Veterinary Surgeon Required At Avondale Veterinary Group In Strathaven, South Lanarkshire
£35,000 - £50,000
Avondale Veterinary Group
Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon with some experience for routine 1st opinion small animal practice. We encourage cases to be worked up to a high standard and have the facilities to do so. Responsibilities would include booster vaccinations, consulting with a medical and surgical caseload. There is an opportunity to develop a niche and follow your own interests.
We have recently moved to a 4 day week and the post, averaging 37.5 hours per week will be worked over four days between the hours of 8am and 7pm and one Saturday in four (8.30 am to 12pm). (However we are open to discussing a part time role). Salary for the role is between £35,000 - £50,000 FTE depending on experience.
Avondale Veterinary Group is a single site practice based in Rural South Lanarkshire. We are technically a mixed practice but this a small animal position. Our Farm and Equine departments operate separately.
Set in the heart of Scotland's Dairy belt South of Glasgow have some of the best views in the country with ready access to the coast and hills. We also benefit from having good access to Glasgow (40 minutes), Edinburgh (1 hour) and major road networks so travel is easy. For those with an adventurous spirit there is plenty of access to mountain biking, water sports and hill walking, without being too far from civilisation.
We operate out of a large purpose build building, with lovely facilities, separate dog and cat wards, dedicated theatres, a dedicated dental suite. Digital x-ray (including dental), ultrasound and scopes. We have a large waiting room, consult rooms and plenty of parking.
We operate a culture of trust and support rather than control and Vets will have considerable freedom in case management. The practice has fourteen Vets, (4 equine, 4 farm and 6 small animal), six Nurses and one animal care assistant. We are a Nurse training practice.
An ideal candidate will have some experience and we are keen to talk to anyone who feels they want to develop their niche in a role which allows them to grow, with the support to do so. Ideally they will be comfortable with routine procedures and consults and will also be able to work independently and comfortable supervising junior members of staff.
They would approach their role with enthusiasm, interest and a desire to grow themselves and the practice and would be seeking a position where they could contribute to and benefit from a supportive team.
Our facilities would benefit someone with an interest in developing their dentistry and developing the role of dentistry in the practice however specific interests in medicine or surgery would be supported.
Benefits (subject to pro rata)
· 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
· 5 days paid CPD leave
· £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
· Private Medical Insurance
· VDS Membership paid
· BVA Membership paid
· Service based holiday entitlement increases
· VDS cover
· Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
· Enhanced paternity pay
· Birthday leave
· Discounted veterinary fees
· My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
· Cycle to Work scheme
· CPD/training support
· Paid bereavement leave
· Company sick pay
· Employee opinion survey
· Annual pay reviews
· Social events
· Sponsorship for overseas employees
· Academy & Leadership courses
· Focus on employee wellbeing
· Relocation packages
· Career progression opportunities
· Free flu jabs
As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.
Please quote BH3675 when applying for this role.
Address: Avondale House Strathaven Rural Centre, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom