Pig Veterinary Surgeon - Scotland

Location Scotland
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Production Vet (Poultry / Pig)
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Generous Salary, Good Work/Life Balance
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGGATHR
Published: 28 days ago

​An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an expanding team; they are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic pig vet to work in Scotland. Their Scottish client base is geographically widespread but predominantly centred in the Aberdeen and Perth locations.

Ideally, they are looking for a vet who has pig experience but would consider a veterinary surgeon looking for a career change or a with a strong interest in pigs.  Good communications skills are essential to maintain high standards and deliver the best support to clients. 

About the practice:

It is one of the only few practices in the UK with 100% focus on pigs.  They comprise of a team of 10 vets as well as a strong commercial and support team. 

The practice is based in East Yorkshire, but the client base extends throughout England and Scotland. 

What they Do

  • Work with integrators, owners, managers and staff as part of a pig production team to maximise health, welfare, performance and improve farm efficiency.

  • Promote high welfare standards through knowledge transfer and on farm assessments.

  • Clinically appraise individual pigs within farms and advise accordingly.

  • Work with clients to develop and achieve farm specific business goals.

  • Provide training and assessment to pig stock carers.

  • Work with producers to set and review production parameters for reproduction and feeding herd performance.

  • Develop and implement health improvement strategies.

The Job

As a pig veterinary surgeon, you will work very closely with their Scottish clients, becoming an important part of their business. 

It will also be vital that you liaise closely with other vets who service the Scottish client base.  

You will help to deliver professional services and will be involved in the following:

  • Farm visits with advice on welfare and husbandry, health management, housing and production.

  • Post mortems examinations.

  • Farm disease investigations including monitoring health status which will include various sampling procedures, abattoir inspections, and pregnancy scanning.

  • Training of unit staff in person or virtually.

  • Potential to be involved in trial work with various industry partners.

  • Participation in industry groups and producer meetings.

  • Travel and overnight stays will be necessary.

What is on Offer

In addition to standard employment offerings, they also offer:

  • A generous CPD allowance – minimum 5 days annually.

  • Excellent internal support with regular veterinary meetings, guest speakers and clinical clubs.

  • Salary: highly competitive and will depend upon experience.

  • PVS& BVA membership.

  • Health Shield discount package.

  • Car allowance 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

  • Various enhanced T&C’s including discounted medical insurance and life insurance.

  • A good work-life balance with a maximum of 1:4 weekend only rota with call outs rare.

  • May consider less than full time hours and geographical location can be flexible, particularly for those with greater experience.

If you are a Pig Veterinary Surgeon or looking for a career change & have a high interest in Pigs - Get in Touch Today 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.

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