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We are looking for a new Vet, or possibly a couple, to join us at Shetland Vets sometime in 2017.

Our team of Vets, Nurses and Receptionists work well together to keep everything running smoothly- well, most of the time! The scope of the work we do is very broad, as well as our geographical range, so working in Shetland is not quite like working anywhere else! The Vets rotate around our 3 branches, and we all do a mix of surgery, consultations and visits, so every day is different. You’ll have clinical freedom to work through your own cases, but plenty of support too, and backup when on-call.

Although we are a Mixed Practice, the job could have a Small Animal or Large Animal bias. For a couple looking for job share, we could offer up to 1.5 Full-time equivalents.

Our Vets work a 4 day week, with only one evening surgery per month.  On-call is one in 4 weekends, plus one weekday night. Our on-call is generally reasonably quiet with few night calls, except in the Spring calving and lambing season from March to May.

We would provide a house or flat to suit you, a vehicle for work if required, and all the usual benefits you would expect- RCVS & VDS premiums, funded CPD, 6 weeks holiday, salary depending on experience.

We are RCVS Accredited, with 4 RVN’s. Our equipment includes digital & dental radiography, biochem/haematology analysers, blood pressure monitoring, ultrasound, drip pump, endoscopy, & orthopaedic kit including cruciate repair.

Please give us a call for an informal chat or send an e-mail enquiry with your CV attached. We will reply to everyone.

Jim Nicolson 07774 431287
Juliet Nicolson 01595 810848


About Shetland

The Shetland landscape is very beautiful and wild and there is plenty of scope for various outdoor activities – walking, bird-watching, sailing, kayaking etc. Most sports and hobbies are well represented with clubs here, and people are generally friendly and welcoming.

The community here is fairly prosperous, mainly due to the presence of the oil industry. The schools are excellent and well-resourced and there are several leisure centres with swimming pools and gyms. Unemployment is very low compared to the national average which means there would be employment opportunities for an accompanying partner or spouse.

The Shetland.org website has more information about living and working in Shetland.

Out of hours emergency? Please telephone 01595 810456