Referral Hospital Clinician

Swift Referrals
Thorp Arch Estate Wetherby
Permanent, Full time
Up to £55,000 DOE

Posted on 26/09/2023

The Role

Swift Referrals and Emergencies has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join their passioante and well-established team of Hospitals Clinicians. 

This role involves working within our emergency hospital running our first-opinion out-of-hours service and provides an interesting & diverse mix of first-opinion emergency consultations, diagnostics and surgery, as well as assisting our referral clinicians with complex investigations and inpatient care. Sole charge exposure is limited to weekend OOH and as such this position would be well suited to someone who has perhaps completed a rotating internship and is looking for more exposure within a referral setting.

Our full-time hospital vets predominantly work a 40-hour week composed of mostly weekday shifts, however some night shifts and weekend shifts are required and shared amongst the team. As part of our commitment to support individual and flexible working patterns, where appropriate, we would be happy to discuss specific schedules.


Applicant Requirements

  • Experience treating common small animal first-opinion medical and surgical emergencies is required.
  • Being a hard-working team player within our dynamic, loyal and supportive team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and clients, especially in emergency situations.
  • RCVS registered Veterinary Surgeon.  

About Us

Swift Referrals and Emergencies is a specialist-led referral and emergency hospital located on the outskirts of Wetherby in West Yorkshire.

We have state-of-the-art technology including a purpose-built intensive care unit, which has all the emergency equipment you should need including point-of-care ultrasonography, oxygen kennels, ICU bays and cots for critical patients, multiparameter monitoring and its own radiography suite. Our extensive in-house laboratory facilities include tests such as coagulation profiles, blood gases, cortisol, CSF cytospin, as well as the usual blood and urinalysis equipment you would expect. Our diagnostic equipment includes a 1.5T siemens MRI scanner, 128 slice GE CT scanner, doppler ultrasound and endoscopy.

Most importantly, we have a large team of talented veterinary professionals including: our referral clinicians, which are led by two European Specialists; hospital clinicians who support our referral departments and run our out-of-hours service; nursing and ACA teams who provide gold standard care to our patients; and our client care team, who provide our clients with the best service.

We are committed to the wellbeing and development of our team and regularly have in-house CPD sessions, as well as fun team-building activities and treats.


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 dependent on experience and shift pattern, you will benefit from:


  • Generous CPD allowance of £1625 per year.
  • Certificates and further study encouraged and funded.
  • Learning and development opportunities via the IVC Evidensia Academy.
  • Access to Vetlexicon - our online encyclopaedia provider.
  • All our Vets & Nurses can apply for research funding.
  • All our Vets get £1000 per annum to spend via our Care Fund.
  • Infection Prevention and Control Programme.
  • Quality Improvement Programme.

Work-life Balance and Wellbeing
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental and surrogacy pay.
  • Private Medical Insurance.
  • Birthday Leave.

 Professional Memberships
  • BVA membership paid.
  • VDS cover.

 Additional Benefits
  • Discounted veterinary fees.
  • Various discounts including retail & gym memberships, cycle to work scheme via Pawsome platform.
  • Service-related company sick pay.
  • Sponsorship for overseas employees.
  • Private pension scheme. 


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.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

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Any questions before applying?

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

Kris Reilly

Talent Partner - Referral Vets (0) 7977 245 234

Swift Referrals

Unit 706, Avenue E West, Thorp Arch Estate Wetherby, LS23 7GA, United Kingdom

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Animals treated

  • Small animal