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Experienced Surgical Vet

St Clair Veterinary Group
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
£65,000 per annum, From and depending on experience
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon, Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Experienced Surgical Vet

Salary: From £65,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Location: St Clair Vets, Kirkcaldy

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 40hours over 4-5days (rota open to negotiation)

Your role and responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Vet who has a passion for surgery and is looking to lead surgical aspect of our work at St Clair Vets in the Kirkcaldy Hospital. You will be responsible for more complex surgical cases including orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. An existing confidence or surgical certificate with advanced surgical caseloads including TPLO's is desirable, but there is scope to support someone who is towards the end of a surgical certificate. You will also be responsible for stablishing new procedures to grow their personal skill set and the business, aiming to continuously improve patient care and care quality and teaching less experienced vets.

We have a large team with many areas of interest including imaging and surgery and offer each other support and guidance. Our strongest asset is our team and we are passionate about progression and professional growth.

As a team member in St Clair, you will have a voice to create change and to innovate, to improve the quality of our patient and client experience and work in an environment where wellbeing is of significant importance.

We actively encourage professional development including fully funded certificate, so please do speak to us about your professional interests or goals that you may have, we would love to support you where possible.

Duties may include:

• Building St Clair's surgical case load and looking for continuous ways to improve surgical quality and increase our procedure portfolio

• Performing high-quality medicine and surgery

• Working closely with the Lead Vets and Senior Leadership Team to further develop the clinic

• Ensuring we are consistently delivering quality patient and client service.


• 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

• RCVS and VDS fees paid

• External CPD funded

• Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

• Career progression opportunities

• Staff discount schemes

• Life Assurance

• Enhanced sickness pay

• Enhanced equal family leave

• E-car salary sacrifice scheme

• Employer contribution pension scheme

• Wellness program including:

• Employee assistance program

• Eyecare voucher scheme

• Free annual Flu jab

• Cycle to work scheme

• Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

St Clair Vets are a busy Primary Care, small animal practice, RCVS accredited, with 2 branch surgeries. We are working closely with our in- house Ophthalmology referral vets, who are based at the Kirkcaldy hospital. Our practice has long history in caring for pets in our community and we pride ourselves on providing the absolute best care and service for our pets and their owners.

Our wonderful Team is important to us, and we pride ourselves in supporting each team member in their personal and professional journey.

We enjoy being part of our communities and participate in local events, like Race for life to raise money and encourage team members to take part. St Clair Vet also holds regular social events including Bake offs, Easter Egg hunts, Munro climbing and the famous annual Christmas party.

As an Associate at St Clair Vet, you will be joining a friendly and enthusiastic, large, team of vets across our sites. Across the group we also have an experienced nursing team (including certificate holders in ECC and Exotics) & a wonderful client care team who support us daily.

Here at St Clair Vet, we offer fantastic ophthalmology referral, and orthopaedic surgery and medicine services, but we equally champion our primary care vets, and the fantastic service we offer for routine and first opinion caseloads.

As a team, we often discuss clinical cases and have monthly team meetings to share knowledge and communications. It is important to us that each team member has a voice and is heard.

Our variety of experience levels means that we have been able to offer a fantastic new graduate programme that offers great support. We are a nurse training practice and work closely with local universities & training colleges too. We, therefore, have plenty of opportunities for mentoring if this is something you enjoy.

In your spare time, there is a lot to enjoy locally. St Clair Vet is based in wonderful Fife, close to Edinburgh to enjoy some city life and close to the Cairngorms for hiking adventures and the sea for beach walking and water activities. We have excellent travel links, access to good schools and beautiful countryside.

We would love to hear from you, please contact if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.


At St Clair Veterinary Group we are dedicated to the quality care of our clients' pets. We understand, that whether they have a new pet or a pet that has grown up with them, he or she is an important part of their family.

Our Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Leven practices are here to assist our clients in planning healthcare programmes to keep their pets happy and in the best of health throughout its life and we will work to educate them about their pet's healthcare needs.

Our highly trained staff are available to answer any questions our clients may have about their pet’s health and we will endeavour to make sure that whatever the reason may be, a visit to our practice will be as pleasant as possible.

As a committed companion animal practice we pride ourselves on providing all services from within our own practice and using our own dedicated vet and nursing teams. We do not farm out our after hours emergency care to other practices and we provide fully staffed 24-hour hospitalisation facilities at our main surgery in Kirkcaldy.

We are a British Small Animal Veterinary Association approved practice and an Approved Training Centre, certified by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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01592 599500
2 Pottery Street

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