Veterinary Surgeon

Summerwood Vets
Permanent, Full time
Salary up to £60,000 + benefits

Posted on 11/11/2021

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to come join our team. The role consists of a 4 day week working shifts between 8.30am-6.30pm Monday-Friday. We also have the added benefit of no OOH or Bank Holidays as these are covered by our Emergency care provider VetsNow.

Salary Salary up to £60,000 + benefits

About Us

We are a well-established 100% Small Animal practice and form part of a group of 10 Veterinary Surgeries across South Wales. Our facilities include ultrasound scanner, a well-equipped in-house laboratory, multi parameter, tonopen, digital x-ray and dental x-ray. We also have access to K-Lazer and endoscopes at our main surgery in Newport.

We have a dedicated Senior Clinical Team who meet monthly to discuss clinical cases. We are based in the beautiful welsh town of Blackwood, Caerphilly. We are close to all local amenities with the town centre just 5mins walk away and we are just a 30 mins drive away from both Newport and Cardiff city centres.

Our team is made up of 4 veterinary surgeons who have the support of an experienced team of support staff consisting of 4 RVN's, 3 SVN's and 3 receptionists. We already have a number of certificate holders within our group which enables us to offer a good support network. We strongly encourage and support CPD for all our staff members. Due to the varied caseload of medical and surgical cases at our Blackwood branch we feel it would be an opportunity to potentially complete a medical or surgical certificate.

Applicant Requirements

We are keen to speak to Veterinary Surgeons who are wanting to progress in their careers whilst working with a wide range of medical and surgical cases in a busy first opinion practice. The ideal candidate must be happy with all aspects of both routine and emergency work. RCVS registered with a good understanding of working in a busy Small Animal practice is essential.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

·        Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

·        CPD paid days and allowance

·        L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy

·        Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

·        Private Medical Insurance

·        BVA Membership paid

·        VDS cover

·        Birthday leave

·        Discounted veterinary fees

·        Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

·        Cycle to Work scheme

·        Service related company sick pay

·        Sponsorship for overseas employees

·        Initiatives focussed on employee wellbeing

·        Relocation packages

·        Career progression opportunities

·        Free flu jabs


As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

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

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Any questions before applying?

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

Summerwood Vets

271-273 High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1AW, Gwent, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal