Employment Type: 
Full Time
Veterinary Surgeon
Required Experience: 
+3 years experience

Veterinary Surgeon | North Dorset | Full (4-day week) or part-time position available / up to £80,000

Are you a dedicated and experienced small animal vet looking for a fulfilling role in an independent practice? 

Located amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, the clinic serves pets and their owners across Dorset, Wiltshire, and Somerset. Branches are located in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, and Blandford. Despite being in a rural area, they're easily accessible and nestled close to both the coast and picturesque countryside. 

We understand the demands of veterinary life and welcome flexible working. Whether it's adjusting your schedule to accommodate family commitments or finding the branch that suits your commute.

We are proudly independent and a member of XL Vets, dedicated to providing exceptional care with a personal touch. Run by the vets who work here, we prioritise close connections with the community and their beloved pets. 

Enjoy recognition for your efforts, monetary enhancements, and a four-day workweek for full-timers. There is positive team spirit with activities like bike rides, walks, and yoga sessions, alongside fantastic benefits such as Employee Assistance Programme and Private Medical Care. A dedicated Leadership Group ensure that career development opportunities abound. 

We don't outsource out of hours, we partner with another practice, halving the out-of-hours workload. We have a dynamic veterinary team where out-of-hours care isn't just a duty—it's an opportunity for growth and discovery.

If you are eager to join a fantastic team of like-minded professionals, are committed to providing outstanding care to animals and crave a supportive work environment with full clinical freedom, look no further!

Are you the right person for the job?

  • You will be an experienced veterinary surgeon with a passion for small animal care

What will your role look like?

As a valued member of the team, you'll play a vital role in providing exceptional service to the local community. Enjoy the autonomy to pursue your clinical interests while being supported by a dedicated nursing team of 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses. Whether you're seeking full-time (4-day week) or part-time opportunities, there are options available to suit your schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering high-quality veterinary care with compassion and expertise

  • Collaborating with a supportive team to ensure the well-being of patients

  • Participating in the shared on-call service (1 in 10 rota) alongside a neighbouring practice, with dedicated OOH nurses to assist

What can you expect in return?

  • Flexible contracts offered that work for all

  • Private medical insurance with Vitality to keep you covered

  • Generous holiday allowance, 6.6 weeks a year pro rata

  • Competitive salary package, dependent on experience: up to £80,000

  • Comprehensive pension scheme for peace of mind

  • Fully funded RCVS, BSAVA, and VDS memberships

  • Generously funded CPD and career development opportunities to support your growth

  • Cycle to work scheme promoting green initiatives

  • Commitment to green initiatives and sustainable practices

  • A strong family feel and team spirit that makes work feel like home

  • The chance to pursue clinical interests and leadership roles

  • Exceptional work-life balance in the heart of the beautiful countryside

  • Sponsorship available for overseas workers

  • Opportunities for career advancement and clinical development

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Relocation assistance may be provided for the right candidate

Please email a letter of application to Justine (Practice Manager) justine@friarsmoorvets.co.uk or if you would like to have a chat with Dan or Kirk (directors) please email Justine and she can arrange a call back!




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