• Location: Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Argyllshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #675

Calling all experienced VETS…

Perhaps a ‘boutique’ practice in HELENSBURGH could be your next career destination?


Job Type:            Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Salary:                 From £45-60k pa, Dependent on Experience

Hours:                  Permanent, 35 hours per week including a 1 hour lunch break each day, 4-day week, 1in 4 Saturday mornings only, no OOHs or B/H’s

Location:             Helensburgh, Scotland

VetFinders are proud to be working in partnership with this successful and respected independent practice.


The role:


The practice is currently looking for an experienced Veterinary Surgeon, ideally with a minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience within the UK, due to some sole charge duties required weekly via rota. All applications will be considered.


This is a permanent full-time opportunity  with approximately 35 hours per week available– including no more than 1 in 4 Saturday mornings only. Part time applicants would also be considered.


This role would be best suited for someone who enjoys first opinion practice, with an interest in both consults and soft-tissue surgery  and happy with regular sole charge weekly. Ideally someone who is looking to expand and grow and develop into a senior Veterinary Surgeon over the next few years, to further abilities, perhaps certification interest?  The  caseload is predominantly dogs and cats and the practice  sees and treats a wide variety of cases. Excellent  in-house facilities enable the practice  to work cases up to a high level.  Autonomy and clinical freedom are key in this role so that veterinary surgeons have the capacity to grow and develop particular interests.




The Practice:


This practice is a  small and ‘boutique’ practice that has an abundance of lovely, bonded  clients. Situated in a popular part of Scotland, Helensburgh is a short drive to beautiful locations such as the Highlands and Loch Lomond National Park, as well as easy reach of Glasgow city centre, and all that a city has to offer.


Being a small practice does not cramp their enthusiasm or ambition – the practice sees a huge variety of cases and will work up to a high level inhouse. Equipment in the practice includes digital xray, dental xray, capnography, and video otoscope as well as all the usual kit.  The practice is happy to invest in equipment to provide the best possible care for all patients. The practice is ISFM Silver Cat Friendly accredited.


When asked what makes their practice stand out  – Karen said “We look after our people! Work-life balance is extremely important, as reflected in the hours. We work together, we work cases through, you are given autonomy and clinical freedom, we care and we listen and we ensure happiness at work whilst delivering an excellent client/patient service to animals in the local area.”





  • A great salary range of £45-60K PER ANNUM commensurate with experience
  • 7 weeks holidays, including Bank Holidays
  • CPD allowance  -unlimited budget within reason (£1500 minimum per year)
  • RCVS /VDS all fees paid
  • Personal development funded and supported/encouraged
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Discounted Veterinary fees.
  • Complete clinical freedom in an independent, owner run practice
  • No Sales targets or performance reviews – just an enthusiasm to deliver excellent first opinion medicine and surgery.


In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other remuneration alternatives that may better suit your needs, which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship develops.


Interested to know more? Contact VetFinders today!


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