• Bank Top, Lancaster Auction Mart, Wyrsedale Road, Lancaster LA1 3JQ

    01524 60006

  • Unit 2B, Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7FP

    015395 67899

  • 14 Long Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5AH

    015396 20335

Careers and Recruitment

We have a vacancy for a full time farm vet to join our 13 vet team which consists of a mixture of climbers, wild swimmers, runners, hill walkers and many dogs, based here in Northwest England with the Southern Lake District, the Howgills and Forest of Bowland within our working territory.  Fantastic transport connections with the M6 and West Coast Railway.

You would be joining an independent progressive practice with -

  • A great team spirit.

  • A good client mix of friendly mostly family farms across dairy, beef and sheep.

  • A vet tech team to back you up with data collection, TB admin, health planning admin.

  • Clinical freedom with experienced colleagues on hand.

  • CPD encouraged and supported, we have several certificate holders within the practice. Being a member of Farm Vet Network allows us to facilitate some high quality CPD locally.

  • Monthly vet clinical club to discuss cases and topics.

  • 2 vets on call for out of hours at all times, 3 in lambing time.

  • New graduate on call always backed up by a senior vet.

  • Involvement with our client schemes and other areas of interest – e.g. Sheep club and our Healthy Heifer scheme thoroughly encouraged.

  • Bonus scheme based on proactive activities such as client meetings, writing articles etc.. Not target based.

  • Predominantly a farm animal position, however, we do have potential to include some small animal work at our Sedbergh branch if desired.

  • Competitive salary, pension, holiday entitlement all well in line with industry standard.

We have the flexibility to take on experienced vet or a new graduate so please get in touch for an informal chat or to submit your CV by contacting our practice manager – Carol Curwen – 01524 60006 or e mail carol@farmgatevets.com .  We look forward to hearing from you!


Work Experience - we welcome students over the age of 16 or currently at vet college, who are interested in becoming farm veterinary surgeons, with a genuine interest in large animal surgery and working with farm business clients.  Please contact Carol Curwen, as above. Please note, we do not currently employ nurses, or take on students for nursing or animal care work experience.

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