Veterinary Ophthalmologist

£Competitive  | Full Time  | Pride Veterinary Centre – Derby


Pride Veterinary Centre beautifully combines the benefits of a specialist-led, multidisciplinary support infrastructure with the flexibility of being independently owned by members of the veterinary team.

We strive to deliver world-class patient care and our fantastic facilities provide a superb care environment, including 13 consultation rooms, 7 hospital wards, 5 theatres, full advanced imaging suite, 3 ultrasound rooms, an endoscopy suite, hydrotherapy pool and treadmills and dedicated chemo and radio-iodine treatment rooms define the setting.


The team

The experienced, friendly team of 100+ veterinary professionals at Pride Veterinary Centre deliver specialist-led care across all disciplines, collaborating to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. The Ophthalmology team is composed of two Ophthalmology diploma holders/RCVS Recognised Specialists, a visiting BSAVA Certificated Practitioner, a discipline specific intern and dedicated Ophthalmology Nurses. A resident role is planned for the future.

Specialists in diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, medicine, oncology and surgery form an important part of the cross discipline collaborative referral team.

Alongside this, there is a Vets at Night service, dedicated leadership structure and support functions such as Finance, Customer Care, HR, Marketing and IT on site. The team provides referral services to external veterinary professionals and to our own first opinion teams.


Your role

A Specialist or residency trained ophthalmologist is required to join our established team. A referral clinician who is ready for something exciting and new, with the passion and skills to care for patients, customers and colleagues alike and be an integral part of a truly multidisciplinary team.

Pride Veterinary Centre is a state-of-the-art referral and teaching hospital, in full collaboration with University of Nottingham Veterinary School. This provides the opportunity to support teaching and research interests and the chance to inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals.

We have two fully equipped ophthalmology consultation rooms and a dedicated ophthalmology theatre with Zeiss OPMI Lumera surgical microscope and Bausch & Lomb Stellaris phacoemulsification machine. Imaging facilities include digital radiography, C-Arm fluoroscopy, 2 GE ultrasound machines, a 16-slice GE CT and 1.5T HDE MRI.


Perks and benefits


  • An excellent salary package commensurate with experience
  • £3,000 CPD allowance
  • 10 CPD days
  • RCVS and VDS costs covered plus 2 chosen subscriptions.
  • Regular internal CPD, rounds, morbidity and mortality rounds to maximise patient outcomes.
  • Pet Health Scheme


  • Health Insurance
  • Your birthday off
  • Increased holiday allowance with years service
  • Death in service cover (4x salary)
  • 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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