Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location Perth
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £60k + Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

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Job ref: SGDSDI
Published: 22 days ago

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Veterinary Surgeon to join a great team based in Perth, on a full-time or part time permanent basis. Could you be the Vet we are looking for?

This clinic have a wonderful, friendly, longstanding team and warmly welcome any new members to their veterinary family. As a team, they all support each other, and endeavour to create a happy, constructive and supportive working environment focusing on the importance of a good work life balance and mental health support. The team are all passionate, dedicated veterinary professionals who pride themselves on offering high standards of care while identifying areas to further improve. Currently, they are working towards becoming an RCVS accredited, ISFM cat friendly and RWAF rabbit friendly practice. 

The Team:

The team consists of two progressive, senior vets (with a combined experience of over sixty years!) who are happy to mentor and pass on their knowledge in a supportive and constructive way. You will also be supported by an experienced Head Nurse/JVP and one FT RVN, one PT Veterinary Care Assistant, two Client Care Advisors and a supportive Practice Manager.

The Clinic:

They have re-built their new practice in 2021 and are based in the centre of Perth. Perth is a lovely city, surrounded by fantastic scenery and steeped in rich history, with easy access to buses, train stations and motorway. Located half an hour from Dundee, just over an hour from Edinburgh and little over two hours from the Cairngorms means it is the perfect location for exploring Scotland on your days off.

Their great location also means they benefit from a good variety of cases, including some interesting exotics (including Meerkats & Coatimundi’s) and a wonderful loyal client base. Built to modern industry leading standards which is well equipped with all the essentials including a brand-new Multi-parameter, Digital X-ray, Blood analysers, Ultrasound, Drip pump, designated theatre and separate cat, dog and isolation wards.

The Role:

On offer is full or part time hours and are happy to discuss a rota that is flexible to your commitments, whether that be weekend only, childcare friendly, full or half days or whatever you require to achieve the work life balance you need.  

  • They are open 8:30am to 7pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm Saturdays and 10am to 6pm Sundays with a current 1 in 2 weekend rota.

  • There are no OOH

  • Your workload will be 100% small animal and some exotics and will include a range of first opinion consultations, medical work-ups and surgery.

  • Standard 15-30 minute appointments are made for all small animal medical cases.

  • The team work together to ensure everyone gets their lunch break and plan dedicated periods for admin tasks such as case follow ups and lab reports.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ideally you will have two or more years practice experience with a strong interest in first opinion general practice and surgery. They will also consider a new graduate and in which case you will receive structured mentoring. 

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (£31,000- £60,000, depending on experience) 

  • Relocation package – up to £5k

  • Professional memberships paid – RCVS, VDS and BSAVA

  • CPD allowance 

  • Holiday entitlement: 5.6 weeks holiday increasing to 6.6 following 2 years service plus Birthday off (or time of in lieu depending on rota)

  • Parents: Maternity Pay / Adoption Pay/ Paternity Pay/ Shared Parental Leave Pay

  • Career Break - Career Break - available to take between 3 - 12 months unpaid break from business following 1 years’ service

  • Compassionate leave: Up to 5 days leave for immediate family (sibling, parent, spouse, child), 1 day to attend a funeral

  • Paternity leave: 1 day compassionate leave for losing a pet

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards - including 20% off at Pets at Home, The Groom Room and the Vet Group.

  • Structured supportive mentoring

  • Mental Health support

  • Income Protection: After 1 years’ service 75% of income (less stat benefits) for up to 5 years

  • Death in Service- 4x Annual Salary

  • Sick Pay

  • Port of Call (Addiction services)

  • Pension: 3% employer/5% employee

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then Get in Touch with Sophie Today!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

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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