Located just off the northern tip of Scotland we enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, visiting Orcas and other cetaceans, stunning scenery and lots of wildlife. Orkney has a great music scene with various festivals throughout the year, sports centres and clubs, wonderful restaurants and bars, art, culture and world-famous archaeology. No wonder it appears on the top 20 best places to live in the UK!
Companion/Small Animal Or Mixed Vet
We are a 10 vet, mixed practice 60% farm, 40% small. We have three branches on mainland Orkney and also cover the smaller Islands. Our herds are predominantly beef suckler with some dairy and sheep. We are very well equipped for all areas of general practice.
With one of our vets moving back home to England and our small animal department getting busier all the time, we have an opportunity for a new vet to join our friendly and experienced team. A genuinely mixed position or a small animal position is on offer. Our unique rota allows good time off.
We offer a generous remuneration package dependent on qualifications / experience. A car and accommodation can be provided; various memberships are paid; we have health and dental insurance; CPD is encouraged and funded, and local ‘active life’ gym membership is available too.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
We are a 10 vet mixed practice with 3 branch surgeries. Our main branch is in Kirkwall where most of our small animal work takes place, we also have a branch open 3 times per week for consultations in Stromness and a branch for farm animal and equine work in Harray.
Due to one of our nurses planning to retire, we have an exciting opportunity for a new RVN to join our friendly and supportive team. Our modern surgery has excellent diagnostic equipment including digital (and digital dental) Xray, the latest in-house laboratory facilities and separate dog and cat wards. We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate veterinary nurse who works well within a small team.
This full-time permanent role is 37.5 hours per week plus Saturday mornings as per the rota (currently 1 in 6). The main duties will be in theatre, with nurse clinics and there will be a small amount of reception work. As we are a mixed practice there would be an opportunity to work with horses and farm animals too.