Veterinary Surgeon

Sundean Veterinary Group, Lydney
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time

Posted on 05/11/2021

The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. We can offer a flexible rota with either 8 or 10 hour shifts, full-time or part-time, no on-call and only one in 4 Saturdays (finishing at 4pm). We are a very supportive team with 3 other experienced Vets and 4 qualified Vet Nurses. Salary range £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a small animal practice with digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, separate cat and dog ward plus isolation. We are in a beautiful part of the countryside, within easy reach of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, but with easy access to Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester. We care about our staff wellbeing and have a dedicated mental health first aider on-site to check in with staff.

We have a total of 6 vets, 8 nurses and 10 receptionists over 3 sites. We have vets holding surgery and exotics certificates. Two of our vets are training towards certificates in ophthalmology and feline medicine. Our candidate needs to be a good all-rounder who genuinely cares about their clients and patients. The team has a family feel, we regularly meet up outside of work for meals and dog walks.

Here’s what the team has to say about working with Sundean:

  • Lovely, friendly place to work where colleagues become good friends.
  • Proud to be part of such a great team.
  • Nice client base where you get to build great relationships.
  • Great team who trusts and respect each other.
  • All staff ensure the best care is given at all times.
  • A lovely place to work where all pets are treated as if they were your own.

Applicant Requirements

Ideally we are looking for someone with 2 years plus UK experience. It is essential that you are a good communicator with plenty of compassion.

Benefits Veterinary Surgeon

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance

  • Holidays for Vets- 6.6 weeks including bank holidays
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support
  • CPD allowance - standard IVC allowance + hours paid pro rata
  • Certificate support - the practice would be very willing to support candidates, but this would be discussed on an individual basis.
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme
  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees
  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. 

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Marcus Alphonso from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Sundean Veterinary Group, Lydney

9-11 High Street, Lydney, GL15 5DP, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal