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Newly Graduated Veterinary Surgeon - Dunfermline

Dunfermline, Fife
Competitive Salary
Closing date
3 Jun 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
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Veterinary Surgeon
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Dunfermline 2

Surgery Information / Job Description

If you’re a friendly, happy, proactive and newly graduated vet we’d love for you to join our team at Vets4Pets Dunfermline

Do you care about people as well as animals?

Are you about to graduate or recently graduated, looking for one-to-one support and driven to develop your career with a team that understands back-to back consults and lack of support is a proven dream killer?

Will you promise to look after yourself so that you’ll be at your best for your patients, clients and your team?

Do you want to future proof your career in a practice with an exceptional net promoter score?

If so, please read on..

Dunfermline 1Person Specification


  • Thoroughly follow all Clinical protocols for common medical presentations and routine preventative consultations
  • 30-minute consults until you learn the system and develop confidence with all aspects of a consultation
  • Learn and perform basic surgical procedures under one-to-one guidance
  • Use on site diagnostic lab equipment, ultrasound and digital x-ray
  • Thoroughly follow all aspects of Customer Service protocols so we maintain our client feedback scores
  • Maintain diagnostic ratios to improve clinical outcomes
  • Present clients with clear, honest recommendations so they make the right choice for their pets
  • Communicate honestly during one-to-one feedback sessions so we can learn your successes and support your challenges
  • Make evidence-based decisions
  • Learn dental radiography
  • Make progress surgically
  • Examine all body systems in every patient, every time
  • Explain basis for actions and decisions when required
  • Effectively gather client data
  • Thoroughly complete administrative processes
  • Decisions are informed by client interest regardless of finance factor for client
  • Contribute to our practice protocols by sharing your thoughts
  • Think ahead about diagnosis to minimise risks to patient health

    About you

  • You take ownership of your own development including CPD
  • Are respectful, compassionate and empathetic towards yourself and others
  • you accept making mistakes is part of being a great vet, are willing to hold up your hands when you do and learn from them and use them to grow
  • Process and high quality are your middle names
  • Know that failing is the first attempt in learning
  • Recognise that everyone is perfectly capable of screwing up and when things don’t go as planned it simply offers an opportunity to improve
  • You think a lunch break is a good idea ( seriously, we think people should stop and eat)
  • You are keen to avoid a first job where promises do not live up to reality. You grab opportunities to develop when specialist practitioners visit
  • You love a learning environment
  • You love working with Idexx lasercyte and catalyst, ultrasonography, digital radiography, surgical theatre, dental unit, and visiting specialists
  • You value evidence based on facts
  • You enjoy trustful communications with colleagues
  • Feedback is your development tool
  • You would never wait to be given jobs - there is always something to do or someone else in the team where you can lend support
  • You happily share your experience of any learning activities
  • You are driven and active


Your rota will be flexible averaging 40 hours a week and will be divided over 4 or 5 days ( whatever your preference). Your starting salary will be £31k/annum. You will never be left in sole charge until we decide together as a team that you are ready. Weekend work will be on a 1:4 rota. There are no OOH duties. All your professional fees will be paid as well as a company pension and discounts in pets at home. You will get 20 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.

So, if you have read this far and have a gut feeling this is where you want to kick start your career, click the apply button.


Established in 2001, Vet4Pets and Companion Care provide management services to their network of small animal veterinary practices across the UK.

Practices are located either within Pets At Home stores or as standalone units, both under the highly successful joint venture business model. Vets4Pets and Companion Care form the Pets At Home Vet Group, operated with their Joint Venture Vet Partners.  As at 1st January 2015, The Pets at Home Vet Group operated 308 Vet practices across the UK, including 121 standalone and 187 in-store practices under the Vets4Pets and Companion Care brands and as at 14th November 2014, The Pets at Home Vet Group employed 841 veterinary surgeons and we are now the largest small animal veterinary group in the UK. Each Vets4Pets and Companion Care practice offers a comprehensive range of treatments from vaccinations, neutering, general healthcare and advice to the more specialised services of intensive care medicine and surgical procedures.

The Support Office is based in Kingston Lisle, Oxfordshire and employs over 145 colleagues to help support the business needs of the joint venture partners (JVP) and their teams.

Our business is underpinned by core values – “We get better every day”  “We put pets first”  “We take pride in what we do”  “We have fun”  “We do what we say we will do” and “We have fun”!

As you would expect from the market leader in small animal veterinary care we offer a supportive and friendly working environment together with career development opportunities and an excellent package and benefits that includes; competitive salary, CPD allowance and exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, Rideaway, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

If you share our passion for delivering outstanding pet healthcare and great customer service and would like to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

Find Us
Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue
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