Find a place to progress at Christopher Carter Veterinary Surgery

We are a welcoming and experienced team who strive to give the best patient care to all our clients, and to support each other. We are a single site practice with an array of equipment from in-house laboratory machines, digital x-ray, ECG, capnography, blood pressure and ultrasound machines. You will enjoy a varied case load of consultations and surgery, with our experienced and supportive team there to support as you develop your skill set. We are keen to share knowledge and enjoying training nurses and new graduates.

Our skilled team of five vet surgeons includes a certificate holder in surgery. Our nursing team comprises of eight RVN's who have all been trained and then qualified with us. We have excellent support staff and are proud of our commitment to providing excellent care. We are invested in each other as much as our animals and pride ourselves on being a team. We are keen to support internal progression as you continue you on your journey.

Southampton is a vibrant city with great links to the rest of the country by car, train, and planes. We are on the doorstep of the beautiful New Forest and the Solent, so excellent opportunities for hiking and water/outdoor sports. We are invested in our local community and with this in mind, the surgery looks after the local Blue Cross branch.

Opportunities at Christopher Carter Veterinary Surgery

At Christopher Carter Veterinary Surgery, we are hoping to find an enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join our dedicated team. We pride ourselves in offering our Vets excellent clinical exposure alongside versatility.

Therefore, you will have a varied case load of consultations and surgery. You don’t need to worry if Surgery is an interest of yours, but you’ve not yet had much exposure, our experienced and supportive team are eager to invest in training and aiding in developing your existing skill set. We also have the opportunity for some sole charge working if you are a more experienced Vet.

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Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about our exciting job opportunities, our talent team will be happy to talk in confidence about the different options available to you.

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Rewards & Benefits: What’s in it for you?

Our people are at the heart of our business and we want to ensure they are rewarded for the excellent work they do. A package tailored to you:

Competitive Salary

We offer a competitive salary

Relocation support

A relocation support package to help you move with ease

Welcome bonus

A generous welcome bonus to celebrate you joining the team

Flexible working

Everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we offer you the chance to tell us how to make it easy for you to strike the right balance


Generous annual allowance to invest in your development

Your professional memberships

Are covered by us including BVA, VDS and RCVS registration fees

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What our clients say

"Always professional and caring. Staff are very attentive to your pets needs and concerns are taken seriously however small they may seem"

"Always a lovely welcome and friendly staff, highly recommend, been with them for nearly 30 years"

"Vet was super friendly and advised me on the vaccinations for my dog and how to manage his weight effectively"

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IVC Evidensia has an extensive network of first opinion and referral hospitals across the UK, offering a wide range of rewarding, flexible and well-supportive roles.