• Veterinary Surgeon

    Location: Hady Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Hours: Full time, Part time Practice: Chapel House Veterinary Practice Chesterfield Salary: Salary of up to £50,000 pro rata, depending on experience Practice Details Chapel House Veterinary Practice Chesterfield

Hours: Full-time and part time applications welcomed; 40 hours per week (with varied shifts between 8am and 7pm); just 1 in 6 weekends (Saturday 9am till 3pm/Sunday 10am till 12pm); 1 in 6 Saturday mornings (9am till 1pm); No on call work but some out of hours in patient care.

About us

Here at Chapel House Vets we are a busy small animal practice who see a wide variety of cases.

In 2014, due to continued business growth we opened a branch surgery in the neighbouring area of Staveley, the premises were previously a doctor’s surgery and we renovated here to provide two floors of modern veterinary premises.

Both practices have all the facilities and equipment you would expect in general practice including digital Xray’s, digital dental Xray’s, tonometer, video otoscope, rigid endoscopy, multiple multiparameter patient monitoring devices and ultrasound.

We are RCVS PSS accredited to GP status and an RVN training centre affiliated with Nottingham Trent University.

Our team is a close-knit group who regularly socialise together allowing for a working environment that is both professional and fun. We make sure we have time for our lunch hour and we often have lots of treats to enjoy like cakes and brownies. We make a fuss of birthdays and special occasions because we genuinely care about the milestones in the lives of all of our team members!

The team consists of 10 vets, a wonderful RVN team and a fantastic front of house team. We have certificate holders in dermatology and internal medicine, and other vets in further studies in ECC, internal medicine and surgery. We also have a new graduate being supported by the Linnaeus graduate program. As a team we all support each other and often discuss clinical cases. Professional development is important to us and is encouraged so please do speak to us about your career goals!

Your role and responsibilities
Your role will see you caring for small animals and sometimes wildlife. You will have a good mixture of consultations and surgeries each week. Case continuity is important to us where possible and we offer 15-minute consultations.

Your role will be split between our main surgery and branch site. Our main premises at Hady Hill is housed in a characterful converted chapel with some beautiful original features. The practice completed a full renovation at the beginning of 2020, making the practice a brighter, more modern work space with top of the range equipment and facilities. (check out our 360* video walk through on our website, www.chapelhousevet.co.uk)

If you are an experienced Vet Surgeon looking for a role that can offer you that chance to build great rapport with your clients but also where no two days are the same and you are looking to join a practice who genuinely care about their team, then please apply today.


Work life balance is a high priority of ours and there is lots to enjoy locally in your spare time. Chesterfield is a pleasant market town situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park. We are lucky enough to have a wide variety of night life, social activities and shops to suit everyone. Easy access to the M1 for Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby. We have good rail links to most major cities with frequent services direct to London. We are also less than a 40-minute drive to the local airport.

The package

  • Salary commensurate with experience (up to £50,000)
  • VDS and RCVS fees are also covered
  • Holiday allowance is 6 weeks per year, plus bank holidays plus your birthday off
  • The CPD allowance is 3 days per year and £1,500
  • Over 120 hours+ of additional, in house, free online courses/content
  • Further study to the level of RCVS certificate can be funded and is strongly encouraged

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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