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Veterinary Surgeon CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 14 Oct 2020

Tip: Use the Veterinary Surgeon CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Sean Tucker

33 Holyhead Road
Mob: 079 4577 8594       Email:

Personal profile statement

I am an accomplished, sympathetic and caring Veterinary Surgeon with a 1st class degree in veterinary science and extensive practical experience working in a busy small animal practice within a team of five vets and six nurses. I am experienced in diagnosing and managing a variety of diseases and conditions, performing a broad range of surgeries, performing euthanasia and using specialist medical equipment and computer programs to effectively perform my duties. I am very passionate about animal welfare, and I always endeavour to provide the highest care to the animals I treat.


  • First class degree in BSc Veterinary Nursing degree from Bristol University
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
  • Actively involved in charitable work for animal welfare


2011 – 2014 BSc Veterinary Nursing Bristol University Grade achieved: [1:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Veterinary Nursing (77%)
  • Animal Welfare (76%)
  • Anatomical Science
  • Anastasia and Surgery (73%)
  • Animal Care (72%)

2009 – 2011
Results: Biology: A Chemistry: B Sociology: B
A Levels Bristol College
2002 – 2009
Results: 12 GCSEs at Grades A*- C.
GCSEs Bristol Academy

Work experience

Oct 2014 – Present Veterinary Surgeon       Greenacres

Main duties performed:

  • Developing and regularly monitoring individual treatment plans for animals, which could include medication, changes in diet or surgery recommendations
  • Handling, restraining and examining animals in clinic
  • Examining and treating a range of animal species, including pets and farm animals
  • Diagnosing diseases and conditions, including the use of diagnostic imaging
  • Liaising with owners and discussing their animals’ treatment
  • Taking blood and urine samples and sending them to the lab for diagnostic testing
  • Interpreting results of x-ray and ultrasound images and the blood samples’ lab analysis
  • Performing and monitoring euthanasia
  • Performing routine and specialist surgery, including castrations, caesarean section, removal of skin tumours, mastectomy, dewclaw removal, biopsy of lymph nodes, hind limb amputation and gastrostomy
  • Providing aftercare following treatment or surgery
  • Performing general health checks and giving vaccinations against viruses and diseases
  • Giving antiparasitic medication
  • Treating wounds, injuries and infections
  • Providing dental treatment, including extractions
  • Carrying out daily consultations
  • Liaising and corresponding with different teams and referral clinics
  • Advising animal owners about feeding and general care for the animals
  • Carrying out visits to farmyards and stables to monitor health of livestock
  • Responding to emergency call-outs
  • Providing suitable paperwork for animals travelling abroad

May 2013 – Sept 2014 Veterinary Assistant         Solihull Vets

Main duties performed:

  • Handling and assisting in the treatment of animals, including pets and livestock
  • Discussing treatment of animals with their owners
  • Assisting in routine tests and examinations of animals
  • Assisting with animal surgery
  • Logging and updating veterinary records
  • Vaccinating animals to protect against viruses and diseases


  • CAW Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care
  • CAW Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • First Aid at Work – St. John’s Ambulance


  • Sensitive to the animal owners’ needs and emotional wellbeing, listening attentively and being sympathetic to their concerns
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to interact in a way that is both compassionate and easy to understand
  • In depth knowledge of veterinary science, demonstrated in understanding of a wide range of ailments and technical expertise
  • Skilful in using diagnostic equipment, including ultrasonography and radiography
  • Proven flexibility, with an ability to adapt to and carry out the wishes of clients
  • Highly professional, demonstrated an ability to work in a methodical and skilled manner under difficult circumstances
  • Good planning skills and time management, reflected in regular monitoring of animals’ progress and organised logging of veterinary history

Hobbies and interests

On weekends, I usually go out with my family and friends and have a good time after a hard week working. I am also actively involved in animal welfare campaigns, participating in a range of fundraising activities for reputable animal charities. Due to my knowledge and experience in the field, I also sometimes contribute to veterinary science journals and online blogs.


Mrs Serena Young
Senior Vet, Greenacres
Address: 9 Aston Rd, Chester, CJ8 2YZ
Tel: 0739 8795 5688
Mr William Coldfield
Manager, Solihull Vets
Address: 17 Field Road, Clay, CI1 9XE
Tel: 0780 6794 6783

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  • Caring: One of the key attributes of a successful Veterinary Surgeon is that they are caring for the well-being of animals under all circumstances. Your CV is the perfect place to demonstrate to the prospective employer that you are a kind, compassionate and considerate person who will treat the animals – and their owners – with the utmost respect while they are under your care.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £18.000 – £48.000
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with medical staff, pet owners and the general public
  • Computing Skills
    Ability to use a computer effectively to accomplish tasks, e.g. recording, retrieving or sending data, processing medical imagery, analysing test results, etc.
  • Attention to Detail
    Ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked during diagnosis and investigations
  • Caring
    Having a caring and empathetic approach to animals to improve their circumstances
  • Examination
    Ability to physically examine animals to identify problems or diseases
  • Strength
    Emotional strength to deal with difficult and stressful situations

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