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Veterinary Surgeon

Hay Veterinary Group
Hay-on-Wye, Hereford
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
21 May 2024
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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Hay Veterinary Group, Hay-on-Wye
Up to £65,000 DOE plus up to £2,000 Relocation Allowance
Part-time or full-time position

Find a supportive team and a world of opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Small Animal Vet to join our friendly, caring team in the beautiful market town of Hay-on-Wye.
You will be working with a dedicated, loyal and kind crew, and we’re excited about expanding it as the practice grows. We are a family-oriented business with strong ties to our local community, and we’re striving to be a centre of clinical and people excellence for our staff and for our clients. 

Work-life balance that works for you

We are happy to discuss flexible working hours, based around our opening times.
We know that everyone has demands and priorities outside of their career and we want to make it easy for you to strike the right balance. Typically, the full time position is 40 hours per week. We have minimum 15-minute appointment slots with the last scheduled for 5:15 during the week and 12:15pm on Saturdays to give us plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings.

We are one team - you're in good company

We are a welcoming, close-knit and dedicated team of 5 vets, 5 RVNs and 7 support staff.
We have three certificate-holders in the clinical team (veterinary and nursing) and we pride ourselves on our collaborative clinical approach with regular clinical governance and case discussions.
We aim to provide a comprehensive, empathetic, and personal service to our clients and patients. We also have links with local animal rescue charities.

Our Practice

Sitting on the bank above the iconic River Wye on the English/Welsh border, Hay is a great place to live and work. Overlooked by the Black Mountains and a short drive from the Brecon Beacons, our surroundings are a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. Our practice is a modern, purpose-built premise which boasts a dental x-ray, and a doppler ultrasound machine. Our clinicians enjoy being all-rounders but there is support for specific interests too. We have strong ties to our local community, and we’re striving to be a centre of clinical and people excellence for our team and for our clients. We also have links with local animal rescue charities.

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 including bank holidays
  • 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 5 days paid pro rata
  • 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 £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme 

Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

Please quote BH11358 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply button.


Hay Veterinary Group was established by Guy and Kate Platt and Hannah and Barney Sampson in January 2007. During that year the partners acquired and merged the two veterinary practices which had been long-established in Hay on Wye: Coles & Coles and J A O Davies MRCVS.

Since then, Hay Vets has evolved into a modern, independent veterinary practice treating pets, horses and farm animals. Kate started her veterinary career in Arwyn Davies’s practice in Hay. Barney and Guy’s first jobs were in the nearby town of Kington. Hannah grew up on a local farm.

Hay Veterinary Group is a busy practice which has expanded significantly over the last decade. In 2014 the practice migrated across town to a large purpose built base on Forest Road. A branch surgery in Talgarth opened in January 2017.

Despite rapid evolution, the practice remains true to its roots as an independent, family run partnership. The partners employ a terrific team to allow them to combine running a busy practice with family life and looking after their growing menageries of cats, dogs, horses, ponies, chickens and more.

Company info
01497 820 863
Forest Road

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