Senior Mixed Veterinary Surgeon

Banchory, Aberdeenshire
21 Jan 2021
21 Feb 2021
Contract Type

Senior Mixed Veterinary Surgeon required at Woodside Vets, Banchory

The Role

The retirement of our senior clinical director has created an exciting opportunity for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon to join us to help mentor and develop our fabulous team. We carry out a broad spectrum of mixed practice work and offer the opportunity to develop niche roles, depending on individual interests. The workload ranges from routine farm work to smallholders with a smattering of equine work. This role will involve working a four-day week and an equally shared out-of-hours rota creates a good work life balance.

About Us

Woodside Veterinary Group is a mixed practice serving traditional beef and sheep farms and providing care for family pets across 3 sites on Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire. We have a friendly team of nurses and reception staff making for a happy place to work. We are based mid-way between the attractions of Aberdeen and the Cairngorms with all both have to offer on our doorstep. We have all the usual equipment such as digital x-ray, ultrasound, endoscope, and in-house lab equipment is available.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants will be experienced in all aspects of mixed practice work and have a passion for teamwork and development. There may also be potential to develop your role and progress to Clinical Director should you be looking for this type of opportunity. Excellent communication skills are required as the role will include the mentoring of younger members of staff. OV qualifications would be an advantage, although there is minimal TB testing in 4-year parishes.

Benefits (pro rata)

  • 5 weeks paid holiday not including bank holidays
  • 5 days paid CPD leave
  • £1250 CPD Allowance per annum
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • VDS Membership paid
  • BVA Membership paid
  • Service based holiday entitlement increases
  • VDS cover
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, shared parental leave and surrogacy pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • My Benefits - various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension
  • CPD/training support
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Employee opinion survey
  • Free uniform in a number of roles
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Social events
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Academy & Leadership courses
  • Focus on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Free flu jabs

As a BAME and LGBT+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long term health conditions, and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.


To apply, please email your CV to Laura by clicking the apply button or call 07484520516 for more information.