New Graduate Vet- (Abergavenny, South Wales)

Location Abergavenny
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £30K
Job ref: PMC4020
Published: 11 months ago

We are thrilled to be working closely with a practice​ in South Wales that has a fantastic opportunity for a New Graduate Vet to join their friendly, experienced team. In this role, you will be provided with a real work-life balance and career progression, so you can achieve your full potential.

Their Practice:

They have 13 vets, including 3 GDP mentors and certificate holders in Surgery, Medicine, and Radiology, as well as a visiting Cardiologist – meaning there is excellent case support when required and great learning opportunities. Their practice is spread across 4 well-equipped, RCVS accredited sites, and there is a varied and interesting caseload. They have all the usual toys you would expect, and all branches have ultrasound, digital x-ray, and blood analysers.

Very little is referred, although full clinical freedom is given where this is required.

There is 24-hour care available Monday to Friday at their main site in Abergavenny, ensuring their Vets are able to provide fantastic patient care and really learn from their cases.


They work a four-day week for full-time Vets, 1/5 Saturdays, and weeknight inpatient only on-call rota. There is a dedicated night shift nurse on-site overnight, so Vets are only called when necessary and full support from experienced Vets will be available. Emergency calls out-of-hours are covered by an external out-of-hours provider. Inpatients are transferred Saturday afternoon, so there is no Saturday evening, Sunday, or Bank Holiday work. They believe this rota gives a great opportunity for you to be able to follow cases through to learn and develop, while still allowing plenty of free time away from work. Their rota is designed with set breaks throughout the day for phone calls/case research. You will experience a great mix of consulting and operating, both at the hospital and at Branches. Sole charge will not be required until you have the necessary skills and confidence.

Why them?

They are experienced in helping New Graduates start their professional career. There is a Practice culture of case discussions among colleagues, with questions encouraged. The rota is designed to ensure an experienced Vet will always be available, so New Graduates can develop their confidence and own surgical case load. They tailor the induction process to each individual Graduate, as no two people are the same. They will ensure that they build your caseload to allow you to become a confident and happy first opinion Vet, focusing not only on clinical skills, but how to communicate with clients, decision making, and case reviews.  Alongside the support from their team, you will also be enrolled on the VetPartners New Graduate program to further develop your skills and confidence at the start of your career.

The interview process will involve being able to discuss the role with one of their Vets who joined us as a New Graduate in 2020, as it is very important to us that you know as much about their role as possible to ensure it is the right match for you.

They strongly believe in developing their vets, and certificates are fully supported, along with all other career aspirations. They want you to be able to grow and develop as part of their team. They also believe in winter/summer parties, pizza, and having fun outside of work!

The practice is located in a beautiful part of the country near the Brecon Beacons National Park, with great transport links and easy access to Bristol and Cardiff in 45 minutes, and 2.5 hours to London. Rowing, fell running, knitting, cooking, and enjoying the many “foodie” opportunities their area provides are just some of the activities their team enjoy outside of work.

Some of the benefits of their role include:

– 4-day week

– CPD: VP graduate scheme first 2 years, then 5 days and £1750 pa

– 28 days Holiday, including Bank Holidays

– Pension

– Access to Health Shield

– Employee pet discount scheme

– RCVS + VDS + One other professional membership paid

– One day paid for volunteering (your choice of where)

– Option to buy and sell Holiday + Enhanced maternity, paternity, and sick pay

– 15-minute appointments

– 8.45am start. Last appointment 6.15pm

Accommodation is available to help with relocation, if required, and support given to help you navigate this next stage in your life, both in and out of work.

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.​

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Paul on 07936947875 or email a CV to If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.​

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