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Equine Vet Job in Scotland - 220,634SB2

LOCATION: Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

TYPE OF WORK: 100% Equine

HOURS: Full Time

AFTER HOURS: 1 in 6 OOH rota

SALARY: Dependant on experience

JOB NO: 220,634SB2

A practice on the beautiful Scottish Borders is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced equine vet to join them for 12 months in a maternity cover role.

Start date: May/June 2024

You will have the support of an experienced and friendly team of vets, most of whom have been with the practice for more than three years. There are varied levels of experience and interests within the team, with one colleague having a keen interest in dentistry, two colleagues enrolled in a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice and an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Internal Medicine.

There is a really strong team ethos with an active social committee. They organise everything from cinema outings to zip-lining to stand-up paddle boarding!

The clinic houses modern equine diagnostic equipment, including video endoscope, video gastroscope, battery-operated digital radiography, HD oroscope, ultrasound and three motorised HDE/Dynamic dental kits.

About the role:

– Varied 1st opinion caseload

– Back up of a referral centre 1 hour away

– Shifts are 8:30 am to 6 pm (the team nearly always get away for lunch!)

– 4.5 day working week, with the option to take a half day off per week or a full day off per fortnight

Benefits include:

– Company car with personal use

– A work phone

– RCVS, VDS and BVA fees paid

– 6 weeks holiday per year (pro rata for PT)

– CPD encouraged and funded – 5 days annually with £1,750 budget (pro rata for PT)

– 6.6 weeks annual leave

– 1 day paid leave for volunteering

– Contributory company pension( after qualifying period)

– Enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave

– Enhanced sickness scheme – 2 weeks full pay, 4 weeks half pay (after successful probation)

– Life assurance (after successful probation)

– Bike to work scheme

– Health Shield cash plan & perks

– Staff discounts

– Private Healthcare (available after a qualifying period)

– Opportunity to buy/sell holidays

– Relocation payment & assistance in finding accommodation if you are relocating

This progressive mixed practice has multiple sites located around the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Edinburgh. This branch is set in a rural location near the coast but within an hour of Edinburgh.

If this role sparks your interest, the employer encourages you to come and visit the clinic to see if you think it would be a great fit for you.

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For more information, please contact:

Kira Procter
Recruitment Consultant