• Consulting Veterinary Surgeon – Sandal (Maternity Cover)

    Location: 270 Wakefield Road, Ossett, Wakefield Hours: Primary Care Practice: Calder Vets Wakefield Salary: Up to £28,500 depending on experience Practice Details Calder Vets Wakefield

Calder Vets is a central Tier 3 Veterinary Hospital with 10 satellite clinics. We now have a fantastic opportunity available at our Sandal site to welcome a Veterinary Surgeon to our fantastic team.

We believe in work-life balance and offer a great rota;

  • Full and part-time applications welcomed
  • Flexible rota available
  • A contract between 20- 40 hours per week available
  • Full-time rota is just 3.5 days per week
  • 1 in 4 weekends.

At our Calder Vets Hospital in Dewsbury, we welcome referrals from across Yorkshire and we are proud to provide our own 24-hour on-site emergency care through our dedicated ECC night team.  We also offer a full range of primary care services, such as consultations, preventative healthcare, vaccinations, routine and non-routine surgery, dentistry and imaging (x-ray and ultrasound).  We are able to offer some advanced services such as laparoscopy, endoscopy, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries, cardiology, ophthalmology and CT scans, and we have our own rehabilitation service with physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and laser therapy.

We have a fantastic team across all of our sites and we all support each other. We often discuss clinical cases and get involved in social events. We have a large Vet team and are supported by fantastic nursing and front of house teams. 6 of our Vets are working towards certificates in Surgery, Imaging, Dermatology, Cardiology, and Ophthalmology. 


Your role and responsibilities

Our Sandal practice is one of our smaller satellite consultation only sites. The majority of your this will be consulting with the chance to include a day a week at our Wakefield practice, should you wish to also incorporate operating days into your role. Our Wakefield site is self sufficient with all of the equipment that you would expect of a first opinion site, including x-ray, lab, ultrasound, theatre, dental X-ray. If you would prefer a consultation only role, this is something that we could cater for at our Sandal practice. This is a fantastic role for an all-round GP Vet Surgeon looking for a rewarding position. We have a wonderful, friendly, client base and the role can offer the chance to build great rapport with clients and the opportunity to work more independently but still be part of a larger group and network. We have a team of 2 Vets covering our Sandal site and a fantastic nursing and front of house team.


Our ethos is clinical excellence and we try and live by our Core Values. Client and patient care is at the heart of what we do and we are proud to be a Cat Friendly Clinic. We run on 15 minute consults as a minimum.

This is a maternity cover role initially. 



  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Leave
  • RCVS & VDS fees paid
  • External CPD funded
  • Extensive free online Linnaeus CPD program
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Staff discount schemes
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Enhanced equal family leave
  • Wellness program including:
    • Employee assistance program
    • Eyecare voucher scheme
    • Free annual Flu jab
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Recruitment referral reward scheme.


Part of an amazing global family

The future of the veterinary world is at the heart of everything we do. We are all individual but two important things bring us together: a commitment to excellence and our passion to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

Linnaeus is owned by Mars, that makes us part of their 70,000 veterinary health Associates who spend their days thinking about the 400 million pets of the world and how to improve their lives. Being part of this amazing global group gives us the benefit of a huge network of experts and specialists, a future we can invest in and the security that allows us to concentrate on what we do best – caring for pets.

Our Associates are fundamental to our success and we are proud to count some of the finest specialists, veterinary surgeons and nurses in the UK among our team.

Being part of the Mars family of businesses provides huge development opportunities across the group for our Associates.


We’d love to hear from you so please contact [email protected] for more information or an informal chat.

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