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Linnaeus Veterinary Surgeon- GP in Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

Job Title : Veterinary Surgeon - GP

Salary : £40,000 - £62,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Location : St Clair’s Veterinary – Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Leven

Job Type : Full-time, permanent (part time considered) 

Hours : 30-40, 3-4 -day week, 1:4 weekends (Saturday morning) with day off in lieu, No OOH’s,                            

Your role and responsibilities

We are looking for an enthusiastic, all-rounder vet, who enjoys all elements of small animal work including consulting, surgery, and involvement in urgent and emergency cases as needed.

This role would be suitable for a veterinary surgeon in the early phase of their career looking to improve their GP vet skills and take their next steps in working independently, consolidating and growing their skills by working independently and with support from experienced veterinary surgeons, aiming to continuously improve patient care and care quality.

Additionally, this role would be suitable for an experienced vet , who enjoys the variety of Branch and hospital work and is looking for their next opportunities.

You will be happy to work sole charge at sites doing first opinion work, as well as being comfortable in a thriving team and hospital environment.  The role provides options of flexibility regarding working hours and work time. Part time is considered on request.  

We have a large team with many areas of interest including imaging and surgery and offer each other support and guidance. Our strongest asset is our team and we are passionate about progression and professional growth.

As a team member in St Clair, you will have a voice to create change and to innovate, to improve the quality of our patient and client experience and work in an environment where wellbeing is of significant importance.  

We actively encourage professional development including fully funded certificate, so please do speak to us about your professional interests or goals that you may have, we would love to support you where possible.



  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave

  • RCVS and VDS fees paid

  • External CPD funded

  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Staff discount schemes

  • Life Assurance

  • Enhanced sickness pay

  • Enhanced equal family leave

  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme

  • Employer contribution pension scheme

  • Wellness program including:

  • Employee assistance program

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Free annual Flu jab

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Recruitment referral reward scheme

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting the physical and mental health of all our associates. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone. 

About us

St Clair Vets are a busy Primary Care, small animal practice, RCVS accredited, with 2 branch surgeries. We are working closely with our in- house Ophthalmology referral vets, who are based at the Kirkcaldy hospital. Our practice has long history in caring for pets in our community and we pride ourselves on providing the absolute best care and service for our pets and their owners.

Our wonderful Team is important to us, and we pride ourselves in supporting each team member in their personal and professional journey. 

We enjoy being part of our communities and participate in local events, like Race for life to raise money and encourage team members to take part. St Clair Vet also holds regular social events including Bake offs, Easter Egg hunts, Munro climbing and the famous annual Christmas party. 

As an Associate at St Clair Vet, you will be joining a friendly and enthusiastic, large, team of vets across our sites. Across the group we also have an experienced nursing team (including certificate holders in ECC and Exotics) & a wonderful client care team who support us daily.  

Here at St Clair Vet, we offer fantastic ophthalmology referral, and orthopaedic surgery and medicine services, but we equally champion our primary care vets, and the fantastic service we offer for routine and first opinion caseloads. 

As a team, we often discuss clinical cases and have monthly team meetings to share knowledge and communications. It is important to us that each team member has a voice and is heard. 

Our variety of experience levels means that we have been able to offer a fantastic new graduate programme that offers great support. We are a nurse training practice and work closely with local universities & training colleges too. We, therefore, have plenty of opportunities for mentoring if this is something you enjoy. 

In your spare time, there is a lot to enjoy locally. St Clair Vet is based in wonderful Fife, close to Edinburgh to enjoy some city life and close to the Cairngorms for hiking adventures and the sea for beach walking and water activities. We have excellent travel links, access to good schools and beautiful countryside. 

We would love to hear from you, please contact ( if you have any questions about the role or to apply, please complete the application form below.