Veterinary Surgeon

Nithsdale, The Centre, Dumfries
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 23/08/2021

The Role

We are looking for an additional small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly team at Nithsdale Vets, Dumfries and Thornhill. This is a full-time role with a mix of consults and general surgery, with a share of weekend and weeknight out of hours on a shared rota. Salary will reflect on experience and qualifications.

About Us

Nithsdale Vets is a two-site small animal practice in Dumfries and Galloway. Both sites operate self-sufficiently with in suite lab's, digital x-ray, ultrasound etc. We are a friendly practice with an experienced team who are always happy to help each other out. Interesting and varied caseload, majority of cases managed in house. Friendly town with good range of amenities, excellent area for outdoor pursuits.

About the Team and Culture

Our team consists of 7 Veterinary Surgeons (5 FTE), 5 Veterinary Nurses, with one certificate holder in surgery. We work closely with the local rescue centres, Blue Cross and PDSA and try to provide veterinary treatment to all.

Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate will be RCVS registered and competent in all routine surgeries, although support can be provided where needed. You will be an enthusiastic, passionate, patient and caring individual who is a team player and committed to providing outstanding clinical care and customer service. Due to our location and working between two sites, a driving license is essential.

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
•    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.
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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


Nithsdale, The Centre, Dumfries

Martinton Place, Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3QN, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal