Job ID: 12049
Job Title: Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Profession: Veterinary Surgeon
Category: Small Animal
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: Ongoing
Job Description: Due to one of their team moving to work closer to home an opportunity has arisen for a nee Veterinary Surgeon to join the team at a small animal practice, just 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre and close to Glasgow Vet School.
This bright, spacious, air-conditioned surgery is purpose built to industry leading standards and has state of the art equipment including orthopaedic surgical kit. They are one of the few practices in the area to have the Companion Litecure CTX-IQ laser which can be used in treating pain/trauma, stomatitis, urinary tract disorders & post-op recovery to name just a few.
The friendly, close-knit team is made up of 4 part time vets, 2 RVNs, 2 VCAs, and experienced support team led by a practice manager who is also a Mental Health First Aider. With vets originating from Ethiopia, Germany, Britain and Ireland, this is very much an international team who also have a diverse range of clinical interests. The Practice Principle enjoys orthopaedics and has 5 years critical care and emergency experience. Their Clinical Director grew up in Hong Kong and worked in Windsor for 5 years before moving to Scotland. He loves small furies and, as he is also greatly experienced with the pet travel documentation procedure, they often see referrals from local practices owing to this. This is all in addition to the interesting and varied caseload you would expect to see in general practice.
In the next few months, they are also looking forward to working with ‘Pet Blood Bank,’ helping to further support veterinary care in the local community.
The experienced nursing team work closely with the vets to make sure the day runs as efficiently as possible, and the practice are continuing to build the responsibilities of our nursing team. They would therefore love to find a team member happy to help with coaching and training.
The ethos of the practice is one where they work hard and look out for one another with the team’s well-being a priority. They hold monthly 1 to 1s with all their staff and look to provide further support where needed on an individual basis. They enjoy team socials every 3-4 months, making time to socialise with each other out of work and, given there is a local pizzeria close to the practice, host pizza lunches in practice as well.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a vet to join a really close, supportive team and provides excellent options for progression whether that be clinically or otherwise. Partnership would also be considered for the right candidate.
Included in the package on offer:
• Salary up to £55k (or more DOE)
• Relocation package- up to £2K
• Fully funded CPD and paid certification for the right candidate
• Professional membership paid for (RCVS, BSAVA, BVA, VDS)
• Career progression
• Exclusive discounts and benefits