Fixed term Veterinary Surgeon (6 months)


Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Vet Surgeon

Sep 8

We are looking for a full-time colleague to work 40 hours per week.

This will be on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-7pm with 1 in 3 weekends (9am to 5pm Sat and 10am to 6pm Sun) with time off in lieu. No OOHs or on call, but you will be sole charge on weekends.

This is a fixed-term contract initially 6 months but may be up to 9 months. 

You will be joining a hard-working and supportive team made up of 2 vets (one with a certificate in ECC), head nurse, practice manager, 1 RVN, 1 VCA, 1 client care manager and 2 client care advisors. 

We are based inside a busy Pets at Home store giving the team great exposure to varied cases and a loyal client base. The location of the practice also benefits from being just a short walk from a bus stop serving Edinburgh city centre.

The ideal vet to join us will be motivated and proactive, with solid medical and surgical skills. There will be sole charge so you should also feel comfortable with this. Key to your success will be your ability to embrace all aspects of the role, delivering excellent patient and client care. You should enjoy working within a team and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. An interest in imaging and/or soft tissue surgery is advantageous, but not essential. A very competitive salary would be offered to a soft tissue certificate holder.

By joining us you will be part of a dynamic team dedicated to providing superb standards of client and animal care.

We Can Offer You:

•  Competitive salary based on your experience

•  1 hour fully paid lunch break every day

•  Regular catch up and paperwork breaks

•  Weekly clinical meetings to discuss cases, support from other vets via phone on sole charge weekends if required

•  Very limited overtime (99% of the time leave at 7pm) but any overtime funded.

•  Contributory pension scheme

•  Generous CPD allowance, certificates funded

•  Paid memberships including RCVS

•  No OOHs or on call

•  30 minute consult slots, last appointment 6.15pm to allow time for notes

•  Career progression and surgical development opportunities

•  Increased holiday allowance after 2 years of continuous service

•  Exclusive company discounts and rewards including 20% off at Vets4Pets, Pets at Home and the Groom Room

 ID: 33470

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