Veterinary Surgeon Glasgow 2023

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Are you looking to join a real family feel practice that value your development and work/life balance? We have a great opportunity for you at Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets.

We are looking for a new vet to join our friendly, well-established and sociable team. Our team is led by JVP and Veterinary Surgeon, Struan and is made up of 2 FT and 2 PT vets, 5 RVNs, 1 SVN, 1 Practice Manager and an experienced reception team.

Job Description

Within our vet team we have vast amounts of experience, with 3 of our vets having been qualified 10+ years and the other being a more recent graduate. We are keen to encourage any specialisation or interest you bring to our team and see a number of exotics and have scope to further build a surgical caseload.

Struan is an advanced practitioner in small animal practice and is currently enrolled in a cardiology certificate, for which we have invested in a brand-new ultrasound, and another vet is about to embark on further training in soft tissue surgery, more specifically, BOAS surgery.

Experience of teaching and mentoring or a desire to do this would be welcomed as we regularly have EMS students from Glasgow university, many of which are returners due to the great experience they get seeing practice with our team.

The other side of our clinical team are our highly valued nurses, of which 2 are clinical coaches as we are a nurse training practice. Most of our nurses and receptionists have been with the practice for many years as they enjoy the close-knit family feel of the practice, however, they are always welcoming to new team members and make them feel at home. Our nurses conduct their own consults most days of the week and undertake Schedule 3 procedures, enabling the vets to focus on their own consults and surgeries.

In this role we can accommodate both full or part time hours and offer flexibility around your shifts whether you are looking to do 4 longer days, 5 shorter days, or need to finish early some days, for example, for childcare- we can make your rota work for you. We do ask that you cover 1 in 4 weekends after which you would then work reduced hours in the week to take that time back.

Any additional overtime that is worked can be either paid or take as time in lieu. We arrange our diary so all our vets have regular breaks to catch up on notes, report results and any other admin, so generally, we finish on time. You will not be required to cover OOHs.

Aside from work, we love to socialise in our free time. We have team Whatsapp groups both for clinical discussions and support, and a separate one for general communication and/or socialising. In practice we also conduct monthly clinical and full team meetings to check in on all our team and ensure any problems are dealt with as a collective.

Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets is located just a short 10-minute drive outside of Glasgow City Centre, but also only 20 minutes from the countryside and the famous Loch Lomond, making it the ideal location for city and countryside lovers. The practice is located on a retail park with free parking. It is also on a major bus route, and the local train station is 10 minutes walk away.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary of up to £57k (pro rata and D.O.E), we offer:

  • visa sponsorship for international candidates.
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year, increasing to 6.6 weeks after 2 years service.
  • an extra day off on your birthday
  • a 1 hour paid lunch break where all the clinical team break at the same time
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Paid memberships (RCVS and VDS)
  • Generous CPD budget
  • Exclusive company discounts and rewards
  • And more…

We want our colleagues to be as diverse as our clients. Our teams are inclusive and celebrate difference, so if you meet our role requirements, we’d love to hear from you.

DEADLINE 14th December 2023