Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location

    Perth, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Salary:

    Excellent Package

  • Contact:

    Cathy Grimshaw

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -072020-15403

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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  • Client:


We are working with mixed animal veterinary group that is based in Scotland that is looking for an experienced Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon to join them as their Lead Vet on a permanent basis. The position is ideally suited to one full-time or two part-time vets. As working in sole charge or as part of a small team is a key feature of this role, the ideal candidate will have at least two years relevant career experience

The Practice:

We have an exciting opportunity for a small animal veterinary surgeon to lead our clients' brand-new surgery near to Perth in Scotland. Our client has a long history in Angus and East Perthshire and they are looking forward to extending their high standards of care to the pets and people in the area from late summer 2020.

Their new premises are in a central location with a large car-park and is currently undergoing a refit. It will be spacious, modern, and designed with the client's journey in mind. It will be fully equipped with all the surgical and diagnostic kit required for you to deliver the highest standards of care in first opinion practice.

This is a small, vibrant rural town just outside of Perth and is steeped in Scottish history and folklore. It is a perfect base for young families and outdoor enthusiasts as well as enjoying all the benefits of city culture, facilities and nightlife just 10 minutes down the road. For people who already live in the area, you will know what a great place it is to live and bring up a family! Many of our clients' teams have come to the group for the job and have stayed for everything the area can offer.

The Role and Candidate: 

This exciting opportunity is for an experienced small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our client in a Lead Vet role. The position is ideally suited to one full-time or two part-time vets, full details will be discussed in the interview.

Our client is proud to offer their own out-of-hours service to their clients which is provided by the team of mixed vets. In your small animal only role you will not be on the on-call rota, however, a limited amount of in-patient care may be required. Some evenings and Saturday mornings will also be involved in the job role.

As working in sole charge or as part of a small team is a key feature of this role, the ideal candidate will have at least two years of relevant career experience. However, full support from the management team and the wider family will of course be readily available. Additionally, in your role, you will work alongside the full complement of reception and administration staff and registered veterinary nurses.

The Remuneration Package:

This veterinary group believes in a healthy work-life balance and having enough time off to enjoy the fabulous surrounding area and as such offer up to a fantastic 34 days annual leave, depending on working hours.

The right candidate will be rewarded with the support to pursue a career they aspire to, a competitive salary, RCVS, VDS, and society fees paid and an extensive CPD allowance. The pursuit of a relevant post-graduate certificate would be actively encouraged. They are a proud member of XL Vets which gives their team access to a fantastic support network of like-minded professionals and continuing education.


Role: Permanent Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Type: Small Animal

Hours: Full-time (or 2 x part-time)

Weekends: On a rota basis

Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Ref: JN -072020-15403

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