Veterinary Jobs in Dorchester and Weymouth

Work with us

Come and work with us!

We are a forward-thinking and dynamic independent practice owned by Ellie, Giles and Jeremy, 3 of the vets working in the business. We believe that by providing a great place to work we will ensure our clients and patients get the very best of care. And because we work alongside our team we know them and the challenges they face.

We recently scored an excellent 44 on the OnSwitch TeamTrack survey, meaning our team are very satisfied with their workplace, and really love working here. The national average for veterinary practices is minus 6!

Valued Team

We believe in treating our team as valued individuals and we are constantly striving to improve our working environment.

Supporting You

We're old fashioned in a good way, the sort of job you joined the profession to have: clinical freedom, mentoring, case discussions, CPD in areas you care about, being listened to and support when you need it.

Multiple Benefits

We care about our team. We allow time off for important appointmens without docking your pay. You get cost-price medicines and free treatment for your own pets. As well as a listening ear about the challenges you face, and a genuine wish to give you outstanding work-life balance.

We're Cat Friendly too!

We are an ISFM Gold Status Cat Friendly Clinic. We are also partnered with Virtual Veterinary Specialists to offer Specialist support when you need it. 

Investing in the future

We are always heavily investing in the practice. In recent years we have expanded the Dorchester branch and refurbished it with the best equipment.

Great Equipment and Facilities

  • Digital and Dental X-Ray
  • Logiq-e ultrasound machine to make any cardiologist go weak at the knees
  • Idexx Procyte, Catalyst and Sedivue machines for instant and reliable blood/urine results
  • Endoscopy
  • Tonopen
  • Doppler BP in both branches
  • Capnography
  • 2 air driven dental units
  • Separate cat suite with Poltec pods, cat prep, xray and theatre
  • Plenty of orthopaedic kit (Jeremy does TTA and Ridgestop surgeries)
  • Lutech multiparameter monitor

So how does that translate into your day-to-day life?

  • 4 day week, with no more than 2x 2hr (15min appt) consulting blocks
  • Long gaps in the day to ensure you get some lunch, go for a run, walk the dog, do your shopping, do your admin/ phone calls and get away on time. 
  • Same day off every week
  • Early finishes on at least one day, 5 out of 6 weeks
  • 5 weeks holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • 1:6 rota for Out of Hours- and our on call is… not busy (The nurses won’t let us use the Q word!). You can expect only a few calls over a weekend after morning consulting, looking after our own clients only. 
  • Out of hours bonus payment and TOIL for bank holidays
  • CPD, RCVS, VDS, BVA/BSAVA all paid for
  • Salary: New grad £30k+ support package/grad scheme inc VetGDP Advisor, Recent grad £35-45k depending on where you’re at, Experienced vet £45k+. You know what you are worth and we won’t insult you. 

Our Current Vacancies

No Vacancies?

We are always looking for exceptional people so please do get in touch if you are interested in working for us even if we have no positions posted currently or if you prefer part-time hours.

You can send your CV and covering letter to Ruth Bennett RVN our Practice manager: ruth@castlevets.co.uk