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Experienced Veterinary Surgeon

Newport, null,
Company: Alphavet Veterinary Centre (Risca)
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published 2 weeks ago

Job Details

The Role

Alpha Veterinary Centre is looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join their Risca branch offering gold standard care to our pets and Clients. This role is an excellent opportunity for a vet who wants to develop abilities and focus on any special interests, as we hope to expand the types of services we can offer. You will need to be well organised, enjoy working within a team and be motivated. We actively encourage certificates and are keen to develop your skills to a top standard. The successful candidate will be joining our supportive team, who strive on giving the pets in our care a gold standard service. 

We would consider flexible working for this position. We are very lucky
to be the only practice in the UK that has a VetsNow 24/7 site running alongside us in the Langstone building. VetsNow specialises in emergency critical care, covering the OOH in our area, and our teams regularly share cases and work together. 

The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Risca is a well-established practice located in a small friendly town, with lots of local amenities close by. At Risca, we are 100% SA, whilst our branch in Langstone is also a referral hub for orthopaedic and spinal cases. We are also very lucky to be host practice to a VetsNow 24/7 site, so we have a huge range of cases and opportunities. We have excellent facilities including 3 consulting rooms, digital x-rays, ultrasound, and high-quality dental equipment including dental x-ray.

Our Langstone branch is located just off the M4 corridor in Newport and takes referrals in orthopaedics and spinal cases. Langstone has recently been refurbished, to include separate dog and cat wards, and a dental suite, along with X-ray/Ultrasound, flexible and rigid endoscopy, laparoscopy, harmonic scalpel, and orthopaedic and spinal equipment.

About the Team and Culture

Our wonderful team is made up of 5 vets supported by 14 nurses, 2 veterinary care assistants and 9 receptionists/admin team. We have two surgical certificate holders, who take referrals in orthopaedic and spinal cases. We strongly encourage the personal development of our staff, including gaining certificates and CPD, which is funded along with all IVC benefits. You will have strong support from an experienced management team - an excellent, efficient reception team and an exceptional, super-friendly nursing team who are hungry for knowledge and keen to achieve the highest standards of care.

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for an RCVS Veterinary Surgeon with competence in all routine medical and surgical procedures. Specific interests are welcomed and encouraged, so just let us know where your passions lie. We would love another passionate, experienced vet to bring their own unique skills and ideas for a happy team dynamic. You will be passionate about providing gold-standard patient care to our clients and their pets.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee well-being
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 50 hours paid pro-rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote BH6043 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply button.

To apply, please email your CV to Jim at [email protected] or call 07890 610129 for more information.


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