Equine Veterinary Surgeon

Ardene House Veterinary Practice Ltd, Kingswells Hospital
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 09/07/2021

Ardene House Vet Practice is looking for an equine vet to join the team. Ideally, you will have a few years’ experience, though new graduates will be considered. This role can be part-time or full-time, with potentially a 1:8 OOH rota, and we are happy to discuss flexible working requests. The practice has a range of clientele, from pleasure riding to high level competition horses and we deal with a mixture of first opinion and second opinion work. We offer a CPD allowance, private pension, medical insurance, and includes VDS and RCVS fees.
The practice is located in its own grounds on the outskirts of Aberdeen. We have purpose-built facilities, including stabling, radiography/treatment room, lungeing areas and an operating theatre. We have up to date equipment, including an oroscope, digital x-ray, ultrasound, surgical laser, endoscope, gastroscope, arthroscopy and lameness locator. You will be part of a supportive 8-vet team, aided by dedicated equine nursing assistants and reception team.
We would be equally keen to welcome someone who would like to do ambulatory work and potentially develop an area of interest, or someone who already has further qualifications in a specific field and is keen to develop the referral side of the practice.
Competitive salary dependent on applicant’s experience.
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
· 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 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 you would like to find out more about the role, and discuss career options, please contact Andrew Millar, BVMS MRCVS, Clinical Director.
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Ardene House Veterinary Practice Ltd, Kingswells Hospital

Skene Road, Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8PJ, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Farm / Large animal
  • Equine
  • Small animal