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Equine Ambulatory Vet - Cowbridge

Looking to thrive and grow professionally in a friendly, supportive and progressive environment? Then look no further! 


We are seeking a full-time equine vet for ambulatory work, based at our Cowbridge clinic. You will be a key part of Wales’ first and only RCVS accredited equine hospital-backed team, delivering independent veterinary care at the highest level.



We are looking for:

A friendly, like-minded and motivated individual to join our team.

The successful candidate will be based at our practice in Cowbridge; one of our three clinics along the South Wales corridor. You will have the full support of the other experienced ambulatory vets within the team, as well as European-boarded specialists in both surgery and internal medicine based at our RCVS accredited Tier-3 Hospital in Narberth. They run regular specialist clinics in Cowbridge and are always available on the phone to back you up. Regular journal club and M&M meetings contribute positively to our open and supportive ethos, and we equally encourage clinical freedom and case continuity. For more recent graduates we offer an ambulatory training programme, giving structure to personal clinical development.


We provide a prompt, professional and comprehensive service for our clients, whilst remaining approachable and friendly. We provide the support for personal growth and fulfilment; fund and encourage CPD and continually re-invest in personnel and equipment to provide the very best experience for both our vets and clients. As the practice continues to expand, we are currently developing our Cowbridge facilities to include a new, purpose-built CT scanner.


Our remuneration pay-scale rewards both experience and length of service with Cotts, with bonuses for certificate holders and previous internships together, with a generous benefits package.


Our client base is very diverse and friendly, allowing personal interests to be explored and expanded. We provide veterinary cover for Ffos Las racecourse and a number of Point-To-Points therefore registration with ARVS and completion of the CMS, or an interest in doing so, would be beneficial and several of our vets are FEI accredited PTVs, officiating at International Shows.


We provide:

  • Salary range of £30,000 - £55,000 depending on experience. Annual increase in a transparent calculation.

  • Cotts pool car plus expenses, or £3k car allowance pa plus work mileage. 

  • All employees are part of our matrix bonus scheme (to the value of an additional £4000 per annum) rewarding turnover, but weighted towards other core value skills, such as working well within the team and excellent client care.

  • Pension scheme

  • Working hours Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

  • 1 in 5 out-of-hours rota with 2 lieu days for every weekend worked - the Thursday before and the Friday following a weekend on call.

  • 30.5 days holiday including bank holidays.

  • VDS, RCVS and BEVA subscriptions fully paid.

  • Mobile phone and iPad supplied for full use.

  • WPA private healthcare package and company sick pay policy.

  • CPD allowance of £1500 per annum.

  • Full funding and support for certificates if desired.

  • ARVS membership when applicable.

  • Membership of the Cycle to Work scheme providing significant savings on cycling equipment.

  • Membership of the Tech scheme providing significant savings on the latest technology and extended warranty.


About us:

Cotts Equine is an RCVS-accredited independent equine practice with a Tier-3 Hospital in Southwest Wales, the only one of its type in Wales. We provide ambulatory equine services to the whole of South and West Wales. We also provide a full referral service for emergency cases, as well as elective internal medicine, orthopaedic and surgical cases. We provide veterinary cover for Ffos Las racecourse, where you can regularly attend, as well as several FEI international shows.

 

We currently employ 20 full time veterinary surgeons, including board-certified specialists in surgery and internal medicine. We pride ourselves on being a friendly close-knit team, friends as much as colleagues. We organise numerous outside activities together as a team, from Coasteering and charity walks, dinners and drinks and even visits to the local comedy club! You can join in with as many of those that interest you! All staff receive discounted pet care, and our employee well-being initiatives are at the heart of the practice. The Welfare of our team is everything.

 

Location:

Cowbridge is in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan and is fortunate to have the beautiful Welsh Heritage Coast nearby but is also centrally placed for convenient access along the South Wales M4 corridor: close to the thriving city of Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons and the diverse scenery of the valleys all within easy access, and the breath-taking Pembrokeshire coastline to the west is within an hour’s drive.


For further information about us, please see our website www.cottsequine.co.uk or @Cottsequine on Facebook and Instagram.


To make informal enquiries and find out more, please contact our Practice Manager Evie at evie.fowke@cottsequine.co.uk  Closing date for applications is Friday 31st May 2024.

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