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Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Ardene House Veterinary Practice
Kingswells, Aberdeen
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
13 Jun 2024
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Equine, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

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Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Ardene House, Aberdeen

Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience

Relocation allowance up to £5,000 and up to £5,000 welcome bonus

The Role 

In the picturesque north east coast of Scotland, Ardene House Veterinary Practice has been serving the local community for a number of years and has built long standing relationships with clients across the area.

We are open to full-time or part-time hours with flexible patterns to fit your lifestyle. We currently work a 1:8 out-of-hours rota, with a half day after a weeknight and a Friday off after a weekend on-call.

About Ardene

We are looking for a passionate, forward thinking equine vet to join our friendly team at our Kingswells practice in Aberdeen. With a diverse workload, we see family ponies, high level competition horses, and everything in between. The role covers a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, thorough physical examinations and diagnostic evaluations, developing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for horses with a variety of conditions, routine procedures such as vaccinations, dental care, and ambulatory calls, and emergency and after-hours care as needed. We also accept orthopaedic, surgical and medical referrals from local practices. This role can truly be tailored to you depending on your areas of interest.

We have purpose-built premises including 7 stables, trot ups, a sand school, a treatment room, stocks, a knockdown box and a theatre. We have an excellent range of modern equipment, including portable DR radiography, ultrasound, shockwave, lasers, and video endoscope/gastroscope.

Collaboration is key and our friendly team of 7 equine vets, 3 equine nursing assistants and 4 office staff offers the support needed to grow and learn. We like to try new things and have regular team meetings where we encourage you to share your ideas. We are a diverse team including certificate holders who can support you with your cases. We also benefit from visiting Dentistry and Orthopaedic Specialists on a regular basis. We regularly get together as a team and host client evenings where you can engage with the local equine community. 

Life beyond work

Nature enthusiasts will delight in Aberdeenshire’s stunning surroundings, with rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and rolling hills just waiting to be explored. Take a leisurely stroll along the golden sands of Balmedie Beach, or venture into the hills for a peaceful retreat. Aberdeen City is a hub of cultural diversity boasting many galleries, theatres, and museums to immerse yourself in. There is also a wealth of lovely restaurants, shopping centres and an active nightlife.

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

•    £1,250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata
•    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 membership

•    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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please quote reference BH11898 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Ardene House Veterinary practice has a surgery situated between Westhill and Kingswells, on the western outskirts of Aberdeen, and a second branch surgery in Bridge of Don. We provide routine and emergency treatment for all animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics and also for larger animals such as cattle, sheep and horses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Each department has its own dedicated team of vets, nurses and receptionists. Our staff are supported by visiting consultants and specialists who have access to our full equipped Veterinary Hospital which is supervised 24/7.

Company info
01224 740700
Skene Road
AB15 8PJ

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