Clinical Director - Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen Veterinary Referrals
Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
21 Oct 2021

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Animal Health, Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Clinical Director
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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced orthopaedic surgeon to lead our busy multi discipline referral hospital in the North East of Scotland. The ideal candidate would hold an RCVS OR ECVS Diploma (or be eligible) however experienced individuals would also be considered.

We have a spacious, modern, well equipped premises with large consulting rooms, two state of the art purpose built surgical suites hosting positive pressure air filtration systems and a third theatre for contaminated operations.

Our amazing, hardworking team of friendly and supportive staff includes two orthopaedic surgeons, two medical clinicians, a visiting neurologist four Interns and twelve RVNs with additional qualifications, which includes three dedicated Night Nurses for overnight inpatient care. We offer a comprehensive service which includes fixed CT scanner, DR radiography system, arthroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy and a full complement of orthopaedic inventory as well as a visiting MRI. Our anaesthetic protocols regularly include nerve blocks for most orthopaedic procedures.

We can offer the successful candidate a superb work/ life balance and are located in a beautiful, rural area by the sea, which provides great opportunities for a fantastic lifestyle. We are within easy reach of winter sports facilities with excellent schools nearby for families.

We are looking for a passionate individual who can manage and develop this referral service through a positive and progressive attitude. In return we are able to offer a lucrative remuneration package tailored to the level of experience, qualifications and number of days worked per week. We offer fantastic group benefits and encourage further career development.

Benefits (subject pro rata)

•             6 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays

•             5 days paid CPD leave

•             £2000 CPD Allowance per annum

•             Company bonus scheme

•             Private Medical Insurance

•             RCVS membership paid

•             VDS membership paid

•             BVA Membership paid

•             Service based holiday entitlement increases

•             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

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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