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Scottish Borders - Hawick

Mixed Animal Vet Hawick Vets Earl St, Hawick TD9 9PZ, UK

Practice Type: Mixed Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Assoc. Subs Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 6 Sep 2023

Want to move into a leadership role, in an outstanding location?

Job Description

Job Title: Lead Veterinary Surgeon (SA 60%, LA 30%, EQ 10%)

Salary: From £60k per annum (depending on experience) plus relocation

Location: Hawick Veterinary Practice

Job Type: Full-time 4.5 days/week (part-time applications considered)

Hours: Opening hours are 0845-1800 Mon-Fri, max 1 night per week and 1 weekend in five on-call.

When it comes to reasons why you should consider Hawick Veterinary Practice for your next career move, no-one can put it better than our vet Suzanne: If you’d like to experience for yourself exactly what Suzanne is talking about, we’d love to hear from you.

Your role and responsibilities

A great opportunity for a Lead Veterinary Surgeon to join our professional and experienced team of mixed practitioners here at Hawick Veterinary Practice.

The successful candidate will Lead a specific area of the business, preferably in either small animal or farm disciplines, whilst working closely with the Clinical Directors, CNM and the Practice Manager as a member of the practice leadership team.

We are looking for an ‘all-rounder’ vet with experience, who is happy to mentor colleagues and help us to work towards further development of the services we offer.  The successful applicant will have strong leadership ability and have a keen eye for quality improvement and excellence in all that we do. The role will combine clinical expertise with some elements of business leadership, assisting with workflow and day-to-day management, people skills and drive project management.

This position is a rare chance to work with the variety and reward of truly mixed practice within the wider support of a thriving international group. Situated in this rural area of the country we provide our own out-of-hours first opinion cover, but we have excellent links with referral centres when this is required. Our flexible rota allows plenty of time to enjoy all that the local area has to offer – walking, biking, fishing, photography, riding, running and plenty more are all on the doorstep.  We make sure we take a day off after working the weekend (emergencies only).


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
  • Relocation package £2,000-£4,000
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

About us

Hawick Veterinary Practice is a long established and successful mixed practice located in the beautiful and unspoiled Scottish borders. We pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and forward thinking, and we ensure we are always looking for new ways to modernise. The practice is RCVS PSS Core standard (and aiming for GP) and we have recently attained an ISFM Gold award. We are proud holders of the Bronze iiE Sustainability award.

We are a purpose-built, RCVS accredited practice that provides excellent care for small animals, farm animals and equines in the rural town of Hawick, Roxburghshire, and became a member of Linnaeus in 2018. Hawick is approximately one hour from Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle, and is one of the biggest towns in the little-known Scottish Borders. Recent significant investment has allowed us to improve our facilities and expand our services to provide a high-quality progressive working environment for our loyal team. We strive to provide excellent care for every patient large or small with a superior personal customer experience.

We are proud of our well-equipped surgery with multiparameter monitoring for anaesthesia, ‘bear’ huggers, ultrasound, xray, dental xray etc.

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

To apply, please complete the quick application form below, indicating the area of mixed practice that you would wish to Lead. Alternatively, for more information please contact

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