Veterinary Surgeon required at Celyn Vet Group, Holywell

Holywell, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Up to £55,000 depending on experience
06 Sep 2022
06 Oct 2022
Contract Type

The Role

Celyn Vet Group are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to
join their busy team! Day to day you will predominantly perform consultations, as well as surgery, up to a level that you are comfortable with. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that every patient is offered excellent health care and advice, alongside gold standard client care. You will be responsible for ensuring excellent communication, both within the team and with pet owners, and for completing day to day clinical admin, such as repeat prescriptions. Saturdays are consultations only, except for emergency surgery and we do not book any routine appointments so that you have plenty of time to offer a weekend service to the patients that need it most. You will be supported by a nurse, a receptionist, and an animal care assistant during these shifts.  

We are looking for two, full-time veterinary surgeons, working 40 hours across 3.5 days per week, however, we are considering part-time applicants and are happy to discuss the best working pattern for you! There are no out of hours duties, and only 1 in 4 Saturday mornings.  

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

About Us

We are a two-branch, first-opinion, small animal practice, with a well-established client base in Holywell and Prestatyn. We are based just a 30-minute drive to Chester, with excellent train links to Liverpool, Manchester, London and North Wales. Prestatyn is only 15 minutes down the road from our Holywell branch, in a beautiful seaside town. There is so much to do locally, from water sports on beautiful lakes, shopping at Cheshire Oaks or climbing Snowdon at the weekend.

We play a huge part in our community, so much so that we are expanding our veterinary surgeon team to ensure that we can continue to offer excellent patient care, as well as an excellent work-life balance for our team. Our fantastic practice has had a significant upgrade in equipment, including brand new drip pumps, syringe drivers, multi-parameter monitors, doppler blood pressure machines, a Tonovet Plus and a brand-new ultrasound machine. We are also investing in dental radiography later in the year, to ensure that we can provide gold standard dental care to our patients at both branches. Our other facilities include digital radiography, IDEXX blood machines and microscopy at both branches also.

About the Team and Culture

By far the best part of our practice is our team, made up of 2 Veterinary Surgeons, 2 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, 2 Animal Care Assistants, 5 receptionists and a practice manager. We are extremely supportive of CPD and certificates to become an advanced practitioner, one of our vets is currently completing a certificate in dentistry, our head nurse is completing her certificate in anaesthesia and analgesia, and we have visiting diplomats in cardiology, imaging, and surgery. We are a friendly, supportive team, who strives to provide excellent care to both our patients and their owners. We are looking for like-minded team members who are keen to learn and share their skills and knowledge with the rest of the team.

Applicant Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have experience working within a first opinion practice and be confident in working in sole charge. A certificate or an interest in completing a certificate is desired, but not essential. You will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, and a motivation to provide high standards of care.

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

  • 6.6 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


  • £1,200 CPD allowance with 5 days 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


  • 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 and quote reference BH6908.

To apply, please email your CV to Gavin at by clicking the apply button or call 07870503802 for more information.

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