Principal Veterinary Surgeon Job, Jobs, Scotland, Kirkcaldy, 12670

Principal Veterinary Surgeon Job - Kirkcaldy

Principal Vet

  • Job Ref: 12670
  • Posted on December 12th 20162016-12-12
This vacancy is now closed

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Salary package is £47,755 to £57,755 depending on experience.

Vets Now currently have a full-time job opportunity for a Principal Vet Surgeon to join our out-of-hours emergency team in Kirkcaldy. Your job will involve triage, emergency and lifesaving treatment as well as management of clinic cases. In your role you will also be supported by a registered veterinary nurse and dedicated support team. The emergency clinical experience and drive of our emergency Veterinary Surgeons is crucial to the successful running of our clinics, therefore sole charge experience in out of hours emergency clinical care is preferable.

Other areas of responsibility required of the role include offering help and advice to clients over the phone as well as those presenting in clinic, providing house visits in emergency situations where the client cannot be brought to clinic, providing clear and detailed clinical case reports, charging appropriately for services, communicating effectively with colleagues and clients and communicating and actively building relationships with member practices.

As Principal Vet you will be responsible for managing and improving the clinical performance of your direct reports, through clinical governance. You will also have involvement in clinical audits and compliance management. You will still grow your own hands-on clinical skills by working night and weekends on a rota basis. In addition, you will help develop relationships with the practices using our out-of-hours service, helping to grow your clinic's caseload.

Skills and experience required:

  • Must be fully qualified within the field of Veterinary Science and must be MRCVS registered or eligible for RCVS registration

  • Demonstrable clinical experience and drive to lead your own team of Veterinary Surgeons

  • Ability to continuously develop and mentor Emergency and Critical Care Team

Key Benefits:

  • A salary between £45,000 and £55,000

  • Principal Allowance of £2,755

  • Ongoing access to great CPD funding

  • Annual recognition awards

  • VDS cover provided

  • RCVS fees paid after 2 years of service

  • Membership for both IVECCS and EVECCS

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Life insurance

  • Discounted veterinary fees and products

  • Free access to company cottages in Arran (Scotland)

  • Possible Relocation Package available including Visa arrangements

  • Optional overtime available

Vets Now is a multiple award winning, veterinary owned and led business with a strong focus on the delivery of high quality clinical and professional standards to our patients, clients and professional colleagues. As well as providing clinical care, our clinicians can become involved with our internal training programmes and our evidence based research group which will give them the opportunity to make a wider difference to the profession.

Closing date – 21 March 2017

For more information on this role, please contact Anne on 01383 247910 or email

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Why Work at Vets Now?

Rewards and benefits

As part of the Vets Now team your package will include RCVS membership, EVECCS and IVECCS membership, VDS cover and access to a contributory pension scheme.

Exciting caseload

Working in emergency means no two shifts are the same. You'll see a wide and diverse caseload that will give you the opportunity to use all of your clinical skills.

Owned and run by vets

Vets Now was established by our chairman Richard Dixon, a vet who wanted to help the profession by meeting the growing demand for out-of-hours emergency care. We still put the profession at the heart of everything we do.

Career development

No matter what stage you’re at in your career we’ve got the openings that will help you grow and develop. Whether you want to expand your clinical skills or move into a management role we will support you.

CPD and training

You'll receive a generous CPD allowance and access to one of the most innovative training programmes in the profession. Our team of emergency and critical care specialists shape our clinical training and every year we host the UK’s largest ECC congress.

Working out of hours

We look after our teams, no matter what time of the day or night they work. Working out of hours will give you the opportunity to spend your days doing the things that fit in with your lifestyle.

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