Veterinary Surgeon Job, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, UK

Veterinary Surgeon Job - Kirkcaldy

Veterinary Surgeon

  • Job Ref: 13390
  • Posted on January 22nd 20182018-01-22

Veterinary Surgeon Job – Kirkcaldy

Total package value up to £51,000 DOE

Save lives and make a real difference at Vets Now Kirkcaldy

We are at the forefront of emergency and critical care, making a real difference and saving the lives of pets each and every day. Working as an emergency vet surgeon will expose you to a diverse range of cases that you simply won’t see in general practice. Although confidence with sole charge is a must, Vets Now have a strong support network, in and out of clinic, and there’s always somewhere to seek advice. In Kirkcaldy, you will be fully supported by a dynamic Senior Veterinary Surgeon, a certificate-holding nursing team and a dedicated clinical support

Long gaps between compressed shifts

This role would be ideal for a Veterinary Surgeon who can think on their feet and thrive in an adrenaline-fuelled emergency environment but also fully utilise their time during quieter spells. The rolling shift pattern will involve working a Sunday dayshift, and Monday to Wednesday nightshifts for two weeks before 14 days off. Then Thursday to Sunday nightshifts for two weeks before six days off.

Exceptional pet care provided when it’s needed most

The Kirkcaldy veterinary team are motivated by driving clinical excellence and providing exceptional pet care at a time when it’s needed most. The team sees a variable emergency caseload, and can manage up to ten inpatients at a time. The clinic features a superb range of equipment, including a surgical suite, ultrasound and endoscopy. We take pride and integrity in the work that we do and that’s why we are committed to investing in the career progression of our people. From accredited ECC certification support to clinical research studies we will support you in taking control of your own career development.

Great place to work

Recognising hard work is really important to us. Our employees are our greatest asset which is why we offer a first class benefits and rewards package that could include 6.6 weeks annual leave, pension contributions, professional membership, free holiday accommodation in Arran, 50% discounted staff pet care, death in service of two times annual salary, membership of employee wellbeing programme, company sick pay scheme, company maternity, paternity and adoption pay scheme and your birthday as a day off. As well as providing a competitive package of rewards and benefits, we also take pride in celebrating our successes. This includes hosting an annual awards ceremony for those who have exceeded expectations. Clinical staff are also encouraged to attend our annual ECC Congress, the largest in the UK, which features an array of internationally accredited speakers, delegates and exhibitors. 

At Vets Now we are passionate about training and the on-going development of our employees. If this vacancy is of interest and you feel you would benefit from a supported route in to our business then one of the options below may be perfect for you.

Cutting Edge: 10 week supported route into a full time role with Vets Now for those looking to start their career in ECC.

AdvantEdge: 2 week programme for experienced, talented Vets that will fast track them into a successful emergency role.

Refresh Your Edge: 12 week flexible, distance learning programme aimed at Vets who have maybe had a break in practice and are looking to ease their way into ECC.

For more information about this job, please contact Anne on anne.longmire@vets-now.com or call 01383 841181. 

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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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