Graduate Opportunities at Donview


"Donview is a true mixed practice, allowing you to utilise the knowledge gained at University; everyone does everything!  We have high clinical standards with a full array of diagnostics. We are given excellent rota and work life balance. We get great back up and support from the directors."

Nial O'Rourke 2018 Dublin graduate.

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An excellent opportunity and an ideal first job for the right candidate.

  • We are looking for a new graduate Vet to join our team. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to start their first job in a progressive and varied mixed practice with the support they deserve. Working in a beautiful part of the country and with an excellent rota including A 4 DAY WEEK and working hours you will be given the opportunity to enjoy all that Aberdeenshire has to offer you.

    The directors understand the importance of the right level of support for new graduates in their first job; you will be given 24 hours support but at the same time encouraged to developed your skills and confidence where your interests lie. You will also start working on rotations through the three disciplines, supported by an experienced member of our team and working with our visiting specialists.

    We are a multi-award winning; many nominations, two major awards and one of only seven practices to
    be nominated for the National Vet Awards, practice of the year.

    We promise you-

    • The full support you deserve in your first job.
    • No targets or pressure to make sales - do what you best at, giving the best care to your patients.
    • Complete clinical freedom - no restriction on medications used - full market access - the best for your patient only!
    • The directors want the best for our staff and our clients so we put our all into supporting you and making sure the best is done.
  • We are a mixed practice that excels in all fields (see below) with visiting specialists, excellent facilities and a highly qualified nursing team to support you.

    Our graduates partake in a support program including rotations between disciplines, 24 hour support and regular tutorials and review meetings to give them the best start available.

    However, this isn't isn't a just support program; its a permanent contract and we will give you the best start to make you an effective member of our team.

    We offer an excellent salary, on call payments, an excellent rota, a generous CPD (£1750) & association membership budget with time off to further your knowledge and skills. Plus regular in house training and CPD.

    Other benefits include a company pension, healthcare, a car and RCVS/VDS membership paid.

    We are really proud of our team at Donview - we work closely together, sharing ideas, discussing cases and passing on our knowledge to each other. We have regular case discussions including a 'case of the month', weekly clinical meetings and daily case discussions. Learning and development is our ethos, so we can always be sure our patients get the best.

Graduate Support Program

Giving you the opportunity to develop your confidence and build on your clinical skills

Generous Package

Including highly competitive salary, 4 DAY WEEK, healthcare, RCVS/VDS paid, relocation budget available company car and company pension & healthcare..

Supported CPD

Generous CPD & association membership budget with time off. In house CPD and training.

Excellent rota, working hours & time off.

Enjoy this beautiful part of the country - mountains, sea and Aberdeen city.

"Donview is a true mixed practice, allowing you to utilise the knowledge gained at University; everyone does everything!  We have high clinical standards with a full array of diagnostics. We are given excellent rota and work life balance. We get great back up and support from the directors."

Nial O'Rourke 2018 Dublin graduate.

"Donview has been an incredible practice to start my career in! I couldn't have asked for more support from the directors and from the rest of my colleagues - we have a really young, friendly, fun and supportive team.
For a mixed practice I think we perform a really high standard of small and large animal medicine, with support from referral practices down the road, but enough cases are kept in house to learn how to work up complex cases and hone surgical skills."

Jen Rowland, 2017 Edinburgh graduate.

"We have a great Rota; allowing for a good work life balance.
There is a Friendly, relaxed and supportive atmosphere at Donview and it is truly a mixed practice - the rota is for all 3 elements allowing a fair split. However, we are also given opportunities to expand in a particular area if we want."

Katie James 2016 Glasgow graduate.
Mixed practice at a high level

Many mixed practices in the UK are traditional country vets, perhaps struggling to keep up the ever changing worlds of farm, small animal and equine practice.

However at Donview we approach mixed practice as a specialism in its own right. We are forwarding our practice in each of these three disciplines rather than leaving one of two of them behind.

This results in excellent animal care for all species and an excellent opportunity for new graduates to gain the experience they deserve.

For example we are working with some of the large UK pig companies and have made some major advances in the care of pigs in the North East of Scotland whilst continuing to supply a service of excellence for cattle and sheep.

On the equine side we have an equine specialist, Mike Burrell with many years of high level equine experience to continue to the care for horses to the level of excellence we aspire to.

The small animals are receiving excellent care at the level of high end small animal practices in a mixed practice environment – we have taken on a number of specialists including an eye specialist and a physiotherapist. We have a highly qualified support staff team. In a profession in which a large proportion of the nursing care is undertaken by student nurses we have one of the most qualified nursing teams in Scotland. We have therefore managed to maintain the ethos of mixed practice but we are continuously improving in each field offering excellence of animal care for all species.

Have a good look around our website to find out what we are all about.

If you would like an informal chat about the position feel free to call Laurie or Katie on 01467621429. We can also arrange for you to speak to one of our recent graduates about working at Donview.

If you wish to apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to