Permanent Cleaner Fish Veterinarian All Experience Levels Considered Relocation Package Scotland - Scotland

£35,000-£55,000 - Veterinary Surgeon
Ref: 2870 Date Posted: Friday 14 Jun 2019
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Are you looking for a veterinary role out of general practice?

Experience working as a fish veterinarian or farm animal or poultry veterinarian is preferred, but not essential as they will consider veterinarians of all levels and can provide full ongoing training where needed.

About the role

  • We are working with a large well established Salmon company based in Fort William, Scotland (among other sites) that are looking to recruit an additional recently qualified or experienced Veterinary surgeon with strong organization skills to join their Cleaner Fish Vet Health Team on a full time permanent basis. They are happy to consider graduates as well as more experienced candidates of all nationalities.
  • The Cleaner Fish Veterinarian Team are responsible for the health of their entire cleaner fish stocks, including both wrasse and lumpsuckers, and across the different production stages (hatcheries and seawater).
  • This role involves providing field and office-based veterinary consultancy to a variety of stakeholders in the aquaculture value chain
  • You must be happy to travel around various sites on the West Coast of Scotland
  • Hours Mon – Fri: 8.30 – 5.00 with an hours lunch (times may vary on occasion due to travel between sites)
  • There are no weekends or OOH work
  • They are happy to consider graduates as well as more experienced candidates of all nationalities

The person:

  • The successful candidate should be a sharp individual, with good understanding of production needs, and ability to solve problems in a practical way. This is a challenging post which involves both field and office work.
  • Candidates should be willing to travel around sites and work under unfavourable weather conditions at times.
  • The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Fish Health and work closely with the Cleaner Fish Production Manager and the Cleaner Fish Department, as well as the rest of the Health Team. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an aptitude for working independently, have the ability to apply common sense, motivate and train site staff, as well as an ability to proactively participate in fish health decisions.
  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine, or equivalent, is required.
  • Candidates should be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • Candidates with a degree in Fish Health Biology will also be eligible and are welcome to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring fish health and welfare
  • Making clinical judgments and implementing corrective measures where necessary
  • Take responsibility for the monitoring and surveillance plans for general fish health
  • Taking an analytical approach to interpreting production and health data
  • Provide scientific expertise with regards to animal health, biology and physiology
  • Train of site health observers
  • Control of medicine stocks
  • Involvement in R&D projects

About them:

  • This company is one of the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of salmon.
  • The company employs over 13,000 employees globally, in 24 countries.
  • Every day their employees produce 6.2 million healthy and delicious meals, served to customers across the globe.
  • An more so they cover the whole value and production chain, from feed to plate, and through their vision of leading the “Blue Revolution” of which they are dedicated to farming the ocean in a responsible and efficient way.
  • They are proud of their 50-year heritage in the Scottish Highlands and the support they have from local communities and their dedicated workforce.


  • Relocation package on offer
  • Salary - £35k - £55k
  • The operate a discretionary bonus scheme which will be up to a maximum of 15% of basic annual salary, and which will be linked to targets set in respect of the financial year
  • In addition to this, they have just brought into operation an additional Exceptional Bonus scheme to reflect the critical nature of their role. Further details to be discussed
  • A company vehicle will also be issued to the role holder, given the expected travel to and from individual sites of which there are around 50 across the Highlands and Islands
  • As extensive travelling is a feature of the job, a current driving licence is essential. No driving licence? They can help you with the cost of lessons
  • Pension scheme in place
  • Company vehicle
  • Occupational Health Support
  • Training/development opportunities

Must have:

  • RCVS registered and qualified
  • Possess the right to work in the United Kingdom

What happens next?

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with your latest CV. Alternatively, contact us to find out more details or to have a confidential discussion about this or other opportunities.

T: 0333 014 7374    



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