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Veterinary Surgeon

South Wales Vets - Blackwood
Blackwood, Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
16 May 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
South Wales Vets, Blackwood, Caerphilly
Salary up to £65,000 DOE plus up to £3,000 Relocation Allowance

Support and growth with South Wales Vets

Here at South Wales Vets, Blackwood, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our experienced team. The role will include a nice mixture of consults and surgery (1-2 set surgery days per week) and you will have plenty of time to work up cases allowing for case continuity. You will get the opportunity to see emergency cases and you will be supported by our experienced team.

Flexible rota patterns that work for you – 4-day week, no out-of-hours

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, and that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Whether you need reduced working days/hours for hobbies, need to do the school drop off/pick up or would simply like a more flexible rota pattern, we can fix or flex our patterns to suit you - you tell us what you need. 

Typically, the full-time position is 40 hours across 4 days with 1:4 Saturdays and no OOH. We would also welcome part-time applicants, for example a 3-day week.

Our talented team (Surgery and Medicine certificate holders)

Here at Blackwood, we have a supportive team of 2 Vets, one with a very keen interest in internal medicine and imaging and an experienced Vet that has been with the practice for over 10 years, who are both supported by our Head Nurse, 4 RVNS and our 2 wonderful Receptionists. 

Across the group, we have a support network of 2 CDs (surgery certificate holder & orthopaedic interest), Senior Vet (surgery certificate holder), 8 Vets (including an internal medicine certificate holder), 20 RVNs, our progressive Practice Manager and other supporting team members. Our Clinical Directors are readily available to assist with clinical cases and advice. CPD and further learning is actively encouraged and supported. 

Our newly refurbished practice 

South Wales Vets was established over 10 years ago on Malpas Road in Newport and in that time we have grown from one to four branches, with locations in Risca, Abertillery and Blackwood. Here at Blackwood, we have the best of both worlds, with easy access to Cardiff, Bristol, Newport and the Countryside such as the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Blackwood has recently been fully refurbished with a large spacious waiting area, 3 consulting rooms, separate section for cats and dogs in addition to a warming, welcoming reception area. Additionally, our clinical area has cat and dog inpatient wards and excellent surgical facilities.

Our equipment with a superior surgery suite
We have digital x-ray, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, superior surgery suite with separate imaging and dental rooms along with an open plan prep area.

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 leave 
  • 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


  • £1,250 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 up to £2000

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail please contact Megan Dawson, Senior Talent Partner, on the contact number provided.

Please quote BH11732 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Our aim is to provide veterinary care at a fair and reasonable price to all animals, at all times, regardless of their owner’s income, background or circumstances. 

We offer all the same services and facilities you would expect to find in any other veterinary practice and in some cases, more. From in-house laboratories to digital x-ray machines, our equipment ensures that your pet gets the right treatment as soon as possible.

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Unit B Highfields Way
NP12 1SL

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