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Steph Ward
Our client in Pembrokeshire has a new opportunity for 2 ambitious and energetic full-time small animal locum veterinary surgeons (part-time could be considered) to join their mixed practice and help the team through the Summer.

Their vision is to be a premier small animal veterinary practice, with a highly trained and contented team. They aim to provide high quality evidence-based veterinary care, with compassion.

Located in Pembrokeshire, west Wales, surrounded by beautiful beaches, country walks and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this is very much a rural practice. Their main small animal surgery in Haverfordwest offers surgery, dentistry, internal laboratory, ultrasound, radiography and endoscopy. The other branch practice has an internal laboratory, dentistry and surgical facilities and is the site of the aquatic treadmill for hydrotherapy, and where the teams rehab/physio nurses are based.

Although rural, the team pride themselves on providing a first-class small animal service, being able to practise excellent medicine with great clients.
Their small animal client base does have a bias towards dogs, but they see plenty of cats, small furries and the occasional exotic and bird. The clients also vary both financially and in expectations, so an ability to flex your people skills and adapt your approach to bring the clients along in the treatment of their pet is essential.

The main work would include routine consultations, diagnostics and surgical procedures. The team aim to give all small animal vets a share of the surgical workload (if they so wish). The most complex surgery is conducted in-house by an RCVS AP in Small Animal Surgery.
The team encourage and fund CPD and the development of clinical interests. Currently one vet is studying towards a certificate in small animal practice, alongside the surgery certificate holder and a diplomate in anaesthesia.

The successful candidate will bring numbers in the rota up to 7, the vets work a 4.5-day week in general, with a combination of early finishes (1pm once a week), standard finishes (5pm) and later finishes (7pm on your night on-call).

For permanent staff members you will receive your RCVS fees, BVA and VDS memberships. Salary varies with experience (from 32-42k). 5 days and 1750 for CPD, though flexibility can be considered for those wishing to pursue further qualifications.

Holiday allowance is 33 days per year (including bank holidays).

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

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Bright Leaf Recruitment is a recruitment agency specialising in veterinary recruitment. We have been placing exceptional veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in great roles around the United Kingdom, Dubai and Australia since 2010. Our team of expert recruiters have over two decades of experience in the veterinary recruitment industry.
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