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Veterinary Surgeon - Fixed Term - Alfreton 24 Hour Hospital, Derbyshire

5 months ago

Competitive salary


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Derby, United Kingdom

About us

The role

Due to upcoming maternity leave Medivet have an opportunity for a veterinary surgeon to join the team at the Alfreton 24 hour hospital for a fixed term of 9-12 months, with potential to move to a permanent role when the term is finished.

Our Veterinary Surgeons are at the front line of delivering exceptional care and play an integral part of each one of our sites. From routine health checks to advanced surgeries, you’ll work directly with clients and their pets to offer care that’s bespoke to them. We’re always looking for people who aspire to stand out in their field, and it’s this vision and enthusiasm that forms the foundation of how we work. 

Salary package of up to £65,000 PA

Employee benefits:

- Relocation package of up to £2000. - £1500 CPD allowance and 3 days paid CPD leave per year. - Payment of RCVS, VDS & BVA fees. - Funded certificate opportunities. - Leadership training. - 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays. - Pension scheme. - Paid sabbatical after five years’ service. - Annual pay reviews. - Additional paid leave for exceptional attendance. - Colleague purchase scheme. - Enhanced maternity/paternity leave. - Hapibenefits – Receive a range of discounts on your shopping, entertainment and meals out. - 24 hour access to wellbeing and employee assistance program.

We can also support Certificates of Sponsorship for a Tier 2 (General) Visa if you meet the criteria and are eligible to register as a veterinary surgeon with the RCVS upon arrival in the UK.

This is a fixed term, full-time role working 39 hours per week over four days plus 1:6 full weekends but we're open to negotiation so get in touch and let us know what works for you.

For more information on this role please email [email protected]

Key accountabilities

- Ensure all team members provide quality and ethical care to all clients and their pets/livestock. - Assess and examine and diagnose patients’ medical issues - Perform surgery, dress and treat wounds. - Perform diagnostic laboratory, imaging and ultrasound testing where required. - Prescribe medication. - Promote preventative care by advocating and administering routine vaccinations and immunisations. - Educate clients on positive lifestyle choices for pets/livestock. - Euthanise patients. - Ensure compliance with veterinary ethics and relevant statutes, policies, and procedures. - Maintain patients medical records.

Skills and experience

- Registered with the RCVS. - Qualified MRCVS. - Commitment to animal welfare. - Ability to keep on top of practice protocols and procedures. - Excellent organisational skills.



Within our Alfreton Park Vet Hospital you will be working as part of a large, driven team of ten vets, twelve nurses and five receptionists.

Our dedicated and dynamic team of nurses and receptionists work alongside a team of vets, many of whom are certificate holders or are in the process of gaining them, specialising in dermatology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency & critical care and ophthalmology.

The practice is well-equipped with six consult rooms, separate dog and cat wards, three sterile theatres, separate suites for diagnostics, dental facilities, digital x-ray, two staff rooms and much more.

Our hospital works to high standards throughout and is dedicated to delivering amazing client and patient care.

Address: Derby, United Kingdom

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