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Government Vets


The role of a government vet is varied and rewarding, and we are always looking to recruit experienced professionals into the Civil Service. Opportunities include being on the ground, working with animals and keepers, carrying out research in animal welfare and public health, and informing future policy. Most new entrants typically have private-sector experience although roles are open to recent graduates as well. For some roles a postgraduate qualification is an advantage.


Here is a list of current veterinary job vacancies in the Civil Service. Click on the links to find out more. You may need to set up a username and password to access the details of each post

  1. Senior Veterinary Inspector (APHA): Closes 17th January 2020
  2. Official Veterinarian (Scottish Government): Closes 20th January 2020
  3. Inspector, Animals in Science Regulation Unit (Home Office): Closes 31st January 2020
  4. Veterinary Advisor (Welsh Government): Closes 31st January 2020

For job alerts, sign up to Civil Service jobs website. Under job roles, select “Veterinary Services”.