Opportunities and Jobs

This page is intended as a point of contact for those that are seeking exotic animal or zoological positions. The following opportunities are currently available:

Please contact the webmaster if you would like to advertise an exotic poistion, internship or residency on the BVZS website. Opportunities will be placed for 3 months and then automatically taken down.

Vet Required in Top-Quality Small Animal Hospital

Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital

Uploaded: 31st May 2021

Do you want to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery? Varied and busy caseload and all of the diagnostic tools required for you to develop your skills. Our team of 13 vets including two Advanced Practitioners (Medicine and ECC) and an RCVS specialist in Zoo/Exotics will facilitate your daily professional development and a generous CPD allowance will also be included with certification encouraged. We host visiting specialists in surgery, ophthalmology and dermatology and we encourage your clinical ambitions.


Our recently purpose-built Tier 3 hospital provides 24 hour care with a dedicated team of fantastic RVNs providing excellent round-the-clock patient nursing. Working as part of our team, you will be using a comprehensive selection of high-level equipment including DR X-ray, CT, high spec ultrasound, fully equipped dental room, full Idexx in house lab, flexible and rigid video scope units, laparoscopy tower, Tonovet and slit lamp and a radio-iodine unit.


You will have case continuity and work your cases up to the highest level with the total support of the whole team. Client care and a personal touch are essential and our reputation as care providers is as important as our clinical rigour.   Whatever your experience level, you will be able to progress at our hospital.  The advertised role is full time but part-time may be considered. There is also the option for being part of our new rapidly expanding stand-alone branch.  This role is all about top quality client care while still be part of the hospital team. Both include your share of the OOH care of our patients.  Great salary and comprehensive ‘extras’ package.


If you want to work/play hard and enjoy the beautiful North Cotswolds, please contact Peter or Martin on 01608 642547 or or for more details.

Exotics Veterinary Surgeon and Exotics/Small Animal RVN Positions

Manor Vets, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Uploaded: 31st May 2021

Exotics Veterinary Surgeon


We are looking for an Exotics Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. Our days start with a cup of tea and a team huddle where we discuss the plan for the day. Edgbaston usually has 3 vets each day. Consulting sessions are broken down by admin breaks to allow catch up time and also time to call clients with results and discuss cases. All patients in hospital are transferred to the main hospital before the end of the day. The case load is varied, we routinely see zoo animals as well as your small furries and feathered friends. The position is 4 days per week with 1 in 6 full weekends with TOIL. No OOH.


For further details click here.


Exotics and Small Animal RVN


Do you love all things exotic? From feathers to scales both large and small? We may have just the role for you! We are currently looking for a Small Animal and Exotics Registered Veterinary Nurse to join our team in Birmingham, West Midlands. This is a fulltime role working 40 hours a week a 6-week rota with 1 Saturday morning (8-12.30pm) and 1 full weekend (8-6pm/9-6pm) with time off in lieu. The hours worked in the week vary depending on business and rota requirements and you will work between our exotic branch and other branches in our group
Each day here at Manor is different, we have a large and varied case load. Each branch has consultations and surgical procedures during the morning and back to consultations in the evening. The nurses, on a rota system, will care for the inpatients, prepare, and assist with surgical procedures and support the consulting vets. 


For further details click here.

Auckland Zoo Vet Position

Applications close 2nd February 2021

Uploaded: 24th January 2021

Auckland Zoo are currently seeking an experienced Zoo Veterinarian (12-months fixed-term, maternity cover, full-time) to provide clinical zoo/wildlife veterinary expertise as a valued member of the Veterinary Services Department at Auckland Zoo, which is located inside Auckland Zoo’s New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine. The veterinary team of 10+ zoo professionals work collaboratively to deliver positive Conservation Medicine outcomes for the zoo and for external stakeholders. 


This is a 12-month fixed-term (maternity cover) position, starting in April 2021.  The hours of work are 40-hours per week, working on an evenly shared roster as part of a team of four staff veterinarians, who collectively provide 7-day per week on-site cover at Auckland Zoo (including weekends, public holidays and occasional out of hours work).


Access more information and submit an application here.

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