Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon (Hot Spot Location) - Surgical Bias

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 38k-55k, more with wealth of experience + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Published: 7 months ago

​We have a fantastic opportunity for a small animal vet to join an experienced, enthusiastic and vibrant team based in Edinburgh!

  • Salary £38-50K

  • Experienced team with a variety of clinical interests

  • Opportunity for clinical progression

  • Protected admin time, 30 min consults, weekly clinical meeting’s and paid overtime

The practice have an excellent opportunity and rare opportunity! They are a hard-working and supportive team made up of 2 vets (one with a certificate in ECC), head nurse, practice manager, 1 RVN, 1 VCA, 1 client care manager and 2 client care advisors.

They have built a loyal client base since opening and have an excellent case exposure for someone looking to complete a certificate or wanting to progress clinically.

The ideal Vet:

  • The ideal vet 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 holder of a surgical certificate.


  • Ideally this will be a full-time role but will consider two 20-hour positions.

  • Normal working week is 4 weekdays 9am-7pm with 1 in 3 weekends (9am to 5pm Sat and 10am to 5pm Sun) with time off in lieu.

  • No OOHs or on call. They offer flexibility if you prefer to work more weekends and less weekdays or if you prefer to work shorter days over 5 days

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package including

  • Salary of £38,000 to £50,000 (depending on experience, cert holders negotiable)

  • 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

If you are a Small Animal Vet looking to join a Great Team and build your surgical skills - 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 028 8744 0649. 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.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE