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Veterinary Surgeon - Whitburn, West Lothian.

Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Whitburn, Bathgate, West Lothian
Competitive Salary
Closing date
16 Jul 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
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Job Details

Veterinary Surgeon required at Ayrton Veterinary Hospital, Whitburn, West Lothian.

The Role
If you are passionate about raising clinical standards and providing an excellent client and patient service and strive for continuous improvement then you could be the veterinary surgeon we are looking for! This is a full-time role working 42 hours per week over 5 days with 1:4 out of hours weekends and 1 Out of hours shift during the week.

About Us
Our practice is a beautifully light, purpose designed spacious building located between the cultural and historical cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. We have a great team of 3 veterinary surgeons, 4 registered veterinary nurses and 2 animal care assistants. We are a training practice where our registered veterinary nurses are fully utilised with animal care assistant support. We are well equipped with digital x-ray, the latest laboratory equipment and Sevoflurane & Humphrey ADE anaesthesia.
Applicant Requirements
We are looking for someone:

  • Ambitious
  • Compassionate
  • An excellent communicator
  • Wants to contribute to the continuing development of a young Hospital
  • Willing to undertake further study
  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Confident in providing emergency care in a similar environment
  • Applicants of any level of experience are welcome to apply as tailored support can be provided if required

•    5 weeks paid holiday not 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 get in touch.

When applying for this position please quote job reference BH2940.

To submit your application click the apply button.


Ayrton Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Whitburn and West Lothian community with the highest quality Veterinary care and to provide specialist Veterinary services, such as Orthopaedic surgery, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy (key-hole surgery), to a wider national clientele.

In 2009 Ayrton Veterinary Centre achieved the status of Veterinary Hospital - one of only 7 in Scotland. The Hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). We are inspected every 4 years to ensure that Hospital standards are being maintained. Ayrton was re-accredited in 2013.

Find Us
01501 744736
Burnhouse Industrial Estate
EH47 0LQ
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