We think we have a great work/life balance which is why we retain staff. We respect your time and expertise - and we respect ours too! That's why we have a good arrangement to feel like we are working in a civilised job, unlike many practices who expect you to work late with nights and weekends on-call..

Small-animal Veterinary Surgeon post vacant (3rd Jan 2019) 

Small-animal Vet Job Description is HERE  

Large-Animal Vet required for additional work in this field (3rd Jan 2019)

Read the Farm and Equine Job Description HERE

Veterinary Nurse (RVN) post vacant (3rd Jan 2019)

Nurse Job Description is HERE 

Applicants must use the JOB APPLICATION FORM  HERE. 


Job Description for Equine and Farms Receptionist

Receptionist LA/Equine is HERE. 

Receptionist (pets) Job Description is HERE.

Application Form for Employment is HERE to download as a pdf, for posting to us.

It is also here in WORD format if you want to complete and send by email. (If you have a Mac you may have to open it from your downloads folder)

All applicants MUST use our Job Application Form.

Call the office for a chat if you prefer and one of the directors will call you back. 01382 811111

Feel free to drop us your CV if you would like to join the Parkside Team. Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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Want to be a Veterinary nurse?

Nursing Information here


Want to be a Vet?

Veterinary Career options here

The veterinary profession

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is the governing body of the profession in the United Kingdom.

Under the provisions of the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1966, with certain minor exceptions, only a registered veterinary surgeon is permitted to diagnose and treat the injuries and ailments of animals.

To train to be a veterinary surgeon you will need to go to university and take a veterinary degree.

The universities in the UK offering veterinary degrees approved by the RCVS are Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Nottingham.

The degree courses are five years in length (six years at some schools).

There are also a number of overseas degrees which are approved by RCVS: in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Graduates from North American veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association can also apply to become members of the RCVS.

Holders of many European degrees are also eligible to register with the RCVS if they are also EU citizens.

Information on European veterinary schools can also be found on the EAEVE (European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education) website.

Work in the veterinary profession is highly rewarding, but also very demanding. Every veterinary surgeon has an obligation to deal with emergencies in any species at any time.

Anyone contemplating a career in veterinary practice should remember that it is a 24-hour service, 365 days a year.


2014 entry requirements and advice can be seen HERE

Ask individual Universities for their current requirements.