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Experienced Farm Veterinary Surgeon - Strathaven, South Lanarkshire

Avondale Veterinary Group
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 May 2021

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Animal Health, Large/Farm Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Job Details

The Role
We are looking for an experienced full time farm veterinary surgeon to join our expanding, dairy focused, department as part of Avondale Veterinary Group. You will be responsible for delivering care to our clients, ranging from some of the top dairy and sheep farmers in the UK to smallholders. Every day brings a new opportunity to challenge your skills and provide a benefit to our genuinely lovely clients. OV duties would include TB testing equally shared across the department in a 48 month testing interval area. There is also some product exportation work mostly covered by a dedicated additional OV. The OOH rota is 1:4 weeknights and 1:4 weekends compensated by a half-day off in lieu. A company car can be provided or a car allowance with business mileage claimed back at HMRC rates.

About Us
Our practice is in Strathaven, 15 miles South of Glasgow. We have multiple Easi-Scans, access to Interherd+, TotalVet, 2 hydraulic foot trimming crushes, a Pulsator IV electro-ejaculator and provide in house mastitis bacteriology. Our friendly multi-disciplinary team consists of 12 Veterinary Surgeons and 5 Nurses with a Practice Manager who can fix anything!

Applicant Requirements
The ideal candidate will hold a veterinary degree and be MRCVS registered. Several years of experience of farm work in the UK is essential. Study for further certificates would be encouraged. An enthusiasm for expanding and developing the services offered would also be advantageous See our facilities at
•    5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    VDS Membership paid
•    BVA Membership paid
•    Service based holiday entitlement increases
•    VDS cover
•    Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
•    Enhanced paternity pay
•    Birthday leave
•    Discounted veterinary fees
•    My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    Annual pay reviews
•    Social events
•    Sponsorship for overseas employees
•    Academy & Leadership courses
•    Focus on employee wellbeing
•    Relocation packages
•    Career progression opportunities
•    Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBT+ 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.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Avondale Veterinary Group is based in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 16 miles South West of Glasgow and provides routine and emergency Farm, Equine and Small Animal services. Our, purpose built premises opened in August 2009 within the Strathaven Rural Centre and comprises of our main surgery plus a separate adjacent equine facility. We are a long- established practice, having had a presence in Strathaven since 1921, and are very proud of our strong links with the local community.

Our large multidisciplinary team of experienced, professional, caring, enthusiastic and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and your pet, providing any care you may need.

Although the practice is growing, it is not our intention to become too big that we lose touch with our clients. We understand the continuity of service provided in a friendly atmosphere is important to, and appreciated by, our clients.

Each department has its own dedicated team of vets, and nurses providing friendly, accessible, convenient services to our clients. Avondale Veterinary Group aims to provide a high standard of care to our patients. We use the most up to date equipment and facilities available. We have well trained staff who want to regularly attend meetings and courses to develop and enhance the services we offer. We therefore make no attempt to to be the lowest priced practice in the area, but charge what we feel is necessary to provide the facilities and high level of care. We are proud of our facilities and if you would like to have a tour around please let one of our staff know.

Find Us
01357 520251
Avondale House
Strathaven Rural Centre
ML10 6SY
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