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Veterinary Surgeon

Crown Vets
Inverness, Highland
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience
Closing date
31 Jul 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Crown Vets, Inverness
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000

Here at Crown Vets, we are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to work at our Practice in Inverness.

Our sites consist of our main branch in Crown itself where you will get to enjoy hustle, bustle and challenge of a busy day, at our Culloden and Canalside practices you can enjoy sole charge consulting only. We have a fantastic, close-knit team who celebrate each other's successes and support one another.

We care about your work/life balance

We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you.

This is a full-time role working 5 days per week including rotated Saturdays, 8 hours a day. The shifts will be between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm on Friday and 8:00am to 4:00pm on a Saturday. There are no out of hours. The rota and working schedule is carefully devised to ensure scheduled lunch breaks and ability to leave work on time is maintained.

Want to know more about us?

We have three veterinary practices in the city of Inverness providing exceptional first opinion care to dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and exotic animals. er during the tough times too.

At Crown we understand the special relationship that people have with their animals, and we are committed to providing the individual quality of care our clients deserve. 

Inverness is a city with good shopping, cafes, live music venues, restaurants, and bars. We have a theatre (Eden Court) which hosts musicals, plays, ballet and numerous special events such as outdoor music events during the Summer. The Highlands are certainly the place to be for those with a passion for the outdoors- the scenery is second to none and there is endless opportunity for walking, wild swimming, camping and paddle boarding! There are lots to do for families and children of all ages- Inverness is very child friendly with an array of festivals and events catered for families. There is a leisure centre and pool with waterslides, ice skating rink, many parks and petting farms. Many of the primary and high schools in the area have very good reputations and ranking in Scotland.

At Crown Vets we are fortunate to have a fantastic team who strive to create a positive working environment and build strong relationships within the team. We have regular staff events, activities and days out but nothing brings us together like fundraising for our local community. Over the years we have raised over £12,000, completed a 24 hour kennel stay, a 12 hour bike-a-thon and the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course. We have also raised funds to provide 50 pet oxygen masks to Highland fire stations, outdoor community accessible defibrillators at our 3 sites and have created our own pet food bank to distribute throughout our local area.

Meet the team!

Our team here consists of 12 Veterinary Surgeons, 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses including 2 Student Nurses. Our clinical team is supported by Veterinary Care Assistants, a Pharmacy Dispenser, a very competent front desk team and office support staff.

The large team means there is always someone nearby to offer support, discuss cases with and learn from.  We believe in good clinical discussions, have twice daily ward rounds and regular Vet meetings. We are a friendly team that provides a collaborative and supportive approach. Our Vets and Nurses all have different interests and enthusiasms.

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 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 £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 BH11715 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


Crown Vets is a pioneering veterinary practice in the heart of the Highlands with conveniently located practices. Our premises on Argyle Street has been home to a veterinary practice since the mid 1970’s. Our practices are fully equipped and run by staff highly trained and dedicated.

Our Surgeries
Crown Vets Argyle Street
At our Argyle Street surgery, we offer first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeons and nurses as well as performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Our Argyle Street surgery is also home to Crown Vets Referrals for advanced veterinary healthcare and procedures.
Further information can be sought at Crown Vets Referrals.
Crown Vets Canalside
At our Canalside surgery, we offer first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeons and nurses. We have regular, dedicated cat only mornings for our senior cat clinics to be held in a peaceful environment.
Crown Vets Drumnadrochit
We are holding a monthly clinic at Glenurquhart Village Hall to help reduce stress in pets travelling for veterinary appointments without any additional charges. We offer routine, first opinion consultations with our veterinary surgeon and a collection service for pre-ordered veterinary prescriptions and food.

Company info
58 Argyle Street

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