Careers and Vacancies

What sets us apart as trusted community vets in Devon and Cornwall is that we go the extra mile.

Careers with Penbode

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.

Putting in the extra mile means 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 who 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.

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PETS VET – Full Time
We are looking for a recent graduate or a vet with any level of experience to join the Small Animal Team at Penbode Vets. We take pride in delivering a compassionate, high-quality service to all our clients, recognising that excellent communication skills and the right attitude are the foundation stones to achieving this. Focus is on teamwork, respecting and valuing each other.

​We are able to offer a supported, learning environment where experienced vets, nurses and receptionists are able to provide guidance. Our team, where excellent GP skills are valued, includes advanced practitioners and certificate holders in many areas, including medicine, anaesthesia, pain management, behaviour, ophthalmology, exotics. The Pets team benefits from peripatetic Surgical, medicine and oncology consultants.

Penbode Pets is located in 4 branches across the Devon/North Cornwall border. Each branch is well equipped with prep room, operating theatre, dental suit, kennels/cattery, Xray, Ultrasound, lab facilities. Out of hours work is centralised at one branch, Stratton with full nursing support for hospitalised cases. Endoscopy and Laprascopic spay equipment  available.​

Salary starting from £34,000 however salary would be according to experience.

4-day working week, some Saturday work required, with regular day off. Currently 1 weekend in 8, with the following Monday off. On site RVN and vet support as required.

Maximum number of nights on-call 4 in every 4 weeks (2 included for a weekend worked).

Benefits Include:

6.6 weeks paid holiday including bank holidays.
RCVS, VDS, BVA and one membership of your choice paid.
CPD allowance is 5 days, with £1750 budget.
Part of VetPartners Graduate Development Programme.
Regular Performance development reviews, linked to pay review and career progression, certificate holders encouraged.
Health insurance.
Health Shield – wide ranging contributions for health and wellbeing treatments – from dentistry to sports massage. “My Perks” offers discounts and cash back schemes are part of this.
Company sick pay.
Enhanced paternity, maternity, adoption packages.

Please apply to or call Claire Davies 07855703525 or Mark Banks 07973448053 for an informal chat to find out more.


EQUINE VET – Full or Part Time


Would you like to join our friendly, supportive six vet equine team in a permanent position?

The Role

The role is ambulatory, covering all aspects of Equine practice. It would be great for an experienced vet looking to work as an equine vet in a practice with great facilities.

We would prefer a full time vet but can consider part time or flexible working hours, including part time day work alongside an equal share of the OOH rota if you are interested in the role but prefer not to work full time.

About Our Practice

We pride ourselves on working to a high clinical standard and are entirely dedicated to the care of our clients and their horses. All our experienced vets have owned and ridden horses, and have passed or are working towards post-graduate qualifications.

Fantastic clinic facilities at our Holsworthy site, including a large examination room with stocks, lameness diagnostic facilities and operating theatre where we carry out elective surgical procedures
High quality portable equipment, including video gastroscope and endoscopes, Cuattro Slate Hub digital x-ray units, high quality ultrasound scanners, battery-powered dental kit, shockwave and surgical laser
Regular clinical club meetings
Supportive team approach with a fantastic admin team supporting us
Frequently visited by external specialists in all spheres

The beautiful market town of Holsworthy is surrounded by green rolling hills and wooded valleys that provide walking, cycling and riding trails to explore the local area. There’s also water sports, fishing destinations and the various national parks nearby. The friendly seaside town of Bude is a short drive away and offers some of the finest coastal scenery, exquisite beaches and best surf breaks in the UK!

The Benefits

​Competitive salary up to £50,000 dependent on experience
2 society memberships paid
5 days & £1750 CPD allowance (pro rata)
6.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays
Company Pension
Healthcare scheme
Enhanced maternity pay

For an informal and confidential chat please call Hermione Jane, 07791901474.

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