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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons

Fenton Vets
Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Graduate and experienced roles available
Closing date
20 Jun 2022

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Come and work in Pembrokeshire. Where the sun always shines and the surf is on your doorstep!

About our clinical aims and our facilities

We aim for excellent customer service and practice to a high clinical standard, so invest in staff, facilities and equipment to meet these evolving targets.

We have a truly mixed clientele and a rewarding and varied caseload. Being the vet for our local charity brings its own variety of work and significant neutering volume.

We are a nurse training practice, and while yet to put ourselves through the RCVS PSS scheme set ourselves the aim to be of a hospital level (without being on site overnight) at our main site in Haverfordwest, and Tier 2 at the Pembroke Dock branch. We have achieved ISFM cat friendly status: gold in Haverfordwest and bronze in Pembroke Dock.

Fenton pic 2Haverfordwest has four consulting rooms, plus a dedicated cat room, and quiet room. Separate dog, cat and isolation wards. Central prep room leading to two theatres, dental room and x-ray. Our lab room has the latest suite of kit for haematology, biochemistry and urinalysis from IDEXX. We have digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, gastroscope, 4mm bronchoscopy/rhinoscope, ultrasound with colour doppler, ECG, MMP TTA, etc, etc

The Pembroke Dock branch has two consulting rooms, prep with recovery kennels, theatre, and main inpatient ward.

About the jobs on offer, and about you

We are growing, so to maintain our service standards and ethos of staff wellbeing we need to recruit.

We are looking for enthusiastic vets who share our values to fill the following roles:

• Locum help to fill our immediate need,

• Experienced vets for permanent roles where a medical bias would particularly complement the current team,

• A new or recent graduates: for those graduating in 2022 we have created a specific package: for further details please see below or our website

In today’s busy recruitment market it is still important we find the right person to fit into our practice. However we have the strength in depth, experience, funding and vision to be able to adapt and develop a role to suit you.Fenton pic 3

We will support and develop a new graduate, help someone progress their career or explore a niche interest, or work with your vision to create an advanced and rewarding position for a medicine certificate holder. We will equally consider a novel or flexible working rota.

Graduate program highlights:

• £30k salary

• Accommodation provided

• 4.5 day week

• Structured support program, including 10 day external CPD

• No on-call after 10pm

• 12-month contract

On completion of this program, we guarantee you will be a better-skilled general practice vet.

We will have given you the opportunity for:

• development of competent surgical skills for basic first opinion procedures

• having the confidence to work independently

• proving your ability to deal with the uncertainties of case management

• meeting and networking with a wider community within our profession

• a thorough understanding of the role and enjoyment being a GP SA vet

About the practice

Fenton Vets are (and always will be) an independent practice, progressively practising to a high clinical standard and proud to offer a first class service to our clients whilst putting the wellbeing of our staff first. We happily invest in personal development, facilities and equipment to meet these evolving targets.

Since its inception as a mixed practice in 1950 we have served the local community, now with a growing staff of approximately 50, a few of whom have been with us for several decades, we have separate farm and SA clinical teams.

We are an active member of XL vets as we feel there are real benefits to our staff and business from participating within this community of independent practices with a common culture and values.

VetGDP registered, and with several years experience running a successful farm animal internship we have the strength in depth to offer whatever support you might need.

About the location

Pembrokeshire has the only Coastal National Park in the country: and boasts a rich variety of activities, clubs, groups and societies, especially for anyone loving the coast. Words cannot really do it justice so if you haven’t experienced it before, come and visit for a few days, use us as your tourist guide, and see for yourself why we are all so happy to live here.

About the package

Days: You may work 4.5days a week (~37hours), but we do not discriminate should you wish to do less; which many staff do.

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm unless on call when consulting finishes at 6.30pm.

OOH: this is an equally shared rota, with a nurse to back you up and phones answered by a handling service. After 10pm everything is handled by the local OOH service, which we feel strikes the right balance between providing a service to our rural community and ensuring a reasonable working pattern for us.

Holidays: 5weeks + bank holidays, plus a reduced rota over the Christmas fortnight.


CPD is encouraged, supported and funded.

VDS paid.

Salary: very competitive.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Independent Vets For Over 70 Years

Established in 1950 over the years, the practice has grown and developed into a thriving centre for both farm animals and household pets. We remain proudly independent, owned and operated by a core team of senior vets who aspire to maintain a team whose values towards colleagues, community and environment shape the culture of our company and the quality of service we offer.

Find Us
Fenton Veterinary Practice Limited
21 Portfield
SA61 1BN
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