Current Vacancies at Estcourt Vets

If we have any current job vacancies at Estcourt Vets they will be listed below.

To register your interest in working at our Devizes veterinary practice, please email a copy of your CV, the role you are applying for (if applicable), and a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with us, to

12th March 2024

Full or Part Time Veterinary Surgeon

Devizes is a thriving market town tucked away on the edge of both Salisbury Plain and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and tranquil canals and yet is in striking distance of Bath and Bristol as well as the M4 corridor. Welcome to the West Country’s best kept secret!

Are you looking for:

  • full or part time position in a single site independent small animal practice in a lovely market town.
  • A practice that’s newly renovated, and well equipped.
  • A place that involves you and your experience in the clinical decision making of the practice, rather than focusing on your financial targets and KPIs.
  • A practice that already has amazing and experienced staff (including certificate holders) on hand and happy to discuss cases.
  • Teleconsulting support available for our vets from VetCT and orthopaedic support from Rata if required.
  • Sociable hours (honestly!) with regular 5pm finishes as well as a half day off per week to do those things you need to do other than being a vet!
  • competitive salary depending on experience ranging from £35K for a new grad up to 67K + for a more experienced vet.
  • generous CPD allowance with no set cap and certificates supported and fully funded. We also have practice membership with Webinar Vet.
  • The option of large and newly decorated accommodation in Devizes as part of the salary package if required.
  • The type of practice where a vet that joined after graduating is still here after eleven years.

What vets who have worked here have to say about us:

Jodie: “I have worked at Estcourt Vets for 8 years, having started right after graduation. I’m only leaving now because we’re moving back to Cornwall, and if I could pick up the practice and the people and take them all with me then I would. It is a wonderful, friendly team and just a lovely place to work. Getting out of the practice on your lunch hour to go home and walk the dogs is the norm, there is time in the day for admin, and everyone helps each other out. Even out of hours if you send out an SOS you’re inundated with offers of help; you never feel alone with any case. I would really encourage anyone to come and work here, I’m going to miss it so much!

Nicola: “A warm and welcoming practice in a beautiful area. The high clinical standards coupled with good work life balance makes this a dream place to work (If only my pesky other half would consider moving back to Wiltshire so I wouldn’t have to commute from London and I’d be back in a flash!).

We’re looking for:

Our lovely and hugely popular vet Jodie is moving back to Cornwall for family reasons after eight years at the practice and we’re looking for someone to fill her shoes!  Are you the motivated individual, who will complement the high standard of care we provide, whilst ensuring a good level of communication, empathy and support to our lovely clients? We would consider full or part time positions for a vet keen to develop or pass on their clinical skills in a supportive and friendly independent practice. 

The Role:

The position will involve periods of both consulting and operating, although the rota can be tailored to an individual’s strengths. 

The practice provides its own out of hours service, the rota currently involves covering 1:6 weekends and Saturday mornings and usually 1 weekday night.

A typical week involves:

  • 1 or 2 shifts 8.45am to 5pm
  • 1 or 2 shifts 8.45am to 6pm
  • 1 half day pw 8.30am to 1pm (with additional Friday half day following a weekend on call)
  • 1 on call day 8.30am to 6.30pm (the nurse on duty takes the on-call phone)

The Practice:

The practice operates from a single site situated in the middle of the attractive town of Devizes . There has been a practice here since 1897 but we now have lovely new purpose built and air-conditioned facilities providing us all with a great working environment. As you’d expect this includes two sterile operating theatres, an imaging suite with endoscopy, digital X-ray and ultrasound including dedicated cardiac probe used by our cardiologist. There is also a dental theatre with dental x-rays, a dedicated and fully stocked laboratory as well as separate cat, dog and isolation wards.  We also have a large meeting space primarily used for in house training events and CPD.

For further details please feel free to ring and speak to one of our directors James on 01380 723687

12th March 2024:

We are looking for and enthusiastic RVN who is keen to utilise the skills they were trained for!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking team developing the nursing role within the practice to ensure a high standard of nursing care, and to fully utilise the nursing skill set within the practice. Our team currently consists of 5 RVNs, 4SVNs and 3ANAs.

This is a full time position (although part time applicants may be considered) with a 40 hour working week with a shift rota to cover the hours between 8am and 7pm.

The role does include some out of hours cover with time off in lieu and enhanced overtime pay. Currently the weekend rota is contracted to 1 in 6 weekends, however with additional staff this commitment is reduced.

Accommodation can be available as part of the salary package if required.

Salary  £28,000-£30,000 DOE, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, paid CPD allowance, RCVS and BVNA membership, medical insurance, pension and discounted pet care.



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