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Veterinary Surgeon (New Graduate Considered) - Irvine

Irvine, North Ayrshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
7 Jun 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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Surgery Information / Job Description

We are small friendly practice based in Irvine in the South West of Scotland and are looking for a full time veterinary surgeon to join our wonderful team.

Our surgery is the perfect environment for a recently qualified vet to grow professionally under the supervision of our senior vet, we are really good at making time for mentorship and appreciate how important this is in the first few years in practice. For brand new vets we also have the option of our graduate scheme packed with great CPD and support. We are great at recognising the importance of our teams wellbeing and balance, this is reflected in the way we work on a daily basis – if your intrigued and would like to know drop us an email or pick up the phone!

More about us

We are team of 3 vets and 4 nurses with 5 support colleagues including several members of management, the beauty of this is we always have someone on hand to deal with any tricky situations. Our team are really lovely and genuinely care for each other, we always keep an eye on each other and offer support when needed. We understand how important communication is and regularly make time for coffee chats, clinical catch ups and practice meetings. We always ask our colleagues to get involved and welcome all feedback and ideas – we believe in teamwork! We also love socialising, from a few drinks after work to weekends at Alton towers, we are up for it!

A word from our team

"At Vets4Pets Ayr/Irvine, work-life balance is really prioritised and management are great at allowing us flexibility and time to have lives outside of work, while time in work is spent with a close knit, supportive family team who genuinely get on really well and will be the first to have your back and support you. I've never seen a practice so willing to go above and beyond for their team before."

Catriona – Veterinary Surgeon

Person Specification

More about you

Ideally you will have a years’ experience but we will consider new graduates – so please don’t be put off if you are due to qualify this year. You will be a good team player, work well under pressure and be kind and considerate with your colleagues. We ask you are passionate about the veterinary industry and keen to develop professionally, we would also consider funding a certificate for the right person. We also ask that you are keen to get involved and join us after work to socialise and build on relationships. 


  • Flexible rotas and hours tailed to individual colleagues
  • Fees paid including RCVS, VDS, BSAVA and BVA
  • A generous CPD allowance including days off to attend
  • Company pension
  • Benefits scheme including 20% off in Pets At Home
  • Competitive salary DOE up to £60,000 FTE
  • Birthday off
  • New pet day off
  • Pet bereavement time off

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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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