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Small Animal Vet Calder Vets Dewsbury WF12 9LN, UK

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
RCVS Fees Assoc. Subs Funded CPD Discount for own pets Enhanced Paid Sick Leave Pension
Posted on: 6 Sep 2023

Want to move into a leadership role, within a fantastic team?

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Salary: £55k - £60k per annum (Depending on experience)

Location: Calder - South Yorkshire

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time. Average of 40 hours per week, including one-in-four Saturdays

Your role and responsibilities
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced all-rounder vet to take the lead at our busy Penistone clinic. This would suit someone looking to take their first steps into leadership. Experience leading a team is advantageous, but great support is available for the right person. Duties may include:

- Building strong relationships with clients and performing high-quality medicine and surgery
- Work closely with the Lead Vets and Senior Leadership Team to help drive the clinic forwards
- Line management of the vet team (approx 2-3vets)
- Minimising client complaints and dealing with any that arise
- Ensuring we are delivering quality patient and client service.

Here's a bit more about us:


  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and Birthday Leave
  • RCVS and VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • E-car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employer contribution pension scheme
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
  • Recruitment referral reward scheme
  • Relocation package

At Linnaeus, we are committed to supporting all our associates' physical and mental health. We have an amazing team of Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across our practices and central support office in addition to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available for everyone.

About us

The practice is based in a lovely market town in South Yorkshire. We have a well-established and loyal client base and a friendly support team on-site with excellent local knowledge. The clinic is fully equipped with a dedicated theatre, dental and standard radiography, biochemistry/haematology analysers, plus an ultrasound machine. The Penistone site is supported by our Hospital at Dewsbury, providing advanced imaging and middle tier referrals in Surgery, Ophthalmology and Dermatology.

Calder has a long-established reputation for clinical excellence and is looking for a colleague who would share our core values. Well-being and sustainability are at the heart of our operations and we strongly believe that all associates should have a voice within the company.

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