Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Perthshire - Ref BP14910

Job Role

Veterinary Surgeon

Job Type




My client is looking for a mixed vet surgeon to join their team. The normal working day varies greatly depending on the workload and the time of the year. All of the vets work with all species, on the farm side that involves mainly beef cattle and sheep although there is some pig work and occasionally deer work. There is also a steady stream of equine work. So, on some days you might spend all day in the clinic with domestic pets and other days all day on farm and equine calls and very often a mixture of the two. The consulting times are roughly between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Working 5 days a week

1 in 5 on call (Monday-Thursday)

1 in 5 weekend nights (Friday-Sunday), with following Friday off work

Up to £50,000 negotiable D.O.E

Welcome bonus of up to £1,500

Relocation allowance of up to £5,000

They do their own out of hours work which ensures good continuity of treatment for clients and their animals. The facilities there include CR x-ray, dental x-ray, ultrasound, therapeutic laser, rigid endoscopy, doppler blood pressure monitor, anaesthetic monitor and an electrosurgery machine. The location is in a quiet residential area which is easily accessible and has a car park. Both surgeries have a range of in-house lab equipment including haematology and biochemistry analysers. For large animal work they have further ultrasound scanners, bull and tup semen testing equipment and equine dental tools. The DR x-ray system is also useful for x-raying off site.

At the moment they have 7 vets in the team. Due to coronavirus restrictions they are split into two teams between the two surgeries. In normal times this split would not be so rigid. They have 2 vet nurses - one based at each surgery. They do not have any certificate holders or specialists in the practice although would welcome anyone who has a special interest and would support them. The practice supports a number of local shows and the younger vets often become involved with the local young farmers club which holds a lot of social events.

The ideal candidate will have a number of years mixed practice experience with the confidence to work independently. Any special skills or interests for example in medicine or surgery would be welcomed. The candidate would be expected to take part in the rota which involves farm and equine work. Must be RCVS registered and qualified.

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