Veterinary Job

Fife - Dunfermline

Small Animal Vet Vets4Pets Dunfermline KY11 4LP, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Posted on: 23 Oct 2019

Are you about to graduate or recently graduated?

Job Description

If you’re a friendly, happy, proactive and newly graduated vet we’d love for you to join our team and support the start of your journey into veterinary medicine!

Do you care about people as well as animals?

Are you about to graduate or recently graduated, looking for one-to-one support and driven to develop your career with a team that understands broken promises and a lack of support is a proven dream killer?

Are you looking for a team that is aware university has not prepared you for the steep learning curve of your first year in general practice? (that’s our job)

Will you promise to look after yourself so that you’ll be at your best for your patients, clients and your team?

Would you enjoy having the moral and clinical support of our recent graduate who was in your position two years ago?

Do you want to future proof your career in a practice with an exceptional net promoter score?

If so, please read on..


  • Thoroughly follow all Clinical protocols for common medical presentations and routine preventative consultations
  • 30-minute consults until you learn the system and develop confidence with all aspects of a consultation
  • Learn and perform basic surgical procedures under one-to-one guidance
  • Use on site diagnostic lab equipment, ultrasound and digital xray
  • Thoroughly follow all aspects of Customer Service protocols so we maintain our client feedback scores
  • Maintain diagnostic ratios to improve clinical outcomes
  • Present clients with clear, honest recommendations so they make the right choice for their pets
  • Communicate honestly during one-to-one feedback sessions so we can learn your successes and support your challenges
  • Make evidence-based decisions
  • Learn dental radiography
  • Make progress surgically
  • Examine all body systems in every patient, every time
  • Explain basis for actions and decisions when required
  • Effectively gather client data
  • Thoroughly complete administrative processes
  • Decisions are informed by client interest regardless of finance factor for client
  • Contribute to our practice protocols by sharing your thoughts
  • Think ahead about diagnosis to minimise risks to patient health

Additional information

Two years ago we took on a new graduate vet who has excelled in her position so much she completed the PDP in 12 months and is now in year two of a surgical certificate. We are now keen to offer this opportunity again.

So, if you have read this far and have a gut feeling this is where you want to kick start your career we would love to hear from you. Just send us your CV and cover letter explaining exactly why you have applied for this position to

Person Specification:

  • You appreciate the complexities of people and get why a ‘difficult’ client might actually just be a worried pet owner
  • You take ownership of your own development including CPD
  • Are respectful, compassionate and empathetic towards yourself and others
  • you accept making mistakes is part of being a great vet, are willing to hold up your hands when you do and learn from them and use them to grow
  • Process and high quality are your middle names
  • Know that failing is the first attempt in learning
  • Recognise that everyone is perfectly capable of screwing up and when things don’t go as planned it simply offers an opportunity to improve
  • You think a lunch break is a good idea ( seriously, we think people should stop and eat)
  • You are keen to avoid a first job where promises do not live up to reality.
  • You grab opportunities to develop when specialist practitioners visit
  • You love a learning environment
  • You love working with Idexx lasercyte and catalyst, ultrasonography, digital radiography, surgical theatre, dental unit, and visiting specialists
  • You value evidence based on facts
  • You enjoy trustful communications with colleagues
  • Feedback is your development tool
  • You would never wait to be given jobs - there is always something to do
  • You happily share your experience of any learning activities
  • You are driven and active
Your rota will be flexible averaging 40 hours a week and will be divided over 4 or 5 days ( whatever your preference). You will never be left in sole charge until we decide together as a team that you are ready. Weekend work will be something you will eventually do as a 1:4 rota but again not until you’re ready and confident with the basics. There are no OOH duties. All your professional fees will be paid as well as a company pension and discounts in pets at home. You will get 20 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays, plus an extra day off for your birthday.

Practice location KY11 4LP

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