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Veterinary Surgeon

Crown Vets Fort William
Fort William, Highland
Competitive salary of up to a maximum of £54,000 depending on experience
Closing date
20 Jun 2022

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Mixed Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Details

The Role

Crown Vets have an excellent opportunity for a Vet to join our mixed veterinary practice in Fort William!


  • 80 percent small animal/10 percent beef and sheep/10 percent equine.
  • 32 hours per week but this is flexible (40-hour week is an option or part time work also considered).
  • Imaginative shift patterns welcomed e.g., 2 weeks on/2 weeks off. Happy to discuss any potential work patterns.
  • 1 in 5 out-of-hours (Average of one night per week. Weekend on call from 6pm Friday evening to Monday morning for emergencies and to check inpatients. Open Saturdays 9am-12pm for appointments).
  • Competitive salary of up to a maximum of £54,000 FTE negotiable depending on experience.

About Us

Fort William is a cracking place to live - with lochs, glens, and mountains on your doorstep you'll be looking for the perfect work/life balance to enjoy the surroundings. Take full advantage of the area for running, hill walking, mountain biking, wild swimming, paddle boarding, skiing, and some genuine Highland culture.
Feeling burnt out from a heavy caseload of large animal work in mixed practice? Don't give up your ​hard-earned large animal skills. Instead come and experience low-stress work in a beautiful part of the world where our farmers/crofters are friendly, and the horse owners are pleasant! Variety is the spice of veterinary life and getting out of the surgery for a day a week can make all the difference. On the small animal side, we see a lot of interesting cases. Clients are keen on diagnostics and there are plenty of opportunities to look after patients in-house. We always encourage our vets to develop any interests they may have.
We have one main practice and one small branch practice close by which we use as a wellness centre for routine appointments. Appointment slots are generous (20 minutes for the main practice and 15 minutes for routine wellness appointments at the branch). We are kitted out with all the usual toys - digital X-rays, ultrasound, bronchoscopy, IDEXX lab, multiparameter monitoring, dental radiography, tonopen, large animal rectal scanner, power floats, etc. Our team runs clinics in the surrounding communities on various days of the month which allows for a nice day out.
We are a 6-vet practice, with 3 RVNs, 3 student RVNs, 4 auxiliary nurses, 3 receptionists, and other admin staff. We have a close team and foster a supportive environment. We are keen to discuss cases and share knowledge. Most importantly we are always looking out for each other! Ideally, we are looking for an experienced vet to join our team, but this is not essential as we have a support system in place.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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 BH5075 when you apply. 

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There has been a veterinary practice in Fort William since the 1940s. We are a friendly and welcoming practice, situated in new premises near to the Lochaber Leisure Centre.

Our whole team is dedicated to providing first class care for all animals and their owners. We have a supportive environment for clients, and our friendly vets, nurses and receptionists are all animal owners themselves.

Our practice is centrally located, only 5 minutes from Fort William town centre, where we have good parking and a spacious reception area. In more complex cases including specialist areas such as surgery, cardiology and skin disease, we are often able to refer clients within the Highlands to Crown Vets Referrals in Inverness.

Find Us
Glen Nevis Place
Fort William
PH33 6DA
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