Veterinary Surgeon

February 20, 2024
£65000 - £65000

Job Description

Posted on 05/02/2024
Veterinary Surgeon
Oban Vets, Oban
Salary up to £65,000 DOE + up to £5,000 welcome bonus

Our core values are what make the group a successful and fun place to work.

WE CARE- We care for animals and people, keep our promises, treat each other with decency and respect.

WE DARE- We dare to innovate, encourage entrepreneurial thinking and identify opportunities to succeed in a changing world.

WE SHARE- We share knowledge, best practice and make decisions based on trust, dialogue, commitment and engagement.

The Role

We are looking for a Veterinary Surgeon to join our team in a mixed role. Caseloads vary and we see some orthopaedics, medicine cases, dentals, soft tissue surgery to name a few. We can offer full support for further qualification in a chosen area of interest. You will be an enthusiastic, passionate, patient, and caring individual who is interested and willing to promote and build the practice.

We have all the usual tools of digital x-rays, ultrasound, in house bloods and are slowly adding to our arsenal.

If you’re passionate about veterinary care and eager to contribute your skills to a practice that values your unique abilities, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Embrace personal growth, supportive teamwork, and a beautiful location to call home.

Rota patterns that work for you

Our people are at the heart of everything that we do, that’s why we know that work-life balance is vital in supporting our people to be their best selves. Our flexible approach to rota patterns and working hours offers a balance that truly flexes with you and your lifestyle no matter what stage you are in your career.

Working 40hrs per week plus participation in a quiet out of hours rota.

About Us

Our current team consists of 6 Vets, 3 RVNs, 1 SVN, 1 VCA, 2 ACAs, a Practice Manger and 4 in our Client Care team. This team includes a Diagnostic Imaging Certificate holder, along with Vets working towards Certificates in Behaviour and in Cardiology. We offer Acupuncture and basic Orthopaedics. Our Head Nurse has substantial exotics experience, and our Deputy Head Nurse is working towards a Diploma in Physiotherapy.

Oban is a bustling place, with tourists travelling through regularly with direct access to the islands by ferry. It is a diverse community with a University and College campus, bringing people from far and wide

Because our employees 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 with 40 hours 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 £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.

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


Any questions before applying?

Speak to Amelia Bateman from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Amelia Bateman

Talent Partner