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Get practice ready with Vets for Pets

Vets for Pets Newbury South is looking for a new or recently graduated veterinary surgeon who really wants to develop themselves into an excellent medic/surgeon to join their team on our award-winning graduate programme.

Located inside Pets at Home on Newbury retail park, we are a newly refurbished and busy practice with 4,000 clients. We are a proud soft tissue surgery and orthopaedic referral practice. Our team are experienced in mentoring newly graduated veterinary surgeons and supporting/funding certificates.

You’ll be supported from day one by a dedicated mentor/Vet GDP Advisor, you’ll also be able to take paid leave to attend the varied CPD programme designed by vets specifically for new graduates. As you build your confidence in caring for pets and their owners, you’ll grow your own client base and see the continuity of cases with the support of your wider team. You won’t be in sole charge of cases until you’re ready.

With genuine support and emphasis on your wellbeing, you can realise and maintain your full potential in an environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance too.

The team

Our team of 5 Vets, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurse, a practice manager and our non-clinical team offer a friendly, supportive working environment and varied caseload with wonderful clients.

Surgery equipment

Our thriving practice is kitted out to a high standard with 2 theatres, 4 consult rooms, digital x-rays and ultrasound.


The role is full-time, covering 36 hours per week with 1 in 4 weekends on a shared rota and no out of hours.

As a standard on the Graduate Development Programme we offer a 2 year programme with no financial tie-ins, guaranteed starting salary of at least £35,500 per annum with reviews each year on programme, 10-12 clinical/non-clinical structure CPD days a year with covered travel costs, access to wellbeing support and free membership of wellbeing app and support with practice transfer should the need to arise. We also arrange fun social activities where you can engage with your fellow graduates! To find out about more about our award-winning Graduate Development Programme visit our website here.

What we offer

It doesn't end there... Newbury South Vets for Pets can also offer:

  • Paid holiday of 28 days, rising to 33 days after 2 years of service.
  • Paid professional memberships including RCVS, VDS, BSAVA and BVA.
  • Dedicated CPD allowance and time off including funding towards certificates.
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Colleague reward hub – exclusive offers and discounts online and on the high street.
  • Free car parking.
  • And more!

Pets just see people. And just like pets, we embrace everyone’s differences. We work to break down barriers, attract and develop diverse talent, and create a culture that allows everyone to be the best they can be. Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our business. So, if you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’re waiting to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.