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Out of Hours Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Avondale Veterinary Group
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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The Role

Rotating equine vet surgeon required to work across three of our clinics MBM Vets, Avondale Vets &The Equine Vet Clinic working within OOH on-call only within the West of Scotland. The role will encompass ambulatory caseloads and when necessary, include inpatient care within each of these practices on a on call basis.

Are you looking for Flexibility in an equine role? We have a fantastic opportunity for a full time or part time Equine Veterinary Surgeon to join our forward-thinking and motivated teams in an OOH capacity across multiple equine practice in the west of Scotland. You will be joining a progressive group of three practices and the role will be OOH ambulatory and when necessary, include inpatient care.


Working up to 45 hours per week – flexibility on hours available and happy to consider part time candidates

Across 3 days covering Friday, Saturday & nights (From Friday at 5pm – 9am Monday on call)


Up to £60,000 negotiable D.O.E

Relocation package up to £5,000

About Us

All three practices have inpatient facilities, two with operating facilities. They are all established RCVS Accredited Equine practices within the west of Scotland. With 20 inpatient stables, full surgical and hospital facilities, hospital and ambulatory diagnostic equipment, and an extensive range of treatment technology. In-house laboratory facilities making it possible to run haematological and biochemical tests on site.

Applicant Requirements

Ideally would suit an equine vet surgeon with experience within emergency equine care that enjoys working on call and nights only (would suit a vet that needs to be at home during the day but can commit to on call at weekends). You will be part of a larger equine network and we can offer bespoke CPD, clinical support and mentoring is also available. Must have full UK driving licence as a company pool vehicle will be provided. Must be RCVS registered.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • Up to £1200 CPD allowance with up to 5 days paid pro-rata
  • Certificate support
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

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 BH6026 when you apply. 

To submit your application, click the apply button.


Avondale Veterinary Group is based in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 16 miles South West of Glasgow and provides routine and emergency Farm, Equine and Small Animal services. Our, purpose built premises opened in August 2009 within the Strathaven Rural Centre and comprises of our main surgery plus a separate adjacent equine facility. We are a long- established practice, having had a presence in Strathaven since 1921, and are very proud of our strong links with the local community.

Our large multidisciplinary team of experienced, professional, caring, enthusiastic and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and your pet, providing any care you may need.

Although the practice is growing, it is not our intention to become too big that we lose touch with our clients. We understand the continuity of service provided in a friendly atmosphere is important to, and appreciated by, our clients.

Each department has its own dedicated team of vets, and nurses providing friendly, accessible, convenient services to our clients. Avondale Veterinary Group aims to provide a high standard of care to our patients. We use the most up to date equipment and facilities available. We have well trained staff who want to regularly attend meetings and courses to develop and enhance the services we offer. We therefore make no attempt to to be the lowest priced practice in the area, but charge what we feel is necessary to provide the facilities and high level of care. We are proud of our facilities and if you would like to have a tour around please let one of our staff know.

Find Us
01357 520251
Avondale House
Strathaven Rural Centre
South Lanarkshire
ML10 6SY
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