Careers at Galedin Vets

We’re always looking for talented and passionate veterinary professionals to join our team.

With seven branches, including hospital-standard facilities at our Berwick and Galashiels practice, we offer our team fantastic opportunities to develop their skills and take on interesting cases. We offer a generous CPD budget for all of our team, encouraging our vets to pursue certificates and reception teams BVRA awards.

We have a great team spirit and love to spend time together, with weekend dog walks, cake Fridays, cinema evenings, as well as team-building activities such as paddle boarding and bicycle polo. We’re lucky to be based in a beautiful area, with stunning coastline and countryside, all within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Newcastle.

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch for an informal, confidential chat.

We have a great team spirit and love to spend time together, with weekend dog walks, cake Fridays, cinema evenings, as well as team-building activities such as paddle boarding and bicycle polo. We’re lucky to be based in a beautiful area, with stunning coastline and countryside, all within commuting distance of Edinburgh and Newcastle.

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch for an informal, confidential chat.

 

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Vacancies

Mixed Vet (Farm & Small Animal) - Fixed Term Maternity Cover - Duns

We are looking for an experienced mixed vet to join our fun and friendly team at our Duns branch from August this year. We get the best of both worlds being based in the beautiful rural Scottish Borders but within an hour’s drive of Edinburgh. 

The position is a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave with the potential to become a permanent position. Our vet team benefits from a good balance of experienced and youth.

We are lucky to be based in a great livestock farming area. The majority of our farm work is with progressive, keen suckler beef and sheep farmers. These range from large commercial herds and flocks to smaller pedigree farmers, and also a few large dairies. We enjoy a range of farm work from routine work, health planning, fertility testing etc. to every day clinical cases and emergencies. 

Our small animal work includes surgery and consults with access to the modern diagnostic equipment including dental x-ray and good quality ultrasound, with a move to new shiny premises this year to accommodate our growing caseload. We aim to provide a great first opinion service with clinical freedom to follow cases up and a have a brilliant team of small animal vets for support and case discussion.

Most of our vets work a 4.5 day week but there could be potential for flexibility with this and also with the species split preference of the individual. 

On call would involve an equal share of farm only on call, usually 1 in 7/8 but moving to 1 in 4 with 2 vets on call through the spring. Time off in lieu is given for weekends on call.

Salary is dependent upon experience but the total package would include a vehicle, a generous CPD allowance and other benefits listed below.

For more information or an informal chat please contact Alison on 01361 883742 or email alison.rodger@galedinvet.com.

Applicants can upload their CV and covering letter at www.galedinvet.com by following the link in the job vacancies section.

Benefits:

Staff dogs welcome at both practices

Generous CPD allowance.

30 days holiday (pro rata).

Competitive staff discount rates on products (cost price) and services (50%).

Life assurance (after qualifying period).

Enhanced Sickness scheme (after qualifying period)

Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme

Opportunity to buy/sell holidays

Health Shield Cash Plan

Further qualifications including certificate encouraged and supported.

Workplace Pension.

Opportunity to apply for the Bike2Work scheme

Opportunity for career progression within a large and growing practice.

Receptionist - Fixed Term Maternity Cover - Galashiels

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a temporary, part-time Receptionist to join our experienced team at our Galashiels surgery to provide cover for maternity leave.

At Galedin we pride ourselves on our client care, and in this role your strong interpersonal skills will be key to developing and maintaining our client relationships.

Your principal areas of responsibility will be to provide a first-class friendly and efficient service whilst welcoming clients, dealing with queries and booking appointments (face to face and by telephone), and taking and recording payments.

Previous experience of working in a veterinary or agricultural environment will be beneficial, although it is not essential as training will be provided. What is essential, however, is your ability to demonstrate an excellent track record in the delivery of customer service to a very high standard.

In addition to the above, you must be computer literate, numerate, and possess excellent time management skills

Hours of work are expected to be 27 hours per week, although a flexible approach is desirable to provide cover for any planned holidays or unplanned absence.

Expected working pattern: Tuesday 8am - 6pm, Wednesday 8am - 6pm, Thursday 8am - 6pm. 
The role fulfils a Saturday morning rota from 8am – 12pm on a rotational basis 1 in 3 basis.

If you meet the criteria, please click the APPLY button to submit your application, with an up to date cover letter and CV, demonstrating your suitability for the role. Please upload your cover letter and CV within one Word or PDF document to be considered.

The closing date is Friday 8th March 2024 at midday, however it is advised to submit your application as soon as possible as interviews will take place as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date, should suitable applicants be identified.
Applications submitted through agencies will not be accepted.

Benefits:

30 days holiday (Pro-rata).
Staff discounts
Staff dogs are welcome at the practice.
Enhanced sickness, maternity and paternity pay
Life Cover
Health Shield cash plan
Workplace Pension.
Bike2Work scheme
Buy/sell holidays
Opportunity for career progression within a large and growing practice.