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Veterinary Surgeon

Scarsdale Vets - Oakwood
Oakwood, Derby
Salary up to £68,000 depending on experience
Closing date
9 Jun 2024
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The Role

Scarsdale Vets, Oakwood are looking for a vet surgeon to join their team to work in their purpose-built RCVS accredited practice. Offering a mix of preventative; medical and surgical cases within a 1st opinion setting. Oakwood is part of Scarsdale offering fantastic facilities and support but also is run very much independently offering a more relaxed and slower pace.

This is a great opportunity to develop and tailor the service we currently provide around your strengths and interests, and actively encourage and support further study should this be of interest to you. 


Ideally we are looking for a vet for 20 hours per week across 2 days, 1:4 Saturday mornings 8:30am to 1:00pm and 1:8 Sunday day shift, however, we can offer flexible working patterns that flex with you and your lifestyle.


Up to £68,000 pro rata negotiable depending on experience.
Welcome bonus of up to £5,000 pro rata
Relocation allowance of up to £5,000 pro rata

About us

Based in Oakwood, a suburb of Derby, and in addition to this practice we are supported by our Tier 3 accredited hospital and 8 sister practice sites – all our sites are accredited by the RCVS under the Practice Standards Scheme. We have a team of a registered veterinary nurses, veterinary care assistants and client care advisors. 

Our practice is well equipped with lab facilities, digital x-ray, ultrasound, theatre suite and  two consulting rooms. Our main hospital provides our out of hours care and hospitalisation facilities which also includes CT scanner, MRI, advanced ultrasound, endoscopy, digital x-ray, dental radiography, and multiple surgical suites, as well as an onsite hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre and benefits from a multi-disciplinary specialist led referral service. 

Centrally located there are great transport links to the rest of the country with trains running from Derby to London, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Leeds to name a few, making it an ideal location for and East Midlands airport is just 30 minutes away.

Applicant requirements

Must be RCVS registered, confident in all aspects of 1st opinion work. Has a clean and current driving licence, works well in a team environment as well as a one-one basis, self-motivated and confident in their skillset.

Because our team member’s matter

Our people are at the heart of our business, that’s why we Invest in our people, premises, and processes. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from -

Work life balance
•    6.8 weeks annual leave 
•    Increasing holiday allowance based on length of service
•    Your birthday as a paid day off

•    Private medical insurance
•    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing
•    Non-accidental injury support

•    £1250 CPD allowance with 40 hours paid pro rata 
•    Certificate support 
•    Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy
•    Access to Vetlexicon – our online encyclopaedia provider
•    All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding
•    All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund
•    Infection Prevention and Control Programme
•    Quality Improvement Programme

Professional Memberships
•    BVA membership
•    VDS cover
•    RCVS fees 

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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch. Quote BH11779 when applying for this role.  

To submit your application, click the apply button.


Our Oakwood practice is easily accessible from Chaddesden, Spondon, Borrowash, Chester Green, Ockbrook, Breadsall and Oakwood.

We are able to carry out routine surgery at the practice (neutering, lump removal etc.), as well as routine healthcare consultations and nurse clinics, six days a week.

Our reception area houses a retail area, with a large range of food and accessories available. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Most items can be ordered for collection within 24-48 hours.

Company info
Scarsdale Vets Oakwood
Unit 9, Oakwood District Centre
DE21 2HT

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