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Veterinary Surgeon

Forest Veterinary Group
Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
1 Feb 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Forest Vets, Port Talbot
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus benefits

Find your future

Come and join our friendly, dynamic team here at Forest Veterinary Group!
We have a part-time and a full-time vacancy available for a veterinary surgeon. We recognise that everyone has different areas of interest and can accommodate this into your working day.

The part-time rota will include working 30 hours per week over 3 days from 8:30am to 6:30pm. Saturdays are on a rota from 9:00am to 12:00pm with no out of hours.

The salary for this role will be up to £65,000 FTE depending on experience.

We are one team - you're in good company

Here at Forest Vets, we value our team, and everyone becomes part of the Forest family. We are a small animal practice with two sites, focused on providing compassionate, high-quality care for both our clients and patients and can offer you the clinical freedom to work up your cases and care for your patients as you see best.

Our clinical directors and senior vets each have over 20 years’ experience all with different interests.

Our practice is well-equipped with a brand-new ultrasound, digital x-ray, an endoscope and an in-house lab. We are situated in South Wales 45 minutes from the stunning Brecon Beacons, and 40 minutes from the beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty - the Gower coast.

Our team consists of 4 veterinary surgeons, 7 RVNs, 1 SVN, 3 ANAs, 6 receptionists and a practice manager. We have a strong nursing team, all with an amazing ‘can do’ attitude where nothing is too much trouble. There is a great team spirit, with a team constantly striving to be better. Our management team actively encourage the team to develop, and fully support career development so if you are looking to take on a certificate this will be supported.

Why not pop in for a cuppa, meet the team and see for yourself!

Discover a place where you are cared for 

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

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • 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


  • £1500 CPD allowance
  • Certificate support
  • 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

Professional Memberships

  • 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
  • Relocation allowance

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 with Maizie Brown on the number provided in the contact details.

Please quote BH10918 when applying for this role. 

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


Forest Veterinary Group has two branches, located in Skewen and Port Talbot. We are the winners of the 2013 'Best Veterinary Practice in Wales' award. With our second practice in Port Talbot, we can offer the latest treatments to keep your pet healthy and happy. Our two vets Graham Walker (BvetMed MRVCS) and Dominic Johnson (BvetMed MRVCS) have a wealth of experience in treating domestic animals. 

Company info
01792 515630
144 New Road
Port Talbot
West Glamorgan
SA10 6HH
United Kingdom

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