Small Animal Vet – All Practices

£31,500-£44,500 dependent on experience  | Full Time  | All first opinion practices within the business


We are one of the largest providers of veterinary care locally, and have recently opened three new practices. Our principal site is on Pride Park, Derby, where we provide first opinion treatments plus referral services for own clients and other practices. We have our own dedicated night team.

We have 11 community practices who provide quality care, with well-equipped on-site facilities and lots of returning customers who want that friendly team feel. This role will support all sites, taking your skills to different locations.


The team

Our 1st Opinion Vet team is another example of the Scarsdale Vets culture of being supportive, passionate, caring and professional.

Our Vet team are supported by a team of practice nurses.

Although we have an organised plan and structure for the daily consults, events happen and things change. This is when this team proactively adjust and adapt their workloads to ensure most importantly that emergency cases receive immediate care while our existing customers for that day aren’t overly inconvenienced by any changes.

You will need to be confident in making decisions, and happy to mix with different teams and build relationships quickly.


Your role

Client facing skills are integral for this 1st Opinion Vet position. We have a regular returning customer base so naturally having the skills to build long term relationships is an asset.

You will enjoy managing cases to a high clinical standard. You will have some case continuity from consulting with the client to managing the pet in wards, carrying out diagnostics and treatment through to discharge and ongoing care. This role will involve the usual routine procedures for pet care and maintenance but there will also be frequent situations where the route to the prognosis could be an interesting journey.

You will expand your knowledge and skills by working closely with other members of the first opinion and referral teams.


Perks and benefits


  • Develop your own career plan and path whether that be clinical or commercial
  • Attractive remuneration package with increased earning potential with tenure
  • Excellent CPD and in-house training
  • Discount pet health scheme


  • Birthday off work
  • Death in Service cover
  • Increase in holiday allowance with service
  • Private health care
  • Practice focus on health and wellbeing

None of our current roles quite right for you? Don’t worry, we’d still love to hear from you.

We know great veterinary care needs great people. So if you think you can make a difference in our growing team, please let us know – and if a role comes up that we think you’d be perfect for, you’ll be the first to know.

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