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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. Veterinary Adviser (APHA): Closes 29th March 2020
  2. Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer (Defra): Closes 12th April 2020

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