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Veterinary Surgeon - Alvaston, Derbyshire

White Cross Vets
Alvaston, Derby
Competitive Salary
Closing date
19 Jul 2022
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The Role

We have a great opportunity for a small animal Veterinary Surgeon to join our lovely small animal practice in Alvaston, Derbyshire. Your role will involve providing high quality clinical care to all pets and an outstanding client experience, helping to create and maintain an efficient clinic. We are looking for someone who can make this role their own. Whether you enjoy surgery, consults or have a specific passion within veterinary surgery, we want to hear from you!
This role can be full-time or part-time, a share of Saturdays (1 in 4) with time back in lieu. There is no out of hours required for this role!


About Us

Practices that truly look after their team members are hard to come by. That's where White Cross Vets stand out! We were voted a Sunday times best 100 small companies to work for, 6 years in a row and the only Veterinary practice to receive a ‘Best companies 3-star rating’! As one of the top employers in the UK, we offer candidates a generous package with the opportunity to enjoy a superb work/life balance. It's an excellent place to work, with a super team who love working with us, reflected in them voting for us to win numerous wellbeing and employer awards

We have a great team made up of 2 vets, 4 RVN’s, 2 SVN’s and 4 CCC’s who all work together to provide a high standard of care in a friendly and supportive environment. We have all the usual equipment including 2 theatre’s alongside dedicated imaging and dental suites and 2 prep rooms. There’s also room to expand depending on your interests! 

Alvaston is a lovely, supportive practice who prides itself on trying to create the best working environment possible to ensure staff wellbeing, job satisfaction and team morale. Individual interests are encouraged and supported by the entire team. We love charity work and regularly run events and fundraising and have registered PAT dog assessors.


If you don’t believe us, take it from some previous team members!

“Whitecross Alvaston is a great place to work. Management are forward-thinking and always looking for suggestions to make things better. I felt fully supported in clinical decisions I made! Identifying areas I wanted to improve and getting training to achieve this was also actively encouraged. The last appointment is well before close and a team that helps each other out means that it is uncommon to finish late. The team are the best part whether it’s by always being open to case discussion or just keeping us all entertained.” – (Abigail Hughes – Veterinary Surgeon)

“I enjoyed my time at Alvaston White Cross so much! The team pulls together well and the clinical leads were great. The cases were varied and interesting and there is good support for working them up. There are blocks for daytime team events also plenty of cake and baking are brought in and it's always delicious!” – (Amanda – Veterinary Nurse)

“I have worked a few shifts with the team at Whitecross on a locum basis. From the start everyone has always been welcoming and helpful. There’s always someone happy to help if I wasn’t sure on a policy or where something was! I have found the diary to be well managed and the building, protocols and equipment to be of high standard. If my circumstances were different I would be happy to work here on a full time basis!” – (Locum Veterinary Surgeon)

At Alvaston, we like to work hard and play hard, enjoy socializing outside of and regularly top with White Cross Vets FitBit leader board with our sporting achievements. We recently spent the day as a team at an adventure park which involved a disco bouncy castle, space hoppers, gladiator podium, super hero sumo wrestling, racing sausages and much more!
We’re also very keen on keeping up with our monthly well-being afternoons! We get up to all sorts including Tiktok sessions, temple spa, Easter egg hunts and the Veterinary Olympics.


Applicant Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon with some experience, preferably in a similar small animal practice setting. Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential. A passion to deliver great clinical quality, caring for pets as if they were your own and a providing a fantastic client service are the standards we strive for.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Small Animal Practice
  • RCVS registered
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • A passion to deliver great clinical quality and fantastic client service
  • Desire and passion to care for pets as if they are your own

​​​​​Because our employee's matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary and White Cross benefits, you will have;

Work-life balance

  • 7 weeks annual leave including bank holidays
  • 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


  • £1500 CPD allowance
  • 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


  • Pawsome Benefits – reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100’s of retailers
  • Pension – 5% Employee/3% Employer
  • Discounted staff pet care

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 BH6108 when you apply.

To submit your application click the apply button.


“An extraordinary company to work for”

White Cross Vets are the only veterinary practice in the UK to achieve a three star rating in the ‘Best Companies Accreditation’ survey two years running, being declared ‘An extraordinary company to work for’. Family-owned, our group of practices is one of the fastest growing in the UK with a genuine focus on quality care and service.

Why is White Cross the only veterinary practice ever to receive a Best Companies 3 Star rating?

● Family Culture

● Strong Team Ethos

● Fun Focus

● Fully Equipped Practices

● Modern Working Environment

● Industry Leading Salaries

● Generous Holidays

● Simply Health Scheme

● Donation Day for Charity

● Extra Day Holiday & Flowers on Your Birthday

● Team Bonus Scheme

● Free Veterinary Care

● CPD Allowance

● Real Responsibility

● Internal Recognition Scheme

● Lavish Christmas Party

● Leadership Management Programme

● Fresh Fruit Delivered Every Week

● Charity Fund Raising Events

● White Cross Annual Congress

● Family BBQ and Fun Day

● Weekly E-Newsletter

●Cycle to Work Scheme

●Childcare Vouchers

●Bi-Annual Team Magazine

● No OOH

● Practice Social Events

● and much, much more!

Find Us
8 Bradford Road
West Yorkshire
LS20 8NH
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