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Veterinary Surgeon

Braid Vets Limited
City of Edinburgh
Competitive Salary
Closing date
15 Feb 2022
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The Practice
This role is based at our busy, thriving branch practice in the busy Leith Walk area of Edinburgh.

The Role
Veterinary Surgeon

Successful Candidate
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated veterinary surgeon to join our day team based at our thriving Leith Walk practice in central Edinburgh.

We are looking for a confident vet with a genuine interest in day-to-day work.  The successful candidate will find themselves part of and supported by a friendly and knowledgeable team, who strive to provide the highest standards of patient care.  You will conduct consultations and routine operations as well as medical work-ups and more complex surgeries on our canine and feline patients. Due to our exotics caseload an interest in reptiles, birds and small rodents is also required.

The RCVS-accredited surgery is fully equipped with ultrasonography, digital radiography, in-house laboratory machines and all the other essentials you would expect. It is easily reached by public transport and is close to all the amenities of Edinburgh city centre.

The Package
The successful candidate will work a 4-day week (0815–1830) and take part in a share of weekend work, which may include shifts at our Mayfield Road hospital. There are no nights or on call duties. We are offering a generous salary package dependent on experience, skills and qualifications (potentially up to £50,000 p/a) and benefits which include 6.6 weeks of holiday per year and £1750 CPD budget.

We can also offer Healthshield insurance, Company pension scheme, a staff discount on pet treatment, childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme. Your RCVS and VDS fees are covered.

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There has been a veterinary practice at 171 Mayfield Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1967 when R. F. Hall moved his mixed practice from Stafford Street in the New Town to the present site.

The practice remained a mixed practice treating farm animals, horses and small animals through the 1970s and 1980s until the demographic and economic pressures on farming resulted in a shift to small animal work only in 1990.

This change coincided with a major investment into the practice buildings and facilities by the partners, resulting in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons granting Veterinary Hospital status to the practice in January 1990. Braid Veterinary Hospital was the first veterinary hospital to be registered in Scotland.

pic-sunsetSince then the hospital has built up a reputation for quality veterinary care, in particular in the fields of veterinary surgery, dentistry, internal medicine and behavioural problems. We employ a high number of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN’s) to support our veterinary team, and Braid is one of a small number of Vet Nurse Training Practices (TP’s) in Scotland.

In September 1999 the hospital also established an emergency clinic “e-vets” which provides emergency care for the clients of eleven local practices, including our own, 365 days a year. In order to provide this service the hospital employs three dedicated emergency veterinary surgeons and two dedicated veterinary nurses who between them provide care and treatment for emergency cases throughout the night and at weekends.


August 2003 saw the opening of our new Leith Walk premises. This facility includes two consulting rooms, a large treatment room, a dedicated operating theatre, an x-ray room, laboratory equipment and kennelling for dogs and cats. These enable us to provide all of the services required by the local pet population, with the exception of overnight hospitalisation.

November 2007 saw the building of further extension work to our Mayfield Road Hospital finish, to provide a larger and more welcoming Reception, with separate cat and dog Waiting Areas.

May 2008 saw vet Scott Dickson’s role within the practice change to that of 3rd Partner.

The partners are committed to continue to provide a high quality health service to all our patients and clients, and are constantly measuring the practice performance against the very best in the U.K.

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171 Mayfield Road
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