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Veterinary Surgeon

McKenzie Vets
Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire
Salary up to £30,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
7 Aug 2024
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Part-time Veterinary Surgeon

Mckenzie Vets, Alexandria

Salary up to £30,000 FTE depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £1,000

Do you want to be part of a small, friendly team where everyone looks out for each other, and we believe in having fun while we work?

Do you want to get to know your patients and their owners individually so you can give them the very best professional and compassionate care while forming rewarding relationships?

Do you want to work in an environment where kindness is always our first priority?

If so, Mckenzie’s is the place for you. A rare opportunity has arisen for a part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our small but mighty team!

About the role

We are looking for a part-time Vet, ideally with some experience, to work 2 full days a week and one Saturday morning in 5 (we are closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays) – this gives a great work-life balance.

Our normal working day is from 8.30am to 7pm but we are very willing to be flexible with the hours for the right candidate. There is no on-call as our out of hours is provided by Vets Now (we are also closed most bank holidays).

Our Vets typically have one (occasionally two if wanted) operating day a week until about 2.30pm and otherwise consulting time, however surgery is not essential. We work hard to keep case continuity but believe strongly in working as a team, so help is always available, especially for difficult cases, and we have clinical meetings weekly and time set aside each day for lab reporting etc.

About Mckenzie Vets

Mckenzie Vets is situated in Alexandria, close to the beauty of Loch Lomond but in easy reach of Glasgow. Many things have changed over the years but our reputation for giving excellent care to our patients remains. We believe that the key to this is in building a strong team of caring, enthusiastic people and we really value our fantastic staff.

We have lots of modern equipment to enable us to give the best possible service, including digital radiography, dental radiography and new dental machine, ultrasound, K-laser, multiparameter monitor and fully equipped lab. We offer acupuncture and have a visiting surgeon who will do orthopaedics.

The practice has a Silver Cat Friendly Award, RCVS General Practice Award and we work under Fear Free principles meaning the majority of our patients are happy to come and see us.

We are 100% small animal, but this includes some exotics and sometimes turtles and otters from Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre – there is no pressure to see exotics as our vet Nadia has a special interest, but it makes for a bit of excitement! Being rural, we are lucky to have a varied selection of pets in all sizes, shapes, and breeds.

Meet our amazing team!

Mckenzies has a lovely team made up of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, a Student Veterinary Nurse (soon to be qualified), a Veterinary Care Assistant, a Practice Manager and a team of Receptionists. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time and there’s a fair bit of banter going on!

We believe in having fun while we work and enjoy fitting in the occasional Christmas Fuddle, afternoon tea on a bus round Glasgow or Great Mckenzies Bake Off as well as raising money for charity by taking part in the Kilt Walk, Shine Walk and cake sales for Macmillan. We have held Pet First Aid classes, have had a stand at the Drymen Show and have plans for more events.

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
  • 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 £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.

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

Please quote BH12103 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply now button.


McKenzie Vets are a long established traditional mixed veterinary practice and although our practice has grown over the years, our ethos has not changed.

McKenzie Vets have been caring for horses and other equines in Dumbarton and the surrounding areas for generations. We have very experienced equine vets dedicated to providing the highest quality of care.

As long established veterinary surgeons in Alexandria, we strive to go above and beyond a high standard service, delivering exceptional skills to secure your pets' welfare. We are dedicated to providing all aspects of care for small and larger animals.

We also have a team of dedicated farm and equine vets, providing high quality care around Dunbartonshire. We have a long running and very credible reputation, as we care passionately about what we do and the service we provide, ensuring your complete satisfaction.

Our vets are enthusiastic and committed to the highest standards of care to farm and equine patients including equine pre-purchase examinations, routine fertility visits as well as all aspects of general large animal practice.

Based in Alexandria, we cover and welcome customers from the whole of West Dunbartonshire, Lomond, Argyll and Glasgow. We offer a professional and very reliable service; you can rest assured that your animals will receive the best possible service and treatments.

Company info
01389 751182
26 Gilmour St
By Glasgow
G83 0DA

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