Small Animal Vet – Maes Glas Vets – Bridgend, South Wales
Here at Maes Glas, we are looking for an awesome experienced full- or part-time Small Animal Vet to join our team of superstars at our small animal Veterinary Hospital Based in Bridgend, South Wales!
Do you wake up on a Monday morning and have that horrible feeling of dread when you head into work?
I think we can all agree these last few years have been strange, to say the least. Preparing for this ‘new normal’ has been tough for all of us within the profession. We hear stories of Vets becoming tired of the profession and considering leaving. If you’re reading this and thinking the same, then please stop and consider a change, instead.
We are a friendly and supportive team of incredible people, working out of a purpose-built hospital with all the mod-cons, for a company that imposes no commercial targets on any of our employees. We are a diverse group of people from all walks of life – surfers, hikers, footballers, rugby players, ice hockey supporters, kayakers, and dancers, to name a few. Unfortunately, those dancers failed to coach the likes of myself when it came to our “viral” Jerusalema dance (see our Facebook page if you fancy a laugh). This distinct lack of rhythm especially applies to Rob, who has been given the opportunity to follow his dream and pursue a career in ophthalmology. This has resulted in an opening, which we need you to fill.
Our main hospital is situated in Bridgend, which is nestled between the bright lights of Cardiff to the East, and Swansea to the West; the rugged Brecon Beacons to the North, and the award-winning beaches to the South. This area offers an abundance for you to do in your downtime away from work.
Our practice includes a busy hospital, along with five branches. We are committed to excellent clinical care and extremely high standards, with a silver level cat friendly status from the ISFM, and five separate “outstanding” RCVS awards.
We have Advanced Practitioners in both small animal medicine and surgery, allowing us to not only diagnose and treat the majority of our cases in-house, but also provide support to other team members in their career progression. Further studies are actively encouraged with many of our Vets currently undertaking certificates in medicine, cardiology and emergency, and critical care.
The practice is headed by 5 young clinical directors – an Irishman, Englishwoman, two Welsh women, and a Welshman – all the makings for a terrible joke. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable, and aim to nurture all members of the team. You will not find us locked away in our office doing paperwork, you will find us working alongside you in the consult rooms, the operating theatres, and doing all of those dreaded TPRs. We are a team and believe that no one member is more important than another.
At Maes Glas, we actively encourage you to follow your cases through from consultation to diagnosis and treatment. You will undertake a varied mixture of consulting, medical investigations, and surgical cases.
All we ask of you is that you come to work and leave each day knowing that you have done your absolute best.
We are proud of our in-house OOH service; we all do our fair share of weekend work (never more frequent then every third weekend). The majority of our Vets take part in either the first-on-call night rota or the second-on-call back up rota.
We understand that many of us Vets have young families and other commitments, and so an applicant seeking a part-time position would be considered, along with flexible job sharing, or no OOH. We will tailor a role to suit the right individual. A relocation package can also be offered.
- 28 days (6.6 weeks) holiday per year, which is inclusive of Bank Holidays
- 2 weeks full sick pay and 2 weeks half sick pay
- Royal College fees, and another professional subscription of your choice paid for
- Health Shield membership
- And more!
Salary £40,000-£60,000, commensurate with experience.
Applicants are very welcome to have a friendly chat with one of the Vets, myself, or one of the other clinical directors before applying or coming for an interview to verify all of the truths (and more) written here.
I can be contacted via: Bleddyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the worst that can happen? Best case scenario, you are the awesome Vet we have been waiting for, or worst-case scenario you get to experience one of my legendary “Zoom tours” of the building, have a good catch up, and we wish each other the best with our career paths.