Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon

Location Derbyshire
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £55k + Benefits!
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Published: 8 months ago

We are delighted to be representing one the largest of veterinary care providers in the East Midlands!

They are looking for their next enthusiastic Small Animal Vet to join the Team.... Could this be you?

The main hospital is based 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 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.

They have a close-knit vet team who value the importance of supporting each other and sharing their knowledge to ensure they provide the best possible care to their patients.

Each stand-alone practice is an RCVS approved and have well-equipped facilities including imaging and full surgical facilities plus onsite laboratory. They also have separate dog and cat wards to make sure we can keep their patients comfortable if they need to stay with us.  They also offer 15-minute Vet and Nurse consults.

The Role

No two days are ever the same at local practices, you will have the opportunity to utilise all your skills. The practices provide the ideal working environment to progress and develop further. They actively encourage and support CPD, with a number of team members holding or working towards certificates.

As a practice they are constantly striving to improve the care provided as a team and regularly undertake CPD cascading and case discussions. Alongside this they 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 the team!

They offer our own out-of-hours service and have a dedicated experienced night team. You will take part in their 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 they 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

  • Birthday off work

  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays and increase in holiday allowance with service (extra day per year up to 5 years of service)

  • Private health care

  • Death in Service cover

  • Practice focus on health and wellbeing

  • Discount pet health scheme

  • Company Sick Pay

  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

  • Relocation Packages Available

If you are a Small Animal Vet looking for a new role in the Derbyshire area, wanting to join an amazing group- Get in Touch Today with Sophie!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 028 8744 0649.

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.