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Veterinary Surgeon

Craigleith, Edinburgh
Salary from £38,000 to £50,000
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Vets4Pets Craigleith

We have a fantastic opportunity for a small animal vet to come and join our experienced, enthusiastic, and vibrant team at Craigleith Vets4Pets, Edinburgh.

  • Salary £38-50K
  • Experienced team with a variety of clinical interests
  • Opportunity for clinical progression
  • Protected admin time, 30 min consults, weekly clinical meetings, and paid overtime

As one of our lovely vets is relocating to England, we have an excellent opportunity for a small animal vet to join us!  We are a hard-working and supportive team made up of 2 vets (one with a certificate in ECC), head nurse, practice manager, 1 RVN, 1 VCA, 1 client care manager and 2 client care advisors.  Our Partner and Lead Vet, Emma Gatenby, qualified at the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine.

We have built a loyal client base since opening and being based inside a busy Pets at Home store gives excellent case exposure for someone looking to complete a certificate or wanting to progress clinically.

The ideal vet to join us will be motivated and proactive, with solid medical and surgical skills. There will be sole charge so you should also feel comfortable with this. Key to your success will be your ability to embrace all aspects of the role, delivering excellent patient and client care. You should enjoy working within a team and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. An interest in imaging and/or soft tissue surgery is advantageous, but not essential. A very competitive salary would be offered to a soft tissue certificate holder.

We would love to find a full-time vet but will consider two 20-hour positions. 

Our normal working week is 4 weekdays 9am-7pm with 1 in 3 weekends (9am to 5pm Sat and 10am to 5pm Sun) with time off in lieu. No OOHs or on call. We offer flexibility if you prefer to work more weekends and less weekdays or if you prefer to work shorter days over 5 days.  We would also be interested in talking to vets looking for a maternity cover position.

Our practice is based just a short walk from a bus serving Edinburgh city centre providing excellent transport links and easy access to our beautiful city.

By joining us you will be part of a dynamic team dedicated to providing superb standards of client and animal care. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

•    Salary of £38,000 to £50,000 (depending on experience, cert holders negotiable)
•    1 hour fully paid lunch break every day
•    Regular catch up and paperwork breaks
•    Weekly clinical meetings to discuss cases, support from other vets via phone on sole charge weekends if required
•    Very limited overtime (99% of the time leave at 7pm) but any overtime funded.
•    Contributory pension scheme
•    Generous CPD allowance, certificates funded
•    Paid memberships including RCVS
•    30 minute consult slots, last appointment 6.15pm to allow time for notes
•    Career progression and surgical development opportunities
•    Increased holiday allowance after 2 years of continuous service
•    Exclusive company discounts and rewards including 20% off at Vets4Pets, Pets at Home and the Groom Room

If you would like to apply, or hear more about this fantastic opportunity click the apply now button.


Locally owned practices with a world of support

At Vets4Pets we’re a network of practices that are owned and managed by the practice owners that run them. Because they’re locally owned, each practice has the freedom to serve patients and clients the way it thinks is best. 

But crucially, being locally-owned also means enjoying a truly team-spirited atmosphere. We want all our colleagues to build lasting relationships with practice owners and team members as well as patients and clients.

And because we’re also part of a wider group, you’ll get all the support you need when you need it. That means state-of-the-art facilities, high quality CPD, financial stability and a real sense of job security.

With our framework, we’ve made it simpler and easier for you to help patients and clients live happier, healthier lives together. It’s about making the most of your expertise and bringing this to life in practise while being safe in the knowledge that you’re looked after too. Simply put, we offer locally owned practices with a world of support.

Flexibility & Wellbeing
You tell us which hours you want to work, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. With us, you could enjoy a better work-life balance where flexibility and wellbeing come first.

Training & Development
We offer great training programmes, plus fully funded CPD, leadership courses and access to our group’s learning curriculum. We’ll also support you if you’re interested in owning a practice. With our wealth of resources, it’s easy to build your skills and develop your career.

Local Practices
With us, no two practices are the same. We’re deeply rooted in our local communities and we want you to really get to know your patients and clients locally.

Being part of the Pets At Home Group
Being part of Vets4Pets means you’ll be part of our network of locally owned practices. Our practices are located across the country and are owned and run by our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs). Our Joint Venture Partnership model is unique and gives everyone the best of both worlds. Working within one of our practices you’ll get to work with the JVP who has the clinical freedom and autonomy to do things their own way.

As we’re part of a large respected organisation you’ll also enjoy the benefits of being part of a wider PLC Group. This means we can give you greater stability and job security during these uncertain times and beyond. 

What’s more, we’ve worked hard to make sure everyone in our group can take part in a fun, friendly, professional and inclusive culture that allows you to bring your whole self to work and be at your very best. 


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Isambard House
Fire Fly Avenue
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