The Role

Crown Vets have an excellent opportunity for a Vet to join our mixed veterinary practice in Fort William!

  • 80% small animal/10% beef and sheep/10% equine
  • 4 days a week with option for 5 days
  • Imaginative shift patterns welcomed eg 2 weeks on/2 weeks off 
  • 1 in 5 OOH with a view to move to 1 in 6 by the end of the year
  • Competitive salary of up to a maximum of £54,000 negotiable DOE
  • About Us

    Fort William is a cracking place to live – with lochs, glens, and mountains on your doorstep you’ll be looking for the perfect work/life balance to enjoy the surroundings. Take full advantage of the area for running, hill walking, mountain biking, wild swimming, paddle boarding, skiing and some genuine Highland culture. 

    Come and experience low-stress, large animal work in a beautiful part of the world. Our farmers/crofters are friendly, and the horse owners are pleasant! We get a lot of interesting small animal cases. Clients are keen on diagnostics and there are plenty of opportunities to look after patients in-house. 

    We have one main practice and one small branch practice close by which we use as a wellness centre for routine appointments. We are kitted out with all the usual toys – digital X-rays, ultrasound, bronchoscopy, IDEXX lab, multiparameter monitoring, dental radiography, tonopen, large animal rectal scanner, power floats, etc. Our team runs clinics in the surrounding communities on various days of the month which allows for a nice day out from the main surgery. 

    We are a 6-vet practice, with 3 RVNs, 3 student RVNs, 4 auxiliary nurses, 3 receptionists, and other admin staff. We have a close team and foster a supportive environment. We are keen to discuss cases and share knowledge. Most importantly we are always looking out for each other! Ideally, we are looking for an experienced vet to join our team but this is not essential as we have a support system in place.

    Benefits – Subject to Pro Rata:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service
  • CPD paid days and allowance
  • L&D opportunities through the IVC Evidensia Academy
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • BVA Membership paid
  • VDS cover
  • Birthday leave
  • Discounted veterinary fees
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Service-related company sick pay
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
  • Relocation packages
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 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.