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Senior Veterinary Surgeon/Branch Manager

Pentland Veterinary Clinic
Currie, City of Edinburgh
Competitive salary dependent on experience
Closing date
21 Dec 2023
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Senior Veterinary Surgeon/Branch Manager

ICR Pentland Veterinary Clinic

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team at ICR Vets and lead our Pentland branch. As this is a clinical position with additional branch management responsibilities, this role would best suit a senior Veterinary Surgeon with previous management experience.
Clinical aspects of the job include consulting, surgery and inpatient care with a degree of sole charge work. Managerial responsibilities involve staff support and development, with a focus on business growth. You will work closely with and be supported by our senior management.
Our ideal candidate would bring enthusiasm to the role, be self-driven and integrate well with the team. Above all, they would demonstrate a passion for great client and patient care.

The rota

This is a full-time position, typically working a four-day week (8.30am to 6.15pm) and 1:3 Saturday mornings. Competitive salary dependent on experience.

More about us 

ICR Vets is a group of four branches, all based on the outskirts of Edinburgh. We are a progressive small animal practice that provides an excellent standard of patient and client care and are constantly striving to improve.

Our Pentland branch in Currie runs as a 2-3 vet practice, supported by a dedicated team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Care Assistants and Receptionists. We have a varied medical and surgical caseload, including both routine surgery and dentistry alongside opportunity for more advanced procedures and investigations.

Our branch is fully equipped with in-house blood analysers, dental radiography, ultrasound and multi-parameter monitoring. We are also proud to offer laparoscopic surgery as standard and are happy to train new staff.

Our RCVS-accredited hospital in Loanhead offers 24-hour emergency and inpatient care and is available to support our branches.

Come and join our friendly and supportive team 

We have an amazing team of people who work hard to provide a compassionate and caring service to our clients whilst continuing to develop and grow their own skill set.

Our dedicated team is made up of 22 Vets and 26 Registered Veterinary Nurses across our four sites, alongside a full Veterinary Care Assistant, Reception and Admin team. Throughout the group, we have a number of certificate holders with special interest in ECC, internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, cardiology, behaviour, physiotherapy and chronic pain. Our experienced team allows us to offer more advanced services such as orthopaedics, BOAS surgery and chemotherapy.

As well as caring for our patients and clients we also look out for each other and place importance on creating an environment where everyone feels valued. We have regular get-togethers where we focus on clinical improvement, wellbeing or just team socialising. We also have an annual ‘Away Day’ as a chance for the whole group to celebrate what we do and the people we work with.

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 5 days paid pro rata
  • 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


  • 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 number provided. Please quote reference BH10682 when applying for this role. 

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Established in 2001, our aim has always been to provide the best veterinary care for your pet at an affordable cost in a relaxed, friendly clinic serving Currie, Balerno, Juniper Green, the west of Edinburgh and West Lothian.

We are an exclusively small animal practice with a forward-thinking team and fully modern surgical, medical, dental and x-ray equipment on site.

We are located at the Southern end of Riccarton Mains Road in Currie with easy access by car, bus and rail.

Company info
0131 451 5111
5 Riccarton Mains Road
EH14 5PX
United Kingdom

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