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Veterinary Surgeon

Employer
Academy Vet Centre
Location
Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway
Salary
Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience
Closing date
17 Feb 2024
Phone number
07970XXXXXX

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Veterinary Surgeon

Academy Vets, Stranraer

Salary up to £70,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000 and welcome bonus up to £2,000

Here at Academy Vets, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. We are a busy mixed practice in the Southwest of Scotland where the grass is green and the sun always shines. The role is truly mixed with no two days the same from dairy fertility, small animal consulting and surgery to health planning, fertility testing and horses, we have it all!

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.

The rota includes working 5 days per week from 8:30am-6:00pm with an hour lunch break. We have a weekend rota and provide our own out of hours currently on a 2:10 basis with the odd Saturday morning. Vets get a half day on the Friday following their weekend first on call. Two Vets are always on call to provide back up and support if necessary.

About us here at Academy Vets

As a RCVS accredited farm and small animal general practice have the facilities you would expect. We have the latest small animal and large animal ultrasound, bull and tup fertility kit, digital radiography and idexx suite. Galloway has lots to offer for the outdoors enthusiast and our Vets enjoy the local beaches for paddleboarding and the Southern Uplands for walking and camping.

Come and join our amazing team

We have 10 Vets and two branches. Our main practice is in Stranraer with a branch in Newton Stewart. We have a superb team of 3 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Auxiliary Nurses and 5 Receptionists. We have one certificate holder in Cattle Health and Production and would be keen to support the right candidate to attain additional qualifications (Certificate, DBR etc).

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

Wellbeing

  • 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

Development

  • 2 days paid CPD allowance
  • 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

Additional

  • 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. 

For more information please call Amelia on the contact number provided. Please quote reference BH11588 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button. 

Company

Academy Vet Centre serves a large area of South West Scotland including the Rhins, Machars and areas of South Ayshire. We are a well established mixed practice treating both companion animals and livestock. We have an exceptional team of ten veterinary surgeons who, together with our nursing and admin team, combine experience and expert knowledge with modern, up-to-date ideas and techniques to bring you a comprehensive, professional and caring service at a fair price.

We pride ourselves on providing our own out-of-hours service to our clients, so that your animal will always be seen by one of our vets at our surgery. Academy Veterinary Centre is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme, which is a voluntary initiative to certify veterinary practices in the UK. This gives you the peace of mind you are registering with a practice where you will get compassionate, respectful, well-informed and competently delivered treatment whether it be for your new kitten or puppy, a faithful old friend or your best coo!

Company info
Website
Telephone
01776703131
Location
6 Academy Street
Stranraer
DG9 7DR
United Kingdom

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