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Veterinary Surgeon - Ayr

Ayr, South Ayrshire
Salary up to £60,000 DOE
Closing date
7 Jun 2021

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

We are a family friendly practice based in Ayrshire in the South west of Scotland and are looking for an experienced part time vet to join us. We are passionate about our people and strongly believe in creating an honest and happy workplace where we can develop and grow professionally whilst having quality time outside work with our much loved families. We appreciate life in the veterinary world is very different now and we have embraced that and moved with the times, this is very evident in the way we do things our own way. If you would like to know more about us and why we are different, drop us an email or feel free to give us a call.

More about us

We are a five vet and five nurse team with eight support staff, we also have the luxury of a sister practice 15 minutes’ drive away with another two vets and four nurses. Our team are genuinely lovely and very supportive, we treat each other like family and always have each other’s backs. We value each colleague’s ideas and opinions and welcome these regularly at our practice meetings, clinical catch ups and coffee chats. Our communication is excellent and we appreciate how important this is to allow things to run smoothly and to create a happy team. We also know each person is different and what inspires and motivates one person, doesn’t necessarily do the same for someone else, that’s why we tailor our packages and rotas to each individual colleague to make it personal. We believe in being flexible, understanding and compassionate and we pride ourselves on this. We truly have a wonderful team so finding the ‘right’ person is very important to us.

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

What we want from you

We ask that you are passionate about the veterinary community, that you have a positive attitude, that you aren’t afraid to make changes and are happy to voice your opinion. We want you to use your initiative, share your experience, support your colleagues and be there for them when they need you. We would also love for you to join us for the odd drink after work and take part in our occasional team building days, from trampolining to days at the races!

Freedom and progression  

You'll also have access to great equipment to fulfil your role and have a forward thinking team to help you progress. We want someone who can bring their own ideas, and to take a lead and offer direction/mentorship to our younger colleagues.

We place real importance on ongoing client care and continuity across cases so you can develop your own client base.  There’s a healthy case load for those who already have/would like to study towards a certificate too.


You will be based at our Ayr practice but have support of the team across both our practices.

  • Part time hours to suit, school hours considered
  • Professional fees paid, including VDS, BVA, BSAVA and RCVS
  • A generous CPD allowance including days off to attend
  • Pension
  • Company benefits scheme including 20% off in Pets at Home and the Vet Group
  • Opportunity to start at/work towards clinical lead level
  • Salary up to £60,000 DOE 
  • 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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