We believe in investing in our people, surgery, facilities, equipment, and latest technology so that we provide outstanding veterinary care for our patients and their owners.

We are looking for a compassionate and experienced small animal vet...

We are looking for a compassionate and experienced small animal vet who is committed to excellent & progressive clinical standards as part of a friendly, first opinion practice with great clients & a supportive team.


Our practice:

We want to maintain a team of veterinary surgeons who share our desire to collectively develop and maintain a broad range of medical and surgical skills within our practice. We share our knowledge and skills but ensure all team members can explore and develop their own interests.

We are great team in a friendly work place where the kettle is always on and it’s never very long until there’s pizza for lunch. There are regular practice meetings and socials to ensure we communicate well and have fun together.

We have wonderful and loyal clients, many of whom have been with us for multiple generations of animals. We run in-house healthcare plans which can provide both routine (preventative) and non-routine (accident and illness) care for member animals.

Great first-opinion diagnostic aids are available (including digital x-ray - standard and dental, ultrasound, video-endoscope, in-house laboratory with biochemistry and haematology machines), all of which allow you to investigate your patient’s problems and then guide the owner through the various medical and surgical options.

We are proud of our accreditations including RCVS General Practice, Gold ISFM Cat Friendly Clinic and Gold Compassionate Understood. We are working towards Bronze Investor in the Environment and are proud to be part of Vet Partners.

Our generous CPD budget is just one way we encourage a learning environment. Through quality improvement, team work and listening to one another we ensure we provide and maintain excellent care to our patients and clients. We are a nurse-training practice and are partnered with University of Central Lancaster to provide intra-mural studies to their students.

Carlisle is a great city with plenty for all ages. 15 miles from the Lake District and 8 miles from the Scottish borders and great transport links to major cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester.


The role:

Our four vet team is looking for someone who enjoys general practice, and who is committed to learning, developing and working as a team to ensure we provide up to date and excellent contextualised care for our patients and clients.

We’re looking for a compassionate, experienced vet who is a good communicator. You’ll need to be a team player but also able to act on your own judgement and make decisions when required. We will consider full or part time as finding the right person and ensuring there is a work-life balance that suits them is most important.

You would be supported by five excellent RVNs, who bring their wide range of interests, knowledge and skills to our team while running excellent nurse clinics and appointments. You would also work alongside our wonderful animal care assistants, student veterinary nurses, front of house colleagues and practice manager. Our standard appointments are 15 minutes with breaks and blocks of time for admin work in the diary each day.

The out of hours rota is on a 1:4 basis, allowing a great work-life balance and giving you plenty of time to enjoy the nearby Lake District and the Scottish borders. Yes, we do our own OOH work, but being a small practice this is not onerous and any work done is financially remunerated. We work a set rota with consistent days and duty nights, and a weekend every month, but we are all flexible about swapping if needed.



The package:

Our package helps us, ensure we look after you as part of our team:

- Salary between £40,000 and £60,000 FTE including out of hours.

- 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays

- A generous CPD budget of £1750 and 40 hours pro rata

- We encourage and will fund further study to certificate level for the right candidate

- RCVS and VDS fees paid as well as one veterinary subscription annually

- Opportunity to buy and sell holiday

- Health shield membership & selected retails discounts

- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay

- Discounted veterinary fees/in-house healthcare plan membership

- Cycle to work scheme

- Enhanced sick pay

- Working alongside wellbeing champions who consistently but smiles on our faces!

- Career progression opportunities

- Relocation package considered

- Company pension through Legal and General


For further information please contact our Practice Manager, Rowena Batey, via email or see

We’re always on the lookout for talented people, just like you, to come and join us. If you’d like to register your details or find out more about available roles, please email us:

Rowena Batey via email