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Veterinary Surgeon - Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals
Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
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We have an exciting opportunity for two veterinary surgeons to join our Intern team at Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals. Interns play a key role within the team and benefit from being exposed to a wide variety of surgical (orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurosurgery) and medical cases. We have a positive, self-driven team who provide a supportive atmosphere for our interns. The position is ideal for Veterinary Surgeons who are keen to start studying for a certificate and we have had several prior interns who have subsequently achieved certificates or moved onto a rotating internship or residency. 

We have 2 state of the art surgical theatres with positive pressure ventilation and air filtering system, diagnostic imaging suite with direct digital radiography, a permanent 16slice CT scanner and visiting MRI, high resolution screens to view radiographic and CT images during surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy and arthroscopy, isolation ward for infectious cases and inpatient hospitalisation wards which provide safe, warm, and comfortable accommodation.

We offer our clients services in orthopaedics, spinal, neurology, oncology, soft tissue, and imaging. We have a fantastic team of 1 clinical director, 4 veterinary surgeons, 4 intern veterinary surgeon, 8 daytime veterinary nurses, 3 dedicated night veterinary nurses, 2 veterinary care assistant, 1 instrument technician and 5 front of house team who all pride themselves on providing a supportive team culture.

Our ideal candidate for this one-year Veterinary Intern position will ideally have at least one year experience in practice, although a confident new graduate would also be considered. Membership of the RCVS and excellent communication skills are also required.

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.

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Scott Rigg runs the surgical referrals side of our practice. Scott performs around 300 orthopaedic and complicated soft tissue surgical procedures a year - offering modern techniques using state of the art equipment. As a relatively small referral centre we aim to provide personal care to our clients while giving a high standard of treatment.

We can offer referral for:

  • Cruciate ligament repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Spinal surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Patella luxation
  • Hip luxation
  • Arthrodesis
  • Joint replacement
  • Soft tissue procedures
  • Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Rhinoscopy and Cystoscopy

The referral services Scott Rigg offers have moved to Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals (AVR). Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals is based on the A90 at Foveran, by Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AU.

Our webpage is  we offer many more disciplines and treatments including neurology, oncology, medicine, CT and MRI. 


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AB41 6AU
United Kingdom
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