Job Vacancies


Equine clinical position

Departure of equine assistant to Australia leaves vacancy with genuine long term prospects in independent practice.

Based in North Cumbria, on the doorstep of the Lake District, we provide care for pets to race horses. Facilities include digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Equine Theatre, Endoscopy, full range of dentistry equipment, stable block, heated examination rooms and 15 on-site paddocks. Experienced support with CPD encouraged and funded.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, confident, sensitive team players with a genuine commitment to the highest standard of client and patient care.

For applications & further information contact Paul on 017684 83789 or


Farm Vet required

We are looking for an additional enthusiastic Farm Animal vet to join our dynamic farm team.

Based in North Cumbria, on the doorstep of the Lake District, we are part of a 3 centre multidisciplinary practice. You will be part of our farm animal team currently numbering 10 vets. We are a friendly, enthusiastic, sociable and supportive team always striving to meet the needs of our farmers and providing them with the best possible service is at the core of what we do. We have proactive, motivated clients who we value and work hard with to build strong working relationships. Our client base is dairy biased but we do service both beef and sheep clients and encourage vets to pursue their own specific areas of interest. We provide a high standard of service to them through proactive health planning utilising all the usual tools and software plus abdominal laparoscopic surgery, VetTech services, farmer training, an advanced breeding department in addition to providing overseas farm consultancy. CPD is strongly encouraged as are specialist interests and further qualifications all supported by certificate and diploma holders.

Out of hours is currently a 1 in 6 rota as we strive for a good work:life balance. This is mainly farm animal, with some emergency equine work.

We offer 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays and a half day off each week. We provide 24/7 employee assistance programme, company car and the usual membership fees.

For applications & further information please contact Phil on 01228 710208 or email 


Small Animal Vet required – Maternity cover

With Ruth due to go off on Maternity Leave in January 2018 we are looking for a friendly, forward thinking Small Animal vet to join our team for 2018. We are a mixed practice based in North Cumbria with good local access to the motorways, west coast mainline and closer to home – the Lake District national park.

The small animal staff are a supportive team of vets and RVNs dedicated to providing a high quality service to our clients. We have all the normal tools, including digital radiography, endoscopy and the latest in-house Idexx analysers and also offer 15 minute consultations. 
The position would be full time, there is a shared 1 in 4 OOH rota at weekends, 1 in 5 weeknights and a half day off per week. We would be offering CPD prorata and can offer support in the practice as well as through the extended XLVets network. New graduates considered. There is the possibility of a permanent position if mutually compatible.

For applications & further information please contact Graham or Ann on 01228 710208 or email