New/Recent Graduate Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Glasgow, Glasgow
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #793

New/Recent Graduate – Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon. Glasgow. £35,000 + per annum, DOE.
Are you a new graduate looking for a supportive, independent, small animal practice?
Maybe you have a few years’ experience and you are looking to develop.
You are ambitious, you want to be part of an experienced team, and you are looking to enhance your career.
We know of an independent practice, with an experienced and supportive team (over 30 and 15 years) waiting to mentor you in your early career. The best thing is, they’re hiring. Are you interested in finding out more?

This wonderful independent is well known and respected in the local community, first established by Sir William Weipers in the 1920s, it is situated in the west end of Glasgow with good commuting links. The practice is one of the few independent practices left in Glasgow and prides itself on its unique identity and ability to be versatile. The team is dynamic and has very much a family feel.
The practice is hiring for growth. This is a practice where everybody pulls together when there’s work and relaxes when it’s time. A strong team who wants the best for patients and practice.

The day-to-day duties include routine consultations, a good variety of small animal surgery and dentistry, radiography, internal medicine, laboratory work, and reporting. With 3 consulting rooms, a prep room, an operating room, ward rooms, a laboratory with catalyst, lasercyte, and microscope, isolation facilities, a radiography room with digital X-ray and dental X-rays, and outdoor space for the exercise of patients and staff relaxation. 
Consulting times are set between 15 and 30 minutes with vets being allowed the discretion when extra time is required for good clinical care. Surgery and consulting are divided equally throughout the week. Clinical freedom is supported.
Being a recent or new grad, we know support is the first thing you are looking for, this practice understands this. As such, both lead veterinary surgeons are GPD advisors. Not only that but the practice is a tier 2 RCVS accredited practice and was recently inspected in October 2023 with complimentary feedback on their level of care, staff wellbeing, family feel, and facilities.
Two graduates have completed their Vet GDP with the practice since 2020, allowing them to develop at the individual’s pace, a pace they were comfortable with. You will feel support and mentoring in abundance here, tailored to you and your development needs. Recent achievements also include becoming an approved VN training practice. Next is the aim to become a Cat-Friendly Clinic moving forward to focus on developing the teams’ strengths. 
When it comes to hours, the working week is over 4 days, 9 am to 7 pm. Saturdays are on a rota basis currently 1 in 3, working 9 am to 4 pm, with Monday off the following week in lieu. As a new or recent graduate, you will be pleased to know there are no out-of-hours with this position or sole charge responsibilities.

The team here is very welcoming, supportive, and friendly, they care about what they do and the service they provide. They share ideas, caseload advice, and offer support at all levels. The team currently consists of 4 veterinary surgeons, 2 receptionists, a qualified head nurse, a SVN, and 2 ANAs. An abundance of experience to learn from.

So, what’s in it for you? Starting salary depends on experience, new grad starts from £35,000k per annum with a sizable bonus. RCVS fees are paid for, plus a CPD budget paid and encouraged, as well as opportunities for certificates. Staff discounts, monthly social events, monthly lunch clubs, and a wellness plan. Holiday entitlement is 28 days inclusive of public holidays
So, what’s next?
Choosing a new practice is a big decision. You are looking for a role and a practice that gives you the autonomy, and support you need to thrive and develop but most of all a place where you can call home.
Send your CV, don’t worry if it’s not up to date. We can’t get the whole story in a job ad so ask any questions. I’ll answer honestly, no hard sell.
Help shape your future and the future of this practice.
Apply today!


Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

  • Location: Glasgow, Glasgow
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #657

Proudly Independent practice, offering clinical freedom and fantastic work life balance


All levels of experience considered to join this wonderful team



Job Type:            Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Salary:                 From £33-60k pa, Dependent on Experience/ hours

Hours:                  Permanent, average 40 hours per week, 1in 4 Saturdays mornings, no OOHs or Bank Holidays

Location:             Glasgow, Scotland


VetFinders are proud to work in partnership with this outstanding independent practice based in Glasgow, Scotland. They are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join their talented ,friendly and dedicated team, where they focus every day on ensuring a genuine work and life balance is achieved.


The Role:


This is a Veterinary Surgeon role, and as such you will need to be registered with RCVS, experience is not a huge factor, this practice is happy to look at all levels of experience from suitable applicants. That being said there is an opportunity for an experienced Vet and a New graduate available currently. Certificate holders are welcome to apply, and the support of CPD is greatly encouraged.


  • Hours

This practice is flexible to offer part- or full-time hours, ideally, we are looking for someone who can work up to 40hours per week, including a 1 in 4 Saturday morning on rota. No Sunday or bank holiday working or on call. With structured days, no long hours, consultations by appointment, a wide range of clinical treatment options and medicines and no OOH you can help to deliver great outcomes for patients and clients. Consultations are 15 minutes, but the practice firmly believes that to provide a high standard of owner and pet compliance, longer consultation appointments can be arranged to enhance history taking and client interaction.


  • Clinical Freedom

The practice believes in Clinical freedom on treatment options, you’re not restricted to limited ranges of medicines. We find having the clinical liberty to provide safe and sound medicines under the cascade system when possible, the best way to ensure patients, get the treatment they need, as cost effectively as possible.


  • Work life balance

Being independent means that the rotas can be flexible and accommodating to individual needs of every team member. The days/ rotas are structured with regular and genuine breaks.

Team support is essential to the practice, and in abundance, sharing and reviewing caseloads, having open dialogue and conversations with peers over coffee, and sharing clinical experience is important to us.


  • CPD

Very supportive and happy to encourage all CPD, just pick the course that suits you and we will accommodate this. We encourage networking with other Veterinary professionals, attending shows, festivals and workshops, online courses and sometimes the ‘lunch and learns’ with pharmaceutical companies! (Usually Pizza).


The Practice and team:


As a practice, that are close knit, very friendly and professional, there is a strong family feel to the practice and they are well known and respected within the local and surrounding communities. Seeing many of the families, come back to them generation after generation. Having been first established over 70 years ago, the veterinary procedures and treatments may have changed over the years but their passion and commitment to service and care has not faltered.


The team is made up currently of 3 Vets, 4 RVNs, 1 ACA and 2 Receptionists.

The experienced nursing team are so happy and eager to assist with all of the in-patients and will organise , hospitalise ,monitor and chart vital signs pre, peri and post operatively working closely with the attending veterinary surgeon . The pets absolutely adore the nurses .


Also a RCVS PSS and SVN training practice, who are very busy with EMS students. Supporting future talent is important to them also.


The location of the practice is easy to travel to and from with major roads and motorways and also train and bus services abound . Fantastic transport links, onsite car park also.


Practice Toys/ Equipment:


  • Digital X-ray facilities with sliding table for ease of positioning patients
  • Dental suite with separate dental X-ray machine ; IM3 dental drill and de-scaler
  • In house blood analysers : Haematology/ Biochemistry and electrolytes / Specific pancreatic lipase / Total thyroxine T4
  • ECG machine
  • Blood pressure machine
  • Modern ultrasound machine
  • a choice of modern pre-medicants and induction agents for anaesthesia
  • qualified nurses to assist and monitor perioperative general anaesthesia
  • External laboratory services : Idexx labs and Glasgow University Diagnostic Services Lab
  • Referral centres we use for example for : the Oncology/ Neurology / Orthopaedics / Specialist soft tissue surgery are Vets Now Referrals / Glasgow University Veterinary School / Broadleys’ Veterinary Hospital / Crumpets


Benefits and Perks:

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • Pension scheme
  • Unlimited CPD budget
  • Certificates fully funded, supported and encouraged
  • Up to 5 weeks holiday
  • Staff loyalty bonuses
  • Excellent support staff with designated receptionists so nurses are purely clinically focused
  • Comprehensive facilities and equipment
  • Flexible working pattern
  • Excellent salary (33k-60k depending on capability/ hours)
  • Staff discount
  • Visas and sponsorship covered

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