Careers

Want To Join Our Team?

If you think you have what it takes to join our team here at Cotts Equine, then we want to hear from you!

We will advertise any vacancies here as and when they arise but if you feel you are right for us, please send a copy of your CV, along with a letter explaining what you can bring to our team to : evie.fowke@cottsequine.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Hospital Internship 2021

We are seeking a graduate for our 12 month equine internship programme, starting July 2020. The clinic is an RCVS-accredited Tier 3 Equine Hospital in South West Wales, the only one of its type in Wales. Situated on the edge of a coastal National Park and area of outstanding natural beauty, the practice provides ambulatory services to Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, south Ceredigion, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan. It also provides a referral service for emergency surgery and intensive care, and all elective internal medicine, orthopaedic and surgical cases. Cotts provides veterinary cover for nearby Ffos Las racecourse.

The practice currently employs 13 full time veterinary surgeons including 2 board-certified specialists, one in surgery and one in internal medicine. Interns live on site and work a 1 in 2 out-of-hours rota. We also provide regular in-house training seminars and fund 5 days of external CPD. The aim is that after 12 months our interns are equipped with the skills and experience required to work competently in first line equine practice, or pursue further specialist training. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and close team. Further details about the practice, staff and facilities can to be found on our website.

Interns work under the supervision and direction of full time vets at Cotts Farm and are given considerable and increasing responsibility for inpatients within the clinic, but do not bear direct responsibility to the client for these cases. Working with this considerable safety net allows young vets to increase their knowledge and experience safely.

Cotts aims to foster these skills and experience partly through increasing responsibility, through intern seminars and other formal learning, and through increasing ‘solo’ exposure to first opinion cases culminating in the final 6 months on the primary practice out-of-hours rota.

We always ask for potential candidates to come and see practice with us, preferably for 2 weeks.   We like to take this opportunity to meet you, work with you and get to know you as a person. Someone who wants to learn and is happy to get involved with all stages of the process is ideal – from helping hold horses, cleaning and scrubbing into surgery.

Please download and complete the application form and confidentiality agreement, and email to evie.fowke@cottsequine.co.uk

Applications should include your current CV with recent photograph and letter of intent.

Two references should be supplied and candidates may also provide supplementary letters of recommendation or any other information they feel pertinent. We will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to see practice, during which time you will also be interviewed.

Application Form

Confidentiality Agreement

Job Role: Ambulatory Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Location: South Wales/Vale of Glamorgan

We are looking for a keen, well-motivated individual to join our expanding first-opinion and referral practice in South Wales. The successful candidate will be based at our new, purpose-built clinic in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan and will have the full support of the other experienced ambulatory vets within the team as well as European-boarded specialists in both surgery and internal medicine based at our RCVS accredited Tier-3 Hospital in Narberth.

We provide a prompt, professional and comprehensive service for our clients whilst remaining approachable and friendly. The successful candidate will be ambitious, driven to continually improve whilst remaining a team player. We provide the support for personal growth, fund and encourage CPD and continually re-invest in personnel and equipment to provide the very best experience for both our vets and clients. Our remuneration pay scale rewards both experience and the time spent with Cotts, with bonuses for certificate holders and previous internships.

Our client base is very diverse although an interest in racing and sports horse medicine will be useful. This diversity allows personal interests to be explored and expanded. The semi-rural location of South Wales is perfectly placed for exploring Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons, the Valleys and a wonderful coastline, with excellent transport links via the M4. South Wales is something of a hotbed for road cycling and mountain biking but there are numerous other sporting and cultural pastimes to be enjoyed.

If you have a passion for horses and share a work-hard/play-hard ethos this will be your dream job.

To apply please send a covering letter, CV including at least one reference and a likely starting date to evie.fowke@cottsequine.co.uk