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Inverclyde - Gourock

Small Animal Vet Shore Veterinary Centre Albert Rd, Gourock PA19 1NH, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 16 Nov 2023

Veterinary Surgeon required at Shore Veterinary Centre

Job Description

Veterinary Surgeon
Shore Veterinary Centre, Gourock
Salary up to £60,000 depending on experience plus a welcome bonus up to £5,000 and relocation allowance up to £5,000.

Here at Shore Veterinary Centre, we are looking for a dedicated Veterinary Surgeon to join our close-knit team. The role will include carrying out consultations, carrying out medical procedures and operating. Being a Vet GDP or OV would be an added benefit but not a necessity.

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.

We can consider a range of shift patterns to suit the candidate but as a minimum it would be 20 hours and 2 days per week. There will be 1 in 3 Saturday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm and no out of hours.

More about Shore Veterinary Centre

We are a 2 small site practice within Gourock and are in the process of converting our old site to give us an extra 2 consulting rooms on a regular basis to allow us to continue to grow. The 2 sites are a 5-minute walk from one another.

We have digital radiography with a floating table, separate dental area and surgical theatre.
The practice is within easy commute of Glasgow and the surrounding area with a beautiful view from the practice across the Clyde to Dunoon. Often staff will take a walk along the shore or sit and enjoy lunch with the view on a dry day.

Our team

We have 5 Veterinary Surgeons who all work different hours and working patterns per week. We have 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses who all work different hours and working patterns. We have 2 dedicated Receptionists and 2 Veterinary Care Assistants. We are very present locally on the Gourock high street and opposite the outdoor heated swimming pool.

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


  • £1200 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 £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.

To apply, please email your CV to Amelia at or call 07970240849 for more information. Reference BH10506.

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