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Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Ardene House Veterinary Practice
Kingswells, Aberdeen
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
14 Feb 2024
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Equine, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

The Role 

We are currently looking for a confident equine vet with some experience to join our fantastic equine team at our Kingswells practice in Aberdeen. Our workload is a mixture of leisure and high-level competition horses with everything in between. Day-to-day duties include all types of ambulatory calls as well as the opportunity to work up cases at our clinic. We also accept orthopaedic, surgical and medical referrals from local practices.  

The role could be tailored to the applicant depending on their areas of interest.  


The salary will be up to £65,000 negotiable depending on experience.


The role can be full-time or part-time, and we are very open to flexible work patterns in order to work around you. We currently work a 1:8 OOH rota, with a half day after a weeknight and a Friday off after a weekend on-call. 

About Us 

We have purpose-built premises including 7 stables, trot ups, a sand school, a treatment room, stocks, a knockdown box and a theatre. We have an excellent range of modern equipment, including portable DR radiography, ultrasound, shockwave, lasers, and video endoscope/gastroscope. We are 20 mins from the beach, less than an hour to a Munro, 90 mins from 2 ski centres and only 10 mins from Aberdeen Airport, which is perfect for those long weekend breaks!  

About the Team and Culture 

Our friendly team of 7 equine vets, 3 equine nursing assistants and 4 office staff have regular team meetings, as well as lots of social events outside of work. We are a diverse team including certificate holders who can support you with your cases. We also benefit from visiting Dentistry and Orthopaedic Specialists on a regular basis. 

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



•    £1,250 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 membership

•    Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
•    Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
•    Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 for more information by calling Amelia on the contact number provided, reference BH11286.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Ardene House Veterinary practice has a surgery situated between Westhill and Kingswells, on the western outskirts of Aberdeen, and a second branch surgery in Bridge of Don. We provide routine and emergency treatment for all animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics and also for larger animals such as cattle, sheep and horses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Each department has its own dedicated team of vets, nurses and receptionists. Our staff are supported by visiting consultants and specialists who have access to our full equipped Veterinary Hospital which is supervised 24/7.

Company info
01224 740700
Skene Road
AB15 8PJ

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