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We have a unique opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our dedicated team at our Dr Doolittle site in Cardiff (Whitchurch). Professional and personal development is at the centre of our practice, that’s why we offer you the exposure you need to succeed. You will see a varied day with a nice mixture of small animal consults and a regular flow of routine surgeries. Even though we are not an emergency practice, you will still get the opportunity to see some emergency cases.

Flexibility it’s what we do – no weekends or OOH

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career. Whether you are looking for hours around your hobbies, the school run or looking for a four-day working week, we can offer true flexibility.
The rota includes working Monday-Friday 8:45am-6:30pm, 39 hours per week. There are no weekends or out of hours and we are happy to consider part-time applicants.

Our Exceptional Clinic with state of the art equipment

You will be joining our Doctor Doolittle's Cardiff clinic which is part of a group of eight established practices based in South Wales. We are in a fantastic location, with easy access to the centre of Cardiff. Our surgical facilities include state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, ultrasound and our theatres are equipped with every surgical appliance that will ever be required. In addition, nurses’ clinics, and a genuine will to help wherever and however we can. We have the latest technological equipment, including our own laboratory for tissue and blood sample testing and analysis and the ability to do some tests on site.

Teamwork and professional growth are at the centre of our practice

You’ll be working closely with 2 Veterinary Surgeons. Our team is supported by 3 Registered Veterinary Nurse's, 1 part-time Animal Nursing Assistant and a dedicated reception team. Our team is passionate about creating a positive and inclusive work culture that celebrates teamwork, growth, and a genuine love for animals. We value your unique skills and ideas, encouraging you to make a real impact on the lives of pets and their owners.
Across the 8 branches we have several Vets who are certificate holders in different sectors, including medicine and we also have a gold standard CFC and there will always be someone on hand if you ever get stuck.

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 pro rata
  • 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


  • £1250 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 £1250 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

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.