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Veterinary Surgeon

Mintlaw Vet Surgery
Mintlaw, Peterhead
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience
Closing date
9 Feb 2024
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Small Animal, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

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Veterinary Surgeon
Mintlaw Vets, Aberdeenshire
Salary up to £66,500 depending on experience plus relocation allowance up to £5,000 and welcome bonus up to £5,000

Discover Your Next Adventure as a Veterinary Surgeon

Are you a skilled and compassionate Veterinary Surgeon looking to join a dynamic team in Aberdeenshire? Mintlaw Vets welcomes applications for this exciting role, where flexibility is key. We are open to considering both part-time applications and job share arrangements.

Embrace a Rewarding Balance

At Mintlaw Vets, we understand the importance of achieving a fulfilling work-life balance. That's why we offer flexibility in terms of working hours. Full-time hours can reach up to 40 hours per week, while part-time and flexible schedules are also available. Joining our team means contributing to a rotating 1:4 weekend schedule (Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday 9am-12pm), with no out-of-hours commitment.

Dynamic Caseload and Surgical Opportunities

Your role with us will encompass a diverse range of 1st opinion small animal caseloads, presenting you with the chance to engage both your consulting and surgical skills. A keen interest in surgery would be invaluable, as you'll participate in general surgery, including dentistry. One dedicated ops day each week will allow you to immerse yourself in surgical excellence.

Competitive Salary and Relocation Support

We offer a competitive salary of up to £60,000 negotiable depending on experience. Additionally, a relocation allowance of up to £5,000 is available to facilitate your transition. Your professional growth is important to us, and we actively encourage and support further training and certificate study.

Pioneers in Veterinary Excellence

Mintlaw Vets is a bustling single-site practice situated in Aberdeenshire. Our purpose-built premises house a vibrant and forward-thinking team that values collaboration. With a focus on continuous improvement, we hold RCVS Accreditation, VetGDP, VN Training Practice status, and ISFM Cat-Friendly Clinic Accreditation. We implement Fear Free techniques to enhance the well-being of both clients and patients.

Empowerment and Progression

Within our well-equipped facility, you'll find a light and spacious waiting room, 4 consulting rooms (including a dedicated nurse consult room), and 2 operating theatres, one of which doubles as a dirty ops/x-ray room. Our dental x-ray capabilities are undergoing enhancement, exemplifying our dedication to elevating patient care. Our in-house lab is equipped with Idexx analysers and a microscope, while our cutting-edge tools include ultrasound, therapeutic laser, endoscopy, and more.

A Cohesive Team for Comprehensive Care

As a member of our 6-strong Veterinary team, you'll collaborate closely with 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Veterinary Care Assistants. Our clinical excellence is supported by a diligent Reception team and Practice Manager. Notable accomplishments include a vet working towards her medicine certificate, two vets skilled in acupuncture, an RVN specialising in rabbit care, and another instrumental in attaining our ISFM Silver Cat-Friendly Clinic accreditation.

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
•    6.8 weeks annual leave 
•    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
•    £1500 CPD allowance with 40 hours 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 £1000 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
Your Next Chapter Awaits

We seek an experienced Veterinary Surgeon proficient in all aspects of 1st opinion caseloads. Effective communication, teamwork, and mentorship are highly valued traits. If you are RCVS registered and ready to make a meaningful impact, seize this opportunity to join Mintlaw Vets. Your journey starts here.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Quote BH11572 when applying for this role. 

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Mintlaw Veterinary Surgery is a companion animal practice that opened in June 1997. We have been in our modern, purpose built clinic since January 2010. Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring, and personal service to our clients.

Our business is knowledge. We work hard to provide the very best veterinary care for the needs of small animal pets and owners in the north east of Scotland.  We will maintain our present services, while always looking to expand our skills, equipment, products and treatments available. We provide an excellent surgical referral service, allowing us to welcome and treat patients from other practices; and we always have one of our own small animal vets and nurses on call in case of any emergency.

We pride ourselves in customer care, and high quality consistent service, provided by our fantastic team of very dedicated staff. We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, in a friendly and approachable manner. We value all clients who choose to come to us.

We have well qualified staff and provision of external and internal training is a key feature for the ongoing development of our business. We use various external benchmarks to ensure the ongoing quality of our service and safe working environment. Our new, purpose built premises are single storey, with excellent car parking and internal facilities. These will be maintained and developed to provide a pleasant environment for staff, clients and patients.

We aim for a happy working team environment where we appreciate the people we work with and value others as well as ourselves.

We actively market ourselves using multiple media to share news and information with current and potential clients. Continual monitoring of our results along with feedback from clients on their experiences allows us to work hard to further enhance future visits.

We aim to improve the profitability of the business to allow ongoing investment in our assets - our staff, our premises and our equipment.  Doing this ensures we remain the best veterinary team for pets.

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AB42 4JN
United Kingdom

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