• Anaesthetist

    Location: George's Farm, West Buckland, Wellington Hours: Referrals Practice: Cave Veterinary Specialists Salary: Practice Details Cave Veterinary Specialists

Cave Veterinary Specialists is located in the stunning Somerset countryside in the Southwest of England, just outside of Wellington and within easy reach of the M5 and central rail links.

We are a vibrant, friendly and collaborative team that works together to provide the highest standards of patient and client care. We are a busy referral hospital with specialists in medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology, cardiology and dermatology. The anaesthesia team is currently comprised of three full-time anaesthetists; one European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA) diplomate, one European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) diplomate, one residency-trained anaesthetist, and three dedicated anaesthesia nurses.

We pride ourselves on excelling in both clinical and client care while striving to provide our team with an excellent work-life balance. The hospital is currently benefitting from a £1.8 million investment, with expanded client areas, new consultation rooms and laboratory facilities. A new MRI scanner will be installed in spring 2022, giving space for future expansion.


Your role and responsibilities

We are seeking a Clinician who prides themselves on providing unrivalled patient care while maintaining the highest standards of Client service. We work collaboratively here at Cave so we are hoping to attract a real team player who brings out the best in your colleagues with your enthusiasm and positive interaction.

As part of our Anaesthesia team, you will help support and develop our Anaesthesia nurses and Registred Veterinary Nurses (RVN) alongside a team of 20 Clinicians. Our team are very much part of defining our 3 and 5 year vision for the hospital and we would hope that you are looking forward to contributing towards this as we grow and develop the hospital.



  • Six weeks’ holiday plus bank holidays + day off for birthday
  • Standard four day working week
  • Participation in shared 1:4 out-of-hours rota and bank holiday cover
  • Professional membership subscriptions paid
  • Seven days CPD and generous allowance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced Company sick pay policy
  • Equal family leave policy
  • Private medical insurance.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 Veterinary Health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.
Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.
Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.

Don’t just take our word for it

‘This is a great time to join Cave, a forward-thinking hospital undergoing great expansion and improvement, with even bigger plans for the future. The team is genuinely friendly and supportive with a vibrant social life in a beautiful part of the country.’ Pippa Tucker, Anaesthetist
‘I joined Cave Veterinary Hospital 6 months ago. I absolutely love working alongside the team here at Cave. I am so proud of the level of care that our team provide and how they all support each other. It’s an exciting time to join our team as we are in the process of expanding the services that we provide in the hospital.’ Claire Lawrence, Hospital Director 

For more information or an informal and confidential chat please contact Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Amy Bowcott [email protected] or call 07463 184972


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