Farm Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Hampden Veterinary Hospital
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Full & Part-Time
Hampden Veterinary Hospital

The Role

The Farm Vets at Hampden Veterinary Hospital are searching for a new enthusiastic and confident vet to join its large and supportive team! The role requires independent work on-farm, so experience is advantageous, but not essential as the team is available to support the right applicant’s clinical progression.

  • Full- or part-time hours can be considered.
  • Varying 100% farm caseload – largely commercial beef and sheep, with room for growth in dairy, and small holders.
  • Vast range of work, including routine visits, Emergency and surgical caseloads, Fertility/AI work, TB testing, and Export work – with training available, if necessary.
  • Ability to progress clinically and professionally
  • 1 in 7 out-of-hours rota, which increases slightly during the breeding season (about 3 months)

About You

  • Excellent communication skills, as we provide a high standard of veterinary care and strive to build strong relationships with our clients.
  • Confident to work both under sole charge, but also part of the wider team.
  • Ambitious and driven:
  • There is huge opportunity to lead projects within the practice, particularly on the dairy side, client education, and TBAS.
  • Possibility to mould the new generations of vets: we are part of the VetPartners new graduate scheme and IMR placement practice for University of Surrey students, providing the opportunity to mentor both undergraduates and new graduates.
  • Basic computer/technical skills


  • Salary from £42,000 dependent on experience and qualifications
  • 6 weeks holiday, including Bank Holidays
  • Fixed Lieu day every other week
  • CPD fully funded, and further qualifications encouraged
  • BCVA, RCVS, VDS paid memberships
  • Part of the VetPartners group – encouraged team members to engage with national special interest groups and clinical board

About Us

  • RCVS Practice Standards Farm Practice.
  • Central Office, pharmacy, and operating facility.
  • A team of Ambulatory Vets, Vet Technicians/Approved TB Testers.
  • Surrey Vet School Training Practice.
  • VetGP Advisor practice.
  • Roving Laptop and desktop-based Merlin practice management software.
  • Part of a mixed practice with large animal, small animal, and equine departments
  • Supportive attitude toward the health and wellbeing of our employees, to maximise their job satisfaction whilst protecting their personal life. We pride ourselves on facing the day as a strong and light-hearted team who work together to see everyone over the finish line.

What Hampden Farm Veterinary Practice offers it patients and clients:

  • 24/7 access for routine and emergency cases.
  • Pro-active Health Care packages.
  • Advanced reproduction services.
  • Experienced Veterinary Surgeons with varied interests and advanced qualifications, including certificates and DBRs.
  • An ambulatory service across Cambs, Bucks, Beds, Herts & Oxon.
  • Central office site with:
    • Pharmacy / dispensary
    • Office space for Vets and Admin Team
    • Clinic area
  • Multiple ultrasound units and mobile X-Ray facility.
  • An extensive support team of friendly and professional receptionists, practice management, and insurance administrators.
  • Inhouse laboratory, staffed with full-time lab technicians.

What Hampden Farm Veterinary Practice offers it Veterinary Surgeons:

  • Clinical freedom of cases, whilst gently guiding towards gold standard care.
  • Clinical support from a friendly and experienced team.
  • No sales-target related pressure.
  • Supported and funded clinical advancement to Diploma level.
  • Respect for private life and time away from the practice.
  • Support from locums where needed, reducing unnecessary strain.
  • Rotas in advance with accommodation of weekend commitments.

What Hampden Farm Veterinary Practice offers all employees:

  • An open dialogue about work pressures and how it fits into modern life, with active changes made to support the individual.
  • As part of the VetPartners group, employees have access to VetPartners initiatives such as VetPartners Learning and external Hemsley Fraser Learning.
  • Membership to Health Shield.
  • Great opportunity for progression through the VetPartners Career Pathway.
  • A substantial employee discount.
  • 4 weeks sick leave (2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks half pay).
  • Respect, both as an employee and as a human, to protect mental and physical health and safeguard personal time.

If you feel that the Farm Vets at Hampden Veterinary Hospital could be a good match for your career, please email your CV to Jaqueline Denham (Practice Manager) to apply directly, or to discuss the position further:

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