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Small Animal Vet Pride Veterinary Centre Derby DE24 8HY, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time or Part Time
Posted on: 26 Jul 2022

Veterinary Surgeon

Job Description


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 BH4538 when applying for this role.

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