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Veterinary Surgeon - Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

MBM Veterinary Group
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Jun 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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We are seeking a full time Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive small animal team in Kilmarnock and Beith, offering first opinion veterinary medicine and surgery.

The role involves a 4.5-day week, with the requirement to work Saturdays on a rota basis. There are no OOH as we are a Vets Now host practice therefore our patients enjoy round the clock care from this premises. Clinical interests are encouraged. The case load is a good mix of both medical and surgical work, complimented by outstanding nursing support.

MBM Veterinary Group is a large, friendly, long established mixed practice, close to the beautiful Ayrshire coast, with convenient road and rail links to Glasgow (30 mins drive) and central Scotland. There are surgeries in Kilmarnock, Mauchline and Beith and dedicated small animal, equine and farm vets.

Our small animal team at Kilmarnock consists of 11 Full and Part time vets including Certificate holders in Ophthalmology, Cardiology and Dermatology, 12 Nurses and 4 ANA's. There is a Practice Manager and Clinical Directors to work with and support you to deliver first class veterinary care.

The practice as a whole is committed to excellence in both client and patient care. Our busy well-equipped first opinion practice has an excellent local reputation and offers a very high standard of medical and surgical first opinion care with digital x-ray, brand new ultrasound machine, in-house lab and support from certificate holders and experienced vets and nurses. Clinical interests are encouraged with generous funding for annual CPD, RCVS, VDS, BVA and one other professional membership, with additional non-clinical benefits package.

The ideal applicant will have some post qualification experience, with the ability to perform routine consults and surgeries (including neuters and dentals) unassisted. Excellent, friendly client care and strong communication skills are a priority. You will be flexible, hardworking and reliable, as well as motivated and passionate about your work. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Benefits (subject to pro rata):
•    6.6 weeks paid holiday 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 click the apply button.


Formed in May 2014 when two of Ayrshire's oldest practices, McKenzie, Bryson & Marshall (Kilmarnock, Beith) and Barr & MacMillan (Mauchline) merged. We are a modern, independent veterinary practice which has grown from roots in Ayrshire for over a century.

Our teams of five equine vets, seven farm vets and ten small animal vets work across three RCVS-accredited branches with state of the art facilities, supported by our dedicated nursing and administrative staff.

Our goal? To provide the best possible healthcare to our patients and the very best service to every client.

We are committed to excellence in veterinary care.

At the beginning of 2013 our practice changed its name from McKenzie, Bryson and Marshall to MBM Veterinary Group. Times move on and it was over 30 years since the partners who gave their name to the practice had retired.

We felt a new easier name is more appropriate for our modern practice. Although we have changed our name we still hold the same traditional values, providing species specific vets who will strive to provide you and your animals with the highest standards of up to date veterinary care.

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