Work with us

John and Laura bought Greenbay from a retiring vet in 2014, and continue to be grateful to her for not taking the higher corporate offers. Since then, we have invested heavily in refurbishments, new equipment, and the team with the aim of offering the best veterinary care locally and building the sort of place we would like to work. We believe in having the time to do the job well, and to get to know our regular clients and patients. We also believe it is important to enjoy being at work, given how much time is spent there.

Despite our small size we refer little, with John an Advanced Practitioner in Surgery, Laura having a keen interest in imaging and recently completing a cardiology certificate, and Michelle working towards her medicine certificate. Our nursing team are valued and encouraged to pursue their interests and supported to study for further qualifications. We have a visiting exotics vet, so our caseload also includes various exotic pets and the animals of Shaldon Wildlife Trust, a small zoo and conservation charity.

We have recently outsourced our overnight OOH calls, but continue to care for our own in-patients and provide daytime OOH (8am-7pm) on weekends and bank holidays.

We are fortunate to be based on the beautiful South Devon coast with easy access to multiple beaches, within striking distance of Dartmoor, but also close to Exeter, Plymouth and mainline rail stations.

We have been fortunate to grow our team over the years without the need to actively advertise very often. Whether we are advertising or not, if you like what you see please just get in touch. We are always happy to meet up, show you around and discuss opportunities.

Independent company

Small animal



General practice

1-20 employees

Satellite clinics

Gain experience

Nurse Training

VetGDP approved

No out of hours

Accredited workplace

Award winner

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57% Dog

30% Cat

13% Exotic

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Our purpose

Psychological safety

Diversity, equality and inclusion

Employee engagement

Team building

Wellbeing initiatives

Personal development



Flexible working

Graduate friendly

Equal and transparent pay

Nurse champions

Compensated overtime

Professional development

Environmental champions

Community champions

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EMS - we will discuss any specific objectives prior to your placement (either via email, or phone). Students shadow all of our veterinary surgeons, but we make use of their specific skillsets too - fo ...

Veterinary students
Our recent news

06 Dec 2023

Dog Friendly Clinic Accreditation

Greenbay Vets has joined the Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme to provide positive visits for pet dogs!

What our people say

06 Jul 2023

Meet the Leaver

As Inès heads off this autumn for adventures abroad she reflects on her time working as a Veterinary Nurse at Greenbay

Awards and accreditations

RCVS Accredited GP Practice


Silver Cat Friendly Clinic

Dogs Trust and BVBA

Dog Friendly Clinic Accreditation


VetGDP Approved Practice