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Veterinary Surgeon

Pride Veterinary Centre
Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
22 Jun 2022

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We are the largest provider of veterinary care in the East Midlands. The main hospital is based at Pride Park in Derby and is home to a busy first opinion practice, a multidisciplinary referral service and an out-of-hours service, taking your skills to different locations.

This role will support the Pride Veterinary centre and all our Small Animal Practices. We have 12 practice sites in Derby, Burton and Nottingham working within the local community offering a high-quality local service.

The Team
At the local practice, you will be supported by a team of friendly and well-trained Client Care Assistants (CCAs) and practice nurses. You will work closely together each day, enabling you to build a close bond both with team members, patients and clients.

We have a close-knit vet team who value the importance of supporting each other and sharing their knowledge to ensure we provide the best possible care to our patients.

All our stand-alone practices are RCVS approved and have well-equipped facilities including imaging and full surgical facilities plus onsite laboratory.

We also have separate dog and cat wards to make sure we can keep our patients comfortable if they need to stay with us.  We offer 15-minute Vet and Nurse consults.

The Role
No two days are ever the same at our local practices, you will have the opportunity to utilise all your skills. The practices provide the ideal working environment to progress and develop further. We actively encourage and support CPD, with a number of team members holding or working towards certificates.

As a practice we are constantly striving to improve the care we provide as a team we regularly undertake CPD cascading and case discussions. Alongside this we have a dedicated clinical governance group and first opinion audit group.

The role is full time, working an average of 38 hours over 4 days per week but we will be flexible and consider part time/job share – the most important thing is finding the right person for our team!

We offer our own out-of-hours service and have a dedicated experienced night team. You will take part in our weekend rota which works out as 1:4 Saturday Mornings and 1:8 Sundays with time off in lieu the next week. Admin time is factored into the week to make sure you can stay on top of paperwork.

Required skills and experience….
1. Experienced in small animal work
2. Great client communication skills
3. Have the ability to work independently and be part of a close knit team.
4. Passion for high quality care and the desire to progress and grow with us

What we can offer you…..
1. Develop your own career plan and pathway
2. Attractive remuneration package
3. A 4-day week allowing a great work/life balance
4. No out-of-hours (unless you want it)
5. Excellent CPD allowance
6. In-house training: weekly clinical clubs, monthly journal clubs, monthly CPD evenings, online learning portal
7. RCVS and VDS membership paid plus 2 subscriptions of your choice.

Personal Perks
1. Birthday off work
2. 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and increase in holiday allowance with service (extra day per year up to 5 years of service)
3. Private health care
4. Death in Service cover
5. Practice focus on health and wellbeing
6. Discount pet health scheme
7. Company Sick Pay
8. Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay
9. Relocation Packages Available

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.

Please quote BH4358 when applying for this role.

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This is a unique place to work with the standards expected of a university within private practice. Our standards of clinical work and animal care are high and our staff put client care at the top of the agenda.

Many of our staff have worked within the Scarsdale Veterinary Group for a number of years, however, with our continual growth and development, on occasions vacancies do become available. Opportunities arise within all areas of our business, whether you are a Small Animal vet, a RCVS Nurse, or wish to be a member of our support staff, including our dedicated admin, reception and lab teams. Perhaps you wish to train in a specific area such as Small Animal Nursing – we can help here to, with our ongoing training programmes in line with the RCVS guidelines, why not take a look at the Royal College website at for further information.

If you are a younger student considering a career as a veterinary surgeon we would suggest you start with the excellent Royal College of Veterinary surgeons on-line guide and then progress to the individual Veterinary College sites.

At Pride Veterinary Centre we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hard working individuals who will compliment the teams we have and who have a desire to work within a professional, friendly and caring environment. All our positions are advertised on our website which is updated on a regular basis.

Think about your future career development and what you want from it, if its job satisfaction in a professional, friendly, caring environment with the opportunity to progress, drop us a line and see what we can do for you. We are very excited about our future – now lets get excited about yours!

Find Us
Scarsdalevets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road
DE24 8HY
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