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Veterinary Surgeon (Consults), Full Time or Part- Time, Kirkcaldy

St Clair Veterinary Group
Kirkcaldy, Fife
Salary from £35,000- £50,000
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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About us

Here at St Clair’s Veterinary Group we have a fantastic opportunities available for a Veterinary Surgeons to join our wonderful team on a consult only or consult bias role.

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available.
  • 4 or 5 day weeks welcome. Although we are flexible on rota and would be keen to discuss the ideal rota for you.
  • No OOH’s
  • Just 1 in 4 weekends covered by Two Vet Surgeons.

Roles and Responsibilities

Here at St Clair Vets, we have a busy caseload and provide a full range of routine primary care services & specialist services in ophthalmology referral and ancillary treatments like acupuncture all across 4 sites. We are a progressive, well-equipped practice in Kirkcaldy that’s been at the very heart of our local community for many years. We take pride in providing a caring, compassionate, and friendly service to all our clients and their precious pets.

As a Veterinary Surgeon at St Clair Vets your role will be a varied one. We are looking to welcome a surgeon who has a keen interest in consultations and we are happy to support a consult only role or a role with a large consulting caseload. We care for all small animals, wildlife, some exotics and even the odd seal!  You will see a variation of routine, preventative, and more advanced cases during your working week, and you will have the opportunity to work between our sites which will offer you different paces & caseloads, should you wish. If mentoring is something you enjoy, we have lots of opportunity to mentor & support our more recently graduated team members too.

As a group we are well equipped and have an extensive range of surgical and diagnostic equipment available which includes in-house biochemistry / haematology machines, operating microscopes, digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscope plus all the usual toys! You will be supported by our large, dedicated Vet team, highly experienced clinical directors, wonderful, experienced nurses, and a fantastic front of house team. Our team are important to us and you will feel supported at St Clair Vets. We all pull together through the hard times but equally enjoy each other’s company and are never short of humour. We have a big focus on mental health and work life balance too. We often discuss clinical cases and when possible, we do often attend socialising events.

Our varied caseload means we have been able to welcome & support many certificate holders over the years. In our team we currently have Certificate holders or Vets studying towards certs in; ECC, surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine and more. We do have a small exotics caseload that we would be keen to consider increasing and welcome Vets with Exotic certificates/interests. On top of your personal CPD allowance, you will also have access to the wider Linnaeus team of referral specialists for further support and CPD. We encourage everyone within the team to have an input and feedback on the practices future.

We are happy to be part of Linnaeus Group with almost 180 sites across the UK and Ireland. We are part of a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. Linnaeus Group is proud to be a part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of veterinary practices which extends our network of 2,500 veterinary clinics and hospitals in over 20 countries making industry-leading pet care available to more than 25 million plus pets every year.

St Clair Veterinary Group is situated on the beautiful Fife coast with several picturesque fishing villages only a short drive away and many outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep. Plus, if you need the buzz of a capital city, you’ll be in Edinburgh in 40 minutes. So, we really do have the best of both worlds! The cost of living is relatively good locally too and our nearest airport is just a 30-minute drive away.

The right candidates for our roles will be a friendly Veterinary Surgeons who feel comfortable with consultations. We are flexible with shift patterns as we value the importance of a work life balance.  We really do treat our patients as we would our own and as one of the family so we are looking for the welcome a Surgeon who is passionate about offering high standards an fantastic customer service

Benefits include:

  • Salary of up to £35,000 - £50,000, dependent on experience/ post-graduation studies.
  • CPD encouraged and funded including Certificates
  • 34 days per year + a birthday leave day
  • Associate discount
  • A Cycle2Work scheme
  • RCVS fee and a subscription paid (e.g: BVA, BCVA, BSAVA)
  • Well-being programme with Mental Health First Aiders
  • Relocation package available
  • Enhanced parental leave policy
  • Enhanced sickness policy

Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


At St Clair Veterinary Group we are dedicated to the quality care of our clients' pets. We understand, that whether they have a new pet or a pet that has grown up with them, he or she is an important part of their family.

Our Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Leven practices are here to assist our clients in planning healthcare programmes to keep their pets happy and in the best of health throughout its life and we will work to educate them about their pet's healthcare needs.

Our highly trained staff are available to answer any questions our clients may have about their pet’s health and we will endeavour to make sure that whatever the reason may be, a visit to our practice will be as pleasant as possible.

As a committed companion animal practice we pride ourselves on providing all services from within our own practice and using our own dedicated vet and nursing teams. We do not farm out our after hours emergency care to other practices and we provide fully staffed 24-hour hospitalisation facilities at our main surgery in Kirkcaldy.

We are a British Small Animal Veterinary Association approved practice and an Approved Training Centre, certified by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Find Us
01592 599500
2 Pottery Street
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