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Equine Veterinary Surgeon - Penmellyn Vets - Cornwall

16 Apr 2024 BEVA


BH#: 12149

Practice: Penmellyn Vets, St Columb Major Hospital

Town: Cornwall

County: South West

Postcode: TR9 6BX

Job Title: Equine Vet

Contract: Perm

Hours: FT/PT


Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Penmellyn Vets, St Columb Major Hospital

Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience


Penmellyn Equine is looking for an experienced equine vet (At least 2 years graduated) to join our expanding equine team. The role involves both ambulatory and hospital-based work on a 1st opinion and sometimes referral basis. Full support will be given by an experienced internal medicine certificate holder and another experienced vet working towards a dentistry certificate. All equine vets currently work a 4-day week with a fixed day off. Out-of-hours is shared with a local practice meaning we have a lovely 1 in 7 OOH rota enabling us to enjoy the gorgeous Cornwall countryside and coast.

Why Join Us?

We have full inpatient and hospital facilities including 8 stables in an American barn including a dedicated colic/foal stable with CCTV. Separate isolation

stable away from the main stables. 2 paddocks, hard and soft lounge areas with a large concrete yard to allow lameness workups. Stocks room, consult room, separate diagnostics room, knock down and full theatre facilities. We have a portable x-ray, as well as ceiling-mounted equipment, portable ultrasound, gastroscope and endoscope, and 3 power floats for dentistry and gait analysis. The vet team is supported by our amazing nurse, admin and groom team who are all equine only. We are a small, tight-knit team who work hard, but are relaxed and easygoing and also love to socialise outside of work, going for dog walks, theatre trips, dinners, and afternoon tea, to name but a few we've done recently. The practice is based in mid-Cornwall, close to beautiful beaches and countryside, with the airport and train stations less than a 10-minute drive away.

About the Team and Culture

We currently have 4 vets, but we are hoping to employ an experienced vet and a new graduate taking our numbers up to 6. We have 3 equine nurses making 1 FTE, 2 admins and 2 grooms. We have 1 internal medicine certificate holder and another vet working towards their dentistry certificate. There is an equine surgeon who comes down monthly to do the procedures we can't, but also to upskill us so we can do these ourselves in the future. Any vet that joins the team we be able to develop their interests and we fully support working towards certificates.

Are you the Perfect Fit?

The preferred candidate will be at least 2 years qualified, MRCVS and able to work in the UK. They will be hard working but also able to kick back and enjoy a natter and a laugh in the equine office. We have our own dedicated 'kitchen' and snack drawer in equine and a hot/cold drink, and a chat are very important to us.


Because our people matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work-life balance

6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays

Your birthday as a paid day off


Private medical insurance

Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

Cycle to Work scheme

Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

Non-accidental injury support


£1250 CPD allowance with 5 days paid pro rata

Certificate support

Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy

Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider

All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

All our Vets get £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

Infection Prevention and Control Programme

Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

BVA membership

VDS cover

RCVS fees


Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers

Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer

Discounted staff pet care


Please quote BH12149 when you apply.

To apply, please email your CV to Maizie at maizie.brown@ivcevidensia.com or call 07977245242 for more information.