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Veterinary Surgeon

Victoria Veterinary Practice
Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil
Salary up to £75,000 depending on experience
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Victoria Vets, Dowlais – Flexible working with no OOH
Up to £75,000 DOE plus up to £5,000 Welcome Bonus plus up to £5,000 Relocation Allowance

Discover an exciting caseload and a wealth of experience with us 

Here at Victoria Veterinary Practice, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our established team. You will mainly be based at Dowlais with an average of one day per week at Aberdare. 

If you enjoy taking charge of your own cases and providing excellent care to clients, this role is perfect for you. We have the caseload and experience to support both medical and surgical (as well as Orthopaedics) interests and we will provide you with the skills/resources to reach your career goals. 

Find a rota pattern that works for you

No matter what stage you are in your career, we offer a rota pattern that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle. Whether, you are looking for hours around rush hour, a week on/week off rota or a term-time only role, we can offer true flexibility. Just ask - we can discuss the available options.

We would welcome full or part-time applicants. Typically, the full-time position is 40 hours over 4 days per week with no out-of-hours and no Bank Holidays. 

Let us tell you more about us...

Victoria Veterinary Practice is a community-minded, multi-branch veterinary practice. Both our sites (Dowlais and Aberdare) are situated in the South Wales valleys with easy access to Cardiff. Our Dowlais is site is near the beautiful Brecon Beacons.

State of the art facilities

Our state-of-the-art facilities boasts advanced equipment. At our Dowlais site, we have a dedicated lab for all in house testing, dental suite, 2 theatres, separate dog and cat kennels, large prep area, isolation ward, ultrasound machine with cardiac probe, digital radiography. At Aberdare, we have Digital x-rays, dental suite, separate dog/cat kennels and an ultrasound machine. 

Our experienced team

Join a close-knit team that works together to provide the best care possible for our furry friends. Our team comprises of our CD (working towards a Small Animal Postgraduate certificate and carries out Orthopaedics) 3 experienced Vets, 6 RVNS, 1 SVN, 1 ANA and 6 supporting team members. Collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie are the pillars of our vibrant workplace culture.

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


  • £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
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover


  • 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. Please quote BH11555 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Victoria Veterinary Practice is a community-minded, multi-branch veterinary practice.

We are a small animal practice treating a variety of furry friends including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats and hamsters. Our aim is to provide top quality veterinary care at fair and reasonable prices. Our team of animal enthusiasts treat every pet they see as they would their own. Simply Pawsome!

We have a total of eight Veterinary Surgeons and three qualified registered Veterinary Nurses, a team of Nursing Assistants, Reception staff and Management. In total Victoria Vets has a team of sixteen dedicated staff members, all committed to the core of our chosen profession – animal care!

We offer a wide range of services, giving our clients peace of mind that everything their pet needs is under one roof, all geared to ensure each and every pet is healthy and happy.

Company info
Seymour Berry Centre
Victoria Street
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 3RL

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