• Veterinary Surgeon (Fixed Term)

    Location: 45 Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire Hours: Primary Care, Full time, Part time, Weekend Practice: Calder Vets Sandal Salary: Competitive salary up to £55,000 Practice Details Calder Vets Sandal

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

About us

Here at Calder Vets 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 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 also 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. Six of our vets are working towards certificates in surgery, imaging, dermatology, cardiology and ophthalmology.

Our Sandal practice is one of our smaller satellite sites with two consultation rooms. The majority of your role 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 primary care site, including x-ray. If you would prefer a consultation only role, this is something that we could cater for at our Sandal practice.

Your role and responsibilities

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 two 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 are 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.

Due to continued success we have scope for Veterinary Surgeons looking for the next step in their career, as well as looking to work towards a certificate or a more experienced cert holder looking for a more specialised role, especially those with an interest in medicine or imaging.


What we offer:

  • Excellent salary package up to £55,000 commensurate with experience (including RCVS fees paid, and £2,000 CPD allowance)
  • Linnaeus CPD Programme (including certificate holder level and leadership CPD)
  • £2,000 welcome bonus
  • Wellness programme
  • Staff discounts
  • Pension
  • 5 weeks holiday (plus banks holidays AND your birthday off!)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye Care vouchers

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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