• Float Vet

    Location: Hours: Primary Care Practice: Calder Vets Salary: Up to £60,000 depending on experience Practice Details Calder Vets

Calder Vets is a high-quality primary care and referral practice with 11 clinics across South and West Yorkshire, including a 24/7 Tier 3 Hospital.  We are proud to provide our own 24-hour on-site emergency care through our dedicated ECC night team. We offer a full range of primary care services, such as consultations, preventative healthcare, vaccinations, routine and non-routine surgery, dentistry and imaging (x-ray, ultrasound). We are also able to offer some advanced services such as laparoscopy, endoscopy, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries, cardiology, ophthalmology and CT, 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. Many of our vets are working towards certificates in surgery, imaging, dermatology, cardiology and ophthalmology.


Your role and responsibilities

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the flexibility of locum life with the benefits of being an employee.

We are looking for an adaptable, experienced Vet who loves the variety of Primary Care Practices to come and work amongst our clinics to cover holidays, with some time at the main hospital to develop clinical interests. The position requires someone happy to work sole charge, as well as being comfortable in a hospital environment, who is confident and enjoys all elements of their work including consulting, routine surgery and emergency case management.  You would be provided with a rota at least 6 weeks in advance and you would work an average of 40hours per week over the year with 6.6 weeks holiday and no weekends or out of hours (OOH).

This is a fantastic role for an all-around GP Vet Surgeon looking for a rewarding position. It would also suit someone who wants to explore the practices at Calder before taking a fixed role.

Our ethos is clinical excellence and we try and live by our core values. Client and patient care are at the heart of what we do, and we are proud to be Cat-Friendly in many of our clinics. We run on 15-minute consults as a minimum.



  • Excellent salary package up to £60,000 commensurate with experience (including RCVS fees paid, and £2,000 CPD allowance)
  • 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
    • 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 and Ireland among our team.

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


If you would like to apply for this position or would simply like to discuss in a little more detail – please contact [email protected] or complete the application form below.

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