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New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon, Wales, UK

JOB TITLE: New Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
LOCATION: Wales | United Kingdom
TYPE OF WORK: 100% Small Animal
SALARY: £32000+

Abbey Vets in South Wales has a fantastic opportunity for a New Graduate Vet to join their friendly, experienced team. In this role, you will be provided with a real work-life balance and career progression so you can achieve your full potential.

Our Practice
We have 13 vets, including 3 GDP mentors and certificate holders in Surgery, Medicine and Radiology as well as a visiting Cardiologist - meaning there is excellent case support when required and great learning opportunities. Our practice is spread across 4 well-equipped, RCVS accredited sites there is a varied and interesting caseload. We have all the usual toys you would expect and all branches have ultrasound, digital x-ray and blood analysers. Very little is referred, although full clinical freedom is given where this is required.  

There is 24-hour care available Monday to Friday at our main site in Abergavenny ensuring our Vets are able to provide fantastic patient care and really learn from their cases.  

We work a four-day week for full time Vets, 1/5 Saturdays and weeknight inpatient only on call rota. There is a dedicated night shift nurse on-site overnight, so Vets are only called when necessary and full support from experienced Vets will be available. Emergency calls out of hours are covered by an external out of hours provider. Inpatients are transferred Saturday afternoon so there is no Saturday evening , Sunday or Bank Holiday work. We believe this rota gives a great opportunity for you to be able to follow cases through to learn and develop, while still allowing plenty of free time away from work. Our rota is designed with set breaks throughout the day for phone calls/case research. You will experience a great mix of consulting and operating both at the hospital and at Branches. Sole charge will not be required until you have the necessary skills and confidence.  

Why us?
We are experienced in helping New Graduates start their professional career. There is a Practice culture of case discussions among colleagues, with questions encouraged. The rota is designed to ensure an experienced Vet will always be available so New Graduates can develop their confidence and own surgical case load. We tailor the induction process to each individual Graduate as no two people are the same. We will ensure that we build your case load to allow you to become a confident and happy first opinion Vet, focusing not only on clinical skills, but how to communicate with clients, decision making and case reviews.  Alongside the support from our team, you will also be enrolled on the VetPartners new graduate program to further develop your skills and confidence at the start of your career. You can find out more about this programme here:

The interview process will involve being able to discuss the role with one of our Vets who joined us as a New Graduate in 2020 as it is very important to us that you know as much about our role as possible to ensure it is the right match for you.

We strongly believe in developing our vets, and certificates are fully supported, along with all other career aspirations. We want you to be able to grow and develop as part of our team. We also believe in winter/summer parties, pizza and having fun outside of work!

The practice is located in a beautiful part of the country near the Brecon Beacons National Park, with great transport links and easy access to Bristol and Cardiff in 45 minutes and 2.5 hours to London. Rowing, fell running, knitting, cooking and enjoying the many “foodie” opportunities our area provides are just some of the activities our team enjoy outside of work.      

Some of the benefits of our role include:·      
• 4 day week.
• CPD: VP graduate scheme first 2 years, then 5 days and £1750 pa.
• 28 days Holiday including Bank Holidays.
• Pension.
• Access to HealthShield.
• Employee pet discount scheme.
• RCVS + VDS + One other professional membership paid.
• One day paid for volunteering (your choice of where).
• Option to buy and sell Holiday + Enhanced maternity, paternity and sick pay.
• 15 minute appointments.
• 8.45am start. Last appointment 6.15pm.  

Accommodation is available to help with relocation if required and support given to help you navigate this next stage in your life, both in and out of work.  

For further information about the practice please view our website, Facebook page or contact Meg or Amanda on 01873 852 391.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to

Full-Time Registered Veterinary Nurse Vacancy - Brecon
• 4 Day week (every other week)
• NO Out of Hours duties
• NO Weekends

Are you a Registered Veterinary Nurse who has excellent clinical standards and is a team player? If so, you could be just the person we are looking for!

We have a vacancy at Abbey Vets Brecon, for a full time Registered Veterinary Nurse working as a sole charge branch nurse alongside a supportive Vet and Reception team. This role will be predominantly based at our Brecon site, however occasional travel to our other branches may be required.

With excellent facilities and fantastic team, you will be utilizing your nursing skills to promote high standards of clinical and client care alongside a supportive team. Confidence in assisting with routine operations, diagnostic imaging and nurse consultations is desired. Our practice sees a varied and interesting case load, and personal development is supported and encouraged. Previous sole charge nursing experience is an advantage, but not essential as training and support will be given.

In summary:

• Full time sole charge branch based RVN.
• Alternate 4day weeks on a rolling rota:
Week 1: 5days/week Monday-Friday 0845 – 1830.
Week 2: 4days/week 0845-1830 with Tuesday off.
• No OOH.
• No Weekends.
• First opinion practice.
• Potential for personal development.

Benefits include:

• 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) pro rata
• RCVS Registration paid
• VDS membership paid
• Generous CPD Allowance
• Pension
• Access to an employee assistance programme: Health shield

Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information, please call: Head Nurse, Rachel Williams on
01873 852391 or email
Please apply with a CV and Covering letter to     

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