Exotics Vet - (Join the Largest Hospital in the East Midland)

Location Derby
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons, Exotic Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £70k + Benefits
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Published: 25 days ago


A great veterinary centre has an exciting opportunity for an Exotics Vet to join their team, where you will spend your day between three main areas.

The Role:

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

  • 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.

  • 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)!!*

The Ideal Candidate:

  • You will be able to work efficiently alongside other members of the Referral Team, understanding the time constraints and fast pace of a busy private small animal hospital.

  • 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 our exotics weekend rota, with two lieu days the week after.

The Practice:

This practice is the largest provider of veterinary care in the East Midlands. The 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.

The Team & Caseload:

  • 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).

  • Their 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.

What is on Offer:

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

  • CPD paid days and allowance

  • L&D opportunities

  • 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 have an interest in Exotics and are an experienced surgeon with some Small Animal Experience - Get in Touch Today!

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.

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