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Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Hay Vets

Hay Veterinary Group LLP
Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5FA
up to £56,700 depending on experience.
Closing date
20 Apr 2023

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The Role

Here at Hay Vets, we are looking for Farm/Equine Veterinary Surgeons to join our team. 

Our farm work is predominantly beef and sheep on small/medium family farms with some small holdings. We have facilities for hospitalising calves and sheep. We actively encourage a proactive approach to disease control including health planning, BVD testing and membership of Premium Health Schemes.

Our equine caseload is primarily first opinion but with some reproductive work and the potential to develop own enthusiasms further. An interest in dentistry would be an advantage. We have a close working relationship with local equine practices and specialists. Our experienced colleagues and nursing team are happy to help out. Our in-house laboratory is suitable for all species. 

The rota will include working up to 4.5 days per week and 1 weekend in 4 totaling to 36 hours. 

There will be some time off in lieu of weekends and 1 night per week on call. The standard hours are from 8:30am-5:30pm. We have an equally shared out-of-hours rota which will require both equine and farm competence.

The salary will be up to £56,700 depending on experience.

About Us

Sitting on the bank above the iconic River Wye and straddling the English / Welsh border, Hay is a great place to live and work. Overlooked by the Black Mountains and a short drive from the Brecon Beacons there is also everything for the outdoor enthusiast. The town itself boasts a myriad of independent food shops including bakers, butchers, breweries, distillers, greengrocers, and a deli. It is also justly famous for its bookshops.

Hay may be small, but it packs a mighty cultural punch. The world-famous annual book festival in May attracts writers, politicians, musicians and more, and is repeated in miniature at the winter festival each November.  Throughout the rest of the year thousands of visitors are drawn to the town to enjoy independent galleries and exhibitions, while locals enjoy various choirs, theatre, creative writing, history, and photography groups.  If you have an interest, it’s likely that someone else in the town does too and there’s a group for you.  

We are lucky enough to have a very comfortable (and licensed) independent cinema showing everything from blockbusters to art house to National Theatre Live productions.  The recently restored mediaeval castle hosts regular art classes and exhibitions.   

Mountain bikers, walkers, runners, and paragliders are frequently seen in the hills above the town.  In the summer the Wye is alive with canoeists, paddle boarders and wild swimmers.  

Cycle hires and repairs (and a coffee) can be had next door to the practice. There is a thriving and welcoming running club within the town that hosts a hopefully soon to be official park run once a week. Llangorse is twenty minutes away and has a sailing club on the lake and an indoor climbing centre.  

When tired out by all Hay has to offer, the town is well served with places to eat, drink and unwind. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from, with takeaways, pop up pizza vans, gastropubs, tapas, and modern British tasting menus. 

Hay is a family friendly town with lots of baby and toddler groups, a new library and a good choice of local primary and secondary schools (including the award-winning Hereford Sixth Form just a bus ride away). We have minimum 15-minute appointments with the last scheduled for 5:15 during the week and 12pm on Saturdays to give us plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings. We aim to provide a comprehensive, personal service to our clients and patients. We also have links with a local animal rescue charity that we do a lot of work for.

Applicant Requirements

  • Experience preferred but confident new graduate considered.
  • Essential – the ability and willingness to see equine and farm patients out of hours.

Because our employees 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 wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 4.5 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
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance up to £3000

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 BH8103 when applying for this role.

To apply, please send your CV to Jim via the Apply Now button at or call 07890610129 for more information



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