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Veterinary Surgeon - Farm and/or Equine

Forth Valley Vets Stirling
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Up to £55,000 DOE
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Large/Farm Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Salary up to £55,000 DOE

Forth Valley Vets, are looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon to join their cohesive team. Covering the Central belt and beyond, we pride ourselves in offering specialist ambulatory care to our Farm, smallholder and Equine clients.

Our farm workload is approximately 30% dairy and 70% beef and sheep. Our beef work is a good mixture of pedigree and commercial herds, allowing us to see the full spectrum of the industry. We are a progressive practice focusing on fertility planning and preventative medicine, along with the usual day to day emergencies.

Our equine workload is mostly routine care for leisure horses and ponies with the ability to offer lameness investigations, endoscopy and gastroscopy and the usual day to day emergencies.

About the role

This is a permanent, full-time position working 40 hours per week over 4 days, however part time may be considered for the right person. There will be a requirement to work the out of hours rota which is 1 in 5. Applications with a Farm or Equine bias will be considered as we are flexible with our requirements. Valid UK driving license required.

We pride ourselves in our ability to offer our clients dedicated Vets to large animal medicine who all have a high level of expertise.

Located in the historic town of Stirling there are motorway links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth within easy reach and beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs on our doorstep.

Meet the team

We are a 10 Vet practice which includes our Directors, supported by Practice Manager and Receptionists.

We have several certificate holders in their individual fields and would welcome applicants who can bring this extra qualification or equally would support new employees to further develop their career.

We are a friendly, sociable practice, during the summer months we like to support our local agricultural shows and enjoy social events as a team.

Because our people 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

*Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday


*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

Up to £55,000 DOE


The move from mixed species to specialising in large animals has allowed us to invest in top quality equipment and provide vets with dedication to large animal medicine who all have a high level of expertise. 

We have also been mindful to maintain the client bond that smaller practices offer and are very proud of the close working relationships we form with our clients. 

Our vets will always work to provide the service you require for your farm business, smallholding or equine needs any time of day and night.

Company info
01786 430387
Falleninch Farm
Dumbarton Road

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