Veterinary Surgeon

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our supportive team. Our full time vets work a 4 day week working from a rolling rota which is always done well in advance giving a good work life balance. Time between theatre and consultations is split evenly, usually giving at least 2 days in theatre and 2 days on consultations. Shared weekends on a rota basis and no OOH.

About Us

We are a friendly, progressive team who are always looking to improve ourselves and the services we can offer. Our sites have been recently modernised offering a great working environment and high standard of patient care. Our 3 sites are located in Ayrshire on the South West Coast of Scotland offering both beach and rural areas nearby. We are also only 45 minutes from the city of Glasgow.

Our team consists of 9 vets, a nursing team of 10 and a reception team of 8 – we even have our own in-house groomers. We have a good managerial structure in place with everyone encouraged to manage their own teams. We currently have vets who are completing surgical and feline medicine certificates and one vet who has completed a medicine certificate. We have nurses who hold feline nursing certificates, and nurses who are currently completing nutrition and surgical certificates. Teamwork and the well-being of our team is as equally important to us as patient and client care. Working through Covid-19 has shown us just how strong a team we are.

Applicant Requirements

It is essential that you are a confident clinician with good communication skills and a willingness to promote a high standard of clinical work and client/patient care. In addition to your excellent clinical skills, you will need to be a people oriented person, who is willing to support and guide your colleagues.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

• 6.6 weeks holiday including bank holidays
• 5 days paid CPD leave
• £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
• Private Medical Insurance
• VDS Membership paid
• BVA Membership paid
• Service based holiday entitlement increases
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
• Enhanced paternity pay
• Birthday leave
• Discounted veterinary fees
• My Benefits – various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Pension
• CPD/training support
• Paid bereavement leave
• Company sick pay
• Employee opinion survey
• Free uniform in a number of roles
• Annual pay reviews
• Social events
• Sponsorship for overseas employees
• Academy & Leadership courses
• Focus on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities
• Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom

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Oaks Veterinary Centre, Saltcoats