Permanent Veterinary Surgon

  • Location

    Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    £36,000-£55,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102019-13060

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Independent Practice

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

We are working with an independent small animal practice in Abergavenny that is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join them on a full-time permanent basis. You will be experienced enough to be comfortable with occasional sole charge and able to manage busy consulting periods and routine surgery.

The Practice:

This practice offers a full local vet service to the area and they have two sites that are 10 miles apart. They are an independently owned Small Animal Practice with an excellent reputation for client care and are looking for a genuine team member hoping to settle somewhere beautiful. Their practice is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is ideal for dog walking, outdoor pursuits, etc.

They are only an hour from Bristol and an hour and a half from Birmingham, with good train links to London and the North. Their fundamental focus is the wellbeing of their patients, they pride themselves on their ethics. The team is friendly and caring. The practice is fully-equipped with all the usual toys, they are an RCVS accredited practice offering a range of services including Veterinary Consultations, Nurse Consultations, and Acupuncture. They also have visiting specialists including a Chartered Physiotherapist, a Veterinary Ophthalmologist, and a Veterinary Cardiologist. 

The Role and Candidate:

This is a full-time permanent role, usually worked over a 4-day week. The weekend rota is 2 weekend days in every 9 weeks, with the surgery being open and fully manned. There will be approximately 1 night on call per week, with alternate between in-patient care and full on-call. The OOH's rota is shared with a neighbouring practice.

This role would be suit a vet looking to settle in a rural area, or a younger vet hoping for partnership/ownership prospects in the future. You must be experienced enough to cope with occasional sole charge and be able to manage busy consulting periods and all routine surgery.

Remuneration Package:

In return, our client is offering a competitive salary of between £36,000-£55,000 p/a (DOE). Pension at 8% of basic wages, starting after a 3-month probationary period. CPD is actively encouraged and funded.


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time, 4 days a week

Weekends: Two weekend days in every nine weeks

Out of hours: Yes

Salary: Competitive £36,000-£55,000 p/a (DOE)

Ref: JN -102019-13060

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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