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Veterinary Surgeon

Shore Veterinary Centre Ltd
Gourock, Inverclyde
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience plus a welcome bonus up to £5,000
Closing date
27 Feb 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Shore Veterinary Centre, Gourock
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience, plus a welcome bonus up to £5,000 and relocation allowance up to £5,000.

Here at Shore Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our close-knit team. The role will include carrying out consultations, carrying out medical procedures and operating. Being a Vet GDP or OV would be an added benefit but not a necessity.

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, and 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.

We can consider a range of shift patterns to suit the candidate but as a minimum, it would be 20 hours and 2 days per week. There will be 1 in 3 Saturday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm and no out-of-hours.

More about Shore Veterinary Centre

We are a 2 small site practice within Gourock and are in the process of converting our old site to give us an extra 2 consulting rooms on a regular basis to allow us to continue to grow. The 2 sites are a 5-minute walk from one another.

We have digital radiography with a floating table, separate dental area and surgical theatre.
The practice is within an easy commute of Glasgow and the surrounding area with a beautiful view from the practice across the Clyde to Dunoon. Often staff will take a walk along the shore or sit and enjoy lunch with the view on a dry day.

Our team

We have 5 Veterinary Surgeons who all work different hours and working patterns per week. We have 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses who all work different hours and working patterns. We have 2 dedicated Receptionists and 2 Veterinary Care Assistants. We are very present locally on the Gourock high street and opposite the outdoor heated swimming pool.

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


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets and nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1250 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

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 contact Amelia on the contact number provided, please quote reference BH11505 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the Apply Now button.


The Shore Veterinary Centre was established in 1992. Our practice was founded on the core principle of delivering quality veterinary care in a way that puts the pet owner first. We strive to provide personalized service to each and every client with whom we work, thereby extending and improving the quality of life of their cherished pets. Over the years, we have assembled a loyal, caring, and conscientious team of veterinary professionals who share the same goal of exceeding the expectations of our clients with every visit to our clinic.

Shore Veterinary Centre is a full service animal healthcare facility focusing on the treatment of dogs, cats and other small household pets, including rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that is designed to support the changing healthcare needs of our patients as they navigate through each life stage – from the very first visit through the specialised care needed during the senior years. We’ll be with you every step of the way to help your animal companion enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.

We are proud to be accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), a designation that demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality veterinary care with each and every interaction we have. From preventative medicine to advanced diagnostics, to surgery and everything in between, let Shore Veterinary Centre become your trusted resource for all of your pet care needs.

Company info
01475 637312
7 Albert Road
PA19 1NH

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