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Veterinary Surgeon

Ivybank Vets, Kilwinning
Kilwinning, North Ayrshire
Salary up to £68,000 FTE depending on experience
Closing date
7 Sep 2024
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Veterinary Surgeon
Ivybank Vets, Kilwinning/Irvine/Kilmarnock/ West Kilbride
Salary up to £68,000 (FT) depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £1,000

Here at Ivybank Vets, we are looking for a professional and dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. This is a first opinion GP role with mix of medical and surgical cases (consultations only if preferred) and time to work-up your cases.

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. Our full-time rota is 4 weekdays and a share of Saturday mornings (with a long weekend every other week). We have a number of part-time team members and would be happy to explore part-time options. Our out-of-hours is covered by our local Vets Now to give a good work-life balance.

Our day is usually between 8.30 and 7pm, Monday to Friday (usually 10 hours including an unpaid hours lunchbreak ie 9 hour shifts) and Saturday 8.30-12 noon (1 in 2).

About Ivybank Vets

Ivybank is a well-established 4 branch practice with a bonded client base. We have a very friendly sociable, stable team, including experienced Nursing and Support teams. The practice is well equipped for GP caseload (laboratory, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, dental equipment, MPMs etc).

Ayrshire has great beaches and lovely countryside with excellent access to the facilities of Glasgow or the outdoor pursuits of Arran. We also have good transport links as 3 of our branches are near railway stations.

Come and join our fantastic team!

We have an 11 Vet team of experienced GPs, 7 Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, Animal Care Assistants plus Reception and Support staff. Our clients and the health of their pets are our focus, and we enjoy a friendly supportive team atmosphere with a reputation for dedication and high standards. We are a team of generalists with some Vets with special interests - ultrasound, exotics, wildlife and ECC. One of our Vets visits the local wildlife centre to treat anything from hedgehogs to seals.

Personal and professional attributes we are looking for

We are looking for someone who enjoys first-opinion general practice but would be happy to encourage a candidate with a suitable interest. Development and training are supported and encouraged. The role could offer the stability for an experienced clinician to follow their own cases and interests or support from an experienced team for someone keen but less experienced.

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


  • 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 £1000 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 reference BH12094 when you apply. 

To submit your application click the apply now button.


When William and Eileen Sinclair started at Ivybank Veterinary Clinic in 1986 there was work for one vet, one un-qualified nursing assistant, a part-time receptionist and a cleaner.

Over the years they have grown the practice, acquired an additional partner, Rosie Sorrie, and in 2012 merged with Village Vets, expanding our services across Ayrshire as Ivybank Vets. We now have 9 vets, 5 vet nurses, 8 receptionists and 2 animal nursing assistants providing care for your pets across our four clinics - located in West Kilbride, Irvine, Kilwinning and Kilmarnock.

Company info
01294 557025
17-19 Byres Road
North Ayrshire
KA13 6JY

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