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Small Animal Vet Animals 1st Tranent EH33 1RD, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Contract, Part Time
Posted on: 9 Apr 2024

Mat Cover Vet required at Animals 1st

Job Description

Part-time Veterinary Surgeon- Maternity Cover
Animals 1st, MacMerry
Salary up to £41,000 depending on experience

Animals 1st are currently looking for a part-time experienced Veterinary Surgeon to cover maternity leave. The role will include routine consultations, performing diagnostics and surgeries.

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.

The rota includes working 3 days per week, but we are flexible. There will be 1:3 Saturday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm and there are no out of hours.

About Animals 1st  and our amazing team!

The practice is situated close to amenities and beach. We are 20 minutes away from Edinburgh. We have all the usual equipment including computed radiography, ultrasound, multiparameter and in house Idexx blood machines. Also, in coming months we are excited to move into a purpose built new building!

Currently our team is made up of 4 Veterinary Surgeons, 6 Registered Veterinary Nurses, 1 Practice Manager and 3 Receptionists. We have certificate holders in medicine, cardiology, feline medicine and we regularly visit local schools to teach them about the work that Vets do.

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


  • £1500 CPD allowance with 5 days 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 £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

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.


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