Veterinary Surgeon for Maternity Cover required at Inglis Vets, Cowdenbeath

Cowdenbeath, Fife
up to £49,000 FTE depending on experience
22 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

The Role

Inglis Vets have a rare opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our student vet training team! No two days are the same at our student vet training practice set in Cowdenbeath, Fife. The role involves supervising final year vet students as part of their rotations during consultation and surgeries.  

In this role you would be responsible for providing feedback to RDSVS for each student at the end of each week’s block. In addition, you would be required to liaise with the Vet school regarding student welfare and learning outcomes. 

You would be responsible for ensuring RCVS practice standards and AVMA requirements are followed.  

We are happy to consider both full/part-time applications, full time would be 4 days per week although we can be flexible. There is no on call element to this role and the opening hours for the branch are 8-6pm. Weekend Day shifts are on a 1 in 12 rotation.  

Salary for the role is up to £49,000 FTE depending on experience. 

The role is a fixed term maternity cover position for 12 months initially with a possibility of being offered a permanent role within another Inglis branch at the end of the FTC.

About Us

We are a busy and well-established vet practice with a main hospital and 8 branches located in Fife and Central Scotland. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an excellent care plan and offer our own out of hours services. Our Cowdenbeath Branch is a clinical training centre for RDSVS Vet Students. This busy general practice is at the heart of the community and has one vet consulting and one vet operating alongside the students daily. This opportunity to be involved in teaching whilst able to maintain your own clinical case load makes it quite unique.  

We have a brand-new ultrasound (doppler), digital x-ray, blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximeter, dental machine with small furry dental kit, in-house biochemistry, haematology and T4 and separate dog and cat wards.  

The clinic is centrally located in Fife with ease of access to Edinburgh, the beaches of the Fife coast and beautiful Perthshire. 

The clinic is at the heart of bustling high street and located close to a train station and there is staff parking. 

About the Team and Culture

We have a passionate and hardworking team of over 100 employees, including over 40 Registered Veterinary Nurses and Animal Care Assistants, 30 Vets and 30 Support Staff. In addition to our permanent staff, we have a visiting orthopaedic surgeon and dermatologist. 

We are very enthusiastic about our teams’ development and currently have vets studying for certificates in medicine, surgery, and cardiology. 

At Cowdenbeath you will have opportunity of working as part of a small, supportive team. The team here includes 2 vets, 3 RVNs, 1 ACA and Client Care. You will also work closely with our hospital team in the treatment of complex cases or patients needing hospitalisation. 

Applicant Requirements 

Our ideal applicant will be a patient Veterinary Surgeon who is a team player with a passion for mentoring and teaching clinicians. And of course, have high clinical standards and be dedicated to providing excellent client and patient care. 

Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from: 

Work-life balance

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave including bank holidays 
  • Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
  • Your birthday as a paid day off


  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Initiatives focused on employee well-being
  • Non-accidental injury support


  • £1200 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro-rata 
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme
  • Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships

  • BVA membership
  • VDS cover
  • RCVS fees 


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

As a BAME and LGBTQ+ 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. 

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Please Quote BH6559 as a reference when applying for this role.

To apply, please email your CV to Margaret at or call 07977242572 for more information.

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