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Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon (VETSEEK-38887)

Oban, Argyll

Veterinary Surgeon

£40,000 to £65,000 pro rata

Full time / Permanent

Job description

Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon - Oban, Argyll

  • Are you a qualified and RCVS registered veterinary surgeon?
  • Are you looking to join a mixed animal practice located in the Scottish Highlands?

We are recruiting on behalf of a small animal practice in Oban, Argyll for a Permanent Mixed Veterinary Surgeon to join their team. This role is full or part time with weekends, OOH work and on-call duties on a rota.

Key details

  • Type: Mixed animal
  • Hours: Full or part time
  • Weekends: On a rota
  • OOH: On a rota
  • On call: On a rota
  • Computer system: Merlin
  • Consultations: 15 minutes
  • Team: 6 vets, 3 RVNs, 1 SVN, 1 VCA and a supportive non-clinical team

The role

  • This role offers a varied mixed animal caseload
  • They have a team of 6 vets that you will work alongside and some of them have certificates in Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology and Behaviour
  • Support is provided for Vets looking to develop in an area of special interest.
  • The role offers a varied caseload including orthopaedic cases, medicine, dental and soft tissue surgeries.
  • The role will involve duties including consultations and surgeries. There will be some sole charge work involved on occasion so the Vet must feel comfortable.
  • Flexible working and rota patterns available to accommodate a good work-life balance
  • The Vet will be responsible for providing a high standard of veterinary care and customer service.
  • The Vet will be responsible to ensuring that there is excellent communication between themselves and the team and with clients.

About them:

  • Oban is located close in the Highlands and offers a plethora of outdoor activities.
  • They are fully equipped with diagnostics including endoscopy, ultrasound, digital x-ray, in house laboratory and separate dog and cat kennel.
  • They have a supportive team of 6 vets, some of whom are certificate holding surgeons, and a talented team of 3 RVNs
  • The pride themselves on offering case continuity and maintaining strong clients relationships.
  • They support personal development with a generous CPD allowance and encourage and support certificates and additional training.
  • The practice provides a high standard of care and customer service to all its patients and clients.

Team culture:

  • They pride themselves on a collaborative team culture. They offer support where necessary. They have regular social outings and take part in local activities within the community.
  • The team work together to support one another and enable each other to achieve goals and continue to develop their clinical skills and knowledge.
  • They understand the difficulties that the vet industry can face, and they ensure that each member of staff support each other and strive each day to provide a positive and encouraging work environment.

About you:

  • The practice are open to various levels of experience for this role. They can provide support for newly graduated vet
  • The practice are looking for a Vet who is committed to providing a high standard of patient and client care.
  • The vet will have excellent communications skills and a compassionate attitude along with excellent client facing skills.
  • The Vet will work well as part of a team.


  • Salary: Up to £65,000 pro rata, commensurate to experience
  • Holidays: 6.8 weeks aannual leave, increasing with service and birthday off
  • CPD: Generous allowance of £1,250 with 40 hours to attend
  • Memberships: RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid
  • Talk to the team regarding relocation packages, golden handshakes and sponsorship which are available for non-UK nationals with RCVS registration in place
  • Medical insurance
  • Certificates supported
  • Workplace pension
  • Family friendly policies
  • Company sick pay
  • Pay reviews
  • Employee wellbeing programmes
  • Ongoing learning and development platforms available
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme

Must haves:

  • RCVS registered and qualified or soon to be
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

What happens next?

CLICK APPLY NOW or if you have any pre-application questions or if this role is not quite right for you, please contact the Vet Seekers team (details below) to discuss your veterinary career aspirations further.

Please quote job reference: 38887

T: 0333 014 7374

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