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Veterinary Surgeon - Aberdare

Dr Doolittle's - Summerhill Vets
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Competitive Salary
Closing date
1 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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A good work-life balance is very important to us and we are able to offer a 4 day working week and would also consider a part time position for the right candidate. Weekends are on a fair rota basis with no OOH. We would also be able to offer accommodation on site if required. Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience.

Our Doctor Doolittle’s branch in Aberdare is looking for an experienced veterinary surgeon to grow the practice in the heart of the Aberdare community. The clinic is part of a group of 10 practices based in South Wales.

Our Aberdare branch is situated within the Brecon Beacons with some beautiful country walks just a short distance away which include the, Aberdare Country Park, Taff trail and the area is also home to the legendary Penderin Whiskey distillery. The branch is close to local amenities with the main train and bus stations close by if wanting to take a short journey’s to Cardiff, Neath & Merthyr Tydfil.

Our branch is fully equipped and this includes a small in house lab, x-ray, ultrasound and K-Lazer plus has the back up of our 24 hour hospital and certificate holders. Our team here consist of an experienced RVN and a newly qualified RVN, student veterinary nurse and 2 part time receptionists.

Benefits (pro rata):

  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

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The Summerhill Group of veterinary practices began life in the basement of the family home – adjacent to the current surgery in Summerhill Avenue – back in the 1960’s, by Jean Morris. It was a family-run, family-orientated practice that fulfilled the need for an affordable veterinary service to the local community. Before being ‘allowed’ to buy the practice in 1998, the present-day owner and managing director Jamie Allen, had to meet and get the approval of, every single member of Jeans’ family – and the process started over Sunday lunch at Jeans’ house! He passed the test – and Jean is still an integral part of Summerhill Vets, to this very day.

From the single consultancy room way-back then, the group now operates from seven practices and provides dedicated pet care across the entire South Wales region.

The Summerhill Avenue surgery has been extended three times, and in 2005, a derelict site adjacent to the surgery was acquired and turned into their very own car park – so parking for customers will never be an issue!

An ‘out-of-hours’ veterinary service is available every single day – and night – of the week, at one or more of our locations.

And when we say ‘available’ – that’s exactly what we mean! We have fully-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses, actually on the premises, 24-hours of every single day! In case of an emergency, you will get to speak to – and if need be, see – a member of our team.

We have the latest technological equipment, including our own laboratory for tissue and blood sample testing and analysis. Our surgical facilities include state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, and our theatres are equipped with every surgical appliance that will ever be required. In addition, we have air-conditioned recovery rooms, nurses’ clinics . . . and a genuine will, to help wherever and however we can.

Find Us
01685 878900
22B Lewis Street
CF44 6PY
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