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Veterinary Referral Clinician – Anaesthesia

Pride Veterinary Referral Centre - Derby, Derby, East Midlands

Discipline: Anaesthesia

Full Time, Flexible

Competitive Package

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking Anaesthetist to join our team at Pride. Our anaesthetists play a vital role in the day-to-day clinical tasks, including administering anaesthesia and sedation, providing analgesia and critical care support, and offering after-hours emergency coverage.

At Pride, we handle a diverse range of cases, primarily focused on dogs and cats with occasional exotic cases. We also boast an on-site pain clinic managed by one of our Dip.ECVAA members.

Our Anaesthesia team fosters continuous learning with weekly tutorials and journal clubs, and the hospital hosts a clinical club covering various topics, providing frequent in-house CPD opportunities. Comprising three Diplomates (two ECVAA and one ACVAA), one residency-trained fellow, and one post-internship fellow, our department is supported by a dedicated team of experienced theatre nurses.

If you're passionate about advancing anaesthesia care and being part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply!

Our State-of-the-art Hospital

Pride Veterinary Referrals, proudly affiliated with IVC Evidensia, serves as the premier small animal referral hospital for the esteemed Scarsdale Veterinary Group. As part of a multi-species practice encompassing 11 sites across the Midlands and employing over 300 staff, we offer a comprehensive range of specialist services. From anaesthesia to orthopaedic surgery, neurology to ophthalmology, our dedicated team delivers unparalleled care to our patients.

Situated within our state-of-the-art facility, equipped with 24/7 veterinary care and supported by a committed night team, we collaborate closely with the University of Nottingham. Our partnership extends to veterinary students who benefit from rotating through both our first opinion and referral services. Our exceptional amenities include 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 cutting-edge theatres, and a full advanced imaging suite featuring CT and MRI capabilities. Additionally, we boast interventional radiology and cardiology resources, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool, treadmills, and specialized chemotherapy and radio-iodine treatment rooms.

Conveniently located on the outskirts of Derby city centre, with excellent transport links via road and rail networks, our vicinity offers easy access to major cities. For those seeking natural beauty and outdoor pursuits, the picturesque Peak District beckons, providing abundant opportunities for walking, climbing, and sightseeing.

Work With an Advanced Team

Our specialist-led referrals team consists of more than 150 devoted staff members committed to delivering optimal care to our patients and ensuring a top-tier experience for our clients.

What We’re Looking For

We are in search of a European or American College Diplomate to fill this position. The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in a multi-disciplinary referral environment. We seek an individual capable of contributing to the development of future Anaesthesia strategies and fostering robust collaborations with colleagues across various disciplines and throughout the broader referrals division. There is the possibility of developing this role into a Head of Service to further the team.

Working Hours

This role is a full-time position, comprising 34 hours on-site spread across four days, with an additional six hours compensated for covering on-call duties and administrative tasks. Typically, full-time colleagues work four days per week, adhering to standard hours from 8 am to 5:30 pm, and participate in the shared out-of-hours rota, which typically occurs one in four shifts.

Because Our Employees Matter

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our people, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will benefit from - 

Work-life balance

  • 7.6 weeks including bank holidays (FTE)
  • Additional holiday entitlement for your birthday

  • Wellbeing

  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Initiatives focused on employee wellbeing.
  • Non-accidental injury support.

  • Development

  • £3000 CPD allowance with 10 days (FTE)
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy.
  • Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider,
  • Infection, Prevention and Control Programme.
  • Quality Improvement Programme.

  • Professional Memberships

  • VDS cover.
  • RCVS fees.

  • Additional

  • Pawsome Benefits - reward gateway giving discounts and cashback with 100's of retailers.
  • Pension - 5% Employee/3% Employer.
  • Discounted staff pet care
  • Relocation allowance of up to £5000

  • As a BAME and LGBTQ+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.
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    Pride Veterinary Referral Centre - Derby

    Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HX, United Kingdom

    Animals treated

    Small animals


    Any questions before applying?

    Speak to Ciaran Connolly from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

    Talent Partner

    Ciaran Connolly