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We are currently recruiting Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses. 

Please see the advert below for futher information. 


Veterinary Surgeons

Exciting opportunities to join our dynamic team at Shepherds the Vets, South Wales.

We are an independent and growing, small animal and exotics practice, with an accredited RCVS hospital and 3 branches.

We are proud to have a purpose-built hospital with all the facilities and equipment to enable us to deliver a gold standard level of animal care.

Due to continuing organic growth, we are currently looking to recruit a permanent veterinary surgeon.


The current practice team is made up of 14 vets. We have a supportive team with that works hard and socialises together, there is a healthy mix of newly qualified vets and highly experienced vets. 

This means if you are newly qualified we have experience with training new grads and can support this exciting start to your career. We are a busy practice with a varied caseload, this has enabled some of our graduate vets to complete their PDP within a year.

For an experienced veterinary surgeon, we offer the opportunity to expand surgical experience through a busy and varied surgical list, gain sole charge experience at branch level, further enhance medical knowledge via our busy hospital ward and in-house emergency service. We are fully supportive further training ambitions and certificates are encouraged.

 Our team contains multiple certificate holders, both vets and nurses. In addition, we collaborate with visiting specialists in cardiology and ophthalmology. As a result, we are very fortunate not to refer many cases and to provide a full and varied in-house service.


We have a great team of nurses who will support you. This includes a head nurse, a specialist theatre nurse, 8 RVN’s and 8 SVN’s. Our fantastic nurses are here 24-7 and answer our out of hour’s calls.

This means that your on-call duty only involves the actual emergency work.  


We pride ourselves on providing a full out of hours’ emergency service and this is shared on a rota basis.

Weekend coverage is 1 in 4. However, the practice believes in true work live balance and to ensure our Vets get this balance right there are rota’ d days off after OOH work. While on call you have the support of a senior vet as “back up” to discuss cases, assist you and attend if required.


We are based in Bridgend, South Wales. With quick access to the beautiful welsh coast line for great surfing, coastal walks and many other water sports. An hour away from the beautiful Brecon Beacons mountain range with its hiking trails and annual Jazz festival. We are close to Cardiff – which is has been voted 3rd most liveable city in the UK!  London is accessible through a 2-hour train trip.

Competitive salary package, CPD allowance, RCVS Fees paid, 5 weeks holiday.

For more information please contact Julia Collins on 00441656 653918

Applications should be e mailed in the form of a CV with covering letter by to


Registered Veterinary Nurse

A Registered Veterinary Nurse is wanted to join our supportive team

 at Shepherds the Vets, Bridgend, South Wales.

We are one of the few independent practices remaining in Wales owned by vets working within the practice. We are a busy and progressive Small Animal practice

with a purpose-built hospital (Fully RCVS Accredited) and 3 local branches.

As a practice we aim to provide high standards for our patients, with very few cases

being referred out of the practice.


Nursing Team

Our nursing team is essential to assist the practice in delivering a gold standard of care to our clients and patients. We have a strong, diverse and vibrant nursing team consisting of 8 qualified nurses and 8 student nurses.

As a training practice, we promote further development of their clinical skills and currently have two nurses commencing their nursing certificate courses, both of which are being supported and funded by the practice.

We believe that continuity of care is essential for any veterinary hospital and therefore provide our own out of hours’ coverage to enable us to deliver 24/7 care. This essential around the clock care is delivered by our nursing team on a rota basis covering weekend and nights shifts.


Role and Benefits

·         Fully qualified and registered veterinary nurse.

·         Permanent position

·         Full time at 40 hours per week.

·         Annual salary is £27,040.

·         20 days’ holiday plus bank holidays.

·         OOH and weekend as per rota.

·         Progression opportunities.

·         Annual CPD allowance of £500 and 3 days.

·         RCVS fees paid.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to our practice manager,




Shepherds Vets In Bridgend Is A RCVS Approved Vet Graduate Practice
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Bridgend - 01656 653918
Port Talbot - 01639 898804
Pontyclun - 01443 228657
Porthcawl - 01656 785582

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We provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency service. If you have an emergency please call us on 01656 653918 to speak to our emergency out of hours team.

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