Careers & Job Vacancies

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Who is Coombefield Veterinary Hospital?

Coombefield Veterinary Hospital is a long-standing practice in the community.

It has grown from the 'James Herriot' ideal of mixed practice to an RCVS accredited, purpose-built hospital practice in the same town, with still growing aspirations and ambitions.

We are really proud of our practice's foundations, and it is still really important to us that we are there for the community and their pets.

Where is Coombefield Veterinary Hospital?

  • The practice is based in East Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful countryside, historic towns and the Jurassic coast on our doorstep (England’s only natural World Heritage Site)
  •  All of this AND we have great transport links with the M5 nearby and a mainline train service to London.

Come to work with us and feel like you’re on holiday in Devon while you’re here!

Let us show you around our main hospital in Axminster!

Team photo of the staff at Coombefield Vets

Our clinical team includes 13 vets, 10 registered veterinary nurses (RVN), 3 night RVNs,  3 student veterinary nurses and 3 veterinary care assistants

All of our teams have a wealth and depth of experience, and contribute to a practice culture that allows for their own professional development and career progression.

Different areas of the practice that might be of interest

  • 24-hour patient care

  • We have certificate holders in ophthalmology and cardiology, with many other team members having areas of special interest including emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, internal medicine, exotics and dentistry

  • Consultations

  • Outstanding level of customer care – all of our team really care about our clients and their pets

  • Dental suite with dental x-rays

  • A fantastic in-house diagnostic laboratory

  • A separate dog and cat hospital ward, with isolation facilities as well

  • A state-of-the-art imaging suite, with a vet and a nurse on an diagnostic imaging shift each day

  • Nurse clinics by our highly skilled nursing team

  • Bright and light operating theatres

  • Orthopaedic surgery – we manage all of our cases in house but currently with the use of a peripatetic surgeon

  • Pet Health Club – a monthly payment set up to cover all preventative health care for your pet while making a big saving

  • Why is Coombefield a great place to work?
  • What benefits are there to working for Coombefield?
  • Who is the ideal employee for Coombefield?

Why is Coombefield a great place to work?

Why is Coombefield a great place to work?

  • We are a large, purpose-built small animal hospital - the only practice with hospital status and 24-hour patient care within a 20-mile radius
  • We have a fantastic space to work with excellent facilities
  • We employ an outstanding team with a wide range and depth of experience
  • We also have a large team – and this is so that our staff have the time to deliver a high standard of client and patient care.
  • We have hospital rounds every morning and regular team meetings.
  • We look after one another, and wellbeing initiatives are encouraged and seen through by our ‘Wellbeing Champions’ in the team.
  • Lunch and rest breaks are provided, and protected - as well as time worked into the diary to be able to catch up and get on top of phone calls and other tasks.
  • We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements – It is more important to us that you are able to balance your work and home-life
  • We have an open culture, encouraging diversity and our team relationships are based on respect
  • We are adaptable, and open to new ideas and different ways of doing what we do. We are always looking to continually improve our clinical standards, protocols and operating systems where we can. 
  • As a management team, we are honest, reliable and approachable – all colleagues are treated with the same respect and integrity.  Innovation and the most brilliant ideas can come from anywhere, so suggestions from all of our team are listened to and given the time that they need.  
  • We readily invest in our facilities and team.

We are a progressive and forward-thinking practice – looking ahead to the next chapter of Coombefield Veterinary Hospital

What benefits are there to working for Coombefield?

What benefits are there to working for Coombefield?

  • Work life balance - It’s important that you are able to balance an interesting and rewarding career with your personal life. There are so many flexible options that we can make it work for you.
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual leave entitlement of 6.6 weeks – with increasing holiday allowance based on years of service
  • Professional memberships
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family friendly policy
  • Investment in staff training and career progression with certificates and further qualifications actively encouraged
  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailer
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Staff discounts on pet care
  • All our vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund to assist with welfare cases

Who is the ideal employee for Coombefield?

Who is the ideal employee for Coombefield?

The ideal employee to our organisation is someone that will become an integral part of our team, do everything to the best of their ability and deliver an outstanding level of patient and client care.

Could a career at Coombefield be for you?

Take the plunge!! Why not come and join us in Devon, we work hard and have fun together!

View our current vacancies below!

Current Vacancies

Part-time Night Vet Surgeon

Part-time Night Vet Surgeon

Exciting opportunity to complete our night team, offering flexibility in a role while delivering high standard of emergency and critical care.

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Registered Veterinary Nurse

We are looking for a registered veterinary nurse that wants more out of general practice work.

Register your interest

If you’re interested in what you’ve seen, but perhaps there’s no job vacancy to suit you at present or now isn’t quite the right time for you?

Please get in touch and introduce yourself.

You can register your interest by emailing or phoning 01297 630 500 and we’ll contact you regarding future opportunities.