01305 848 820 (24hrs)

Mon-Fri: 09:00–18:30
Sat: 09:00–14:00

The Surgery, The Backwater,
Puddletown, Dorchester,
Dorset, DT2 8SD


Full or part time small animal veterinary surgeon

Our small, independent practice is getting busier and we are looking for a full or part time small animal vet to join our team of 3 vets, 3 RVNs, 1 SVN and 1 ACA treating companion, exotic, wildlife and zoo animals.

We are based in a lovely village in Dorset, close to the Jurassic coast and surrounded by beautiful countryside, but near enough to the shops and nightspots of Bournemouth and Weymouth if that’s your cup of tea.

We have digital x-ray, ultrasound, a range of endoscopes, radiosurgery, cryosurgery and K laser therapy. We provide first class care for our clients with regular visits from cardiology and orthopaedic specialists. We also offer physiotherapy and acupuncture.

We are an open-minded bunch and always support each other with cases, share ideas and look for new ways to improve the services we offer. We have clinical rounds each morning to update on the previous day, discuss ongoing cases and plan for the day ahead. You will have a good balance of consulting and operating time and we always find time for a coffee.

We are a small, happy team and securing the right candidate is more important than your level of experience.

  • Weekday working hours between 8.30am and 7pm
  • Saturday clinics on a rota basis
  • No OOH
  • 20 minute appointments
  • Daily clinical rounds
  • Regular vet meetings
  • Professional fees (RCVS and VDS) paid
  • CPD supported and funded
  • Salary range £32,000 – £52,000 FTE
  • Pension

For further information and to apply please send your CV with a covering letter to office@piddlevalleyvets.co.uk


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