Lead Small Animal Vet Surgeon near Cardiff


Julie Powell

Our client has a well-established, first opinion practice based in Cardiff, with access to an excellent mix of countryside and city life. Across the 3 branches, they are well-equipped with an in-house lab, digital x-ray, K laser, u/s scanner, Laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment, and dental x-ray. The practice facilities allow the team to do as much as possible in-house, allowing the vet’s full clinical freedom.

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 them are willing to help one another and discuss cases.

Every day at the practice is different, you will carry out 15-minute consults, with time to read up cases and call clients, so you will not be at the end of the day with a long to-do list. Due to the sole charge, they are looking for some experience in consulting, the role will also include some surgery time but this can be altered if you prefer the medical aspect. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving excellence in customer service and clinical care whilst promoting pet wellbeing, delivering preventive services, treating sick and injured pets.

The working day is 9 am-7 pm with a lunch break in the middle. They use a dedicated emergency service, so no nights or weekends, (other than rota’s Saturday mornings 9 am-1 pm). The client wants 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. The salary is up to 65,000 + benefits (subject to experience).

An experienced veterinary surgeon is required, ideally, with leadership and management knowledge, relevant experience preferred but mentoring and support is 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 is essential. Clean driver’s license required.

If this is role sounds of interest please email your CV through to [email protected] or give me a call on 01422 433900.

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