We have an opportunity for an RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon to work as an intern in a busy orthopaedic referral centre alongside an RCVS/ECVS specialist in small animal surgery. In the role, you can expect to work 48 hours a week and 1:3 weekends on call with a Saturday morning GP clinic.

This internship is designed to help the candidate develop their curriculum vitae in preparation for residency application, although desire to pursue as residency is not a prerequisite.

The position equally suits a veterinary surgeon who wishes to maintain their general practice skillset while developing their orthopaedic knowledge.

About us

We are located in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, surrounded by some of the most stunning beaches Scotland has to offer and sitting minutes from the famous Fife Coastal Pathway.

Not only are we offering an exciting employment opportunity, but also a unique work/life balance, in a geographical location that offers an abundance of activities to ensure you enjoy life and work in equal measures. Edinburgh International Airport, one hour away, offers convenient access to domestic and international destinations.

The practice benefits from being purpose-built, affording a very pleasant working environment with well-maintained facilities and is fully equipped with all the usual toys, including CT, and have recently invested in an Arthrex 4K arthroscopy system. Our current case load for orthopaedics varies between 20-25 new cases a week.

Our orthopaedic department is currently comprised of two clinicians: an ECVS Diplomate and a Cert AVP Holder. In addition to this, our general practice has a team of experienced vets and both departments benefit from a team of exceptional nurses and support staff, most of whom have been with the practice many years.

Applicant requirements

  • Member of the RCVS
  • One year of clinical experience in general practice
  • Good English Language, both verbal and written
  • Good communication skills
  • A strong interest in orthopaedics is highly beneficial

Because our employees 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 salary of £35,000, you will benefit from:

  • Worklife balance
    • 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement
    • Your birthday as a paid day off
  • Wellbeing
    • 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
  • Development
    • £1500 CPD allowance per year and 5 days paid
    • 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
  • Additional
    • 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.