Veterinary Surgeon

Seafield Veterinary Group
Keith, Moray
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
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Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Seafield Veterinary Group, Keith

Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience plus a £5,000 relocation allowance and £5,000 welcome bonus.

Seafield Veterinary Group, Keith is looking for a mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. However, we would be interested in speaking to applicants interested in small or large animals only. The caseload is approximately 40% Farm animal, 5% equine and 55% small animal, offering the opportunity to build up experience in all disciplines whilst working with more senior Vets in each area.

You will be involved in all aspects of mixed practice initially involving routine small animal consults, all basic surgery, farm and equine first opinion calls with the opportunity to develop skills in any area of interest such as fertility, diagnostic imaging, herd health planning and lameness etc.

About the rota

We are flexible and can offer a 4/5-day week, 40 hours is considered full-time, but we are open to applicants looking for part-time.
The role would include being on the large animal out-of-hours rota, this would currently be a 1-in 5 and we are looking to grow this further, support can be provided out-of-hours initially if required.

Want to know more?

Seafield Vet Group is based across 3 sites (Keith, Banff and Buckie) each with good facilities including a full Idexx lab suite, new and updated ultrasound allows you to work up cases to a high level internally. We deal with large animal work to a high standard with a proactive approach, fertility work and a strong base of pedigree and commercial stock, predominantly beef and sheep with the occasional goat! We also have a strong small animal client base with minimal exotics.

The practice is a very short distance from the stunning Moray Coast, an hour from the Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore for those hill walking and snow sports enthusiasts.

It's a long way for friends and family to come visit. There are now regular internal flights from Inverness Airport to Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick and Heathrow as well as servicing Dublin (a connection to the rest of the world!) and Majorca. The equidistant Aberdeen Airport has an even greater offering.

About our team at Seafield

Currently, we have 12 Vets with around 8 full-time equivalents and a team of 6 Nurses supporting our small animal Vets.

We are a friendly and supportive bunch with many longstanding team members, and we pride ourselves on being welcoming and supportive in this truly mixed practice, which serves as a hub of the local community. You will complement our team and we will work together striving for healthy animals and happy owners. Further certification is fully funded and supported.

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


  • £1250 CPD allowance for 40 hours 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.

Please quote reference BH11253 when applying for this role.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


The practice became Seafield Veterinary Group in 1982, having been renamed from R. S. Cowie and Partners which was founded in 1930’s. We are a very busy mixed animal practice covering roughly a 30 mile radius from the main surgery in Keith. We have an enthusiastic team of vets and support staff covering our three surgeries in Keith, Buckie and Banff. We pride ourselves in providing a 24 hour cover for all animals.

In 2018, Bellevue Veterinary Centre joined Seafield Veterinary Group and became our Banff Surgery. Our Banff Surgery is a small friendly practice, accredited by the RCVS and with experience in treating small animals as well as large animals. 

Company info
01542 882209
144 Land Street
AB55 5DL
United Kingdom

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