ECC Veterinary Surgeon

Cardiff, South Wales
Valley Vets
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Valley Vets

Experienced Vet Opportunities – Hospital Emergency Critical Care Roles

Valley Vets are looking for exceptional vets to join our amazing family.

We have exciting opportunities to join our rapidly expanding team to increase our current ECC care and become a seamless 24/7 service for local practices.

We are recruiting for daytime ECC roles – working on a rolling rota of 4 days on, 4 days off, allowing the successful candidates to really maximise a satisfying clinical role with a great quality of life by striking a healthy work-life balance.

We also have ECC night positions available – working 7nights on, 7 nights off- although we can be flexible with this working pattern – just let us know what would provide your ideal work-life balance and we will strive to meet it!

About us

Valley Vets is lucky to be situated in an extremely diverse area. South Wales and, in particular, Cardiff and its surroundings, really are something very special. Within easy commuting distance of all of our practices, you can be living in the vibrant city centre of Cardiff, surround yourself with nature and tranquillity in the coastal towns of the Vale of Glamorgan, or the mountains of the Valleys and Brecon Beacons National Park.

Sports facilities are extensive and broad-ranging: from the International Sports Village in Cardiff to UK-renowned mountain bike trails in Merthyr Tydfil and Cwmbran, beautiful walks on the Welsh Coastal Path or mountain and waterfall walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park There really is something for everyone!

The hospital site is a busy referral and emergency centre, covering the out-of-hours provision for the Valley Vets branches and approximately 40 local practices. With our new rota design, we aim to achieve a seamless 24/7 emergency service to our clients and user practices, accepting inpatient transfers and emergency cases throughout the day. The role would be perfect for vets with a specific interest in ECC work, with the opportunity for certificate study, if desired. The successful candidates will have the excitement of an ECC role but with the added benefit of no long night hours and plenty of time to enjoy the local area!

The hospital boasts a CT scanner, advanced ultrasonography equipment, endo-surgery facilities, extensive blood analysis equipment, dedicated orthopaedic, soft tissue, and exotic theatres, as well as a dedicated dental suite.

We also proudly host pet blood bank sessions to provide much needed support to our veterinary community, which has so far received outstanding feedback.

Valley Vets culture is one that values not only our patients and clients, but our team as well. We truly believe that by looking after our teams, the highest levels of patient and client care will naturally follow. We strive to provide an environment that encourages people to achieve their full potential, embark on further study, if desired, and progress in their chosen career pathways. We have numerous projects aimed at supporting team wellbeing and have the team actively involved in how the practice can progress.

Candidate Requirements

We are looking for people who:

  • Are happy to work within a team
  • Act with integrity and show respect to their colleagues, clients, and patients
  • Use and share best practices
  • Can think ahead and embrace change
  • Take ownership of their work, and offer solutions to problems encountered
  • Enjoy success and show a desire to grow professionally


  • Average 35hr week.
  • £65-75k salary – dependant on experience/role

Key Details NIGHT ECC

  • Average 46.25hr week (for 7 on 7 off pattern)
  • ~£82k salary

Further benefits

  • Up to 6.6 weeks holiday, inclusive of Bank holidays – options to buy and sell
  • Sick pay of 2 weeks full pay and 2 weeks half pay
  • 5 days CPD, with a budget of £1750
  • VDS and RCVS
  • One other professional subscription paid – e.g. BSAVA
  • Workplace Pension
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity cover
  • Wellbeing support
  • Health Shield Employment Benefit Scheme

If you think this would be perfect for you why not contact us at

We are an equal opportunities recruiter that is committed to a workplace of inclusivity and diversity. We will consider all suitably qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion, or belief.

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