Careers at Orchard House Veterinary Centres

As a long standing member of Investors In People, we pride ourselves on being an excellent place to work. We currently have 20 team members and half of these wonderful individuals have each worked in our surgeries for over 10 years.

We are a family run business and that is what we bring to our working environment, a close family like bond that focusses on providing high quality care and service to our clients. We often say to our clients the first time they walk into our buildings, they enter as a client, and leave as a friend.

Learn more about a Veterinary career from our own team!

Current vacancies


Orchard House Veterinary Centres is an award-winning, independent companion animal practice with three branches in and around the Tyne Valley.

We are looking for a friendly, professional and organised receptionist / administrator to join our team at Bellingham.

  • 3 days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 6.15pm and 1 Saturday morning in 6 at Hexham

  • Holiday - 4 weeks plus bank holidays and an additional day per year up to 5 5 days for 5 years of service

  • Salary: DOE

We are looking for someone who possesses:

A team player with a genuine passion for animal welfare and a kind and friendly nature.

Excellent customer service skills with an ability to deal with patients in a polite, professional and caring manner.

Strong organisational skills with an ability to multitask and prioritise effectively whilst staying calm under pressure.

Excellent telephone & IT skills.

Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

For more information and to apply please email the Assistant Manager, Claire Finnigan at

Work Experience

For those seeking a career in veterinary medicine or nursing we offer the opportunity of seeing practice.

Please send an email to Unfortunately we can only offer so many places per year and demand is quite high but please drop us an email and we will be in touch.

  • Cris Paterson
  • Veterinary Surgeon with cat
  • Veterinary nurse performing checkup on cat