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Veterinary Surgeon

Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals
Newburgh, Ellon
Competitive Salary
Closing date
21 Feb 2024
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If you have experience of working in a busy veterinary environment and are as passionate about Referral Surgery as you are about your work/life balance, then this may be the ideal position for you!
The Role
Here at Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals, we are looking for a Referral Surgeon who has experience managing and developing their own referral caseload and wants to join a growing and experienced team.
Why Are We Hiring
For many years we have been the sole Veterinary Referral Centre in Aberdeen, providing first-class care throughout the North East of Scotland. Serving such a broad area we see a huge variety of cases, many of whom travel from miles around due to our expertise. Due to this we are now looking to expand our surgical department with the addition of a further Referral Surgeon who can assist with the current Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue caseload. It is worth highlighting that the team also see a good number of spinal cases therefore if this is an area you have experience or want to gain further experience in, we could have the ideal opportunity for you.

We are based just north of Aberdeen, conveniently on the A90 making commuting from surrounding areas via car or public transport easily feasible. Being based in North East Scotland, we are not far from the world-famous Cairngorms National Park and have some spectacular secluded beaches but a stone’s throw away from our hospital, where you will regularly find our team making the most of our unique surroundings.
Your Support Network
Our amazing, hardworking team of friendly and supportive staff includes 3x Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2x Internal Medics, a visiting Neurologist, and twelve experienced RVNs with additional qualifications (which includes three dedicated Night Nurses for overnight inpatient care).
We have a spacious, modern, well-equipped premises with large consulting rooms, two state of the art purpose built surgical suites hosting positive pressure air filtration systems and a third theatre for contaminated operations.
Additionally, we have a fixed CT scanner, DR radiography system, arthroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy and a full complement of orthopaedic inventory as well as a visiting MRI. Our anaesthetic protocols regularly include nerve blocks for most orthopaedic procedures.
What’s On Offer
A full time position will consist of 40 hours per week split over 4 days with only 1 in 3 weekends on call.

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • 6 weeks paid holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday as a paid day off
  • 5 days paid CPD leave and £2000 allowance
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Professional Membership Fees
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy Pay
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Membership of Employee Assistance Programme
  • Relocation packages available

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. Please quote BH10373 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Scott Rigg runs the surgical referrals side of our practice. Scott performs around 300 orthopaedic and complicated soft tissue surgical procedures a year - offering modern techniques using state of the art equipment. As a relatively small referral centre we aim to provide personal care to our clients while giving a high standard of treatment.

We can offer referral for:

  • Cruciate ligament repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Spinal surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Patella luxation
  • Hip luxation
  • Arthrodesis
  • Joint replacement
  • Soft tissue procedures
  • Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Rhinoscopy and Cystoscopy

The referral services Scott Rigg offers have moved to Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals (AVR). Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals is based on the A90 at Foveran, by Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AU.

Our webpage is  we offer many more disciplines and treatments including neurology, oncology, medicine, CT and MRI. 


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AB41 6AU

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