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Veterinary Surgeon

Abbey Veterinary Clinic, Arbroath
Arbroath, Angus
Salary up to £55,000 depending on experience
Closing date
29 Jul 2022
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The Role

An excellent opportunity has become available at Abbey Veterinary Clinic. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own caseload and ensuring client satisfaction. We are looking for a confident and experienced vet, as there will be an element of sole charge. Typical caseloads include operating on sick/injured animals, neutering animals, dental work, consulting with owners and carrying out diagnostics.

Rota and Salary

  • 4-5 days per week although we can be flexible
  • 2 x shifts finishing at 18:30, 3 x shifts finishing at 17:00
  • Half-day within the week
  • Weekends working a Saturday clinic in Forfar from 9-11 then in Arbroath from 11-12:30
  • OOH - 1-2 nights on call per week, and 1 weekend on call in 5
  • Relocation allowance of up to £5,000

The salary for this role is up to £55,000 depending on experience.

About Us

Abbey Veterinary Clinics is a well-established mixed practice located in the idyllic county of Angus, with branches in Forfar and Arbroath. We are in close proximity to the beautiful glens with major cities such Dundee, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh not too far away either. Our split is 90% small animal and 10% large animal. Both clinics are fully equipped to provide excellent patient care and Arbroath has recently been renovated, and there is more improvement to come across both sites. Both clinics have digital x-ray equipment, im3 dental machines, and idexx laboratories. We operate and consult in both clinics daily and see a variety of patients/cases. We provide our own out of hours cover to the local community and pride ourselves on still being able to do so.

About the Team and Culture

Our close-knit team is made up of 16, made up of 2 Clinical Directors, 3 Vets, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 SVN, 1 ACA, 3 Receptionists, 1 Administrator, and 1 Practice Manager. We all share the same goal and are hoping to find someone to share in the success with. We are hoping our new vet will be able to slot into the team and bring some new ideas to our practice meetings which usually involve a delicious meal. When we're not talking business, we usually find a nice place to host a team gathering.

Applicant Requirements

  • Comfortable with large/small animal work
  • Must be RCVS registered
  • Full UK driver’s license essential

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 BH5719 when you apply. 

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Established over 80 years ago, Abbey Vets originally began as a 2 person farm animal practice in Forfar. Over the years the practice has developed and is now a busy farm and companion animal practice. In 1997 the practice expanded and opened a second full time clinic in Arbroath.

Our clinics are located centrally within Forfar and Arbroath and have 24 hour, off road parking facilities. We provide a range of services at both our clinics including – consultations, weight clinics, vaccinations, surgery, radiography, ultrasound, blood testing and out of hours work. We operate a fixed rota to ensure continuity of care for our clients.

We carry out daily large animal calls from both clinics and although our companion animal sector has grown over the years, our large animal work still plays a large part in our day to day practice life – often involving acute, emergency situations!

At Abbey Vets we pride ourselves on our close knit team who work together to ensure the health and happiness of each of our clients. Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and have built up a personal relationship with many of the clients. They are involved in a number of local activities and events to do with animal care and welfare within the community and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Find Us
01241 873100
9 Lindsay Street
DD11 1RP
United Kingdom
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