Veterinary Surgeon Job, Swansea, Wales, UK

Swansea - Vet Surgeon - Up to £52,000 DOE pro rata - Swansea

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13548
  • Posted on May 11th 20182018-05-11
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Vet Surgeon

Total package value up to £52,000 DOE pro rata, plus a relocation allowance of £5,000

Working nights and 1:2 weekends? Yes, but it’s still the best job in the industry

Let’s be honest, working as an out of hours Emergency Vet is challenging. With unsociable hours and a diverse range of cases, a career in emergency and critical care will test your clinical and surgical skills. Yet with unpredictability comes opportunity. With a Veterinary Surgeon role at Vets Now Swansea you will be exposed to cases you simply wouldn’t experience in general practice.

Delivering high standards

The Swansea Veterinary team are motivated by driving clinical excellence and providing pet care at a time when it’s needed most. Being a Vet Surgeon will involve triage, emergency and lifesaving treatment. No two shifts will ever be the same. You will be supported on shift with our expert nursing and non-clinical team. If you’re looking for routine operations and daytime hours, this isn’t the job for you.

Relish an area of outstanding natural beauty

Swansea is a vibrant university town, with excellent road and rail links to Cardiff, Newport, Carmarthenshire and Brecon. A few minutes away is the Victorian seaside resort of Mumbles - known as the 'Gate way to the Gower'. The Gower peninsula is Britain's first area of outstanding natural beauty, and includes Rhossilli Bay one of the UK’s top 10 beaches. There are plenty of opportunities for surfing at Langland Bay, Caswell Bay and llangennith, and a short drive east of Swansea is Carmarthenshire with attractions such as The National Botantic Gardens, Pembrey Country Park, Ffos Las race course, Folly Farm and Bluestones. To the north of Swansea lies the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, with stunning landscapes, caves, castles and attractions including Dan-y-ogof show caves, Carreg Cennen castle and Brecon Mountain Railway. The area is well served by both state and independent schools.

What's in it for you?

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that includes:

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Pension contributions
  • Professional membership fee's
  • Free holiday accommodation in Arran
  • 50% discounted staff pet care plan
  • Death in service of twice your annual salary
  • Membership of employee wellbeing programme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme
  • Your birthday as a day off

As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors. 

At Vets Now we are passionate about training and the on-going development of our employees. If this vacancy is of interest and you feel you would benefit from a supported route in to our business then one of the options below may be perfect for you.

Cutting Edge: 10 week supported route into a full time role with Vets Now for those looking to start their career in ECC.

AdvantEdge: 2 week programme for experienced, talented Vets that will fast track them into a successful emergency role.

Refresh Your Edge: 12 week flexible, distance learning programme aimed at Vets who have maybe had a break in practice and are looking to ease their way into ECC.

If you are an MRCVS Vet Surgeon and want to find out how Vets Now Swansea can take your career to the next level contact Allison on 01383 841181 or email

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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