Exotic Vets - Join the Largest Veterinary Care Provider in the East Midlands!

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Exotic Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Generous Salary, Certificate Funding + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Published: 11 months ago

**Exotic Opportunities in the UK - Experienced Team - Varied Caseload - Amazing Development**

Lloyd & Cowan have exciting opportunities for an Exotic Vets to join an Amazing team, where you will spend your day between three main areas.

  1. In the Consulting Room, you will be dealing directly with clients and interacting with the other vet teams.

  2. In Wards, you will manage the care of inpatients, communicating with owners, generating plans for diagnosis and treatment, and carrying out procedures on your cases.

  3. In Prep and Theatre, you will carry out procedures such as dentals and imaging, while in theatre you perform a variety of surgical operations.

There are endless opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and improve your skills by working closely with an Exotic double diplomate (ECZM-SM and ABVP-ECM)!

  • Whilst the role is primarily focused on exotics, you may be required on occasion to support our small animal team.

This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week. You will take part in the exotics weekend rota, with two lieu days the week after.

About the Practice:

We are pleased to be representing the largest provider of veterinary care in the East Midlands. The hospital is based in Derby and is home to a busy first opinion practice, a multidisciplinary referral service and an out-of-hours service.

The Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine department is currently comprised of one clinician [a double diplomate (ECZM-SM and ABVP-ECM)], 2 First Opinion Exotic Vets and 2 Exotic Nurses (soon to be 3 Exotic Nurses).

The current caseload for Exotic Pets and Zoological Medicine varies between 20 and 25 new cases a week, between 1st Opinion, 2nd Opinion and Referral Cases. Seeing approximately 50% small mammals, 25% reptiles, 20% avian, and 5% zoological and wildlife species. The service works alongside various disciplines: internal medicine, surgery, neurology, anaesthesia, ophthalmology, dermatology, imaging, oncology and cardiology.

Ideal Candidate:
1. Experienced in exotic animal work (ideally a minimum of 1/2 years exotic/mix animal practice)
2. Good communication skills, punctuality, ability to work and think clearly under pressure, good interpersonal and enthusiasm for exotic pets and zoological medicine
3. Be able to work efficiently, understanding the time constraints and fast pace of a busy private small animal hospital
4. Ability to make decisions, prioritise and delegate
5. Commitment to continuous development
6. Be a member of the RCVS
7. Good English language, both verbal and written


  • Generous Salary DOE - Up to £70k for the right candidate

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement and increasing holiday based on length of service

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • BVA Membership paid

  • VDS cover

  • Birthday leave

  • Discounted veterinary fees

  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Service-related company sick pay

  • Sponsorship for overseas employees

  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing

  • Relocation packages

  • Career progression opportunities

If you are an Exotics Vets interested in this exciting Opportunity - Get In Touch Today with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068. If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them.

​If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you. ​

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.