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Veterinary Surgeon

Blackness Veterinary Surgery
Dundee, Dundee City
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
Closing date
12 Jun 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Blackness Veterinary Surgery, Dundee
Salary up to £65,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000 and welcome bonus up to £5,000

Here at Blackness Veterinary Surgery, we are recruiting a veterinary surgeon to join our team. Daily duties involve:

  • Operations and consultations.
  • Implementing and delivering inpatient care.
  • Working alongside a highly qualified vet and nurse team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Self-directed consultations.
  • Communicating with clients, relating to Patient care.
  • Developing Care plans for inpatients.
  • Carrying out routine surgery / diagnostics or dentistry.

Rota patterns that work for you

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

The rota includes working up to 40 hours per week. Shift patterns can be flexible with the hours being between 8:00am to 7:00pm with 1 late night per week. There will be 1 in 3 weekends with no out of hours.

About Blackness Veterinary Surgery

Blackness Veterinary Surgery is situated in the Heart of Dundee with close links to the Bus and Train Stations. Perth, Fife and Aberdeen are within a 1-hour car journey away.

The practice is a large newly renovated building with various facilities including 2 operating theatres, with piped oxygen, an imaging suite with x-ray and top of the range ultrasound, dental suite with dental x-ray facilities, an endoscopy unit, in-house lab equipment, a large training room, where we host regular lunch and learns / team meetings.

Meet our team!

Currently we have 6 Veterinary Surgeons, 7 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Student Veterinary Nurse, 2 Animal Care Assistants and 7 Receptionists. One of our Vets and Nurses are working towards their exotic’s certificates. Our Nurses are Schedule 3 trained and are now carrying out staged Dentistry. We have a very strong Nursing team.

As a practice we work closely with our local kennels, treating stray dogs and cat protection as well as guide dogs. We have a close working relationship with the local SRUC colleges, developing Nurses and Veterinary Care Assistants.

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 with 40 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 £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.

Please quote BH12110 when you apply.

To submit your application, click the apply button.


Blackness Veterinary Surgery is an RCVS Accredited Practice who have been caring for pets in Dundee for over a century and our aim is to provide a personal service to all our clients and their pets.

We employ 8 vets and we will always try to ensure that you can see the vet of your choice, as we feel continuity of care is important. Our veterinary team treats all companion animals and exotic pets, providing a full range of medical and surgical services from our Brown Street premises. With a wide range of special interests including surgery, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, rabbits, reptiles, and behaviour problems of cats and dogs, our team are well equipped to deal with almost any situation.

Company info
Blackness Veterinary Surgery
Unit 3
63 Brown Street

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