Equine Veterinary Surgeon (With an Option to do Occasional SA Work, to keep your Skills Up to Date)

Location Scotland
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Equine Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £55k with Exceptional Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGHIEVC
Published: 30 days ago

Lloyd & Cowan are excited to be working with a Great GP Equine Practice - they have an exciting opportunity for Equine vet to join their friendly and forward-thinking team in the Highlands of Scotland. The successful applicant will be joining a dedicated equine GP practice, with staff who are committed to clinical excellence.

The Role:

This role will give you the opportunity to engage in equine only veterinary work in a beautiful part of the world!

This role would be ideal for a vet who is wanting to be involved equine work only although we could arrange for you to undertake SA work at a nearby practice if you wanted to keep your skills up to date?

  • We are happy to accept full/part-time applicants, with our full-time rota usually being 40 hours across 5 days per week. There is a requirement for out of hours on a shared rota 1 in 5 weeknights & 1 in 5 weekends

The position comes with a very competitive salary of up to £55,000 negotiable DOE.

A bit more about the Practice:

They are an ambulatory and clinic-based equine only practice with dedicated facilities, based near Inverness in Scotland. The practice is superbly located on the doorstep of an outdoor enthusiast’s playground close to both mountains and sea giving easy access to skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, climbing and water sports. Being close to Inverness we have excellent transport links and are close to an airport.

The team are dedicated to providing a specialist level of care, to help deliver this we have excellent facilities including; stables, stocks, a large treatment area, knockdown/recovery room, trot up and arena facilities. We are also fully equipped with DR – X-ray, ultrasound, endoscopes, gastroscope, motorised dental equipment and shockwave. They also have frequent clinic days with regularly visiting specialists and at least 2 days a month with a Group Veterinary Advisor.


  • RCVS registered with equine experience and proven capabilities in lameness work ups, routine minor surgical procedures and castrations would be an advantage. An interest in training and mentoring of other team members would be an advantage but not necessary.


  • 6.6 weeks annual leave

  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service

  • Your birthday as a paid day off

  • Private medical insurance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • Non-accidental injury support

  • £1200CPD allowance with40hours paid pro-rata

  • Certificate support

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider

  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding

  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund

  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme

  • Quality Improvement Programme

  • BVA membership

  • VDS cover

  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers

  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer

  • Discounted staff pet care

  • Accommodation provided if required

  • Relocation allowance of up to £5,000

If you are an Equine Vet with an Interest in finding an Exciting new Opportunity, then please get in touch with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068. If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

​If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you. ​

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