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Veterinary Surgeon

Bridge Veterinary Centre
Blackwood, Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Salary up to £75,000 plus up to £5,000 relocation bonus plus additional benefits
Closing date
1 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon with no out-of-hours - Bridge Vets, South Wales
Salary up to £75,000 dependent on experience plus up to £5,000 relocation allowance plus up to £5,000 welcome bonus

Find a role with Bridge Vets

We have a unique opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join our experienced team.

As a veterinary surgeon at Bridge Vets your day-to-day duties will be a mix of consultations and surgery, and you will receive fantastic support from an experienced team including certificate holders. We actively encourage our team to advance their abilities and careers and are willing to offer support if you want to work towards a certificate.

Rota pattern to suit your lifestyle – 4 day week

We offer an excellent work-life balance for our team and can work out a flexible shift pattern that suits you and your lifestyle. Typically, the full-time position is 36 hours per week over 4 days with shifts between 8:30am and 6.30pm as well as 8.30am and 7pm. There are 1:8 Saturday mornings 8:30am to 12pm with no OOH. We would also welcome part time applicants. 

Established for over 40 years

We are an ISFM Silver cat friendly clinic, RCVS PSS GP practice and a nurse training centre. Established for over 40 years with two branches in South Wales, we take pride in our loyal client base. 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 a separate cat waiting area and cat kennels, 4 consultation rooms, 2 operating theatres, a lab, x-ray room, and isolation ward.

Our facilities include:

digital x-ray, dental x-ray, endoscopes, ultrasound scanners, lasers well-equipped surgical theatres

What makes us unique? Our experienced, supportive team 

Our biggest selling point would be the support available from our team. Our supportive team consists of many talented vets (one is completing a Surgery certificate), 6 RVNs, supporting team members, led by our practice manager and 3 clinical directors (one is a medicine certificate holder and another has an interest in orthopaedics). 

We encourage the discussion of cases between colleagues and our clinical directors are available to offer support. We also have plenty of social events to get involved with including our book club.

Are you the perfect fit?

The role is suitable for a new graduate or a more experienced veterinary surgeon who will be given the opportunity to further their career through a wide range of clinical and surgical cases and opportunities. We have very experienced and supportive vets who are always willing to help and discuss cases. We actively encourage staff to advance their abilities and careers and are willing to offer support if you want to work towards a certificate.

Because our employee's 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
  • 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


  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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 £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

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.

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

Please quote BH11557 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


We have a team of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and support staff dedicated to serving you and your pets in a caring environment.
We have invested in the best modern equipment and facilities to provide care right from routine vaccinations and neutering through to complex medical and surgical procedures.

Unfortunately there is no NHS for pets! We charge fees in order to be able to afford to give the proper level of care we believe our clients' pets deserve. We keep fees as reasonable as possible and ask you to settle at the time of your visit.

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