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Veterinary Surgeon

Closing date 28-04-2023

Join our passionately community-based, first-opinion Hospital in Midlothian!! We are expanding our amazing team at ICR. Loads of flexibility on offer - full or part time, small amount of weekend and nights work. Read on to find out more....
Loanhead, United Kingdom
Veterinary surgeon
British Pound Sterling
35,000 - 63,000 pa
Small animal
Full-time or Part-time
Overseas sponsorship

The role

How the role has come about
Maternity/team expansion
Job description
We are looking to grow our team with another passionate Veterinary Surgeon. There is the opportunity for a non-permanent position as one of our lovely vets is due to go on Maternity leave in a few months. So we could take someone for Maternity cover, or a permanent position.

We always strive to support everyone's development through practical skill training, in house CPD and external CPD and courses. Many of our vets and nurses are undertaking Certificates (but many aren't, it's up to the individual!)

Shifts vary and can be designed to suit the right candidate. Night work is night shifts on a 1:14 rota, with 1:14 weekend inpatient day shifts.

You will be based at our main Loanhead Hospital, but with the opportunity to work at our branch practices.

We pride ourselves in offering our own out of hours service, covered by our own team of Vets and Nurses within our Loanhead branch.

We wish for the successful applicant to thrive within the team, building a loyal client base and taking part in the growing future of our practice.

A bit more about us.....

.....operating out of four branches across the Midlothian area the ICR Family now has 22 Nurses and 22 Vets, with 5 VCA's, two practice managers, two Clinical Directors, 18 receptionists and support staff. Students are regularly welcomed to the practice, and we currently have three SVNs undertaking their training with the support of their clinical coaches at ICR.

At ICR we LOVE TO LEARN. Some of our Nurses hold Cert VN ECC awards, others are sitting mixtures of behaviour, exotics and medical certifications. Within our veterinary team we have certificate holders in medicine, emergency and critical care and dermatology and more being undertaken in surgery and behaviour. We also have a board-eligible exotic Vet and are expanding our exotics service.

All training is fully supported and encouraged by the practice.

We have all the hospital gadgets you could wish for, including laparoscopy, endoscopy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, multiparameters, dopplers, fluid pumps, syringe drivers, blood gas analysis, biochemistry and haematology analysers, laser therapy machines, tonopens, the list goes on and on!

We are proud to provide a successful laparoscopy (keyhole) service to our clients with daily keyhole procedures taking place. We are an enthusiastic team who have a strong drive to improve practice standards and clinical excellence.

As a community-based practice we regularly take part in local fund-raising events and gala days. We create a yearly ICR Christmas Calendar with all proceeds going to a new selected charity each year. We also run a Community Nursing service where clients can request post-operative care, medication assistance and other treatments from our team in the comfort of their own homes.
Min/max salary is FTE
Subject to Pro Rata:
• Increasing holiday based on length of service
• CPD paid days and allowance
• L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
• Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
• Birthday leave
• RCVS Membership paid
• VDS cover
• Discounted veterinary fees
• Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Service-related company sick pay
• Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
• Relocation packages
• Career progression opportunities

About you

Experience required
  • 1 – 3 years
Personal attributes and qualities
You will enjoy working as part of a team, looking after many aspects of patient and client care throughout the day.
Specific experience, knowledge and competencies
The successful applicant will be registered with the RCVS and keen to work as part of a busy, ambitious team. This role will require excellent communication and client facing skills, with good time keeping, problem solving and organisational skills.

About us

Workplace overview
Our main branch is in Loanhead, with satellite branches in Gorebridge, Currie and Balerno. We have been established since 1982, and pride ourselves in our reputation for providing the best care for our patients and clients.

We work hard and play hard - it is important for our team to enjoy their work. We provide our own nights service so that our clients always see our vets. Many of our vets and nurses are undertaking further study, and we provide General Practice care to an exceptionally high standard thanks to our driven and dedicated team.

Rotas are carefully managed and flexibility is key to us ensuring that everyone has the time that they need inside and outside of work.

Our Loanhead branch achieved RCVS Hospital Status in August 2021, a whole team effort we are extremely proud of!

We offer laparoscopic surgery, and were only the second practice in Scotland to do so when we started in 2011 - performing almost all of our routine spays keyhole ensuring the best outcome for our patients. We also have an exotics vet so get to learn about weird and wonderful creatures each day!

We joined IVC in 2018 and this has had a very positive impact for us, enabling us to invest more into our team and services. It opens up a lot of opportunities for our team with CPD but also getting involved in various aspects of the wider company e.g. the nurse academy and clinical board. This enables us to make an impact on wellbeing in the wider profession as well as in our lovely ICR bubble.
Awards and accreditations

Accredited Small Animal Hospital


Silver Cat Friendly Clinic 2021

Further details

Application, interview and selection process
We have a great team who work hard and play hard, and would love for you to come see for yourself! We are more than happy to give you a tour and let you meet the team. In the mean time check out our Meraki profile for window into what you can expect working as part of the ICR Team.

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 BH1234 when applying for this role.

Apply for this role

Please send your CV and covering letter to:

Becky Keeble BVM&S MRCVS - becky.keeble@icrvets.co.uk