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As a new, dynamic and rapidly expanding independent small animal practice we are looking for a Junior FULL TIME veterinary surgeon.

Bright Side Vets is a new breed of veterinary practice offering high standards of small animal (and client) care; the only Practice Standards Scheme accredited practice in South Derbyshire.  Open 6 days (with out of hours contracted out) we are a friendly, supportive and caring team.


Our head vet, Kelly, oversees a team of three vets offering a range of clinical procedures in a fully equipped practice that includes digital x-ray, ultrasonography, in-house lab, dental equipment and endoscopes. We see a broad variety of pets, including some exotics and undertake a wide range of surgeries including orthopaedics and laparoscopic procedures. In our team we have two certificate holders and an Advanced Practioner (small animal surgery). The experienced team, including a 2016 Nottingham graduate and 3 RVNs are on hand to provide ample support, allowing a new team member to improve their skills and develop confidence quickly.


As a Junior Vet you will probably be a new graduate looking for your first position out of university. You would receive the support, guidance and coaching from Kelly to help your development as a vet.  This includes regular 121 mentoring, participating in clinical meetings and time to complete your PDP.  As well as this we are also participating in the Grads to Vets graduate scheme.

The position includes:

  • A competitive (negotiable) salary
  • CPD allowance and the ability to pursue personal clinical interests
  • 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • sick pay
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • No OOH

As a member of the Bright Side Crew you would also be encouraged to be part of its development, shaping how it continues to provide innovative customer and pet friendly approaches. Have a look at our Facebook page or website to see what clients say about us and why Bright Side Vets is a great place to work.

Please apply in writing with a current CV; applications can be sent to 

If you want a chat before applying, please contact Kelly directly on 01283 617020 or email to request a time suitable to chat.  We look forward to hearing from you.