Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Edinburgh

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job type:

    Permanent Full-Time

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Salary:

    Between £38,000 - £50,000 p/a (DOE)

  • Contact:

    John Watchorn

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    JN -072022-25808

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


Permanent Veterinary Surgeon - Edinburgh

Type: Small Animal

Location: Edinburgh

Practice Type: Part of a group

Services/Facilities: Their bright, air-conditioned surgery is purpose-built to industry-leading standards and has state-of-the-art equipment.

Team: They are a hard-working and supportive team made up of 2 vets (one with a certificate in ECC), a head nurse, a practice manager, 1 RVN, 1 VCA, 1 client care manager, and 2 client care advisors.

Role: Due to relocation our client has a fantastic opportunity for a small animal vet to come and join their experienced, enthusiastic and vibrant team 

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


  • Their normal working week is 4 weekdays 9 am-7 pm
  • 1 in 3 weekends (9 am to 5 pm Sat and 10 am to 5 pm Sun) with time off in lieu.
  • No OOHs or on call.
  • They offer flexibility if you prefer to work more weekends and fewer weekdays or if you prefer to work shorter days over 5 days.  


  • The ideal vet to join them 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.

The Package:

  • 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

Ref: JN -072022-25808

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