetings are a great way to...

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Farm Vet at Derwent Vale Farm Vets in Pickering, North Yorkshire

Open to applications from new and recent graduates

We are a proudly independent farm practice formed after our local mixed practice split into small and farm divisions. Our youngest vet is heading to New Zealand so we are on the lookout for a farm vet to join us.

This position would suit a new or recent graduate as we are a very supportive team with forward-thinking, progressive vets.

About us
Located in Pickering, North Yorkshire, we are...

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Assistant Equine Veterinary Surgeon at Hook Norton Vets, Oxfordshire

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice which offers dedicated equine, farm and small animal care across North Oxfordshire and the surrounding 4 counties (Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Northants, Buckinghamshire). Our equine clinic is based on the outskirts of Hook Norton; it is also the base of our small animal hospital and farm department. We are a proud founding member of XLVets and always strive for excellence in practice.

Job Role
We currently...

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Experienced Veterinary Surgeon (Saturday mornings) at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic, Dorset

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside. An increase in work load and expansion of the business means we are looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years experience to join our team in this beautiful part of the country.

We are looking for a small animal vet to take sole charge for Saturday morning consultations at our Blandford branch, from 8.30am to 12.30pm. This...

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Clinical Lead at Kings Veterinary Centre, Leicester

We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon towork in our busy Syston practice.

Our close-knit team of vets are down to earth, friendly and willing to share their wealth of expertise.

We are fortunate to have a large team of experienced RVN’s and dedicated support staff, all of whom share our passion for providing high standards of veterinary care to our patients.

Responsible for all clinical issues on a day-to-day basis,...

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Night Nurse at Kings Veterinary Centre, Leicester

We are an INDEPENDENT mixed practice seeking an experienced and dedicated night nurse for our practice in the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray. 

You should feel comfortable working sole charge, be enthusiastic, forward thinking and highly motivated. This is a 'hands-on' position, working within a fast paced and friendly team, and...

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Small Animal Night Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

About Us 

Hook Norton Veterinary Group is an independent practice which 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...

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Veterinary Receptionist at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

Hook Norton Veterinary Group offers specialist Small Animal, Equine, & Farm 24-hour care across a wide geographic area. With additional branches in Charlbury, Deddington and Moreton-in-Marsh, we deliver unrivalled veterinary care to these areas and the surrounding villages. 

Due to continued growth, we now have a permanent opportunity...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Daleside Vets, Wrexham

Looking to start your career at a small-animal practice that cares about you?

Then look no further, Daleside Vets is an independent practice, with decisions being made by the vets themselves. 

We are based on the North Wales border around 40 minutes from Liverpool and an hour from Snowdon. 

With most of the vets being more than 10 years qualified, you’ll have plenty of experience to call upon should you need it, and as much support as you like.


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Veterinary Receptionist at Portland Vets, Edenbridge, West Sussex

We are an independent small animal practice based in West Sussex with three branches in East Grinstead, Edenbridge and Horley.

We have an opportunity within our Edenbridge Branch for a receptionist. This is a fantastic opportunity for a Veterinary Receptionist to join our front-of-house team. If you are a dynamic person with a passion for client care and are looking for a new challenge in a fantastic independent small animal practice, we are waiting to hear from you. We are a BVRA...

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Assistant Lead Nurse (RVN, Registered Veterinary Nurse), Garston Vets, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our nursing team. We are looking for the ideal candidate to join our Trowbridge practice in an assistant lead role, to assist in supporting the nursing team.

Within the role, you will work alongside the lead nurse and lead vet to maintain and develop the clinical skills within the surgery. If you are wanting a new challenge in a social and friendly practice...

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Sales Ledger and Payroll Assistant at St Boniface Veterinary Group, Crediton

Due to our ever-growing practice, we have an exciting new role for a Sales Ledger / Payroll Assistant, which you will have the opportunity to develop and evolve.

The role will be 25 hours a week over Monday to Friday. Overtime may be required during busy periods. You will provide support to the Finance Manager processing financial and business information and assisting with completion of monthly payroll.

It will involve all aspects of sales ledger and credit control, payroll...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) at Larkmead Veterinary Group, Didcot/Cholsey, South Oxfordshire

Due to an expanding nursing team, we have an exciting vacancy for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our friendly team, providing care to our patients and assisting the veterinary team. Larkmead is an independent first-opinion mixed practice based in Didcot/Cholsey South Oxfordshire. As an expanding team, we are developing a career pathway for our nursing team and welcome applications from nurses of all levels. The role is full-time, 40 hours per week (...

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Experienced Small Animal Branch Vet at Hook Norton Veterinary Group, Oxfordshire

We are currently recruiting an experienced, motivated Small Animal Vet to work under sole charge in one of our local Branches.


  • Permanent role
  • Full Time at Charlbury or Deddington
  • Part-Time at Charlbury, Deddington or Moreton in Marsh
  • Weekend days at our main hospital are negotiable
  • NO nights OOH
  • Supported by Branch Nursing and Reception Team

We understand how important a good work/life balance...

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Foot Trimmer at Bishopton Veterinary Group, North Yorkshire

Passionate about working with cattle and considering a change in career? Our Foot Trimmer vacancy could be for you.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Foot Trimmer to join our Vet Tech team, and be part of a dynamic, independently owned practice based in North Yorkshire. We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of animal care and client service. Our team thrives on innovation and embraces the latest technology. All equipment is provided for this position including...

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Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) or Experienced Student Nurse Broad Lane Vets, Coventry, West Midlands

Our lovely independent practice in Coventry seems to have gone through a particularly fertile streak recently, that, along with the nearly completed extension means we are looking for additional nurses to complement our existing team as we expand into our new spaces.

Our main site at Broad Lane now has separate cat and dog waiting areas, a cat ward, a cat theatre suite, and separate x-ray, ultrasound, and dental rooms. Although we are looking for full-time staff, we offer flexible...

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Mixed Practice Vet or Farm Vet at Northvet, Orkney Islands

We are a 10 vet, independent mixed practice 60% farm, 40% small. We have three branches on mainland Orkney and also cover the smaller Islands. Our herds are predominantly beef suckler with some dairy and sheep. We are a pro-active and well-equipped practice.

Located just off the northern tip of Scotland we have easy access to the Scottish mainland, beautiful sandy beaches, stunning scenery, visiting Orcas, wildlife, a great music scene with festivals throughout the year, art, culture...

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Small Animal Vet at Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Lancashire

Why work for us?

  • Proudly independent
  • A supportive team of experienced vets
  • No out of hours
  • Well equipped across all branches
  • Fantastic team of fully qualified RVNs
  • VDS and an additional membership of your choice
  • Pay reviews every year
  • Career progression
  • 5 weeks paid holiday
  • CPD training
  • Regular team building and social events
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
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Registered Veterinary Nurse at Priory Veterinary Group, Christchurch, Dorset

Priory Vet Group are looking for an RVN to come and join us at our small animal hospital in Christchurch, Dorset. We are a 10 vet, 14 nurse hospital (9 RVNS) who are looking to expand and welcome a new member into our fantastic nursing team. Our nurses enjoy a varied role including dedicated operating, wards, inpatients and pharmacy shifts. We offer a large range of nurse clinics which are popular with our nurses and clients alike. 

We are an independent hospital who are proud to...

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Graduate Mixed/Farm Animal Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre, Cumbria

Capontree is proud of its reputation in providing the highest quality care to the farms of Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders of Scotland. Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a forward-thinking, confident new graduate to join our friendly and committed team.

We are a 3-branch, 13 vet modern RCVS Tier 2 practice. We have strong relationships with a large range of dairy, beef and sheep clients helping them to achieve their goals. You will work closely with a mentor ensuring...

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Small Animal Graduate Vet at Capontree Veterinary Centre, Cumbria

Capontree is proud of its reputation in providing the highest quality of personalised, holistic care to the pets of Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders of Scotland. Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a forward-thinking, confident new graduate to join our friendly and committed team.
We are a 3-branch, 13 vet modern RCVS Tier 2 nurse training practice with an emphasis on dedicated and personal care. We are well-equipped, including digital radiography,...
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Small Animal Vet Vacancy, Seadown Vets. Hythe, Southampton, The New Forest. Full / Part Time Position

Seadown Veterinary Hospital - New Forest - Hampshire

We are a practice where you will have all the clinical freedom and support to succeed in your clinical aspirations, whilst having the time off to enjoy living in a National Park area and a coastal location. The emphasis in our practice life is teamwork, and the team is everything, so why not come and meet them to have chat.

We are looking for two new Small Animal Vets to join the gang. The ideal candidates...

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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon at Midshire Veterinary Group, Warwickshire

Midshire Veterinary Group is a long-established thriving independent practice. We are based in the historic county of Warwickshire. Close to the centre of England, we have fantastic transport links to the rest of the UK.

We have an experienced, supportive team of Vets and RVN’s, further supported by front of house teams and management. We work in a well-equipped environment including digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, TTA kit, extensive monitoring equipment and an in house...

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Large Animal and Poultry Vet at Mount Vets, Somerset and Mid Devon

Mount Vets Ltd in Wellington area friendly, independent, 22 vet mixed practice based in Somerset with another branch in Mid Devon. We have a strong, thriving and expanding Large Animal, Equine and Poultry department comprising eleven experienced vets and one vet tech.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team in our LA and Poultry departments, where the split of work is seasonal. In essence, the role will be around 70% large animal and 30% poultry and gamebird, with...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Scott Mitchell Veterinary Care, Northumberland

As a newly graduated veterinary surgeon, you’ll have imagined your first job in a modern and well-equipped independent small animal practice, where you’ll be supported by highly experienced and highly regarded colleagues. Somewhere your Day 1 skills are developed by an industry-leading New Graduate programme and where you feel valued and nurtured as an important member of a team delivering the highest quality 24-hour care to sick animals.


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Small Animal Graduate Vet at Shepton Veterinary Group, Somerset

Job satisfaction and a great work-life balance in the middle of cider country.

Come and join our ten-vet, proudly INDEPENDENT, and progressive small animal team here in Shepton & Wells Vets. We are passionate about serving and being an active part of our community, where clinical practice is conducted to a high level in a diverse range of areas.

Our practice is rapidly growing, and with a couple of our staff heading on maternity leave too, we are now looking for a new...

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Small Animal Graduate Vet at Cedar Veterinary Group, Hampshire

Come and join a friendly team, with a low staff turnover and a proven track record of employee support. We are a thriving multi-centre, independent practice based in a rural location on the edge of the beautiful South Downs. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent communication skills. You will be willing to work as part of a team, taking responsibility for cases and working them up to a high standard. You must be self-motivated with a growth mindset and a...

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Small Animal Graduate Vet at Fenton Vets, Pembrokeshire

Why will this be a great opportunity for you?

  • Structured support program,...
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Graduate Ambulatory Equine Vet at Emerson & Watson Equine Veterinary Surgeons, Berkshire


Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic recent graduate wishing to pursue a career as an equine vet. We are a friendly, supportive, and progressive ambulatory veterinary practice, located on the edge of Windsor Great Park and within easy reach of London and major airports. The practice has a varied client-base from leisure riders to professional show jumpers, dressage riders and polo players...

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Graduate Small Animal Vet at Millcroft Veterinary Group, Cumbria

Due to continued growth our fiercely independent, progressive, six centre mixed practice on the quiet western edge of the Lake District seeks a confident new graduate to join our friendly 27 vet team.

This is a full-time, permanent small animal role.

  • We are in the luxurious position to be recruiting in addition to a full-team so we are happy to wait for the perfect...
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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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