Small Animal Lead Vet Surgeon Job, Cardiff, Wales - South East Wales

£30,000 - £50,000+ - Veterinarian
Ref: 8743 Date Posted: Wednesday 22 Jun 2022
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Salary: £30,000 - £50,000+ DOE

Package: Fantastic package available - 

• A highly motivated, stable and supportive team environment
• Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Private Medical Insurance
• BVA Membership paid
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Relocation packages, up to £10,000

Type of Work: Small Animal Vet Surgeon

Job Details: Our client is looking for an excellent opportunity for a Lead Vet to join their friendly team. Every day at their practice is different, you will carry out 15-minute consults, with time to read up cases and call clients, so they don’t leave at the end of a 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, and 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 they don’t do nights or weekends, (other than rota’s Saturday mornings 9 am-1 pm). They want their staff to have an excellent work/life balance, their full-time vets work a 4-day week and always get the same day off each week so this can be achieved.
They are a well-established, first opinion practice based in Cardiff, with access to an excellent mix of countryside and city life! Across their 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 facilities allow them to do as much as they can in-house, allowing their vet’s full clinical freedom. The team is made up of 5 vets, 6 nurses and a dedicated support function including their 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.
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.


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