Veterinary Surgeon

Ayrton Veterinary Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Up to £60,000 Negotiable DOE

Posted on 22/04/2021

The Role

Ayrton Veterinary Hospital, Bathgate are looking for a Vet Surgeon to join their busy team on a full-time basis. Working on various caseloads from Orthopaedics, soft tissue, dental, consults, endoscopy, laparoscopy, radiology to general surgery. There are also cases in ECC work being one of the few veterinary hospitals in Scotland offering a unique opportunity for a Vet to access not just 1st opinion work, but ECC work along the way.


Working 42 hours per week

Over 5 days

1:4 out of hours weekends

1 out of hour shift during the week

Salary is up to £60,000 negotiable DOE. 

About Us

Our practice is a beautifully light, purpose designed spacious building located between the cultural and historical cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. We have a great team of 3 Veterinary Surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses and 2 Animal Care Assistants. We are a training practice where our Registered Veterinary nurses are fully utilised with Animal Care Assistant support. We are well equipped with Digital X-ray, the latest laboratory equipment and Sevoflurane & Humphrey ADE anaesthesia.


Applicant Requirements

Must be a qualified Vet Surgeon and on the RCVS register. Previous experience working in a similar role is desirable, confident in providing emergency care and experience in a similar environment, further certification is encouraged and supported.

Applicants of any level of experience are welcome to apply as tailored support can be provided if required.


New graduates from £32,000 negotiable D.O.E

Experienced vets from £48,000 negotiable D.O.E


•    5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
•    5 days paid CPD leave
•    £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    MRCVS Membership paid
•    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
•    Pension
•    CPD/training support
•    Paid bereavement leave
•    Company sick pay
•    Employee opinion survey
•    Free uniform in a number of roles
•    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 LGBT+ 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.

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Any questions before applying?

Speak to Margaret Oliver from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Margaret Oliver

Talent Partner for Scotland & Isle of Man


Ayrton Veterinary Hospital

Burnhouse Industrial Estate, Whitburn, Bathgate, EH47 0LQ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal