Greenside Vet Practice, based in St Boswells in the beautiful Scottish Borders, only 45min from Edinburgh, are seeking an enthusiastic colleague, preferably with experience, to join our mixed practice team. This is a rare opportunity for an individual to join our friendly, supportive 11 vet practice with excellent staff retention. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, friendly and have good communication skills; be happy to work as part of a team and also be self-motivated and driven to provide the best service for our patients and clients alike.
We are a mixed practice with a solid farm base and an ever expanding companion animal component as well as the UK’s leading stem cell, regenerative medicine and rehabilitation clinic which accepts referral cases from all over the UK. We are also part of the Linnaeus Group which has offered us stability and excellent support throughout 2020 and has allowed us to expand our practice since joining in 2018. A purpose built large animal unit as well as a referral unit has recently been completed and includes a hydrotherapy treadmill and qualified veterinary physiotherapists in the team. The farm team is lead by a DBR holder and the work is mainly beef and sheep with one dairy. The small animal practice is well equipped with DR x-ray, ultrasound, endoscopy and dental x-ray available as well as a full suite of laboratory equipment in-house. Large animal equipment includes easi-scan ultrasound and bull and tup fertility equipment. The small animal team is supported by 8 qualified RVN. Appointment times 15/20minutes per consult. A work car will be provided.
The role is 40hrs per week; no weekend clinics. The work will be split between small animal and farm is 75% SA, 25% Farm (mainly beef and sheep, 1 dairy, no equine). The role will involve farm visits, consulting as well as surgery and time will be allocated for lab reporting and phone calls during the day. There will be a requirement to do an evening surgery and branch practice clinics once a week. Phones are diverted to an answering service.
We provide our own OOH cover with a 1:5 on call rota with time back in lieu. A nurse is always on call to support the vets out of hours. In lieu of on call duties, the successful candidate will have a half day once a week and a Friday off the weekend after being on-call.
CPD funded and further qualifications encouraged and supported.
- 5 weeks holiday per year + birthday leave day
- CPD: Certificate support scheme
- Employee discounts (cost price on products, 50% off procedures and set fees)
- Cycle2Work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme with BUPA
- RCVS fee and one subscription paid (BVA, BCVA, BSAVA etc)