Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon – New Practice

£32,500-£48,750  | Full Time  | Alfreton, Derbyshire


Scarsdale Vets are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity to join a brand-new purpose-built Practice in Alfreton, East Derbyshire. This is a rare occurrence to have the chance to influence a business prior to day one of opening and ongoing into the future. We are therefore seeking pioneering small animal vets who have the vision and the dynamism to create an environment of success. Full training will be provided by one or more of our successful Practices and support will always be within your reach.


The team

This brand-new Practice will be run and managed by yourself and an accomplished nurse. There will also be a client care advisor as the first point of contact with our patients and their people.

Working together as a bonded team we visualise you all becoming an integral part of the local community, very trusted to provide the absolute best care and advice available.

This SA vet role allows you to be at the start of our new local practice development. Usually a joint venture arrangement it is almost unheard of for an accomplished vet to be handed a Practice to run as an ongoing business.

As we are privately owned we retain a family feel to our sites and we very much want you to be part of our family.


Your role

Building then growing and maintaining your client base will be a key element of your responsibilities.

While being run as an independent practice you will have autonomy for your cases plus also the full support of our hospital facilities and expert knowledge from the first opinion and referral teams in Pride Park.

With several years’ experience of small animal care, you will have a good working knowledge of core procedures and proven excellent client care. Our customers come back to us again and again because they know we care.

There will be some sole charge work at this practice, so you will need to be confident in making decisions.


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
  • Opportunity to establish your own local practice (without the financial outlay)
  • Excellent CPD offerings
  • 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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