Veterinary Surgeon- Salary up to £68k plus a relocation allowance up to £1,000!

Location Ayrshire
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £68k
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SG2028
Published: about 1 month ago

We at Lloyd & Cowan are delighted to be working with a practice who are looking for a professional and dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join their team.This is a first opinion GP role with mix of medical and surgical cases (consultations only if preferred) and time to work-up your cases.


Their full-time rota is 4 weekdays and a share of Saturday mornings (with a long weekend every other week). They have a number of part-time team members and would be happy to explore part-time options. This is a 12-month contract to cover maternity leave however this could progress to a permanent position. Their out of hours is covered.

Their day is usually between 8.30 and 7pm, Monday to Friday (usually 10 hours including an unpaid hours lunchbreak ie 9 hour shifts) and Saturday 8.30-12 noon (1 in 2).

About them:

This practice is a well-established 4 branch practice with a bonded client base. They have a very friendly sociable, stable team, including experienced Nursing and Support teams. The practice is well equipped for GP caseload (laboratory, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, dental equipment, MPMs etc).

They have an 11 Vet team of experienced GPs, 7 Nurses, 2 Student Veterinary Nurses, Animal Care Assistants plus Reception and Support staff. Their clients and the health of their pets are their focus, and they enjoy a friendly supportive team atmosphere with a reputation for dedication and high standards. They are a team of generalists with some Vets with special interests - ultrasound, exotics, wildlife and ECC.

Ideal Candidate:

They are looking for someone who enjoys first opinion general practice but would be happy to encourage a candidate with a suitable interest. Development and training are supported and encouraged. The role could offer the stability for an experienced clinician to follow their own cases and interests or support from an experienced team for someone keen but less experienced.


​Salary up to £68,000 (FT) depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £1,000

In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

  • 6.8 weeks annual leave

  • Private medical insurance

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

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata

  • BVA membership

  • VDS cover

  • RCVS fees

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or share this post with your connections who might be interested - Send through a CV or email Sophie for a friendly chat!

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 8765 8068.

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