Referral Clinician - Anaesthesia

Pride Veterinary Centre - Referral Specialists
Permanent, Full time and/or Part time
Competitive Salary

Posted on 10/01/2024

Join Us in Making a Difference in Animal Healthcare! 

If you are passionate about delivering high-quality anaesthesia care in a collaborative and supportive environment, then this is the role for you. You will be a vital part of our team, ensuring exceptional anaesthesia and pain management! 


Our anaesthesia specialists participate in the daily clinical responsibilities of managing anaesthesia and sedation for patients. They provide support to other departments for pain management and critical care, along with offering after-hours emergency coverage. The team encounters a diverse range of captivating cases, predominantly involving dogs and cats, with the occasional inclusion of exotic animals. Additionally, there is an on-site pain clinic managed by a Dip.ECVAA member. The anaesthesia team conducts weekly tutorials and journal clubs, while the hospital hosts a weekly clinical club covering various topics and provides frequent in-house Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. 


Our state-of-the-art Hospital 

Pride Veterinary Centre serves as the primary small animal hospital within the Scarsdale Veterinary Group, managing a workforce of over 300 professionals spread across 12 locations in the Midlands. Our comprehensive range of specialised services includes anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, exotics, and dermatology. Additionally, we provide on-site hydrotherapy and physiotherapy facilities. 

Our exceptional facilities comprise 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, a comprehensive advanced imaging suite featuring a 16-slice CT and 1.5T MRI, 3 ultrasound rooms, capabilities in interventional radiology and cardiology, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool, and treadmills. The cutting-edge hospital is equipped to deliver round-the-clock veterinary care, bolstered by a committed night team. We foster a collaborative relationship with the University of Nottingham, where veterinary students undergo rotations in both first opinion and referral services at Pride. 

We are located at the edge of Derby city centre, with good transport links to major cities via road and rail network. East Midlands Airport and Birmingham International Airport offer convenient access to domestic and international destinations. The beautiful Peak District is just around the corner where there is lots of walking, climbing, and sightseeing opportunities. 


Our Specialist Led Team 

The experienced, friendly team of 100+ veterinary professionals at Pride deliver specialist-led care across all disciplines, collaborating to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. 

The team provides referral services to external veterinary professionals and to our own first opinion vets. Alongside this, there is a Vets at Night service, dedicated leadership structure and support functions such as Client Care, HR and Marketing on-site. 


What We’re Looking For 

We are looking for a referral clinician who is ready for a fresh challenge in a welcoming and exciting environment. You will have the passion and skills to care for patients, customers, and colleagues alike, and be an integral part of a truly multidisciplinary team. To be successful, you will be a ECVAA/ACVAA specialist or residency trained clinician in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. 


Working Hours 

Full time colleagues work a 4-day week, and the normal working pattern is subject to agreement. There is a requirement to take part in out of hours and weekend cover, shared across the team. Working hours to be agreed but "standard" day is 8:00 - 17:30 with 1 hour lunch unpaid. 


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 

  • 6 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • Your birthday as a paid day off. 
  • £5000 relocation allowance. 


  • 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. 


  • £3000 CPD allowance with 10 days paid pro rata. 
  • 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 £1250 per annum to spend via our Care Fund. 
  • Infection, Prevention and Control Programme. 
  • Quality Improvement Programme. 

Professional Memberships 

  • VDS cover. 
  • RCVS fees. 


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


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. 


How to Apply 

For a confidential chat or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Ciaran Connolly, Talent Partner, on / 07816202808. 

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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.

Ciaran Connolly

Talent Partner - Referral Vets (0) 7816 202 808

Pride Veterinary Centre - Referral Specialists

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

Animals treated

  • Small animal