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Penbode’s first branch was opened by William Penhale in 1840. Ever since we’ve built a reputation as one of the best veterinary practices in south west England. And it’s that community trust combined with our commitment to providing a state-of-the-art service using advancing veterinary knowledge that marks us out as a fantastic place to work.

All of our team work within their own areas of expertise and undertake extensive professional development, because we believe that to give our clients and their animals the best possible service, we need to help you to constantly grow and improve. So whether you work as a vet with exotic animals or as a receptionist in an equine clinic, we’ll give you the tools to reach the height of your abilities.

Veterinary Nursing

What sets us apart as trusted community vets in Devon and Cornwall is that we go the extra mile. That means that our nurses put in every effort necessary to support patients who have separation anxiety. It means that our equine and farm vets take time to get to know clients and their animals, and they’re not just somebody that turns up one day and is never seen again. It means we make an effort to engage with clients, putting on events and talks to help share our knowledge and experience with communities. And so when we help our clients and patients, it feels even more special.

Please scroll down for details of any current vacancies or send your CV to 


Equine Vet - Cornwall / Devon


Due to the closure of a neighbouring practice and the resultant rapid growth of our own, vacancies have arisen for two equine vets for our friendly, supportive equine team. We work to high clinical standards with good client care, whilst making time to enjoy the beautiful local beaches and moors.


  • Ideally you will have at least two years’ experience in equine practice.

  • Ambulatory and clinic based work. High quality portable equipment including video gastroscope and endoscopes, two Cuatro Slate Hub DR units, digital ultrasound scanners and shockwave. Newly refurbished operating theatre and lameness diagnostic facilities. New Leonardo Dual 45 diode laser. BEVA approved AI with onsite stocks, stabling and paddocks.

  • Responsibility for your own cases including work ups at the clinic. Working alongside experienced colleagues. Regular clinical club meetings and mentoring. Frequently visited by external specialists in all spheres.

  • Remuneration according to experience. Flexible 1 in 6 rota.


Call 01409 255549 for an informal and confidential chat with Clinical Directors David Rowlands or Hermione Jane.

Please send your CV and covering letter to



Registered Veterinary Nurse - North Cornwall / Devon


Permanent Full Time Position £22,598-£25,445 p/a


We are looking for a motivated, forward thinking small animal nurse to join our friendly team. We have a supportive team who aim to deliver good patient care while looking after each other.


Penbode Pet Vets has four dedicated small animal branches located in Camelford, Stratton, Holsworthy and Bradworthy, along with separate farm and equine facilities. The main surgery is centrally based in Stratton (near Bude) providing 24 hour nursing care.


All our branches are RCVS General Practice Standard and in addition our Stratton surgery is RWAF Gold Standard.


We have a varied first opinion caseload, with certificate holders in Opthalmology, Exotics and Small Animal Medicine.


The full-time position is based on an average of 40 hours per week (including Saturday mornings, weekend days and night shifts). 

- 1:4 Saturday weekends

- Set of nights 1:5 weeks.

- Part time hours including a share of OOH will be considered


Benefits include:

- 30 days holiday pro rata

- £600 CPD budget

- RCVS fee paid

- Staff discount

- Healthshield cash back plan


If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to our nurse manager Sam on or call her to discuss the role on 01288 359500