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Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon wanted for an experienced team in the Scottish Highlands

Red Sector Recruitment
Inverness, Highland
£40,000 - £70,000+ DOE
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Veterinary Surgeon wanted to join experienced team in Inverness, Scotland. If you want to work for a practice who encourages and supports career development while being able to spend your time off in the surrounding outdoors of beautiful highlands …. Apply now!


  • Excellent salary package up to £70,000 + £5,000 Relocation Allowance and £3,000 Welcome bonus Join an experienced team with people working towards their certificates in medicine and surgery Access to the groups referral centres with collaboration encouraged. No Ooh Varied caseload Certificates & CPD encouraged and funded With the Scottish highlands on your doorstep, this is the perfect location for anyone with a love for the outdoors! Visa sponsorship available



To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to


Salary up to £70,000 DOE plus Relocation Allowance up to £5,000 and £3,000 Welcome Bonus


We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to work at our Practice in Inverness. Our sites consist of our main branch itself where you will get to enjoy hustle, bustle and challenge of a busy day, while at our two other practices you can enjoy sole charge consulting only. There is also the opportunity to collaborate and refer to the groups referral centre. We have a fantastic, close-knit team who celebrate each other's successes and support one another.


We care about your work/life balance


We offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to flex your rota hours to balance the school holidays, fix to navigate the school runs or just looking to strike that balance between home and work life. We can offer flexibility that actually works for you.


This is a full-time role working 5 days per week including rotated Saturdays, 8 hours a day. The shifts will be between the hours of 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm on Friday and 8:00am to 4:00pm on a Saturday. There are no out of hours. The rota and working schedule is carefully devised to ensure scheduled lunch breaks and ability to leave work on time is maintained.


Want to know more about us?


We have three veterinary practices in the city of Inverness providing exceptional first opinion care to dogs, cats, small mammals, birds and exotic animals. We understand the special relationship that people have with their animals, and we are committed to providing the individual quality of care our clients deserve. 


Inverness is a city with good shopping, cafes, live music venues, restaurants, and bars. We have a theatre (Eden Court) which hosts musicals, plays, ballet and numerous special events such as outdoor music events during the Summer. The Highlands are certainly the place to be for those with a passion for the outdoors- the scenery is second to none and there is endless opportunity for walking, wild swimming, camping and paddle boarding! There are lots to do for families and children of all ages- Inverness is very child friendly with an array of festivals and events catered for families. There is a leisure centre and pool with waterslides, ice skating rink, many parks and petting farms. Many of the primary and high schools in the area have very good reputations and ranking in Scotland.


We are fortunate to have a fantastic team who strive to create a positive working environment and build strong relationships within the team. We have regular staff events, activities and days out but nothing brings us together like fundraising for our local community. Over the years we have raised over £12,000, completed a 24 hour kennel stay, a 12 hour bike-a-thon and the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course. We have also raised funds to provide 50 pet oxygen masks to Highland fire stations, outdoor community accessible defibrillators at our 3 sites and have created our own pet food bank to distribute throughout our local area.


Meet the team!


Our team here consists of 12 Veterinary Surgeons, 12 Registered Veterinary Nurses including 2 Student Nurses. Our clinical team is supported by Veterinary Care Assistants, a Pharmacy Dispenser, a very competent front desk team and office support staff. The large team means there is always someone nearby to offer support, discuss cases with and learn from.  We believe in good clinical discussions, have twice daily ward rounds and regular Vet meetings. We are a friendly team that provides a collaborative and supportive approach. Our Vets and Nurses all have different interests and enthusiasms.


Because our people 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

·  6.8 weeks annual leave

·  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 wellbeing

·  Non-accidental injury support



·  £1250 CPD allowance 5 days paid pro rata

·  Certificate support

·  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 £1250 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


To apply, or for more information, please send your CV to


Red Sector is one of the fastest growing recruitment agencies in the country. Red Sector was established in August 2017 with the aim of providing fast effective recruitment with a high level of care across the veterinary industry.

We are keen to hear from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses of all experience levels and have a proven track record of securing new graduates their first position fresh out of university to experienced certificate holders.  Although primarily recruiting to the UK & Australia, we have also helped our clients in Dubai, Qatar, Canada and New Zealand with sourcing excellent candidates and helped veterinary surgeons & nurses relocate from every corner of the planet!

With over 50 years combined experience within recruitment our team have an extensive level of knowledge in the sectors we cover.  As a team, we have the ability to build strong relationships with both candidates and clients and have the time and knowledge to spend on each individually. We enjoy sourcing the perfect candidates for roles and thrive on filling positions for clients in need.

If you are interested in a new position within the veterinary sector, or know someone who is, we would love to hear from you!
Please send your CV to or get in touch via our website and one of our friendly consultants will be happy to help! 

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