Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon Dorchester, Dorset Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Full Time, Permanent

About us

We’re a community of passionate veterinary professionals committed to providing truly exceptional care. We’re set on building something extraordinary: creating the most forward-thinking and innovative place in the veterinary industry.
We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work.
Our mission to deliver progressive, around the clock care means our employees have the very best equipment and treatment options available, including in-house MRI machines and state-of-the-art operating theatres.
We provide ongoing support to our teams, both in practice and through our dedicated training centre. This empowers you to get the very best from our advanced equipment while being on your journey to veterinary excellence.

The role

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Veterinary Surgeon (or UK equivalent).
We are a client-focused practice looking for a vet with a passion for providing optimum care to their patients, tailored to the owner’s wishes and patients’ needs. You will have plenty of time to spend with patients and their owners to ensure the best care is provided. We are the first practice in the area to be installing a CT scanner and are really excited about the development of this in the coming year. Excellent equipment options are on-site including laparoscopy, endoscopy (rigid and flexible), dental x-ray, ultrasound, full lab including iStat, plus hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. Certificate holder in imaging and cardiology and other vets studying for certificates in surgery, dentistry and ECC. We are also lucky enough to have an amazing nursing team that keeps everything going to plan!
This role is for Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-7pm to consult and operate in our busy 24-hour hospital in Dorchester. Working alongside 1-2 other vets each day you will have responsibility for our inpatients, weekend surgery, and weekend consultations.


Southfield Vets is a long-established practice in the heart of the beautiful county town of Dorchester, within a stone’s throw of the famous Jurassic coast. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care to our patients from our smart, recently refurbished premises. We are a 24-hour centre so have a vet and nurse on site, awake, looking after our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are the only practice in the area to offer this. We also run our own emergency services clinic with a dedicated night team for local practices’ out-of-hour cover. We have CT currently being installed and excellent diagnostic equipment enabling true hospital-level care.

Job number: VET02124