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Exotics Vet Lawrie Vet Group Falkirk FK1 1PR, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 14 Mar 2024

Veterinary Surgeon required at Lawrie Vet Group

Job Description

Exotic and Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Lawrie Veterinary Group, Falkirk
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience plus a relocation allowance up to £5,000 and welcome bonus up to £5,000

Here at Lawrie Veterinary Group, we have a fantastic opportunity for an exotic and small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our friendly and supportive team. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for both experienced exotic animal practitioners and for motivated small animal vets to develop their skills in the challenging but very exciting and varied field of exotic animal medicine and surgery.

As a member of the small animal and exotic vet team, you will help with our busy and varied exotic caseload. You will be fully supported and encouraged by our three other exotic vets. Previous experience with exotic pets is wonderful, but this role would also suit someone who lacks experience but who is highly motivated to learn and develop their skills in this area. Further qualifications and pursuit of clinical interests will always be fully supported and encouraged.

We treat all variety of pets from falcons to fish, as well as taking care of zoological and avian collections which means that no two days are ever the same!

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 will include working 40 hours over 4 days per week. Typically, you will be working two operating shifts per week and two consulting shifts per week. Weekends are on a rota basis and there are no out of hours. We do however cover our own inpatients during evening and weekends. There is no on-call. We would also consider part-time hours for this role for the right candidate.

About Lawrie Veterinary Group

The Lawrie Vet Group is a busy small animal and exotic practice with well-established branches in Cumbernauld and Falkirk. We have expanded into another premises in Falkirk, with an additional branch practice in Boness. Our new Falkirk branch has become a Healthy Pet Centre as a unique and exciting addition to our brand and we will be re-opening our Bo'ness branch very soon.

Come and join our amazing team!

Our dedicated, hard-working, and friendly team is currently made up of our Clinical Director, 11 Veterinary Surgeons (including 2 Senior Vets), 14 Nurses, 3 Student Veterinary Nurses, 3 Animal Care Assistants, 10 Receptionists and 2 Practice Managers - all with a wide array of interests and talents. We have Vet and Nurse certificate holders in varied disciplines including exotics, opthalmology, dermatology, surgery, and dentistry. We are keen to support our teams to develop in their own areas of interest and skills and are looking for a someone who wants to be part of a supportive and motivated environment.

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
  • 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.

For a confidential chat or to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Amelia Bateman, Talent Partner, on / 07970240849. Reference BH11951.

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