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Veterinary Surgeon

Sundean Veterinary Clinic
Lydney, Gloucestershire
Salary range £50,000 to £60,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. We can offer a flexible rota with either 8 or 10-hour shifts, full-time or part-time, no on-call and only one in 4 Saturdays (finishing at 4pm). We are a very supportive team with 3 other experienced Vets and 4 qualified Vet Nurses. Salary range £50,000 - £60,000 depending on experience.

About Us

We are a small animal practice with digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, separate cat, and dog ward plus isolation. We are in a beautiful part of the countryside, within easy reach of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley, but with easy access to Bristol, Cardiff, and Gloucester. We care about our staff wellbeing and have a dedicated mental health first aider on-site to check in with staff.

We have a total of 6 vets, 8 nurses and 10 receptionists over 3 sites. We have vets holding surgery and exotics certificates. Two of our vets are training towards certificates in ophthalmology and feline medicine. Our candidate needs to be a good all-rounder who genuinely cares about their clients and patients. The team has a family feel, we regularly meet up outside of work for meals and dog walks.

Here’s what the team has to say about working with Sundean:

  • Lovely, friendly place to work where colleagues become good friends.
  • Proud to be part of such a great team.
  • Nice client base where you get to build great relationships.
  • Great team who trusts and respect each other.
  • All staff ensure the best care is given at all times.
  • A lovely place to work where all pets are treated as if they were your own.

Applicant Requirements

Ideally, we are looking for someone with 2 years plus UK experience. It is essential that you are a good communicator with plenty of compassion.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Holidays for Vets- 6.6 weeks including bank holidays
  • RCVS fees paid by practice
  • CPD allowance - standard IVC allowance + hours paid pro rata
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Certificate support - the practice would be very willing to support candidates, but this would be discussed on an individual basis.

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 use BH4292 as a reference when applying for this role. 

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Sundean is a high quality “community” veterinary practice based in Lydney. We service the towns of Lydney, Coleford, Chepstow and Cinderford.

A quality service needs quality staff. The practice places great emphasis on training and education, with all staff attending regular courses, tutorials, and conferences. Above all else Sundean Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to serving the local community in a friendly, personal and flexible way.

The practice deals with dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics and wildlife. There are three vets in total, each having different specialist interests and skills, offering a breadth of expertise and knowledge. Our veterinary practice provides a guaranteed high level of facilities and services.

If you require veterinary attention outside normal surgery hours, please ring 01594 840404. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you are worried. Your call will be personally answered.

We also stock a wide range of premium and special diets, health care products and quality accessories including flea and worm control medicines, shampoos, and dental products - in fact all you need to keep your pet healthy and happy. All our staff are trained in pet health care so are able to help with any health query you may have - do take advantage of this expertise!

We are all very proud of Sundean Veterinary Clinic and we welcome visitors who wish to tour the practice in person. Please contact us if you would like a guided tour.

Find Us
01594 840404
9-11 High Street
GL15 5DP
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