Current Vacancies

Farm First is a happy, progressive, independent farm practice. We are situated in a beautiful area on the Welsh border, close to the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley, with easy access to National Parks, stunning coastlines and the cities of Cardiff and Bristol. There are excellent transport links to the Midlands and London.

The practice currently employs 8 clinicians with extensive combined experience working on a good mix of dairy, beef and sheep farms. We also have 2 dedicated TB testers and 2 Vet Techs going out onto farms to provide services including locomotion scoring, vaccinating, body condition scoring and calf weighing. The clients are mostly family farms who are very pleasant to work for.

The practice is RCVS accredited and is participating in the XLVets Great Place to work scheme. There are regular social activities within the team and alongside the farming community. 

Would you like to live and work in this beautiful area? Here are our latest vacancies...

New Graduate Career Opportunity

Due to continued expansion, we are seeking a new graduate to join our team. We proactively encourage CPD to enable us to provide an excellent service to our clients. We invest in equipment and software such as TotalVet, Interherd Plus, Calf Tracker and scanners. Regular farmer meetings and in-house clinical meetings held. 


Key Points:

  • Vet GPD Practice

  • Registration on the XLVets or BCVA new graduate Programme

  • Excellent support from our experienced team of clinicians

  • Competitive salary

  • On-call shadowing system

  • 1 in 6 rota or better, with good back up

  • Day off every other week plus half day after weekend on call

  • Vehicle and accommodation (or allowance provided)

  • Minimum 5 days CPD allowance (but more regularly approved)

  • Practice Sustainability Team in place

Farm Vet Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic farm vet to replace one of our senior colleagues who has left to pursue a career in academia after 13 years with us. Our workload is an interesting mix of dairy, beef, and sheep, with camelids and smallholders for added variety. Experience and a keen dairy interest preferred, but not essential. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Practice shareholding is a possibility for right candidate.

Key Points:

  • Practice ethos - to provide a good quality service to our clients

  • Friendly, supportive team

  • Staff wellbeing and progression are a priority

  • Great clients to work with

  • Practice vehicle provided

  • 1 in 6 weekend rota, 1 in 7 nights

  • Regular Practice socials

  • CPD actively encouraged and supported

  • Practice Sustainability Team in place


For more information or an informal chat about either of these roles, please call Jane Anscombe 07968 334501 (preferably evenings)

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