Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon - Cardiff

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Up to £65,000 (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -082022-26064

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Cardiff

Our client is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to further expand their team of dedicated Vets and Nurses to help increase the services they offer to clients.

Role: Lead Vet

Type: Small Animal

Location: Rhiwbina, Cardiff

Practice: Small Animal Hospital

Team: The team is made up of 5 vets, 6 nurses, and a dedicated support function including an experienced practice manager. Across the team they have a wealth of experience so there is good support both surgically and medically - all of the team are willing to help one another and discuss cases.

Facilities: The practice is well equipped with an in-house lab, digital x-ray, K laser, u/s scanner, Laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment, and dental x-ray. The facilities allow the team to do as much as they can in-house, allowing the vets full clinical freedom

Hours: The working day is 9 am-7 pm with a lunch break in the middle. They use a dedicated emergency service, so you don’t do nights or weekends, (other than rota’s Saturday mornings 9 am-1 pm). They want the staff to have an excellent work/life balance, the full-time vets work a 4-day week and always get the same day off each week so this can be achieved.

Sole Charge: Yes

Branch Work: No

Applicant Requirements: An experienced veterinary surgeon is required, ideally, with leadership and management knowledge and relevant experience preferred but mentoring and support are available. You will have strong communication, organisational, and people management skills, and understanding that as a senior vet you must lead by example. Knowledge of veterinary finance is highly desirable. RCVS membership and the right to work in the UK are essential. Clean driver’s license required.

Salary: Up to £65,000 plus benefits (subject to experience)

Benefits: Excellent Package that includes -

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • 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

Ref: JN -082022-26064

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