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Veterinary Surgeon

Gatehouse Veterinary Centre, Lavister
Rossett, Wrexham
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
31 Jan 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Gatehouse Veterinary Centre, Rossett
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience (pro rata for part time), relocation support of up to £5000, sponsorship for international candidates that require it. 

The Gatehouse Veterinary Centre are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The role will involve working between our sites in Lavister & Borras. The Borras site is a consulting only branch, this offers a much more relaxed pace. Borras will require some sole charge in addition to consulting (20 minute appointments) and routine surgery at the main branch in Lavister. We enjoy case continuity and actively encourage Vets to work their own cases up. We have a knowledgeable team who are always happy to advise and support. We’re thrilled to be able offer certificate support as well!  We’d love to hear from candidates that have an interest in medicine and imaging. We can also offer a caseload for a vet that has an exotics or surgical interest.

Flexible working options

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you. A typical full time role will include working 4 days per week over 40 hours. There’s a shared weekend rota which sits between 1:6 – 1:8 (depending on staff levels). Saturdays are 08:30 – 15:00, Sundays are 10:00 – 15:00. The weekend shifts have no pre booked work. You’ll receive time back in lieu for weekends worked. 

About our amazing practice

We are an established 1st opinion practice based in the Wrexham area. We have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with a regular long standing client base and are well equipped with an in house lab, digital x-ray, new ultrasound scanner, endoscopic equipment, digital/dental x-ray, dedicated dental suite and separate exotics ward.  We’re the main exotics practice in the local area. Many practices refer their exotics over to us. We are an accredited ISFM silver site. 

Our team at Gatehouse

Our team consists of 9 Veterinary Surgeons (this is a mix of both part and full-time vets), 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 4 VCAs alongside our Support team. Our Vets have years of experience, so there is good support both surgically and medically - all of us are willing to help one another and discuss cases. We support individual needs. One of our Vets is completing her surgical certificate, with another doing his exotics certificate. One of our nurses has achieved the national Diploma in Feline Nursing. 

Here’s what the team have to say

“Gatehouse is a very supportive practice with a great team of colleagues. Within 6 months of starting at Gatehouse I had started my certificate in small animal surgery and had the time allocated to attend lectures and practicals as needed. Gatehouse have been flexible and supportive with my hours as I have a young family. We have a good mix of medicine and surgical cases and a knowledgeable team who are willing to have clinical discussions when needed.” – Claire, Vet.  

More about the local area

There’s something for everything at Gatehouse! For those that prefer the countryside, we’re based in a beautiful part of Wales which offers a magnificent blend of costal and rural areas. For those that prefer urban life, Chester City is also very close to us. We have excellent links to Liverpool and Manchester air port.

Gatehouse Veterinary Centre - Lavister

Because our employees 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

  • 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


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • 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 £1250 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

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 you’ve got this far, thank you for your interest! For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Marcus Alphonso, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

Please quote reference BH11373 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Gatehouse Vets has 2 consulting-only branches in Chester and Wrexham and another branch in Lavister, where we consult and where your pets can attend for surgery and further treatment. The facilities found at our Lavister branch include:

  • Operating theatres
  • XR Suite
  • Laboratory
  • Kennels
  • Isolation wards
  • Exotics wards
Company info
Gatehouse Veterinary Centre
Chester Road
LL12 0DF
United Kingdom

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