To view current vacancies at Townsend Veterinary Practice please visit CVS Careers website.
If we don’t have the right opportunity for you right now, then you can register for job alerts and receive an email every time an opportunity that matches what you are looking for arises.
Your career with CVS
As part of the UK’s largest integrated veterinary group, we have a variety of career opportunities to offer you across the UK whether this be in small animal, farm animal, equine or referral veterinary practices, or in laboratories, crematoria, ecommerce, buying groups, insurance or central management services.
As a CVS colleague, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits, which are in many cases exclusive, such as our sharesave programmes. For many of our positions, we are also able to offer part time and job share opportunities to allow you to have the right work–life balance.
To view both permanent and locum opportunities across the CVS Group, please visit CVS Group website.
Join the CVS New Graduate Programme
Investing in our future means that we are always seeking ambitious graduate veterinary surgeons keen to join our New Graduate Programme, an industry-leading scheme which is well respected by universities providing veterinary degrees.
The programme is a two-year supportive, comprehensive, practical and theory-based programme providing new graduate vets essential CPD required for their first job working in practice. It provides mentoring at practice level with a national support network, including the opportunity to meet up with other new graduates on a regular basis, and an introduction to life as a vet from both a clinical and business perspective.
To find out more about the CVS New Graduate Programme and to view current opportunities, please visit the CVS New Graduate Programme.
Overseas qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses
If you qualified outside of the UK as a veterinary nurse or surgeon, you will need to register with the RCVS in order to practice. To find out more about the registration process, please visit the RCVS website.
Across the CVS group, we are proud to employ many overseas qualified professionals and, in many cases, are also able to offer visa sponsorship. To learn more about opportunities and relocation support, including visa sponsorship, please contact our Careers Team via email@example.com.
If you are considering your first steps into the veterinary profession, please find more information and useful links regarding how you can become a veterinary nurse or surgeon below:
How to become a veterinary nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) work as part of a veterinary practice to provide expert nursing care for animals. They are an essential part of the team and their work includes diagnostic testing, minor surgical procedures and dispensing medication, as well as educating pet owners.
To find out more, please visit RCVS I want to be a veterinary nurse.
How to become a veterinary surgeon
No veterinary practice can exist without the expertise of Veterinary Surgeons who, under the provisions of the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1966 and with certain minor exceptions, are the only professionals permitted to diagnose and treat the injuries and ailments of animals.
The universities in the UK currently offering veterinary degrees approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) are Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (the Royal Veterinary College) and Nottingham. A new veterinary school has also opened up recently at Surrey University.
To learn more, please visit RCVS I want to be a vet.