Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Stornoway, Shetland Isllands

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Package

  • Contact:

    Ella Snowball

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -102019-12829

  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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  • Client:


We are working with a fantastic independent mixed practice located in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, which is looking for a mixed veterinary surgeon to join their team on a permanent basis.

The Practice: 

The Isle of Lewis is steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years. With a population of 30,000 Gaelic is still spoken on the island alongside English. The island offers a fantastic lifestyle with plenty of cultural and sporting activities available, parks and gardens, boat trips, historical attractions, with beautiful beaches and wildlife too! 

The practice is friendly and welcoming and is well integrated into the community. They have 2 consulting rooms, operating theatre, grooming facilities, with a supportive team of 4 vets and one nurse to support operations as well as a team of admin staff.  

The Role: 

The practice sees a split of roughly 70% small animal and 30% large, with minimal equine work. This is a full-time, permanent position working approximately 40 hours per week, with 1 in 4 out of hours rota, and a weekend rota of 1 in 4.

The practice can provide accommodation and a vehicle for the vet to use. The island is easily acceptable via air or sea with flights to Manchester and Glasgow on a daily basis as well as ferries to Ullapool in Scotland. 

The Candidate: 

The ideal candidate will be friendly and happy to integrate into the island community and lifestyle. The practice is willing to consider vets of all experience levels as their existing team is experienced and able to offer support. 


Role: Permanent Veterinary Surgeon 

Type: Mixed 

Hours: Full-time

Weekends: 1:4

Out of hours: 1:4

Sole charge: None

Salary and benefits: Competitive salary & package on offer including CPD encouraged and funded

Ref: JN -102019-12829

To qualify for this position, you must be fully registered with the RCVS and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

What happens next:

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