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Veterinary Surgeon

Priory Vets (Milfeddygon y Priordy)
Crymych, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Salary up to £51,500 (DOE)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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The Role

We are looking for a veterinary surgeon with at least 2 years’ experience to work in our busy Preseli or Cardigan surgeries (location negotiable). Our case load is hugely varied with plenty of opportunity to develop and grow in all areas of veterinary medicine – from routine neutering to complex soft-tissue and orthopaedic surgery. We are expanding our Preseli practice due to demand and there is considerable scope for any Veterinary Surgeon based in this location to help shape the future of this surgery.

This position is available on a Full or Part-time rota. Our normal working hours are Mon – Fri 8:30 – 17:30 and Sat 8:30 – 13:00 (our Saturday morning surgery is staffed on a 1:5 rota). Between 8 pm and 8 am our OOH emergencies are diverted to Carmarthen Veterinary Centre which has a dedicated night team of vets and nurses.  Our 'on call' vet is only required to be available for emergencies until 8 pm and on this day they start work at 9.30 and work until 6.30 pm. We have a 1:5 on-call rota. We have two vets consulting on a Saturday and no routine ops. Our vets are all supported on call by a dedicated RVN. We are a close-knit, friendly team and would like a team player with good communication skills. Coaching and OV experience would be a plus but is not essential as we have experienced vets who can mentor junior candidates.

Salary up to £51,500 (DOE)

About Us

If you’re looking to escape city life and want an exciting career while living life to the full, then come and join the Priory Vets team. We are a busy RCVS accredited practice located across four sites in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. "The location is stunning! The striking scenery and pristine beaches on our doorstep offer unforgettable experiences year-round, from dolphin-spotting in Cardigan Bay to mountain biking in the Preseli hills. Priory Vets has been at the heart of the community for 90 years. We pride ourselves on our gold star service and our clients and staff love us for it. Our secret? Simple - invest in our team and technology. Our practices are modern and fully equipped with Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Digital X-ray, ECG, In-house Lab, separate dog and cat facilities and our Cardigan surgery is where we carry out advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries.

Our team is made up of 6 full time equivalent Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons, a great team of 8 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses and 2 Animal Nursing Assistants. Priory Vets has been at the heart of the community for 90 years and we are fully committed to supporting local events. We are closely involved with local rescue organizations including Hedgely Hogspital hedgehog rescue and Ceredigion RSPCA.

Applicant Requirements

We are seeking an experienced qualified Veterinary Surgeon who can pick up a varied caseload. We are a close-knit team and are looking for a positive and friendly Veterinary Surgeon who can continue to nurture a great working environment.

Benefits (subject to 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
  • VDS cover
  • 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
  • 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 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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

Please quote BH3738 when applying for this role.

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At Priory Vets you will find a friendly, co-operative team ready to help whenever you and your animals should need it.

We have you and your animals' best interests at heart and endeavour to provide a thorough, professional and efficient service. We offer a dedicated out-of-hours emergency service so that we can best provide for your animals.

Priory Vets is a well-established mixed animal practice, serving the needs of local farmers, breeders and pet owners. Our large animal and equine vets are to be found out on the road paying visits to clients, while our small animal vets, nurses and administrative staff are based in our Cardigan, Preseli and Aberaeron surgeries.

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