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Veterinary Surgeon

Robson Vets Ltd
Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire
Salary up to £63,000 depending on experience
Closing date
2 Aug 2024
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Part-time Veterinary Surgeon

Robson Veterinary Centre, Laurencekirk

Salary up to £63,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000

Here at Robson Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. Responsibilities are shared across the whole Vet team with every one operating and consulting by rota.

Our typical day runs from 8:30am to 7pm with protected breaks, lunchtimes and admin slots being given. The day after you have been responsible for our inpatients, you get an early finish at 6:30pm. Our weekends are shared equally at 1:5 which run from Friday evening through to Monday morning, though again overnight is only inpatient care, no out of hours calls as these are passed to Vets Now. Saturday consulting is 8:30-4pm, with an extended no consult period in the middle (12:30-2:30) in case of any admissions.

About Robson Veterinary Centre

Robson Vets is a dedicated small animal practice, with the occasional exotic species thrown in, based in the beautiful Howe o’ the Mearns village of Laurencekirk, South Aberdeenshire. We are passionate about offering our patients and clients the best possible care, and tailor every case individually. Our vacancy is for a permanent, part-time veterinary surgeon who shares this passion.

We are within a few miles of beautiful coastlines, beaches, hills, fells and the Cairngorm Mountains. If you love the outside life, this is the place for you! If you don’t, we’re only 30 miles away from Aberdeen and Dundee, so city life is just up the road. A perfect balance we would say.

The practice is based in Laurencekirk with a branch consultation clinic in the nearby town of Montrose.

We are a Practice Standards Scheme Tier 2 General Practice, ISFM Silver accredited Cat Friendly Practice, Puppy Friendly practice as well as being a VNTP. We also have recently become a Positive Pawprint Partner, showing our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly processes wherever possible.

Equipment for you to use includes a full equipped in house lab, with artificial intelligence diagnostic facilities soon to be added, DR x-ray with CR dental x-ray, again with SignalPet available for immediate reports, ultrasound with cardiac probe, a portable ECG machine, linked directly to specialists for reports same day, cold laser (Class IV), rigid and flexible endoscopes and more. We also work closely with several local referral centres for easy access to CT scans, MRI, fluoroscopy and other advanced procedures.

We have 2 fully equipped, dedicated operating theatres, a designated dental suite and separate dog, cat and isolation facilities. We also have an ICU ward.

Meet the team!

Our staff of 22 include 4 Vets, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 3 Student Veterinary Nurses (2 about to qualify. Individual interests are encouraged and supported – we currently have 2 staff members working towards CertAVP’s and would support you in your choice of advanced training as well. Our monthly staff meetings and weekly team huddles give you a chance for your voice to be heard, and we want to hear it.

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 pro rata
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing, including discounted gym membership
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1250 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
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • 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.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Amelia Bateman, Talent Partner, on the contact number provided. Reference BH12054. 

To submit your application click the apply now button.


Robson Vets was first established in Fettercairn on 1st January 1900 by Mr H.W.Robson MRCVS, a house surgeon from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College.

In 1917 the business moved to ‘Glenroyd’, Laurencekirk and remained there until 1996 when we moved to the new, purpose built, Veterinary Hospital in the Business Park, Laurencekirk.

The surgeries in Montrose and Inverbervie were added in the early 1980's, followed by the purchase of Mr A.M.Williamson's veterinary practice in Portlethen in October 2007. This has given us the opportunity to extend our services to a much wider area.

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