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Veterinary Surgeon

The Oaks Vets
Saltcoats, North Ayrshire
Salary Up to £47,000 negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
8 Jun 2022
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Small Animal, Practice, Veterinary
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Role

Oaks Veterinary Centre, with practices in Saltcoats, Largs and Dundonald are looking for a full/part-time Veterinary Surgeon to join our team. Working on a variety of caseloads including Orthopaedics, soft tissue and all your usual routine ops splitting your time between theatre and consultations. There is scope for building your own caseloads based on your interests. As well as the opportunity to be a  VetGDP advisor and clinical coach for the graduate vets in practice helping to mentor the next generation of vets!


Working 4 days per week full time (part time hours negotiable)

Weekend rota is 1.5:7 full weekend

1-2 hours of admin time per day

No OOH or on call


Up to £47,000 negotiable D.O.E

Welcome bonus of up to £1,500

Relocation package up to £5,000

About Us

Our sites have been recently modernised offering a great working environment and high standard of patient care. Our 3 sites are located in Ayrshire on the Southwest Coast of Scotland offering both beach and rural areas nearby. We are also only 45 minutes from the city of Glasgow.

Our team consists of 9 vets, a supportive and hands-on nursing team of 10 and a reception team of 8 - we even have our own in-house groomers. We currently have one surgical certificate holder, one medicine certificate holder and one vet completing a GP with feline medicine certificate. We also have nurses who hold feline nursing certificates, and nurses who are currently completing nutrition and surgical certificates.

Applicant Requirements

Must be RCVS registered and qualified, it is essential that you are a confidant in sole charge and have good communication skills. Ideally with some Vet GDP experience and clinical coaching although not essential. Further certification is supported and funding is available.

Benefits (subject to pro rata)

•    6.6 weeks 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
•    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.

Please quote BH2866 when applying for this role.

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With having surgeries in LargsSaltcoatsLochwinnoch and Dundonald, the vets work across the four sites. Some vets are more likely to be seen at certain branches than others, however we can arrange for any vet to be seen at any branch if specifically required.

Our nursing staff are based at the larger branches in Saltcoats and Largs where the majority of operations and procedures will take place. We can transfer patients from Lochwinnoch or Dundonald for you and return them again after their operations.

Find Us
The Oaks Veterinary Centre
7 Bute Terrace
North Ayrshire
KA21 5BA
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