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North Somerset - Weston-super-Mare

Small Animal Vet Axe Valley Vets Clarendon Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS23 3EF, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 22 Jun 2022

Veterinary Surgeon required at Axe Valley Vets

Job Description

The Role 

Axe Valley Vets - Weston are looking for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. The day to day role will include a mixture of consulting, diagnostics and operating, the opportunity to work up cases and build your own client base, in a medium-sized practice with our small team of vets with the support of a larger veterinary team at our 4 other sites. 

 We are flexible with days/hours ranging from 2.5 - 4 days per week. Shift times will be between the hours of 8:30am – 7:00pm, with a mixture of early/late finishes. You will ideally join the Saturday morning rota of 1 in 3 but we can be flexible with this. Saturday mornings are from 8:30am -1:00pm. There are no out of hours at this site or position however if the candidate is interested in this we can offer it at our Blackford branch. 

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

About Us 

Axe Valley Vets, Weston is a medium-sized, friendly, long-standing practice in a seaside location with excellent transport links. There are a good variety of clients and cases, including visiting specialists in orthopaedics and diagnostic ultrasound. We have all the usual equipment including an in-house laboratory, digital x-ray, ultrasound and separate dog and cat wards. 

Currently, we have a small friendly team of 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 1 full-time Veterinary Nurse, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, 1 full-time Animal Nursing Assistant, and 2 Receptionists with the support from a management team including 2 Clinical Directors, 1 Practice Manager, 1 Head Nurse, 1 Lead Vet, and Head Receptionists. We currently have team members completing certificates in various areas and are always encouraging staff members to progress and support them through their careers. If the candidate is looking to complete a certificate we are willing to fund/support that for them with the discussion at the interview. 

Applicant Requirements 

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team who is confident, friendly, and has a can-do attitude. The candidate will be looking to continue their career with us, building up a client base and working as part of the team. 

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata: 

Work-life balance 

  • 6.6 weeks holiday including Bank Holidays, plus added long service days when hit 2, 5 & 10 years employment. 
  • 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 wellbeing 
  • Non-accidental injury support 


  • Generous CPD allowance of £1500 per vet per year but Axe Valley are always willing to consider certificates/extended CPD. 
  • 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 
  • One other subscription e.g BSAVA 


  • 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 BH5914 when applying for this role. 

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