• Veterinary Surgeon (Consult only)

    Location: 2 Pottery Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife Hours: Primary Care Practice: St. Clair Veterinary Group Kirkcaldy Salary: £35,000- £50,000 depending on experience Practice Details St. Clair Veterinary Group Kirkcaldy

Here at St Clair’s Veterinary Group we have a fantastic opportunities available for a Veterinary Surgeons to join our wonderful team on a consult only or consult bias role.

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available.
  • 4 or 5 day weeks welcome. Although we are flexible on rota and would be keen to discuss the ideal rota for you.
  • No OOH’s
  • Just 1 in 4 weekends covered by Two Vet Surgeons.

Here at St Clair Vets, we have a busy caseload and provide a full range of routine primary care services & specialist services in ophthalmology referral and ancillary treatments like acupuncture all across 4 sites. We are a progressive, well-equipped practice in Kirkcaldy that’s been at the very heart of our local community for many years. We take pride in providing a caring, compassionate, and friendly service to all our clients and their precious pets.

St Clair Veterinary Group is situated on the beautiful Fife coast with several picturesque fishing villages only a short drive away and many outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep. Plus, if you need the buzz of a capital city, you’ll be in Edinburgh in 40 minutes. So, we really do have the best of both worlds! The cost of living is relatively good locally too and our nearest airport is just a 30-minute drive away.


Your role and responsibilities

As a Veterinary Surgeon at St Clair Vets, your role will be a varied one. We are looking to welcome a surgeon who has a keen interest in consultations and we are happy to support a consult only role or a role with a large consulting caseload. We care for all small animals, wildlife, some exotics and even the odd seal!  

You will see a variation of routine, preventative, and more advanced cases during your working week, and you will have the opportunity to work between our sites which will offer you different paces & caseloads, should you wish. If mentoring is something you enjoy, we have lots of opportunities to mentor & support our more recently graduated team members too.

As a group, we are well equipped and have an extensive range of surgical and diagnostic equipment available which includes in-house biochemistry/haematology machines, operating microscopes, digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscope plus all the usual toys! You will be supported by our large, dedicated Vet team, highly experienced clinical directors, wonderful, experienced nurses, and a fantastic front of house team.

Our team are important to us and you will feel supported at St Clair Vets. We all pull together through the hard times but equally enjoy each other’s company and are never short of humour. We have a big focus on mental health and work-life balance too. We often discuss clinical cases and when possible, we do often attend socialising events.

Our varied caseload means we have been able to welcome & support many certificate holders over the years. In our team we currently have Certificate holders or Vets studying towards certs in; Emergency and Client Care (ECC), surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine and more. We do have a small exotics caseload that we would be keen to consider increasing and welcome Vets with Exotic certificates/interests. On top of your personal CPD allowance, you will also have access to the wider Linnaeus team of referral specialists for further support and CPD. We encourage everyone within the team to have input and feedback on the practice's future.

We are happy to be part of the Linnaeus Group with almost 180 sites across the UK and Ireland. We are part of a growing community of like-minded veterinary professionals who are passionate about what they do. Linnaeus Group is proud to be a part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of veterinary practices which extends our network of 2,500 veterinary clinics and hospitals in over 20 countries making industry-leading pet care available to more than 25 million-plus pets every year.

The right candidates for our roles will be a friendly Veterinary Surgeons who feel comfortable with consultations. We are flexible with shift patterns as we value the importance of a work life balance.  We really do treat our patients as we would our own and as one of the family so we are looking for the welcome a Surgeon who is passionate about offering high standards an fantastic customer service


  • Salary of up to £35,000 - £50,000, dependent on experience/ post-graduation studies
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


We’d love to hear from you so please contact [email protected] for more information or an informal chat.


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