Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Seafield Veterinary Group, Keith
Permanent, Full time
Up to £50,000 DOE

Posted on 25/07/2022

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team here at Seafield Veterinary Group, Keith!
A truly mixed role with 45% Farm animal, 5% equine and 50% small animal.
The successful candidate will be able to build up experience in all disciplines whilst working with more senior vets in each area.

Specialisation or becoming species specific will be supported as we transition as a practice. 5 days each week, 1/4 nights and weekends, a weekday off before and after a weekend-on (long weekend following) and a half day following a weeknight on call. Equates to 5 days off in an 8-week block, always a 2nd on call as back up.
Up to £50,000 negotiable depending on experience.

About Us

A mixed practice based on 3 sites with good facilities. Usual toys and internal referral to experienced staff encouraged. Large animal work also to a very high standard with a proactive approach, fertility work and a strong base of pedigree and commercial stock. a very short distance from the Moray Coast, an hour from the Cairngorm National Park and Aviemore and an hour from Aberdeen or Inverness Airports. A stunning rural area with great transport links. We are always looking to enhance the experience of our staff and offer both good personal support, development with the opportunity to grow within the business.

About the Team and Culture

Currently 12 Vets with around 8 Full Time Equivalents, A team of 6 nurses supporting our small animal vets. Farm Animal Certificate holder and internal training encouraged in all disciplines. All staff are made to feel very welcome as part of a busy and friendly team in this truly mixed practice, a hub of the local community.

Applicant Requirements 

Must be a MRCVS, experience welcomed but may also be a position that would suit a recent or new graduate who wants to develop skills. 

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of mixed practice initially involving routine small animal consults, all basic surgery, farm and equine first opinion calls with opportunity to develop skills in any area of interest such as fertility, diagnostic imaging, lameness etc.

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from:
Work-life balance
30 days annual leave - including bank holidays plus additional time in lieu for on-call
Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
Your birthday as a paid day off
Private medical insurance
Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
Cycle to Work scheme
Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
Non-accidental injury support
£1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata 
Certificate support
Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
Infection Prevention and Control Programme
Quality Improvement Programme
Professional Memberships
BVA membership
VDS cover
RCVS fees 
Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
Discounted staff pet care
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

Senior Talent Partner


Seafield Veterinary Group, Keith

144 Land Street, Keith, AB55 5DL, Banffshire, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Equine
  • Farm / Large animal
  • Small animal